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Maxine Henryson is an artist who creates sensual, poetic photographs of the seemingly everyday.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, she lives and works in New York. She studied sociology at Simmons College, Boston, where she earned a B.S., and the University of London, which awarded her an M.A. in philosophy. She has a M.A. in teaching (studio arts) from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. (photography) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has exhibited her photographs widely in the United States and Europe, and they are in numerous public and private international collections, including the former Celanese Collection, Frankfurt; the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Recent group exhibitions include Unscharf. Nach Gerhard Richter at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2011) as well as Marvelous Reality/Lo Real Maravilloso at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, and Lives of the Hudson at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (both 2009). Henryson has taught photography at the International Center of Photography, New York, and at Bennington College, Vermont (1996–2006). Her photography is the subject of the monographs Red Leaves and Golden Curtains (Kehrer, 2007) and Presence (Artist Publications, 2003), and her work has been frequently published in Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought. She is a member of A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
1986 M.F.A. Photography, University of Illinois, IL
1973 M.A.T. Sculpture, University of Chicago, IL
1970 M.A. Phil. Sociology, University of London, ENG
1965 B.S. Sociology, Simmons College, Boston, MA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Contrapuntal, A.I. R Gallery, (Brooklyn, New York) 2017
Calculated Coincidence, Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, (Weisbaden, Germany) 2014
from Ujjayi’s Journey, A.I.R. Gallery, (New York, NY) 2014
Ujjayi’s Journey, ARC Gallery, (Chicago, IL) 2012
Time Dissolutions, Sometimes Collective, (Barney’s New York, NY) 2007
Selections from I-Dea the Goddess Within, Mary Goldman Gallery, (Los Angeles, CA) 2006
X is Y and is Z, Russia, The Shala, (New York, NY) 2005
X is Y and is Z, Russia Stroganoff Palace of The Russian Museum, (St Petersburg, Russia) 1998
Dressed In White,” The Ramapo Curatorial Prize Exhibition, (Ramapo College, NJ)
I-Dea the Goddess Within, Linda Kirkland Gallery, (New York, NY) 1997
Selections from I-Dea the Goddess Within, Bernard Toale Gallery, (Boston, MA) 1996
I-Dea the Goddess Within, Usdan Gallery, (Bennington College, VT)1995
American Rites, ARC Gallery, (Chicago, IL) 1991
Reflections, 22 Wooster Gallery, (New York, NY) 1987
Reflections, Artemisa Gallery, (Chicago, IL)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Blossom as the Self, Ann Pachner, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Nation V: The Rabit Hole, Williamsburg, NY
Women on the Line, Curated by Joan Snitzer, 40/40 Stockholm, Sweden
Cooperative Consciousness Kochi, India
Editions/Artists Book Fair:2016, The Tunnel, New York, NY
Nation IV: The Rabit Hole, SideshowWilliamsburg, NY
Editions/Artists’ Book Fair:2015, The Tunnel, New York, NY
I-Dea – The Goddess within, BGSQD at the Center, New York, NY
The Body in Revue: A.I.R. at ARC, ARC Gallery – Chicago, IL
If These Walls, A.I.R. Gallery at Governors Island, New York, NY
Underwater New York, A.I.R. Gallery at Governors Isnlabd, New York, NY
Participant- Auction – New York, NY
Tendrel, Tibet House, New York, NY
You are my Dear Blossoms, Standing In Love, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Nation II, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Generation X the Red/Pink Show, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn
Illuminators, O.K. Harris, New York, NY
Otherwise: Queer Scholarship into Song, Dixon Place, New York
40/40, A.I.R. Gallery, curator Lilly Wei, Brooklyn, New York
Nation, Sideshow Gallery Brooklyn, New York
PPOW (New York, NY) 2012
Select: Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, D.C.) 2012
A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2012
Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2012
Breidenbach Studios UG (Heidelberg, Germany) 2012
Hamburger Kunthsalle (Hamburg, Germany) 2011
Ramis Barquet ( New York, NY) 2011
Tibet House (New York, NY) 2011
Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2011
Visual AIDS, CRG Gallery (New York, NY) 2011
Tang Museum at Skidmore College (Saratoga, New York) 2010
Gallery Espace (New Delhi, India) 2009
Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2009
Visual AIDS, Metro Pictures (New York, NY) 2009
Gallery Espace (New Delhi, India) 2008
Bennington College (Bennington, VT) 2007
Artists Space (New York, NY) 2007
Tibet House (New York, NY) 2007
Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY 2007
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA) 2007
Visual AIDS, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (New York, NY) 2006
Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2006
Safe-T-Gallery (Brooklyn,NY) 2006
Sideshow, (Williamsburg, NY) 2006
Momenta Art and White Columns (New York, NY) 2005
Open Studios, 526 W.26 (New York, NY) 2005
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica, CA) 2005
Bennington College, (Bennington, VT) 2004
Hudson River Museum, (Yonkers, NY) 2004
Muzeum Archidiecezjalne (Lublin, Poland) 2003
Artists Space (New York, NY) 2003
Celanese Collection, (Frankfurt, Germany) 2003
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, (Ridgefield, CN) 2003
Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2003
Lombard-Fried Fine Arts (New York, NY) 2003
Pantanjali Shala Collection, (New York, NY) 2001
Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2001
Contemporary Museum, (Baltimore, MD) 2000
Celanese Collection (Frankfurt, Germany) 2000
Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2000
City Museum of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Russia) 2000
Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 1999
Usdan Gallery, (Bennington College, VT) 1999
Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA) 1999
Museum Of Modern Art (Frankfurt, Germany) 1999
Bard College (Annandale on Hudson, NY) 1998
Saba Gallery (New York, NY) 1997
Trans > arts.cultures.media, (Caracas, Venezuela) 1997
Linda Kirkland Gallery (New York, NY) 1997
New Museum of Contemporary Art, (New York, NY) 1997
Art Press Resources (New York, NY) 1997
AKA Gallery (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) 1997
The New Gallery (Calgary, Canada) 1997
Ace Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Canada) 1996
E.I.E. Group #1 (Brooklyn, NY) 1996
Bernard Toale Gallery (Boston, MA) 1996
Bernard Toale Gallery (New York, NY) 1996
New York Women Foundation, 149 Books (New York, NY) 1996
Bravin Post Lee Gallery (New York, NY) 1996
James Van Damme Gallery (Brussels, Belgium) 1995
ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL) 1995
Paul Morris Gallery (New York, NY) 1995
Instituto Municipale De Arte E Cultura-Rioarte,
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 1995
Sheldon Museum (Middlebury, VT) 1995
Transit Gallery (Leuven, Belgium) 1994
Paula Cooper Gallery (New York, NY) 1994
Paula Cooper Gallery (New York, NY) 1994
Santa Monica Museum Of Art (Santa Monica, CA) 1994
The Interart Center (New York, NY) 1994
ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL) 1994
Tweed Gallery (New York, NY) 1994
Hawkins Gallery (New York, NY) 1994
The New Museum (New York, NY) 1994
International Center Of Photography (New York, NY) 1994
Louis Abrons Art Center (New York, NY) 1991
Arc Gallery (Chicago, IL) 1991
The University Of Oklahoma Museum Of Art (Norman, IL) 1991
Ukrainian Museum (Chicago, IL) 1985
Evanston Art Center (Chicago, IL) 1984
Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, (Chicago, IL) 1984
Illinois Institute Of Design, (Chicago, IL) 1982
Thin – Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2004
Flatwork by Sculptors – Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2002
From the Bennington College Collection – Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2001
Martha Rosler Tutorial Installation – Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 2001
Synergy – Usdan Gallery (Bennington College, VT) 1999
Celanese Photo Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Numerous Private Collections
Unscharf nach Richter (Out of Focus, after Richter)
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg Germany 20011
Lives of the Hudson
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
at Skidmore College, New York 2010
Lo Real Maraviloso Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India 2009
Celanese Photo Collection: Motif 2003
Trees in Ice was published as an 8x10inch print, text
Mario Kramer, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany. 2003
Artist Proofs Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland 2001
Save the Day! Museum Of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany 2000
20th Anniversary Benefit Auction Catalogue
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY 1997
Aqui (Na Periferia), Correspondencias
Instituto Municipale De Arte E Cultura-Rioarte,
Rio De Janiero, Brazil 1995
Twenty Years: 1974-1994
International Center Of Photography, NY 1995
Essay By Karen Moss, Santa Monica Museum Of Art, CA 1994
Memento Mori, Memoriter
Essay By G. Roger Denson
Trinitatiskirche Koln Filzengraben, Germany 1994
Bennington College Faculty Grant 2004
Bennington College Faculty Grant 2003
The Banff Centre for the Arts 2000
Bennington College Faculty Grant 1999
St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Center 1998
Yaddo Artist’s Residency 1995
The Media Bureau 1989
Rockefeller Foundation’s Trust for Mutual Understanding Panel
Lublin Poland. Participants: Maxine Henryson, Lenore Malen,
Carolee Schneeman, Chrysanne Stathacos, Lesley Dill 2003
Artists Talk On Art Panel Series, New York, “Spiritual Forces,”
Moderator: Ann McCoy, Panelists: Maxine Henryson, Lenore Malen,
Carolee Schneeman, Chrysanne Stathacos, Lesley Dill 2002
Tuesday Night Supper Club Lecture “X is Y and is Z,”
Bennington College, Bennington, VT 2002
Baltic School of Photography and the Curatorial Seminar,
University of Saint Petersburg, Russia 1999
Split/Shift Artist Panel Mass MoCA, MA 1999
“White Dresses,“ Center for Curatorial Studies,
Bard College, NY 1998
“Dressed in White,” The Ramapo Curatorial Prize Exhibition,
Ramapo, NJ 1998
“Psychoanalysis, Feminisms and Photography: Intersections,”
(panelists: Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Jewelle Gomez, Mark Lewis),
SPE Regional Meeting, The New School for Social Research, NY 1988
“The Other Voices: Issues of Representation
and Criticism in Photography”, Co-chairperson of two day colloquium,
Society for Photographic Education.
The New School for Social Research, NY 1988
Bennington College 1997-2006
International Center Of Photography 1989-1997
City University of New York, 1990-1993
Sheldon Museum, 1985
University of Chicago Laboratory School 1975-1984
Art Concerns. “Moving Beyond the Frame.” March 2004. Sengupta, Paula.
India PR Wire. “Alternative Feminsism.” December 2008 Goel, Poonam.
Namarupa. “Neither this nor that.” 2006 Henryson, Maxine.
BlackBook Magazine. “L.A. Pick of the Week-Insider.” New York. 2006
Namarupa. “Wandering Spirit.” Fall 2006. Henryson, Maxine.
Hudson River Museum. “Reconsidering the River.” 2004. Lipton, Amy.
Namarupa. “Baby Special Diamonds.” Fall 2004, Henryson, Maxine.
Namarupa. “Ujjayi’s Journey.” Winter 2004. Henryson, Maxine.
NYFA Arts News. “Imaging the River.” December 17, 2003.
NYTimes. “Out of the Water, Inspiration.” December 2004. Zimmer, William.
Bennington Free Press. “Between Inspiration and Product: The Faculty Show.” March 2004. Powers, Devin.
GR Films. “The Laurie Beechman Documentary.” New York 2003.
Banff. “The Goddess Within.” A Documentary Film. Canada 2000.
The New Yorker. “Special Edition Calendar.” New York 2000.
Bennington Banner. “College’s Usdan Gallery Has Unique Faculty Art Show.” March 1999. Baillie, Mary.
Art New England. “Usdan Gallery, Bennington College/Bennington Faculty Work.” June/July 1999. Chekin, Brett T.
World of Design. “Maxine Henryson’s Petersburg.” 1998. Filnenko, Natalia.
Trans. Artist Project. June 1997.
The Village Voice. “Especially Recommended.” March 1997. Levin, Kim.
The New York Times. “Art In Review.” March 1997. Cotter, Holland.
Time Out. “Art Review.” March 1997. Arnig, Bill.
The Gauntlet Winnipeg. “Art Review.” January 1997. Sawchuk, Darby.
Free Press. Entertainment. Winnipeg 1997. Bucholz, Gary.
Trans. “1-900 Mirror Mirror.” March 1996. Stathacos, Chrysanne.
Trans. “I-DEA The Goddess Within.” Henryson & Reynolds.
Trans. “Hot Lava.” September 1996 Heryson, Maxine
Art Metropole.“1-900 Mirror Mirror.” 1995. Stathacos, Chrysanne.
Bennington Banner. “Performance Art And Photos At Bennington.” September 1995.
“ Interview, Hunter Reynolds/Patina Du Prey;Dancing
The Sacred And Profane Dance Of Transgender,” October 1994. Denson, Rodger