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
Providence RI 02907
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.larahenderson.com
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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Lara Henderson is a book artist, printmaker, designer and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island.
They attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for a BFA in graphic design/letterform. In 2010, they completed an MFA at the University of the Arts in book arts/printmaking, focusing on book structures and democratic multiples. 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.
In 2015, they were awarded a fellowship to attend Fab Academy, a creative coding and digital fabrication intensive. With these new skills, they assisted at the Fab Lab at Haystack in the summer of 2015. In 2016, she was awarded a grant from the Kresge Foundation to found Print and Book, a book arts and printmaking summer intensive based out of the AS220 Industries. The first class of ten students graduated in the summer of 2016, with many continuing on in the field. Lara has been a member of the faculty at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. serving as the book arts coordinator at AS220, and her studio practice.
Henderson’s work has been collected by libraries across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Philosophical Society and the Rhode Island School of Design. They have presented work at the Art Book Fair at PS1 in 2011 and at Southern Graphics Council in 2015.