Sheri Hansen

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Creative Exploration


As an artist and instructor, Sheri strives to impart something universal about art-making, beyond medium or specific style and technique. When teaching a diverse body of artists who have varying aesthetic priorities, she believes in taking what’s most important that she’s learned through picture-making and translate it to other modes of art-making. Conceptual and process-based art-making ideas can add enormous depth or perspective to picture design. Workflow and tools of the digital world can inform our traditional process, and vice versa. Narrative art ideas can yield new modes of thinking within a purely fine art series. Sculptural decision making can lead us to question and discover why we choose our materials and forms within other modes of art-making.

As a painter and visual storyteller, Sheri allows the story to drive her design decision-making process. Whether working in traditional or digital media, she’s drawn to create vast landscapes and the characters who make these worlds worth exploring. Dynamic cinematography and the visual language of film, along with my study of Western painting, serve as a context for her ideas when creating new works.


Bennington College - BA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - MFA

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