Mediums: Experimental / Multi-Media, Glass, Mosaics, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Video, Steel
12 Morley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-989-1191 e-mail; naphenderson [at] hotmail [dot] com
2005 Maryland Institute College of Art, Master of Fine Arts Degree, Baltimore, MD
1974 Northern Illinois University, Master of Arts; Candidate, DeKalb, IL.
1971 Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Chicago, IL.
1963 The Sorbonne, Student Continuum, Student and Artist Center, Paris, France
1963 Continuous Independent Study, research, writing, curating, and collecting of art
1971Traveling Fellowship Recipient, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1977 “FESTAC”’77 United States zone representative, Lagos, Nigeria West Africa
1987 Artist in Residence, Happy Hollow School, Wayland, Massachusetts
1988 Museum of Science and Industry, “Award for Outstanding Recognition”
1994 New England Foundation for the Arts, New Art Forms, “Artist’s Project”
1999 Massachusetts State Senate, “Omical Citation for Cultural Excellence”
Maryland Federation of Arts Gallery, Baltimore, MD. 2004
Kuumba Gallery, Shreveport, LA. 2004
Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN. 2003
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. 2003
Dupree Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2003
Thomas & Hall Gallery, Dallas, TX. 2002
South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX. 2002-03
Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Fl. 2002
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, "Blackness in Color: Expressions of the
Black Arts Movement" Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 2000
Jubilation; Celebrating African Textile Traditions, “Convergence 2000”, Cincinnati,
American Craft Museum, New York, NY: 1994
Museum of African American Life and Culture, Dallas, TX: 1994
Mingei International. Museum of Folk Art, San Diego, CA: 1994
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.: 1993
National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN.: 1993
Eubie Blake National Museum, Baltimore, MD.: 1993
Junior Black Arts Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc., Dallas, TX.: 1991
Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, IL: 1991
AFRICOBRA/GROUPE FROMAJE, Gallery of Art, College of Fine Arts,
Howard University, Washington, DC: 1989
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA: 1988
J.P. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY.: 1988
"Ten Year Retrospective" Museum of the National Center of Afro‑American Artists, Roxbury, MA.: 1981
"Soweto Remembrance Day" United Nations Chambers Gallery, NY,: 1980
"Negritude" SERMAC 16eme Festival of Arts, Fort de France, Martinique, 1987
The Art Academy, Guangdong, China: 1986
National Gallery of Art; Dakar, Senegal, NCA 1985
DEL BELLO Gallery, Toronto Canada: 1994
Taipei International. Exhibition of Traditional Crafts, Taipei, Taiwan: 1993
A‑Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada,: 1992
U.S. Dept. of State, Art in Embassies Program, Manama, Bahrain: 1998‑2000
U.S. Dept. of State, Art in Embassies Program, Central African Republic, W. Africa: 1996-8
City of Sarasota, Florida; finalist for North Library commission 2004
City of Boston, Parks and Recreation Department, "Living Room Project" and
First Night at Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston Commons & Mattapan, MA. 1999 ‑ 2000
Columbia Council, Palmetto Tree Project, Columbia, SC. 1999
Dining Table with Enamel insets, Private, Jamaica Plain, MA:
O’Donnell School, Boston Public Schools, East Boston, MA: 1996
Rode Island Convention Center Authority, Providence, R. I.: 1996
Tapestry Scenery for Play "African Tapestry" Boston, MA: 1994
Mather School, Boston Public Schools, Dorchester, MA: 1991
Dimock Community Health Center, Roxbury, MA: 1991
Massachusetts Port Authority, Black Falcon Cruise ship Terminal, Boston, 1989
Happy Hollow School, Wayland, MA: 1987
New England Life Insurance Co., Boston, MA: 1987
Roxbury Community College, Mass. Per Cent for the Arts, Roxbury, MA: 1986
Hartsfield International Airport, Department of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA.: 1982
City of Boston, Public Art collection Boston, MA.
State of Rhode Island Public Art Collection Providence, RI.
City of Columbia Public Art Collection Columbia, SC.
Bell Telephone Company of Illinois Chicago, Ill.
West Virginia State College Institute. West Virginia
Du Sable Museum of African American History Chicago, Ill.
Studio Museum in Harlem New York, N.Y.
Museum of the National Center of Afro‑American Artists, inc. Boston, MA.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York, N.Y.
University of Vermont, McCrorey Gallery Burlington, VT.
Hampton University Museum Washington, DC
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Brandywine Print Archive Philadelphia, PA
Bob Blackburn Print Workshop New York, NY
Southside Community Art Center Chicago, IL
The Flying Needle, Council of American Embroiders
Elements of African Religion that allow for the Transplant of Islam, Napoleon Jones‑Henderson
National Black Arts Catalog, 1996 National Juried Exhibition
Trans‑African Artists Exhibition Catalog, Art Atrium II Gallery
Jazz..."a Montage of a Dream”, American Jazz Museum, Dr. Samela Lewis, author
International Review of African American Art, Hampton University
Celebrating African Identity: Politics and Icons of Representation, Nikiru Nzegwu, author
Volatile Alliances, Africus Johannesburg Biennale 1995, South Africa
New Art Examiner, 1994
AFRICOBRA The First Twenty Years, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.1990