2016    MFA, Sculpture & Critical Studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2011    BFA (summa cum laude), Studio Arts & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison

2006    East Asian Cultural and Language Studies, The Evergreen State College

Select Solo and Tandem Exhibitions


I’ll Cry if I Want To: Ana Hansa-Ogren and Dain Mergenthaler, Hatch Gallery, Detroit


How To Find a New Land, No Bones Projects, Milwaukee


Burial Practice, Sculpture Courtyard, University of Wisconsin, Madison


This Is What You Really Need (collaboration with Eva Odessa Maxwell), Museum of Post Contemporary Art, Madison

Select Group Exhibitions


The Emperor Has No Clothes, The Waiting Room, Minneapolis

Nasty Women; Binders of Them, Cave Gallery, Detroit


The Emperor Has No Clothes, Ski Club, Milwaukee

The Real Real Spectacle, Cave Gallery, Detroit


Raw: a live art night, Forum Gallery, Detroit

Flux (in conjunction w/Sculpture X Symposium), Forum Gallery, Detroit

The End Is Near, Forum Gallery, Detroit


/ \, Forum Gallery, Detroit


PPP, No Bones Projects, Milwaukee


Levitas/Gravitas, MARN Gallery, Milwaukee

Space Vulture Worship Project, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago


The Worst Show, Gelsey Verna Memorial Gallery, University of Wisconsin Madison

t/f, 7th Gallery, University of Wisconsin Madison

Curatorial Projects


Performative Materials, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills


Treasures: new work by Julie Novakofski, Island Projects, Milwaukee


FREE MONEY (w/co-curator Michelle Grabner), MARN Gallery, Milwaukee

Try a Little Tenderness (w/co-curator Pamela Fraser), MARN Gallery, Milwaukee

Kid Lump (w/co-curator BIlly Dimmit), No Bones Projects, Milwaukee

Grants and Awards

2016       Artist in Residence, the Studios at MASS MoCA

2016       Cranbrook Alumni Travel Grant, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2016       Finalist, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award

2015-16    Cranbrook Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2011        Lois G. Roberts Scholarship, U.W. Madison

2009        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Fellowship

2009        Hooper Foundation Scholarship, U.W. Madison

2009        Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship, U.W. Madison


Scott Cowan and Paul Druecke, The Emperor's Exquisite Corpse*, Temporary Art Review, December 2016

McAdams, Shane, Ski Club Show Probes Vexing Issues., Art City, October 2016

Hansa-Ogren, Ana, Adam Linder at 356 Mission. Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), 29 July 2015

Schumacher, Mary Louise, Art City Asks: Curator and Artist Ana Hansa-Ogren, Art City, July 2013