Thursday, June 5, 2014

My career, so far....

   Erik Hanson made the decision when he was  8 years old to move to New York and pursue a career as an artist. With 7 NYC solo shows under his belt and inclusion in group shows from MoMA/PS1 in NYC to Museum Boijman’s Van Beuningen in Rotterdam he has begun to live out his dream. Hanson was recently mentioned in People magazine as an artistic inspiration to George W. Bush. As a  contributor to “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” Hanson spoke on a panel at Strand Bookstore in March on his multifaceted career as an artist. In the past year Hanson performed in Rainer Ganahl’s “Comme des Marxist” at White Columns, NYC and Ron Athey’s “Gifts of the Spirit" at Participant Inc, NYC…A lifelong Roxy music fan, Hanson reports that when he heard Bryan Ferry singing “Love is the Drug” as a high school student in Minneapolis, it was as if he were receiving a personal message from an alternate plane of existence, he promptly went out and bought tickets to see the iconic band at the equally iconic Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and so lost his rock concert virginity to Roxy Music…..there’s NOTHING….more than this…..!

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