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"One of the quietest but most seductive pieces is Theresa Henson's carved cypress 'Touchable,' located inside the foyer at Benaroya Hall. Its irresistible waxy smooth surface no doubt suggested the title of the sculpture. The abstract form has a kind of complex simplicity, like the layered roots of a cypress tree. And like tree roots -- or a clump of languid worms, an exotic fruit or an eroded hill -- the sculpture looks pleasingly different from every angle. But all those comparisons don't really get at its appeal. 'Touchable' is magnetic, a thing-in-itself that generates its own buzz. I wanted to keep looking at it." Sheila Farr, Seattle Times

Exhibitions
2017 "The Feels," Chase Gallery, Spokane
2015-16 “Groundswell,” City of Shoreline, Shoreview Park
2011-13 Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho.  “St. Gertrude” and “Holy Drawers”
2011 Moscow City Hall Drawing Exhibition
2010 La Conner Downtown Sculpture Exhibit
2009 Washington Department of Ecology
2009 Art Merchants International
2008 Community Art Show, South Seattle Community College
2007 West Edge Sculpture Exhibition — Seattle, WA
2005 Chase Gallery – City Hall, Spokane Arts Commission
2005 Blue Heron Gallery – Vashon, WA
2004 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Jurors: Bryan Ohno, Gerard Tsutakawa, Robert Duncan
2004 Puyallup Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery
2003 “Artists in the Garden,” – Magnolia Garden Center – Seattle, WA
2003 Art/Not Terminal — Group Show – Seattle, WA
2002 Art Detour Seattle – Seattle, WA
2002 Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios – Oakland, CA
2001 Pacific Rim Sculptor’s Group Annual Juried Members Show , San Francisco Juror: Renee de Guzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2000 “7” – Group show at Build Gallery, San Francisco
1997-2000 “Solalma” and “Salve” represented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
1995 The Art Explosion Gallery, San Francisco. June 1995
1994 Installation for “Virtual Art” performance. The Kitchen Performance Space. NYC
 
Awards/Grants
2003 Purchase Award, King County Public Art
1994 Philip Francis Siff Memorial Art Award for Sculpture, University of California at Santa Barbara
 
Public Collections

King County Public Art Collection — King County International Airport, Purchase Award Recipient
Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA
 
Commissions and Installations

2014 – Sea Grass, Architectural Beam, Loreen Milbrath, Vashon, WA
2007 – Tanit Line: Mary Beth Moser and Rich Rotruck, Vashon, WA
2004 – Be Fri, Est Ends: Leta Hamilton, London, UK
2004 — White Tara With Dragon to Honor Randy Revell: Vashon, WA
2004 – Black Madonna: Mary Beth Moser and Rich Rotruck, Vashon, WA
 
Press
02/17/10, LaConner Weekly News,”Go ahead–it’s’Touchable’,”AlexanderKramer
07/27/07, Seattle Times,“Sculpture show takes steps in right directions,” Sheila Farr
01/27/06, Brentwood News,“Art Reveals New World,” Tanya Rose
01/20/06, Brentwood Press,“ Sculpture on Display”
01/12/05, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, “Three Women Artists at Blue Heron”, Devon Atkins
01/01/05, Island View,”A Powerful Experience of Commissioning Art,” Jenn Reidel
01/01/05, Island View, “Visual Arts: Theresa Henson,” Jenn Reidel
06/25/04, King County Journal, “Sculpture Exhibit Keeps Growing,” Doug Margeson
06/23/04, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, “Island Sculptor Chosen for Exhibit,” Holly Mendel

Writing
Poems: Cardiac Wonder -- Get on Amazon
Novel: Shift -- Get on Amazon
Crab Creek Review
She Is Everywhere, Vol. 3
“Monasteries as keepers of culture,” American Academy of Religion, Conference 2013, Seattle
"All This Safe Passage," Felan Art Zine Issue #9

Music -- Listen on Soundcloud

Education
1990 – 1994 Bachelor of Arts ~ English and Art Studio, University of California, Santa Barbara
2013 Master of Arts ~ Transforming Spirituality, Seattle University
 

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