Timeline

1948
Born in New York City
1952
Moved to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
1968
Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute
1975
Received grant from Virgin Islands Council on the Arts/National
1975
Endowment for the Arts to photograph Danish architecture on St. Croix
1977–1979
Headed the board of Theatre Dance and organized the company’s first outdoor concerts
1980
Made Drifting on Melody Smoke: A Flower Opening to the Moon, nine portfolios of work done with Japanese contemporary dancers Eiko and Koma, began land sculptures on St. Croix
1981
Began aerial work, Fallen Jerusalem
1985–1988
Made book Jan Henle: Topographical Film Drawings
1991–1992
Made large scale land sculpture, La Jibarita
1999
Began work on land sculpture, Road to Nowhere. On-going project.

Exhibitions

2000
Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York
1999
Jan Henle: Sculpture of No Thing, SUNY at Binghamton, New York (solo)
1999
Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
1998
Dove Bradshaw/Jan Henle, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
1996
The La Jibarita Film Drawings (solo)
1995–1996
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1994
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1994
No Thing, Wooster Gardens, New York (solo)
1992–1993
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York (solo)
1988
Jan Henle: Land and Stone, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
1988
Landscape Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Corcoran Gallery
1985
Photographs from the Sam Wagstaff Collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum, International Center of Photography, New York
1983
Big Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1983
Xavier Fourcade, New York (solo)
1982
20th Century Photographs from MoMA, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo,
1978
American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1970
Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (solo)

Literature

1998
Dove Bradshaw/Jan Henle: Jan Henle: Sculpture of No Thing/Nancy Princenthal
1995
The Print Collector’s Newsletter: Something On Jan Henle: An Interview/Vincent Katz
1988
Jan Henle: Topographical Film Drawings, By Michael Auping