The artist after bathing in the blood of her enemies... or it could just be some brick dust after working with mulch in the garden. It's hard to say with this one.

The artist after bathing in the blood of her enemies... or it could just be some brick dust after working with mulch in the garden. It's hard to say with this one.

Heather Hansma is an illustrator from the Metro Detroit area. She studied illustration at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Heather has participated in dozens of shows around the United States, as well as several shows she has curated herself. Her work has been published in Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Metro ParentBetween the Lines, and Detroiter magazine.

Heather was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and spent her teen years living in Northern Michigan before moving to Detroit. She has been a huge fan of rabbits her whole life which is why so much of her work centers around her bunny-inspired characters called the Puff Buns™. In addition to the Puff Buns and her ubiquitous Pirate Bunny logo, she has also surrounded herself with actual lagomorphs: her pet rabbits Gregory and Steve, who were all adopted from the Michigan Humane Society, along with her beloved late Finnegan (RIP, you adorable little shit.)

Currently, Heather works in the advertising department of Gardner-White Furniture as the graphic designer alongside an incredibly talented team of people.

In addition to all of the above, Heather is also one of the founders and co-owners of Craft Crate. The Classic Craft Crate™ is a patented growler carrier designed and made with love by craft beer lovers for craft beer lovers. The company also specializes in other craft beer-themed artwork and accessories.

Email: heather@hansmaillustration.com

 

Selected Exhibitions

 
Gregory (top) and Steve (below) eating an oatmeal snack before going back to trying to kill each other. They are dicks like that.

Gregory (top) and Steve (below) eating an oatmeal snack before going back to trying to kill each other. They are dicks like that.

2016

ComiqueCon. Arab American Museum, Dearborn, MI

2015

ComiqueCon. Arab American Museum, Dearborn, MI

2014

The Last Record Shop. Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI

2013

Bits and Pieces. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI
Joke’s On You, Buddy! Curator. Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo, MI
The End Is Near. OhNo!Doom, Chicago

Call for Art poster for Day of the Dead show at Starkweather Arts Center curated by Heather Hansma in 2011.

Call for Art poster for Day of the Dead show at Starkweather Arts Center curated by Heather Hansma in 2011.

2012

Adventure Time Tribute Show. OhNo!Doom, Chicago
72 Pins. Yetee Gallery, Aurora, IL
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo, MI
LoveSick. Three-person show. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI

2011

Reclaimed. Rivers Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
Dia de los Muertos. Curator. Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo, MI
Urban Roots. 323East, Royal Oak, MI
Happy Serum. Three-person show. Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo, MI
Meth & Hot Dogs 2. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI
Out o’ the Woodwork. OhNo!Doom, Chicago

2010

Natural Resources 3. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI
The MODOK Show. Headspace Gallery, Dearborn, MI
A Bun A Day. Solo Show. Five 15, Royal Oak, MI
The Tattoo Show. Starkweather Arts Center, Romeo, MI
It Came From the Gutter. The Majestic Complex, Detroit
Covered! Headspace Gallery, Dearborn, MI

2009

First Solo Show: Bunderland, 2009

First Solo Show: Bunderland, 2009

Bunderland. Solo Show. Five15, Royal Oak, MI
Meth and Hot Dogs. Cranky Yellow, St. Louis
From Detroit With Love. 5e Gallery, Detroit
Multiple Personalities 2.0. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI
Continuance…The Persistence of Personal Vision. Northville Art House, Northville, MI
Lollybot Collective Presents RESTRICTIONS. Izzy’s Raw Art Galley, Detroit
I Hate Lucy. The Russel Industrial Center, Detroit
The Dirty Show. Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit

2008

Detroit Summer Munny Show Vol. 2. LIFT, Royal Oak, MI
The Blank Show. 4731 Gallery, Detroit
Wood To Your Mother. The Russel Industrial Center, Detroit

2007

Ogres vs. Bunnies. Two-person show. U245 Gallery, Detroit

 

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