James Henkel

Lives and works in Asheville, NC and Penland, NC
Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Department of Art

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017  “Capturing Light”
    Cabarrus Art Center, Concord, NC
  • 2015  Retrospective Exhibition
    Nash Gallery, University Of Minnesota
  • 2014  SFO
    Museum, San Francisco
  • 2012  “Lab Work”
    Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
  • 2011  “Letter Forms” functional and non-functional Typography
    Penland Gallery, Penland, North Carolina
  • 2011  “Sense of Place”
    Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis MN.
  • 2010  "Stacks + Spills"
    Artspace, Raleigh, NC
  • 2009  "Here and Now" Photographs from Gettysburg
    Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2009  "Currents in Contemporary Photography"
    Flanders Gallery, Raleigh NC
  • 2009  "Through the Lens": Twenty Visions
    Cavallo Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009  "Highlights from the Photography Collection"
    Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
  • 2008  “Battlefield Drive: Photographs from Gettysburg”
    Art Institute International, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2008  “Photographs of Things”
    Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA
  • 2008  “Beauty” Photographic Biennial
    Concordia University, St. Paul MN
  • 2008  “Self in the 21st Century”
    Chambers Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2008  Instructor Exhibition
    Penland School of Craft, Penland NC
  • 2008  “apples and oranges”
    Gallery Co, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2007  “Photography Now”
    Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • 2007  “New Work”
    Yuma Center for the Arts, Yuma, AZ
  • 2007  “Bamboo Festival of Photography”
    Anji, China.
  • 2006  “Print Me Once Print Me Twice”
    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2005  “Stacks + Spills—New Photographs by James Henkel”
    Gallery Co, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2004  “Light Bound—Photographers Regard the Book”
    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003  “Genetic Expressions”
    Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
  • 2003  “Photographs by James Henkel”
    Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
  • 2002  “Histories and Mysteries of Nature"
    Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2001  Minnesota Print Biennial
    Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2000  One-person exhibition
    Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
  • 2000  One-person exhibition
    Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1999  “Summer Reading”
    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998  "Mississippi Neva: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Photographs,"
    Stroganoff Palace of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1998  One-person exhibition
    Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1997  “Modular Body,” Group exhibition
    College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
  • 1996  “New Works,” One-person exhibition
    Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996  “Truth and Trials,” exhibition of works from the permanent collection
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1996  One-person exhibition
    Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1995  One-person exhibition
    Steens Land Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • 1995  “The Photographic Condition,” Group exhibition of recent acquisitions
    Pace Macgill Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1994  "Contemporary American Still Life," Group exhibition
    North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
  • 1993  Two-person exhibition
    Pace Macgill Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1993  "End of the Millennium," Group exhibition
    The Nautilus Foundation, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 1992  One-person exhibition
    Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1991  "Collective Past," Three-person exhibition
    University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI
  • 1990  One-person exhibition
    Hastings Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1990  Film in the Cities, McKnight Fellowship Exhibition
    St. Paul, MN
  • 1989  "Recaption: Recontext," Group exhibition of photographs from The Cray Research collection
    Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN
  • 1989  Photographs from Twin Cities Collections
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1988  "Photographs with Books
    Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1987  "Photographs beget photographs," Group exhibition
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN Exhibition traveled.
  • 1987  Cite International Des Arts
    Paris, France
  • 1986  Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program 10th Anniversary Show, Group exhibition
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1985  Hallman & Henkel, two-person exhibition
    Portland School of Art, Portland, OR
  • 1984  "Contemporary Uses of the Photographic Medium," Group exhibition
    Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX
  • 1983  "Arranged Image Photography," Group exhibition
    Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID
  • 1983  "American Set Up--A Survey of Contemporary American Still Life Photography," Group exhibition
    Stocker Art Center, Lorain Community College, Elyria, OH
  • 1983  One-person exhibition
    Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1982  "American Set Up--A Survey of Contemporary American Still Life Photography," Group exhibition
    Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • 1982  Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, "The Photographer's Hand"
  • 1982  "Divola, Henkel, Parker, Pfahl"
    Visual Studies Workshop Traveling Exhibition
  • 1981  One-person exhibition
    Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1981  Tenth Anniversary Show, Group exhibition
    Light Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1980  One-person exhibition
    Light Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1980  "Vis a Vis Art/Photography," Group exhibition
    Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
  • 1979  "Attitudes--Photography in the 70's," Group exhibition
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1979  "The Photographer's Hand"
    International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
  • 1979  One-person exhibition
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Collections

  • Bethel College
  • Princeton Art Museum
  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Saint Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Cargill Corporation, MN
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Cray Research, Minneapolis, MN
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Australian National Gallery
  • UCLA Print Collection
  • International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
  • General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
  • Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 2015  Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
  • 2011  McKnight Foundation, Artist Fellowship
  • 1999  Minnesota State Arts Board, Photographers Fellowship
  • 1999  Minnesota State Arts Board, Percent for Art Commission
  • 1998  McKnight Foundation, commission
  • 1992  Bush Foundation, Artist Fellowship
  • 1989  Minnesota State Arts Board, Individual Artist Fellowship
  • 1988  McKnight Foundation, Film-in-the-Cities Photographers Fellowship
  • 1986  One Year Residency, American Center Studio, Cite International Des Arts, Paris, France
  • 1983  Monoprint Workshop Grant, Forecast Gallery
  • 1980  National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Fellowship

James Henkel