About

Brett Henrikson is an Artist-Photographer. Photographic processes are his hammer and chisel, as he approaches the world and uses visual language to understand and reinterpret being. He uses the physicality of the photographic object in a new and unconventional way. He is based strongly in the craft and alchemy of the process and believes that the hands on aspects of working in the darkroom and using film or large format gives the artist a real sense of creation over their work. 

He has also curated shows on the nude in photography and artists using photographic technique in an alternative way.  He has taught classes and collodion demonstrations


CV

 

Current Roles
Fine Artist
Photographer

Education
The Rhode Island School Of Design, (2007-2011) BFA Photography

C.V./Show History

2016
Loosen Art  - Vanitas
RISD - Summer Faculty Show
Acreati - Popup Amsterdam Fashion Week
Nave Gallery Annex - Mirror With A Memory
*Peter Miller Gallery - Chaotic Forms
Vermont Center for Photography - 2016 Annual Juried Show

2015
Wellington B. Gray Galley - 9th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition
University of Northern Colorado - Wet Plate Collodion
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative - State of Photography
LightBox Gallery - The Photographic Nude
Cambridge Art Association - Photography NOW
Art Intersection - Light Sensitive
Providence Art Club - Earth Elements
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative - Obsession
Hera Gallery – Geometry
Peter Miller Gallery - 2nd Open Call Photosynthesis Gallery - A Mystery and a Dream
Carmel Visual Arts – Grotteschi – Exploring Hieronymus Bosch
Soho Photo – Alt. Process

2014
Grin Gallery - Flat File Exhibition
Artwell Gallery - Side By Side - Two Person Show - Synthesis
Photography Center of Cape Cod - Shadows
Nave Gallery - Chaotic Forms
Vermont Center For Photography - Handmade
Center For Fine Art Photography - Black & White 2014
University OF North Dakota - Of Memory Bone And Myth
Nave Gallery - Toy Camera Show
Griffin Museum of Photography - 20th Annual Juried Show
Center For Fine Art Photography - Alternative Process
Lightbox Gallery - Altered View
Nave Gallery Annex - I've Been Every Where Man
As220 Project Space - Flat File

2013
Nave Gallery - Picnic
Midwest Center for Photography -2013 Juried Exhibition
Artwell Gallery - In Camera
Brass & Bellows - An Alternative
Southwest Univ. for Visual Arts, Florence Quarter Gallery - By Any Means: Alternative
Photographic Processes
Darkroom Gallery - Skin
Central Falls Museum Project
Darkroom Gallery - Color Blind
Black Box Gallery - Contemporary Portraiture
Panopticon Gallery - What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition - Unhinged
Artwell Gallery - Show For A Show
Carmel Visual Arts - Nude Figure in Landscape

2012
Outlaw Artisans -Naked in Pittsburgh
1650 Gallery - The Contemporary Nude
Linus Gallery - Life: Real and Imagined
Midwest Center for Photography - Grow
Newspace Center for Photography - 2012 Juried Exhibition

2011
Red Eye Galley - Senior Thesis Two Person Show- Family Matters
Woods Gerry Gallery - RISD Senior Sculpture/Photography
Vermont Center for Photography - NoTech/LowTech
 
Publications

Open To Interpretation - Love & Lust, 2013
Muse Magazine No.6 Vol. 3, 2013
Improper Bostonian Magazine, 2013
#Photography Magazine No. 6, 2013
The Hand Magazine No.4, 2014
Local Magazine, Summer & Fall 2014
The Hand Magazine No.9, 2015
Seities Magazine, Macabre, 2015

Other Selection / Online Curations
Fotofilmic 2013 - Shortlist #1, 2013  - Link
Photography Served, 2013  - Link
RFotoFolio, Interview, 2014  - Link
Index of Refraction, 2014
Light Leaked, 2014  - Link
Fotofilmic 2015 - Shortlist #1, 2015
Lenscratch - Feature, 2015  - Link
Ghosttt - Interview, 2015  - Link
Aintbad Magazine – Feature, 2015  - Link

Visting Artist
The Rhode Island School of Design
Chrysler Museum Of Art Glass Studio
Governors School Of The Arts
The Rhode Island Foundation
St Anne Setton Academy
The Central Falls Museum Project
AS220
AS220 / New England Archivist Convention

Juror/Curator
NAVE Gallery -- Mirror with a Memory, Alternative Process in the 21st Century (Curator) 2015
Warwick Museum of Art – Natures Gifts (Juror) 2015
NAVE Gallery – NAKED (Curator)  2015
Artwell Gallery - In Camera II (Juror) 2014

Awards
Citation - from Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, 2013
Gold Award - Artwell Gallery - In Camera, 2013
Honorable Mention - Carmel Visual Arts - Nude Figure In Landscape, 2013
Honorable Mention - Darkroom Gallery - Skin, 2014
Honorable Mention - University OF North Dakota - Of Memory Bone And Myth, 2014
Finalist - Hariban Awards, 2014
RFotoFolio, Merit Winner, 2014
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative -2nd Place- The State of Photography, 2015

Other
Pre-College Photography Instructor - The Rhode Island School Of Design, 2016
President of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, 2015-2016
Graduate Leadership Rhode Island, Leadership Central Falls, Class 2013