John Henry

  • John R. Henry

    Sculptor, American, Born 1943

    John Henry is one of America’s best known and prolific sculptors. His large-scale public works of art grace numerous museum, corporate, public and private collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

    The Kelley Roy Gallery is pleased to represent Mr. Henry and has the largest selection of Henry’s current and past works of any gallery in the world. Henry’s works range in scale from small tabletop pieces to some of the largest contemporary metal sculpture in the world. While identified by some as a part of the Minimalist Movement,the geometric forms that have defined John’s work for more than forty years have their aesthetic and historical base in Constructivism. John has a supreme commitment to the materiality of his work, and an unwavering insistence on maintaining the integrity of the process and the materials in developing his visual vocabulary.

    John attended the University of Kentucky, University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a Ford Foundation grant, the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship and earned a BFA. He received an honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1996, and has been a visiting professor of sculpture at the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. Since1991JohnhasservedontheBoardofTrusteesofthenational Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Since 1996, he has served in a variety of leadership roles with the International Sculpture Center including Chairman and Chairman Emeritus.

    Recent exhibitions include: “Drawing in Space:The Peninsula Project,”a one man exhibition throughout the state of Florida 2008, “OPEN 2007” Venice, Italy, “Sarasota Season of Sculpture 4” Sarasota, FL 2007, “American Sculptors in the Shadow of the Alps” Art St.Urban, Switzerland2007. Recent major acquisitions include: “Tatlin”Hall Financial Group, Frisco, TX, “Treemonisha” The Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, Mo, and “Je Souhaite” Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.