“We need to first be limited in order to become

Phil Hansen: Beyond The Keynote


Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People,” Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator — at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen’s work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity. 

His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table.

phil's mosaic art collaborations

an interactive and engaging conference experience

As part of his collaborative art experience (an optional add-on to the keynote), attendees are able to participate in a group art project in which each member contributes a different element to the overall piece. Clients have the option of creating art using a collection of images drawn by the attendees. Below are a few examples of the mosaic collaboration art experiences, which many groups choose to add to the keynote. Clients may also choose to create a custom image.

Please note: The collaboration art experience is an add-on cost to the keynote presentation.

phil's multmedia art

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist most known for his use of unlikely tools in his art pieces. He has used everything from bacon to broken records to create art, which leaves viewers fascinated and intrigued by his unique pieces.

Phil is also known for his innovative videos that document his process of creating art. Through his videos, Phil shows viewers that art is all about action, not just the result. Below are just a few examples of Phil’s multimedia artwork:

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