Maria Hansen

Art Discipline: 
Omaha, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011

Maria spent her college years studying astronomy, physics, and math. In graduate school she was given a new opportunity, when a position in a biomedical research team opened up. For her research, she helped develop a novel set of neuotracing dyes by measuring and comparing diffusion rates. Working with these dyes, as she generated beautiful images of neural pathways, her desire to come back to art overwhelmed her. Since completing her master's degree and thesis, she has worked as a full-time artist. Her artistic expressions are primarily manifested in oil painting and relief carving.