Jessica R. HendersonArtist / Designer / Educator
Jessica Henderson is an artist, freelance designer and Professor of Design at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended Bethel University for her B.A. in Studio Art and completed her M.F.A with emphases in 2D mixed media, print and bookmaking from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Jessica has exhibited work at Burnet Gallery, SooVAC, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Soap Factory. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, twin boys and daughter and can most likely be found in her studio or at the ice rink with the kids.

Jessica is not on social media. Sad. But she likes being social so please connect via email.



Education

2011    MFA    Print, Paper Book, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2007   BA      Studio Art, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, Magna Cum Laude


Solo and Group Exhibitions

  • Look Am I, Te Peske Gallery, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA - 2023
  • Bethel Univeristy Art + Design Department Faculty Exhibition, Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2023
  • Raspberry Monday 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2022
  • Real Good Art, digital juried exhibition, CIRCA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2021
  • 25 Years Out: MCAD MFA Alumni Exhibition, MCAD MFA Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2019
  • Uhh, U there???, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2018
  • Art(ists) On the Verge 7, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN - 2016
  • Current Location, The Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN - 2016
  • Works on Paper / 7 Artists, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2012
  • Open Door Exhibition, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2012
  • Midwest Multiples, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN - 2012
  • Accumulation: Past + Present, MCAD Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2012
  • East + West, MCAD Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - 2011
  • MCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN - 2011
  • Masters of the Universe, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN - 2011
  • Raw Data, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN - 2010
  • Get StARTed, Burnett Art Gallery, Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, MN - 2010
  • Master Blaster, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, MN - 2010


Curatorial Projects

  • Textura Guatemala Exhibition, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2017, 2019, 2021

 
Guest Lectures, Presentations & Panel Discussions

  • Lecture, Introduction to Creative Arts, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2020
  • Lecture, Uhh, U there???, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2018
  • Lecture, Introduction to Creative Arts, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2018
  • Presentation, Textura Guatemala, BU Library Prime Time, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2017
  • Presentation, Sophomore Seminar Class, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN - 2016
  • Panel Discussion Participant, Current Location, Th Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN - 2016
  • Panel Discussion Participant, Art(ists) On the Verge 7, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN - 2016

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Art Department - Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2011+
  • Graphic Designer - Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN, 2007-11





Selected Bibliograpy [or] Favorite Books: 2021-23


  • Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
  • Andy Crouch, The Life We’re Looking For: Reimagining Relationship in a Technological World
  • Felicia Wu Song, Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence and Place in the Digital Age
  • Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  • John Mark Comer, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
  • Makoto Fujimura, Culture Care: Reconnecting With Beauty for our Common Life
  • Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget
  • Jenny Odell, Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock