Art - Paintings - Diane Hanson

Diane Hanson was born in 1976 into a family of farmers in rural southern Minnesota. Her artistic ability was evident from an early age. Ms. Hanson exhibited extensively throughout her childhood at many art competitions around the state. At the age of sixteen she was accepted to the Arts High School (now the Perpich Center for the Arts) in Golden Valley, MN. Having relocated to Minneapolis in order to attend the Arts High School, Ms. Hanson was exposed to a wider range of artistic influences including summer studio classes at the Atelier, Studio Program of Fine Art. Following the arts high school Hanson was accepted to the Boston University School for the Arts (now the College of Fine Arts). Ms. Hanson chose BU for its renowned painting faculty and its location on the east coast. While at Boston University Ms. Hanson studied with both Alfred Leslie and John Walker. Shortly after graduating she was awarded a full fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Following her time in New England, Ms. Hanson moved to Dallas, TX in order to accept a graduate teaching assistant position at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts. While completing her MFA, Hanson was invited to serve as a teaching assistant for the SMU in Italy summer program. Upon completing her MFA, Ms. Hanson was awarded the Miguel Vinciguerra Fund Grant and Fulbright Travel Grant to study and work in Italy. In 2007 Ms. Hanson moved to Baton Rouge, LA and became a member of the Baton Rouge Gallery. Her work is included in numerous private collections throughout the United States, Italy, France, and Portugal. She currently resides and works in Baton Rouge, LA.



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