fig. 32: Caryl Henry
Self-portrait with Artwork.
Caryl Henry is a visual, public and community artist and educator. She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and migrated to the Bay Area in 1978.
Ms. Henry has been commissioned to create murals, sculpture, site specific installations and paintings both here and abroad and has works in numerous public and private collections. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; North Carolina Central University Art Museum in Durham, North Carolina and the American Cultural Center in Ibadan, Nigeria. Group exhibits include the Fourth International Biennial of Art in Havana, Cuba, and the Musee Albert Marzelles in Marmande, France.
An ongoing creative activity remains involvement in community art projects. This involves working with Oakland youth to create murals, banners and community garden projects.
Caryl has curated exhibitions in California and lectures widely at colleges, universities and in community settings. Currently, she is a lecturer at the California College of Arts and Crafts where she teaches "West African YORUBA Art and Culture: with mixed media painting," and has a California Arts Council Artist in Residency grant.
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