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Phil Hansen    

Internationally Recognized Multimedia Artist, Author & Innovator; Collaboration Art Experience Presenter

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, Hansen 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. For the tens of millions who have seen Hansen’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Hansen discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.

His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Hansen’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table.

At the request of some of his speaking clients, Hansen has designed a unique art experience beyond the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect.

Besides speaking and doing art, Hansen 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


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.

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.

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.

News


Opinion: Art that embraces our limits - CNN.com
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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