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curator , Art gallery owner

Lee Hansley, American art dealer. Recipient General Excellence award North Carolina Press Association, Chapel Hill, 1978, Investigative Reporting award, 1978, Lee Hansley Gallery Scholarship North Carolina School Arts award, City of Raleigh medal of Arts, 2005; named Tar Heel of the Week, The News & Observer, Raleigh, 2007.


Hansley, Lee was born on January 11, 1948 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lonnie L. and Kathleen (Crumpler) Hansley.


Student, University North Carolina, 1966-1970.


City editor, The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids, 1970-1973; editor, The Northampton News, Jackson, North Carolina, 1973-1975; editor, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Ahoskie, North Carolina, 1976; editor, Halifax (North Carolina) County This Week, 1976-1978; editor, The Suburbanite Newspaper, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978-1980; exhibitions curator, Southeastern Center Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, 1980-1986; public relations director, WUNC Radio, Chapel Hill., North Carolina, 1986-1991; independent consultant, Durham (North Carolina) Arts Council, 1992; proprietor, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1993. Consultant art exhibits Duke U. Law School, Durham, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Curator: Edith London: A Retrospective, 1992. Editor: (exhibition catalogs) Award in Visual Arts, 1981, 83, 84, 85, 86, Durham Art Guild 50th Anniversary Catalogue, 1998, Charlotte Robinson: A Retrospective, 2007.


Member Raleigh Arts Commission, 1989-1995, chairman, 1991-1993. Member Durham Art Guild, 1991-1997. Board directors City Gallery, Raleigh, 1989-1993, Theatre Development Board, North Carolina State University, 1986-1991, 99—, North Carolina State University Gallery of Art and Design, 2003^.

Public relations board National Public Radio, Washington, 1989-1991. Member City of Raleigh Public Art Committee, 1989-2003. Founder, chairman board Museum Contemporary Art of North Carolina, 2003^.

Founding member Roanoke Rapids High School Alumni and Friends Association, 2002. Member North Carolina Museum Art., Museum Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, Gianini Society North Carolina School Arts, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Ackland Art Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, non-fiction, art collecting.


Lonnie L. Hansley

Kathleen (Crumpler) Hansley