About

About

Mary Henderson is a visual artist from Los Angeles, CA, living and working in Philadelphia. She teaches painting part-time at Tyler School of Art; she is also a member and former co-director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia. She received an AB with honors in Fine Arts from Amherst College in Amherst, MA, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Recent shows include Being Together at Marcia Wood Gallery (Atlanta, GA) and Public Views (Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY), as well as group shows at the Delaware Contemporary Museum (Wilmington, DE), the Westmoreland Museum of American Art (Greensburg, PA), Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (Mesa, AZ), and the Woodmere Museum (Philadelphia, PA). She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant, Joseph Robert Foundation Grant, a CFEVA Fellowship and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship; she was also a finalist for the 2019 Bennett Prize. She has been awarded residencies at Pouch Cove, Soaring Gardens, the Jentel Foundation and the Hambidge Center (where she was the Nena Griffith Distinguished Fellow). She has had features and reviews in Harper's Magazine, L’Espresso (Italy), New American Paintings, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Art in America, among other publications. Her work is part of numerous collections, including the Rockefeller Foundation Headquarters (New York, NY), the Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI), the West Collection (Oaks, PA) and the Dubi Schiff Collection (Tel Aviv, Israel).

(Photo: Constance Mensh)