NINA SCOTT HANSEN
My parents where Norwegians living in Denmark when I was born ten years after the war. I came to the U.S. when I was ten.
I attended schools in Colorado, Boston, Oslo, Vienna, and London and worked in advertising, before embarking on a full-time career in art. In the 1980s, my boyfriend taught me to weld in Rockland, Maine, and I began making curious objects, trolls, birds and horses. I have always lived and worked with horses. I am now a slave to the materials, the welder, and the torch. I like the heat, the way it smells and the way it feels. My stuff is not intellectual. It’s not asking for any deep thought.
For the past twenty years my work has sold in galleries in Maine, Norway, and more recently in Arizona.
I have a large garden behind my shop where many pieces still reside.
1994-06 Drawing Room Gallery, St. George, Maine
1994-95 Ames Fine Art Gallery, Belfast, Maine
1995-01 Smestad Gallery, Smestad, Norway
1996-01 Kjell Olsen Kunst Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1996-99 Between the Muse, Rockland, Maine
1997 Village Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1998 Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine
1998-99 Contemporary Fine Art, Vail, Colorado
1998-02 Water Song Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2000-07 CMCA, Rockport, Maine
2000-07 Filament Gallery, Portland, Maine
2003-07 Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, Maine
2004-07 Lanning Gallery, Sedona, Arizona