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Shan Bryan-Hanson
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Shan Bryan-Hanson is an art instructor at St. Norbert College, also serving as director and curator of art galleries and collections. Her courses focus on studio practice and methods, grounded in the belief that time working in the studio is key to growing as an artist. She values the art galleries as an extension of the studio and art history classrooms, and for the experiential learning opportunities they provide.

Bryan-Hanson uses layers of paint, graphite and embroidery to create intricate works of art that explore connection and regeneration. She draws her imagery from flora and fauna, highlighting honey bees and other pollinators. Her art has been funded by the Percent for Art Program, Direct Purchase Program of the Wisconsin Arts Board. She was the 2019 recipient of the St. Norbert College Exceptional Service Award.

  • Art 240 Introduction to Painting
  • Art 340 Intermediate Painting
  • Art 440 Advanced Painting
  • Art 499 Senior Art Capstone

  • M.F.A. – University of Montana

  • Studio art
  • Curatorial practice

  • 2023 TMA Contemporary, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI
  • 2023 Intermediaries, solo exhibition, UW Oshkosh
  • 2022 Resplendent, solo exhibition, SOMI Gallery, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • 2022 Soft Power, invitational group exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2022 Wonderlands, three-person invitational exhibition, Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City, MI
  • 2022 Dynamic Duos, invitational group exhibition, Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
  • 2022 Selections from the Collection, group exhibition, University Center Gallery, Missoula, MT
  • 2021 Collection Invitational, group exhibition, Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
  • 2021 Genius Loci, solo exhibition, Door County Community Foundation Gallery, Sturgeon Bay, WI