Sculptor and Art Educator, Mike Hansel, has been actively producing contemporary art work for over 30 years. Living most of his life in New England, he currently resides in Newport, RI where he teaches studio art and creates large scale metal sculpture. His work resides in many private collections, and he has installed numerous large scale public sculptures in museum venues and college campus sites.

Mike finished a 10 foot tall aluminum sculpture for a commission he had. After that he began a 20 foot metal sculpture for the BCAC Sculpture Park. This will be finished in March 0f 2018.

Mike’s comments on his experience at Buffalo Creek Art Center:

“Having never been to the ranch, I was a little apprehensive about what kind of situation I would find when I arrived. I was really amazed upon my arrival at the beauty of the place and the quality of the accommodations. The ranch is very comfortable and the owner and the caretakers are wonderful people. I also met the five other artist who became great resources and, ultimately, great friends. It was a real luxury to be able to focus on the work for 12 to 14 hours per day. I truly found BCAC to be an ideal environment to share creative as well as technical ideas while providing unlimited hours of studio time.”