DANA HANSEN / BIO
Dana Hansen is from Northern California and has been in Utah for over 5 years. He received his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Utah College of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Sculpture Intermedia. He received his BFA at BYU-Idaho in Three Dimensional Studies.
His current research and practice investigate the conceptual aims of digital sculpture, involving its interactive abilities in virtual and augmented reality and physical integration through 3d printing. His work strives to bridge classical aesthetics and symbolism with digital processes and elements while questioning realities objectiveness and its malleability through time.
In conjunction with his artwork, he has been working at the Eccles Health Sciences building in their VR Lab as a 3D modeler this last year, where he designed and modeled for various educational VR and AR simulations and experiences. He taught Digital Sculpture as an Adjunct Professor, a class that he created using the University Teaching Assistantship grant that he was awarded in 2019. He is still currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah teaching Figurative Sculpture.