Born in 1984 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, USA


Depuis plusieurs années, John Henderson élargit et approfondit son engagement dans une peinture abstraite et les conditions de sa pratique contemporaine. Faisant appel à une grande diversité de technologies et de techniques — moulage, coulage, impression numérique, vidéo et photographie —, Henderson réforme, révise et reproduit l’expression picturale manuelle, évoquant le minimalisme et l’expressionnisme abstrait tout en prenant délibérément de la distance par rapport à leur pratique directe.


2009 M.F.A. Northwestern University, Illinois
2007 B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

solo shows

- The Return, Perrotin Paris, France

- Perrotin, New York, New York

- Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico 

- re-er, Perrotin, Hong Kong, China

- John Henderson, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- A Revision, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY, USA
- A Reserve, T293, Rome, Italy

- Excerpts, Carl Kostyál, London, UK
- He's an interesting thinker, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
- John, Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy

- The man I wanted to marry before I found out about sex, T293, Naples, Italy
- 12 x 12: John Henderson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
- The Frugal Genius, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

group shows

- Wonderland, Perrotin Shanghai, China

- La Febbre, curated by Vincenzo Schillaci, Palermo, Italy 

- How it's Made, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
- Painting / Or / Not, KaviarFactory, Henningsvaer, Norway

- ma l'amor mio non muore, Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy
- Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon
- Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

- green postcard, Ibid, London, UK

- The Go-Between, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
- Per-forming a collection #3, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy

- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25 ans, TRIPOSTAL, Lille, France
- The Medium of Intensity, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden
- Matt Connors, John Henderson, Lucas Knipscher, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York
- Anamericana, American Academy, Rome, Italy
- abstract thinking -- using a hammer and sea-staring is OK, OSL contemporary, Olso, Norway
- Prague Biennial 6, Prague, Czech Republic
- Group Show, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

- Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Cara Domani: Opere dalla collezione Ernesto Esposito, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
- The Mystery Trend, Wallspace, New York, NY, USA
- Idea is the object, D'Amelio Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
- Gaylen Gerber, John Henderson, DAS INSTITUT with Allison Katz, Family Business, New York, NY, USA
- Richard Artschwager / Gaylen Gerber / John Henderson, Golden Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- John Henderson, Dan Rees, Frieze, New York (T293 Gallery), USA

- About Painting, abc art berlin contemporary (w/ T293), Berlin, Germany (catalog)
- Liste 16 (T293 Gallery, Naples), Basel, Switzerland
- Chopped & Screwed, Tomorrow at MKG127, Toronto, Canada

- Mute: John Henderson and Justin Swinburne, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA

public collections

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, Italy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Bibliography

- Charlesworth, J.J. Review: green postcard at Ibid., London, ArtReview, April

- Cummins, Cassie. John Henderson at Galerie Perrotin,, November 10
- Mahany, Alexander. Painting Without Paint: John Henderson and Contemporary Abstraction,, October 10
- Top 100 Fall Shows, Modern Painters, September
- Kollack, Ginny. Review: Frieze New York, art-agenda, May 9

- Casavecchia, Barbara.Review: John Henderson at Peep-Hole, Milan, Frieze, October

- Cattelan, Maurizio. Interview with John Henderson: Self Representation, Flash Art, October (cover story)
- Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: Idea is the Object, The New York Times, August 2
- Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: The Mystery Trend, The New York Times, July 27
- Ise, Claudine. 'Phantomb Limb' exhibition at MCA not at all what it sounds like, Chicago Tribune, June 27

- Casavecchia, Barbara. Absorption and Theatricality: John Henderson, Mousse Magazine no. 30, October
- Grabner, Michelle. John Henderson at Golden Gallery, Artforum, April
- Perel, Marissa. Review: John Henderson at GOLDEN, Time Out Chicago, February 24