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 resides in New York City.

She states, “My primary subject is the American landscape. I’m interested in photographing the tension between preservation and extinction.”

Henkin is an educator, writer, frequent speaker, author and active member in the arts community. Her work is widely collected by private collectors as well as institutions such as Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, Yale University and Dartmouth College. Her work has been published in numerous journals on photography and the book arts including PDNBlack+White MagazineUrbanautica, Landscape Stories, Parenthesis and The Washington Post. She is a Px3 multi-category winner, Oregon Regional Arts & Culture Council grant winner, with other award nominations in both the Brink Emerging Artist and Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.

She is also the co-founder and co-editor of Tilted Arc, a journal on the arts.

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

Born 1974, Washington, D.C.
1996 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2014 Foley Gallery, New York City (April-June 2014)
2013 Gallery at Vivid Solutions, Washington, DC
2011 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon
2009 Cameraworks Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008 Anderson Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
2007 PhotoWorks Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland

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
2012 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, Interplay: Photographers Focus on the Book
2012 RayKo Photo, San Francisco, CA, Plastic Camera Show
2011 Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Diffusion III
2011 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, Photo Book Works
2010 Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR, Unconditionally Us
2010 ArtBar Gallery, Portland, OR, Out of the Drawers: Selections from Blue Sky
2010 Lúz Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada, A Moment of Truth
2010 Le Garage’s Book Show at Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
2009 Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, Anthology 2010
2009 Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2009 RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, California
2009 Anderson Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
2009 Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, DC
2008 Ellipse Arts Center, Alexandria, Virginia
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
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
George Washington University
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 Oregon
Yale University Beinecke Special Collections Library
Yale University Haas Library
Numerous international private collections

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 The Other Charleston

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 Still Standing, Standing Still, Author
2012 Landscape Stories, Issue 07: Trees, Silence is an Orchard
2012 Tablet Magazine: “Survivial Elements”
2011 Deck of Chords, Co-Author with Kirsten Rian
2011 The Lookbook Series Volume I: Growth, Author
2011 Black & White Photography (UK), Feature by Susan Burnstine
2011 Publish Your Photography Book, by Darius Himes & Mary Virginia Swanson
2011 Diffusion, Displaced Part II
2011 Landscape Stories, Issue 03: The Colour of Memory, Displaced
2011 Silence is an Orchard, Author, Artist Book
2011 Urbanautica, Portfolio and Interview
2010 Flak Photo, Photo of the Day
2010 Displaced, Author, Artist Book
2010 Urbanautica, Featured Gallery and Review
2010 Light Leaks Magazine, Displaced Part II Feature and Interview
2009 Hi Quality, Lo-fi Photography, RayKo Photo Center Publication
2009 The Oregonian
2009 WashingtonPost.com, “What Does it Mean to be a Washingtonian?”
2008 SHOTS Magazine, Issue 101
2007 Px3 Winners Catalog

2013 Tilted Arc: “Off the Wall” Essay on Print Study Rooms
2012 Parenthesis: Review of Lumiere Press’ “Steichen: Eduard et Voulangis”

2009 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon


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 photolucida Portfolio Reviews: Turning Toward Books: Shifting Focus
2011 Artist Talk, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Panel, SPE NW: Northwest Territory: Women in Photography, Portland, Oregon
2010 Artist Talk, Portland Photographer’s Forum, Portland, Oregon
2009 Artist Talk, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon


Colby College
Bowdoin College
Daytona State College
Filter Photo Festival
Newspace Center for Photography
Portland State University
Rutgers University
School of Visual Arts

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