My work deciphers delusions of grandeur. It intricately dissects fascinations and desires I have held since childhood such as fairy tales, Bible stories, glamour, self-adornment, attractiveness, morality, and Hollywood culture. By plucking specific poignant images from these categories and combining them in playful and sometimes surreal narratives, I free myself to externalize and enjoy a complex world all my own. I live vicariously through a cast of mischievous, adventurous, and glitzy characters I affectionately call, "my girls." Mine is an atmosphere filled with cocktail parties, jewelry trees, romance, forest clearings, evening gowns, morality, animals, drama, beauty, and a oneness with God. Yes, all at the same time.
Artist Bio / CV
Jaime Lynn Henderson is an emerging artist currently living and working in Chicago. She received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Her large-scale whimsical, colorful, and fantastical narratives have been exhibited in such galleries as Space 301, Mobile, Alabama, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Lightwell Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma, the Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, and Around the Coyote at The Splat Flats, Chicago where she was named "Best New Artist Working on Paper" for 2009. In 2010, she was awarded a studio residency at Chicago's renowned Merchandise Mart and was seen as a contestant on Season 1 of Bravo TV's reality competition show, "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist."