Lynette K. Henderson is a working artist in drawing and painting, with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1986), MFA from the University of Minnesota (1989), and a doctorate in Art Education from Arizona State University (2006).
Henderson currently teaches and resides in southern California, U.S.A.

artist statement.

"My artwork focuses on images of individual animals that are in relationship to each other, and within the context of various types of environments. The work seeks to be expressive while maintaining structural accuracy in animal forms. Environments depict a moment in time, where viewer and creature cross paths in a brief encounter. Some of my artworks are about admiring the shapes, color and patterns in the natural environment; others present the nuanced relationships that exist between animal and environment, predator and prey. These meetings or moments in time may also be viewed as a reflection of predator/prey relations found within human nature. In general many humans have no interest or respect for animals or nature, only appreciating when the animal somehow reflects perceived human-like emotions or characteristics that humans value. In some of the latest works I have focused on animals and their vulnerability for survival due to the results of climate change, pollution and other contemporary environmental threats. I believe that these are the greatest concerns for humans and animals alike.

In a related series on urban wildlife, the artworks reference gothic icons that provide an elevated focus on the central figure. The animals and objects are common to rural and urban environments, sometimes considered pests rather than admirable, again based on human perceptions of the value of selected animals. Some creatures are in a framed space alongside items that represent the carelessness of humanity in nature: crowded and polluted environments that animals are forced to move around in as their designated space grows ever smaller."


National (Group, since 2000)

(2020). Emerge Gallery, Petit Exhibition. Saugerties, NY. (Juried).

(2020). J. Mane Gallery, Fins, Feathers & Fur Exhibition. (Juried, Online).

(2020). Mattie Kelly Art Center Galleries, Northwest Fla. State College. (Juried).

(2020). Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, NY. (Online, Juried).

(2020). Salann Magazine. 3rd Edition TBA Summer 2020. (Juried, Print and Online).

(2019). Jones Gallery. Art for the Animals Exhibition. Kansas City, MO. (Juried).

(2019). Emerge Gallery, The Schwa Show. Greenville, NC. (Juried).

(2019). J. Mane Gallery, 2nd Annual All Women Art Exhibition. (Online, Juried).

(2019). Fe Gallery, Mythic: Imaginative Realism & Pop Surrealism. Sacramento, CA. (Juried).

(2019). 72nd Gilpin County Arts Association exhibition. Colorado. (Juried).

(2019). The Studio Door: The Crow Show. San Diego, CA. (Juried).

(2018). TAG Gallery, CA 2018 Open Exhibition. Los Angeles, CA. (Juried).

(2018). St. Augustine Art Association. 9th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit. FLA. (Juried.)

 (2018). Decatur Fine Arts Exhib. Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College. Decatur, GA. (Juried).

(2018). National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). NYC, NY. (Juried).

(2018). Blue Mountain Gallery. New York City, NY. (Juried). 

(2017). Main Street Arts. Small Works 2017. Clifton Springs, NY. (Juried).

(2017)  SAC Arts, Santora Gallery. CAEA 7th Annual Exhibition. Santa Ana, CA. (Juried). 

(2017). St. Augustine Art Association. 8th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit. FLA. (Juried.)

(2017). A Different Path Gallery. Animals In Art. Brockport, New York. (Juried).

(2017). Emerge Gallery and Art Space. Petit II. Saugerties, New York. (Juried.)

(2016). Emerge Gallery and Art Space. Petit I. Saugerties, New York. (Juried.)

(2016). Nicolet College Art Gallery.  Rhinelander, 29th Annual Competition. WI. (Juried.)

(2016). La Galeria Gitana. Art of the American West. San Fernando, CA. (Juried.)

(2016). Coastline Gallery, Coastline CC. Birdie. Newport Beach, CA. (Invitational)

(2016). Mission Viejo Library. In the Studio 6. CA. (Invitational)

(2014). Coastline Art Gallery. Southern California Artists (SCA). Newport Beach, CA. (Invitational)

(2014). SAC Arts, Santora Gallery. In the Studio 4. Santa Ana, CA (Invitational).

(2013). Idyllwild Gallery, CA. CAEA at Idyllwild, 2013. (Juried).

(2013). SAC Arts, Santora Gallery. In the Studio 3. Santa Ana, CA. (Invitational)

(2012). Wells Fargo. Southern California Artists (SCA). Laguna Beach, CA. (Invitational)

(2012). SAC Arts, Santora Gallery. Inside the Studio 2. Santa Ana, CA. (Invitational)

(2011). SAC Arts, Santora Gallery. Inside the Studio 1. Santa Ana, CA. (Invitational)

(2009). Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Alumni Exhibition. MN. (Juried.)

(2007). CSUN Art Galleries. Faculty Exhibition. Northridge, CA.

(2003). Mesa Art Center. Mesa, AZ.  (Juried.)

(2003). Kierland Resort.  Scottsdale, AZ. (Juried.)

(2000). Durango Art Center. Durango CO. (Juried.)


International (Group)

(2020). CICA - Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. Gyeonggi-do, Korea. (Juried).

(2019). Circle Quarterly Art Review. 4th Edition. Lyon, France. (Print and Online, Juried).

(2018)  Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England. (Juried).

(2018). Ashurst Emerging Art Prize 2018; online promotion. UK. (Juried)

(2017). Sunny Art Centre. Sunny Art Prize Exhibition 2017. London, England. (Juried.)

(2000). 100 Sacred Visions. Payerbach, Austria. (Juried.)

(1999). Biennale Internazionale Delle Arte Contemporanea. Florence, Italy. (Juried.)



(2016). Ravens. Acrylic on Canvas. 12" x 12".  Carla Burnette, Saugerties, NY.

(2014). Buddy. Acrylic on canvas board. 9" x 12". Paula Dimarco, Northridge, CA.

(2013). Rattlesnake with Mouse. Acrylic on Canvas. 12" x 12". Magdy Rizk, Santa Clarita, CA.

(2011). Two Wolves. Oil on Canvas. 40" x 28". Edie Pistolesi, Northridge, CA.

(2010). Untitled. Oil on Wood. Jackie Hertel, Albuquerque, NM.



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