Faculty: Hendrika Sonnenberg
Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg have been collaborating for more than 25 years. Their collaborations span a variety of mediums, but is fundamentally a practice based in sculpture. Their work often uses everyday objects that are frequently remade in materials that defy the objects original function or skew a relationship they have with their meaning. The artists often look to infuse a sense of fragility, humor, curiosity, and fallibility into the objects that they make. The artists have Bachelors degrees from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Hendrika Sonnenberg holds a Masters degree from The Art Institute of Chicago and Chris Hanson has a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Over the course of their collaborations, they have enjoyed progressive successes that have enabled them to put on exhibitions in both group and solo shows at galleries and museums. After having lived and worked in New York City for 20 years, the artists are presently based in Minden, Ontario.