Born in Washington, D.C., artist Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in Maine.

Her work for the last two decades has focused on how we occupy and relate to space, the built and constructed form and our surrounding landscape. Her work resides in over twenty institutional collections including Cleveland Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, High Museum of Art, and more. Yale University has the largest collection of her work at 160+ works.

Blouin Artinfo, Musée Magazine, PDNNew York Magazine, Oxford American, Landscape Stories, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Georgia Review, and The Maine Review have featured her work.


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019-2020 Contemporary Arts Center, Props (November 2019 - March 2020), curated by Steven Matijcio, Director & Chief Curator Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
2016-17 Birmingham Museum of Art, What's Lost is Found, curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
2016 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Second Nature
2014 Foley Gallery, New York, The Park
2013 Gallery at Vivid Solutions, Washington, DC, Growth
2011 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, Growth
2010 Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR, Displaced

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI, Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction
2018-19 Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South, curated by Mark Sloan, Chief Curator and Mark Long, Professor of Political Science
2018-19 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Views of the South: Photographs from The Do Good Fund, curated by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld
2018 Beinecke Special Collections Library, Yale University, Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West, curated by George Miles, Curator, Yale Collection of Western Americana
2017-18 Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America, curated by Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
2017 Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, Unbound6!
2017 Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, Of Women By Women
2017 Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA, The Female Lens: Photography from the Do Good Fund
2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA, Land Inhabited
2016 Pingyao Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, This is Your Land
2015 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, Women in the Landscape
2015 Foley Gallery, New York, NY, Delicate Creatures
2014 Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Callahan to Warhol: New Photography Acquisitions
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
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 Center for Photography, 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

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Bowdoin College
BNY Mellon (Bank of New York Mellon)
Brown University Bell Gallery
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
The Do Good Fund
Emory University
George Washington University
Hampshire College
High Museum of Art
Lafayette College
Michigan State University
Multnomah County Public Library
Museum of Contemporary Photography
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 at Buffalo (State University of New York)
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
2017 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Documentarians of the American South
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
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

Publications / Press
2018 Propeller, Interview with Sofia Silva
2018 Terrain Journal, Feature and Essay, "The Park"
2017 The Maine Review, "Second Nature" Featured Portfolio
2017 theFinch, "Three Views of Art's Engagement with Space," Interview
2016 Blouin Artinfo, "Second Nature:" A Q&A with Lauren Henkin by Taylor Dafoe
2016 WBHM NPR Radio Interview with Andrew Yeager
2016 b-Metro, "What's Lost is Found," Feature and Interview
2016 Oxford American, "So Deep in Humility"
2016 Lenscratch: Feature, What's found is yours to keep.
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: “Survival 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

Residencies / Grants
2019 Maine Arts Commission Project Grant
2015 Latitude, Chicago, IL Artist Residency
2015 Do Good Fund, Greensboro, AL Artist Residency
2010 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant
2009 Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR Artist Residency

2019 Artist Talk, University of Cincinnati (October 22)
2018 Panel, Yale University, Making Photobooks
2018 Panel, Yale University, Capturing Traces of a Disappearing Past
2016 Artist Talk, Birmingham Museum of Art
2016 Panel, Eye South Photography Symposium, Publication Now...
2016 Artist Talk, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
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 / Reviewer / Teaching
ASMP New York Portfolio Reviews
Bowdoin College
Center for Alternative Photography
Champlain College, Québec
Colby College
Daytona State College
Filter Photo Festival
Maine Media Workshops
Newspace Center for Photography
Photoforum Portfolio Reviews
Portland State University
Rutgers University
School of Visual Arts
University of Alabama Birmingham