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Phil Hansen    

Internationally Recognized Multimedia Artist, Author & Innovator

Referred to by his fans as "the Artist for the People", Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He's the author of "Tattoo a Banana", a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he's the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.

Speech Topics

Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn and Everything Into Art

Get ready to get creative Commercial artist and YouTube sensation Phil Hansen is a big fan of making art out of everyday objects. His popular works are made from matchsticks, tire tracks, peanut butter, dollar bills, and paint on his own torso. Now he shares his wildly creative approach, and shows us all how to make art anywhere, anytime. Part handbook and part manifesto, this engaging, inspiring, and downright entertaining book takes us inside the mind of a groundbreaking artistand encourages us to create, reimagine, and make something out of (almost) nothing.

Embracing Limitations to Drive Creativity

We all face limitations daily. What if there is a way to listen to our limitations and make them work for us, not against us. Hansen shares a fascinating personal story about turning his limitation into an act of creativity, which completely changed his artistic horizons. Accompanied with jaw dropping visuals, Hansen delivers a moving message of how we can change our lives by not only overcoming, but embracing our limitations.

Virtual Embrace the Shake: Limitations can drive Creativity

Not your average virtual presentation. Phil brings you into his studio through a mixture of visuals and multi cameras (like a TV production), to make you feel like you're in the room.

Audiences will feel inspired, engaged with Phil's personal journey of overcoming adversity. They will learn a new create tool to help them see their own limitations in a new way. His program will help them focus on what they can do to help each other and themselves rather than look for external resources.

Whether your virtual conference is on Zoom, a live private Facebook group, or professionally hosted, Phil will genuinely connect a highly relevant message to your attendees.


Opinion: Art that embraces our limits -

Phil Hansen's new project started as a way of connecting people, but he says it's ... He spoke at the TED2013 conference in February. .... Opinion on the news.

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