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Adele Henderson (b. 1955) grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where she received her BFA at the University of Nebraska. After extensive travel and an MFA from Arizona State University she joined the University at Buffalo (State University of New York) Department of Art, where she has taught since 1987. She happily resides in Buffalo with her husband and muse Robert Hirsch and their dog Marty.


Honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Works on Paper, in 1996 and residency fellowships including MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Brandywine Workshop, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Open Studio (Toronto) and the Electronic Arts Institute at Alfred University. Henderson's artwork has been exhibited in over 33 solo exhibitions across the US and over 160 national and international group exhibitions. A complete resume is available on request.


Henderson's work held in public collections includes, among others: Albright•Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; Blanton Museum, Austin TX; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; Burchfield-Penny Art Gallery, Buffalo NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston MA; Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, OH; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY; National Museum of American Art, Washington DC; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO; New York Public Library, New York NY; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale AZ; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln NE; and the Whitney Museum, New York NY.

2012 interview at the Burchfield-Penny Art Gallery; part of the Living Legacy project

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