Lee Henderson | Biography

Lee Henderson (b.1979) is a contemporary artist whose practice includes video, photography, installation, sculpture, performance, and text. His work moves in constant contemplation of death, in senses grand and minute, somewhere between the persistence of collective histories and the brevity of individual lives. Henderson has studied art in Canada and Germany, holding a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2003) and an MFA from the University of Regina (2005). Recent exhibitions include Palliative Care (1985-1992) at Latitude 53, Edmonton (2016), Folklore and Other Panics at The Rooms, St. Johns (2015), The Half Lit Moon at Nuit Blanche, Edmonton (2015) and The Known Effects of Lightning on the Body, a solo presentation at YYZ, Toronto (2014). His work appears regularly across Canada, and occasionally in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Naples, and Berlin. Notable recent venues and screenings include The Phillips Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Magenta Festival Boston, The Zero Film Festival (USA); The Dunlop Art Gallery and the Mendel Art Gallery (Canada). He received the Gattuso Prize for his exhibition Never Letting Us Take Breath, presented at Zalucky Contemporary as a Featured Exhibition on the occasion of the 2016 CONTACT Photography Festival. Henderson's work can be found in private and public collections including the Mendel Art Gallery/Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina President's Collection, and The Center for Fine Art Photography USA. Lee Henderson has been invited to participate at an upcoming residency at Open Studio, Toronto, in 2017.