Jan Henle  (American, 1948) 


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Jan Henle Biography
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.
Selected 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)
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