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. Her collages were shown in Fall 2018 at Mother Dog Studios.
Hansen has shown work in solo and group exhibitions in numerous venues, 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.
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.