Born in Washington, D.C., artist Lauren Henkin grew up in Maryland, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now splits her time between Maine and New York City.

Henkin's work is focused on the tension between preservation and extinction—from fading relationships to invasive growths to material possessions—as told through the American vernacular.  Her work resides in over twenty institutional collections including Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, Brown University's Bell Gallery among others. Most recently, Yale University acquired 100 prints from The Park and Charleston projects. Musée Magazine, PDNNew York Magazine, ZingMagazine, Landscape Stories, L’Oeil de la Photographie and The Washington Post have all featured her photographs.

She is also a co-founder and co-editor of theFinch, a journal on artistic practice and intention.  In 2010, she founded Vela Noche, a publisher of fine press and artist books.

Her work is represented by Foley Gallery in New York City.

1996 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Center for Maine Contemporary Art (August-October)
2014 Foley Gallery, New York City
2013 Gallery at Vivid Solutions, Washington, DC
2011 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2008 Anderson Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, Welcome: Page by Page
2015 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, Women in the Landscape
2015 Foley Gallery, New York, NY, Delicate Creatures
2014 Miami Project Fair, Foley Gallery, Miami, FL
2014 Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Light Box
2013 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, Hawk and Handsaw
2012 Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, Anthology 2012
2012 Corden | Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Displaced
2012 Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, Unbound
2011 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, Photo Book Works
2010 ArtBar Gallery, Portland, OR, Out of the Drawers: Selections from Blue Sky
2010 Le Garage’s Book Show at Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
2009 Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, Anthology 2010
2008 Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
2007 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware
2007 Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2007 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris, France
2007 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts

Bowdoin College
BNY Mellon (Bank of New York Mellon)
Brown University Bell Gallery
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
The Do Good Fund
Emory University
George Washington University
Hampshire College
Lafayette College
Michigan State University
Multnomah County Public Library
Portland Art Museum
San Diego State University
Smith College Museum of Art
Smith College Neilson Library
Southeast Museum of Photography
University of Arizona Poetry Center
University of Buffalo
University of Denver
University of Oregon
University of Victoria, British Columbia
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University Beinecke Special Collections Library
Yale University Haas Library
Numerous international private collections

Awards / Honors
2013 Best D.C. Photography Exhibitions, Washington City Paper
2013 Finalist, photolucida’s Critical Mass
2012 Finalist, photolucida’s Critical Mass
2012 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Nominee, Portland Art Museum, OR
2011 photo-eye, Best of 2011 Books, Deck of Chords
2011 photo-eye, Best of 2011 Book Reviewer
2011 Px3 Official Selection, two categories
2010 The Brink Emerging Artist Award Nominee, Pacific Northwest Community
2010 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Nominee, Portland Art Museum, OR
2010 The Drawers Project, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant Winner
2009 Finalist, photolucida’s Critical Mass
2008 Px3, Prix de la Photographie, Honorable Mention for Displaced: Part I
2007 Finalist, photolucida’s Critical Mass
2007 Px3, Prix de la Photographie, First Place (2 categories) for Charleston

2015 The Georgia Review: "Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Collection"
2014 New York Magazine: Uncensored Moments in Central Park, The Park
2014 Collector Daily: Review of The Park
2014 Lenscratch, Feature, The Park
2014 PDN: Photo of the Day, The Park
2014 Musée Magazine: Review of The Park
2014 L’Oeil de la Photographie: Interview with Elizabeth Avedon
2014 The Villager: Eye-opening Views, The Park
2013 Washington City Paper: The Best DC Photography Exhibitions, 2013
2013 The Washington Post: Objects of Desire, Review of Growth
2013 Washington City Paper: Review of Growth
2013 Hawk and Handsaw: Publication of Remnants
2013 Zing Magazine: Interview with artist Richard Benari
2013 Book Art Object 2: Displaced and Silence is an Orchard
2013 PDN: Photo District News: “The Fine-Art Issue
2013 Unless You Will, Issue #24, Featured Portfolio, This is Your Land
2012 Landscape Stories, Issue 07: "Trees," Silence is an Orchard
2012 Tablet Magazine: “Survivial Elements”
2011 Black+White Photography (UK), Interview with Susan Burnstine
2011 Landscape Stories, Issue 03: "The Colour of Memory," Displaced
2011 Urbanautica, Portfolio and Interview
2010 Urbanautica, Review of Displaced
2009 The Oregonian, Review of Displaced
2009 WashingtonPost.com, “What Does it Mean to be a Washingtonian?”

Residencies / Grants
2015 Latitude, Chicago, IL
2015 Do Good Fund, Greensboro, AL
2010 Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2009 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2015 Panel, PhotoPlus Expo New York, How to Publish Your Photo Book
2015 Panel, Newspace Center for Photography, Women in the Landscape
2014 Panel, George Washington University, In Conversation: Poets & Photographers
2013 Panel, Yale University, The Contemporary Photobook
2013 “3/3″ One-on-One Conversation with poet Kimiko Hahn, New York, NY
2013 Artist Talk, Center for Alternative Photography, New York, NY
2012 Artist Talk, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2011 Artist Talk, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Panel, SPE NW: Northwest Territory: Women in Photography, Portland, Oregon
2009 Artist Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Guest Critic / Lecturer / Reviewer
ASMP New York Portfolio Reviews
Bowdoin College
Champlain College, Québec
Colby College
Daytona State College
Filter Photo Festival
Newspace Center for Photography
Photoforum Portfolio Reviews
Portland State University
Rutgers University
School of Visual Arts