The department of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design is excited to host Channing Hansen on Tuesday, April 4th! Join us in-person from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the Forum for this special artist lecture and Q&A session.
Channing Hansen was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to live and work. His large hand-knitted textiles are mounted on wooden stretchers and feature vibrant, abstract forms that undulate across their web-like surfaces. An extremely labor-intensive process, the artist skirts, washes, dyes, blends, and spins the wool himself. The improvisational appearance of Hansen's work is in fact predetermined by a computer algorithm that generates potentially infinite combinations of color, fiber, pattern, and knit. Relying purely on the algorithm to prompt changes in form, the artist is unaware of how the finished work will look until it is complete.
Notable solo exhibitions include: ‘I, Algorithm’, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, USA (2021); ‘Channing Hansen', Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California, USA (2019); ‘Pattern Recognition', Simon Lee Gallery, Central, Hong Kong (2019); ‘Morphogenesis', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2018); ‘Fluid Dynamics', Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California, USA (2017); Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2017). Hansen's work is included in a number of prominent international collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.