Lee Henderson | Biography

Lee Henderson (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 and upcoming projects and exhibitions include A Hand That Points Aligns the Air at Open Studio, Toronto (2017), 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 at YYZ, Toronto (2014). 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 for 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 is a 2017 Visiting Artist at Open Studio in Toronto, and the Canadian winner of the 2017 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.