John Henry American, b. 1943


Internationally renowned sculptor John Raymond Henry produces monumental works for private individuals, museums, as well as public institutions and municipalities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Working out of his studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Henry also produces table top sized sculptures, but he is best known for his large scale public works of art. The son of a construction engineer, Henry creates sculptures that can rise from 60-70 feet in height and are fashioned from industrial materials. A founding member of the artist owned gallery ConStruct, along with such other sculpture luminaries as Mark di Suervo and Charles Ginniver, Henry leverages his nationally recognized expertise to curate museum and gallery exhibitions.

Honors, Exhibitions, and Commissions

2005     Honor by Tennessee State Senate with recognition on the floor of the Senate, Nashville, TN

2005     Distinguished Alumni Award University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts, Lexington, KY

2004     Mayor’s Award of Distinction in the Arts, Chattanooga, TN

2004     Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah

2005     “John Henry Way” – Honorary renaming of North Cermak Road, Chicago, IL

2002     Governor’s National Award in the Arts, Commonwealth of Kentucky

2000     "Symphony in Red" Commissioned by Toto Lotto Foundation, Lower Saxony, Hanover, GR

1999     Park Place Office Park, Naperville, IL

1997     United Capital Corp., Great Neck, NY

1997     Art Enterprises, Limited, Chicago, Illinois

1997     Pier Walk, Chicago, Illinois

1995     Coopers & Lybrand, Miami, FL

1994     "Gateway," Grove Isle Club and Resort, Coconut Grove, FL

1994     "New Directions," American Bankers Life Insurance Group, Miami, FL

1994     Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia

1991     "Dance of the Sun," Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju City, Korea

1990     Florida Individual Artists Fellowship

1989     "Journey to the Mountain Shire," FL Art In State Buildings Board of Regents FL Arts Council, FL  

1988     "Alachua," Florida Art In State Buildings, FL Arts Councils University of FL, Gainesville, FL

1988     Boca Raton Museum, Art School Sculpture Garden, Boca Raton, Florida

1987     Temple Beth Am, South Miami, FL

1985     Alaska State Council on the Arts Commission for Anchorage Intn’l Airport Anchorage, AK

1985     State of Illinois Capital Development Board Commission Central Atrium- State of Illinois

1984     Illinois State of Illinois Center, Chicago, Illinois

1982     National Endowment for the Arts Works of Art in Public Places, matching grant with Iowa Processors Commission for Sioux City, IA                  

1982     Sculpture Park at Florida International University, Miami, Florida

1981     South Miami Metrorail Station, Miami, Florida

1980     Joslyn art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

1979     101 North Wacker Building, Chicago, Illinois

1979     Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois

1979     Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan

1978     Sioux City, Iowa

1976     Governors State University, University Park, Illinois

1976     Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1975     National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant

1975      "Paciencia," Dade County Art in Public Places South Miami Metro Rail Station, South Miami,

1975       Ford Foundation Educational Grant School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1975       The Edward L Ryerson Fellowship at the Art Institute of Chicago

1975       National Endowment for the Arts Works of Art in Public Places Commission, Governors State University, University Park, IL

1975      National Endowment for the Arts Funded, Mint Museum of Art, Purchase of "Sun Target", Charlotte, NC

1974     Shafts, Sloping Shafts, Three Bolts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington

1974     City art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

1973     Beattie Park, Rockford, Illinois

1971     Dallas art Museum, Dallas, Texas

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