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Begin Again 2016
risograph printed by Jessica Hoffman at Paper Press Punch, Seattle, WA edition of 100

The Ghost Electronic, 2012
poem by Amanda Lynn Wilding
edition of 200
offset printed by Jacque Bidon at the AS220 Printshop, Providence, RI

The Space in Between, 2010
offset, edition of 250
offset printed at the Borowsky Center by Amanda D’Amico


Lara Henderson is an book artist, printmaker, designer and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for her BFA in graphic design/letterform. In 2010, she completed her MFA at the University of the Arts in book arts/printmaking, focusing on book structures and offset lithography. After completing her MFA, Lara was the Printshop Manager at the AS220 Industries, a maker space in Providence, Rhode Island, for three years before becoming the Industries Director in 2014, overseeing not only the Printshop, but also the Media Arts and Labs, a digital fabrication space.


Providence RI 02907 |

University of the Arts, 2010
MFA, Book Arts & Printmaking

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2005
BFA, Graphic Design & Letterform

Adjunct Instructor, Brown University
Providence RI, Sep 2014 – May 2017
Art of the Book course, focused on letterpress printing and bookbinding. Each student self-published a book, with multiple copies, as their final project

Adjunct Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, Jan 2016 – current
Book Structures course, focused on democratic multiples and hardcover binding

Adjunct Instructor, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA, Jan 2015 – May 2015
Typography Two: Type as Information
Taught students the basics of designing with grids, information design. Final project was to produce a magazine.

Book Arts Coordinator, AS220 Community Printshop, Providence, RI, January 2015 – current
Lead Book Arts projects at the AS220 Industries, a maker space located in downtown Providence. Teach Art of the Book and currently developing an intensive workshop for the Summer of 2015.

Industries Director, May 2014 – January 2015
Printshop Manager, August 2011 – May 2014

AS220, Providence, RI,
Manage an education–based community printshop in downtown Providence, maintain a shop used by over 150 members, assist with technical printmaking skills, coordinate and teach classes in
letterpress, book arts, various printmaking methods.

Additional Teaching Experience
Instructor, AS220 Printshop, Providence, Rhode Island 2010–current
Adobe Suite, Book Arts, Letterpress, Offset Printing, Silkscreen, Graphic Design, Pre-Press

Teaching Assistant, University of the Arts, January 2009–May 2010
Introduction to Printmaking, Graduate Intermediate Course in
Lithography and Letterpress, Book Arts

Studio Assistant and Letterpress Instructor, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT, 2007–2008




Mote Gallery, Providence, RI | Red Equals Ink
AS220 Group Show, Providence, RI
Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition Project, traveling exhibition

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD | REvisit,
RISD Museum, Providence, RI | Locally Made: Demo and Discourse: Lara Henderson on Book Arts
Candita Clayton Gallery, Providence, RI | Saturnalia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Philosophical Society, the Rhode Island School of Design



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Do you know that our ancestors were alive during the time of the dinosaurs? They were these ferret/dog/rat creatures that lived in complex tunnels that they constructed underground and ate roots? In the cosmic grand scheme of things, we were underground eating roots last week. Our skeleton is completely new every three months. We are …


Laura Beyer, Lara Henderson and Bobby Rosenstock
Investigations of Selected Natural Specimens
Mixed Media
Deluxe Edition of 10
Investigations of Selected Natural Specimens is a collaborative project by Laura Beyer, Lara Henderson & Bobby Rosenstock. The three met in the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts. Discovering a common interest in natural curiosities and storytelling, the artists blended their talents. Laura Beyer on focused on casting, Lara Henderson on box making, and Bobby Rosenstock on woodcuts. The project was completed in 2010. Each artist was responsible for their own object and occupying book.

Moth Eaten, Laura Beyer
Exquisite Makers, Lara Henderson
The Hungry and the Hunted, Bobby Rosenstock

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