Lara Henderson is a book artist, printmaker, designer and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. She currently teaches at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design and AS220.
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.
In 2015, she was awarded a fellowship to attend Fab Academy, a creative coding and digital fabrication intensive. With these new skills, she 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. She graduated her first class of ten students in the summer of 2016, with many continuing on in the field. Lara has been an adjunct instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and currently balances her time between teaching at Brown University, 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 American Philosophical Society and the RhodeIsland School of Design. She has made presentations about her work at the Art Book Fair at PS1 in 2011 and at Southern Graphics Council in 2015.