Photo of Lee Henderson
lhenderson@faculty.ocad.ca
Photo of Lee Henderson
Lee Henderson
Instructor
Faculty of Art
lhenderson@faculty.ocad.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Lens-based media, Contemporary Art, Conceptual practices

Overview

Lee Henderson is a media-based artist from Saskatchewan, Canada. He has studied art in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Germany, and with talented professionals including Maria Vedder, Brian Eno, Ellen Bromberg, and Rachelle Viader Knowles. Since completing his MFA in 2005, he has been furthering his time- and lens-based artistic practice while teaching Intermedia, Computer Science, Photography and Contemporary Media at the postsecondary level. His photographs, installations, videos and performances revolve around philosophies of impermanence and mortality, focusing on the persistence of collective histories and the brevity of individual lives.

Education

2005 MFA in Visual Arts at the University of Regina, specializing in Intermedia

2003 Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, with Distinction at Alberta College of Art and Design (A.C.A.D.), Calgary

2001 Diploma of Fine Arts, with Distinction at A.C.A.D., Calgary

1999-2000 Full-time studies at the Hochschule der Künst (HdK), Berlin, Germany in departments of Film/Video, Experimental Media Design, and Electronic Music

1997-1999 Full-time studies at A.C.A.D., Department of Drawing

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 (upcoming) Hunting from Helicopters, collaboration with Seema Goel, The Rooms, St. John’s

2011 (upcoming) Solo exhibition, title TBA, curated by Jen Budney, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

2011 (upcoming) Hunting from Helicopters, collaboration with Seema Goel, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

2010 WhyRobotsMakeBetterLovers (working title), collaborative performance/installation with dancers Johanna Bundon and Barbara Pallomina, Globe Theatre, Regina

2009 When you have not been there, your heart is full of longing, Harcourt House, Edmonton

2009 When you have not been there, your heart is full of longing, curated by Jack Anderson, Art Gallery of Regina

2009 Still Life with Thanatotic Animals, A1C Gallery, St. John’s, NL

2008 Babylon+on+on: an artist’s intervention with the Permanent Collection, MacKenzie Art Gallery

2008 Blueprint for a New Gravity, Stride Gallery, Calgary

2008 Lee Henderson: Recent Photography, Contrary Projects Gallery, Regina

2006 The Apprehension, solo exhibition and open studio project (photography, sculpture and performance), curated by Timothy Dallett, PAVED Arts

2006 En Abyme, collaborative exhibition with Fazail Lutfi at the Art Projects Gallery, Regina

2005 Blueprint for a New Gravity, MFA Graduating Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery

Awards \ Grants

2009 - Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award Winner, Saskatchewan2009 - Established Artist Individual Assistance Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board2009 - Artists’ Showcase Award, Center for Fine Art Photography, USA2008 - New Media Initiatives Grant for Babylon+on+on, Saskatchewan Arts Board2008 - Western Magazine Awards - Best Photographic Series finalist2007 - Individual Assistance Project Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina2006 - Individual Assistance Travel Grant: Media, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina2006 - Governor General's Gold Medal Nomination, University of Regina2005 - Graduate Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina2005 - Scholarly Award, Department of Computer Science, University of Regina2004 - Teaching Assistantship, Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina2004 - Teaching Assistantship, Department of Music, University of Regina2004 - Asia Pacific Studies Award, Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina2003 - Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2010-current Board Member, Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto

2007-2009 Board Member, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, Regina

2006-2007 Artist in Residence, 20th Street Area, City of Saskatoon (Saskatchewan Arts Board "Artists in the Community" program, Cultural Capitals of Canada 2006)

2006-2009 Board Member, Friends of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

2005-2006 Board Member, Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre, Regina; Chair of Soil