Mary Margaret Hansen is a visual artist, writer, photographer and inveterate blogger. For 50+ years, she’s held a camera lens over her left eye and her fingers on a keyboard, telling stories with both images and prose. Recent collages were shown in fall 2018 at Mother Dog Studios.
Hansen has shown work in solo and group exhibitions, produced site-specific installations in Houston and Marfa, and served as lead artist for a City of Houston public art project. In 2015, she collaborated on a photographic installation for FotoFest, using images from a trove of nude pictures she and a friend took of one another in the early 1980s. In tandem with this exhibition, they hosted a weekend of public conversations about women made visible with a camera.
Hansen says her passions are printing photographs from negatives, assembling photo collages and crafting personal essays with a memoir in mind. Not a day goes by that she does not look for connections between and among images and words.