Altered Esthetics (Ae) presents a profile on artist Susan Hensel, a Featured Artist for our upcoming group show, I AM, an exhibition exploring identity through the self-portrait. The show is organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include over thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities. From small non-profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and racial inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented. Join the collective roar for change at ggtakeover.com.
Come to the opening of I AM on Friday, March 4 from 5-7pm. Tell us you can make it: facebook.com/events/920237571364207/
More on the artist:
Susan Hensel received her BFA from University of Michigan in 1972 with a double major in painting and sculpture and a concentration in ceramics.
With a history, to date, of over 180 exhibitions, 25 of them solo, twenty garnering awards, Hensel's desire to communicate stories through art has had a broad effect.
Hensel's artwork is known and collected nationwide, represented in collecting libraries and museums as disparate as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Duke University Special Collections with major holdings at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Baylor University and University of Colorado at Boulder
In recent years Hensel has been awarded multiple grants and residencies through the Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Ragdale Foundation.
Hensel's curatorial work began in 2000 in East Lansing, Michigan with the Art Apartment and deepened with ownership of the Susan Hensel Gallery. Hensel has curated over seventy exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists from all over the United States and Canada.
This video was shot and edited by Hannah Nemer.