I frequently work in public space creating large, exterior mural installations. I may be most noted by my very visible works of graffiti under the moniker "HENSE." The images I create now are purely abstract works which are a constant analysis of form, surface, line, color, composition and in some cases, location. My work in public space is intended to give life and color to aged or decayed objects and walls while giving the public a new perception of the transformed structure. I put emphasis on the materials or media I use and how they are applied to the surface in a public space as well as in my paintings and drawings. I recreate textures, forms and my experiences working in public space into my work. I draw inspiration from any kind of mark making which has been man made or otherwise. I'm also very interested in textured or weathered surfaces and general urban decay. My work expresses the physical act of painting, drawing and the transformation of an object or stucture.
Artist Bio / CV
2012 Museum of Design Atlanta MODA, Forthcoming.
2011 Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
2011 Summer Group Show, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
2011 Mark Making In Black And White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2010 Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
2008 Soft Light, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2007 Drawing Outside The Lines, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.
2007 Drawings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2006 Lights Out, Scion Dashboard Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2005 Letters First Traveling Group Exhibition, RBK Concept Store - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan.
2005 Environmentalists, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
2004 Blurry, Retromodern, Atlanta, GA.
2003 Krylon and Beyond II, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2002 Mixed Media Installation, 55DSL, Diesel Store, Union Square, New York, NY.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011 Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.
2011 Project Grant (Public Murals), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.
2010 Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2010
2009 Promax BDA Design Award, Art Direction and Design: Image Campaign, Cartoon Network On-Air, Atlanta, GA, 2009.
2012 Public Murals, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. Forthcoming.
2011 Public Mural, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
2010 Public Murals, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
2010 Public Murals, Art Basel, Miami, FL.
2010 Public Mural, Artist Project, Oyster, VA.
2009 Public Mural, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
1998 Fine Arts Major, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.