Howard House's second Henry show offers a window into an artist's emergence by Gayle Clemans for The Seattle Times

Currently Hanging: A Life - Jen Graves The Stranger SLOG

Mary Henry - a long life in abstraction on Regina Hackett's Another Boucing Ball

Mary Henry - artists hidden in plain sight, Regina Hackett's Blog, Another Bouncing Ball, Dec. 20, 2009

Click here to read Jen Graves' article about Mary Henry in the Stranger

Click here to read Sheila Farr's reivew in The Seattle Times

Click here to listen to Gary Faigin's review of Henry's shows KUOW

Click here to read Gary Faigin's review of Henry's shows at Howard House and the Wright Exhibition Space

Click here to read Regina Hackett's review of Henry's show at in the Seattle PI

Click here to read Elizabeth Bryant's review of Henry's show at the Wright Exhibition Space in Art Access

Click here to read Artist Trust's announcement of the 2006 Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement


Born 1913, Sonoma, CA


1938 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1938-40 Federal Art Project, Oakland, CA
1940-43 Instructor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1941 Studied lithography, San Francisco School of Fine Arts
1945-46 Master of Arts, Institute of Design, Chicago, IL, studied with L. Moholy- Nagy
1950-55 Member, Sign, Scene, Pictorial Painters Union, Local 510
1976 Master Painters class with Jack Tworkov, Centram Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
1981 Monotype workshop wit Michael Mazur, Centram Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
1988 Art Consultant: Perspectives of New Music
1992 Nominee; Women's Caucus for the Art Annual Award
Member, American Abstract Artists Group, New York


Howard House, Seattle, WA

Howard House, Seattle, WA
Wright Space, Seattle, WA

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Schneider Museum of Art, OR
Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

Museum of Northwest Art, "In The Gardens of Myth and Logic", La Connor, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, "North Slope Paintings", Bellevue, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, "No Limits", Four Wall Mural, Bellevue, WA
Brian Ohno Gallery, "Modern Master Works",Seattle, WA

PDX, "Mary Henry, Paintings 1968 and 1998," Portland, OR

Meyerson/Nowinski Gallery, "The Geometric Tradition in American Art", Seattle, WA

Linda Cannon Gallery, "Selected Paintings", Seattle, WA

Cliff Michel Gallery, "Mary Henry, Non-objective Works", Seattle, WA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Barbara Johns, Curator

Cliff Michel Gallery, "Mary Henry/Robert Maki/Al Held", Seattle, WA

Cliff Michel Gallery, "Mary Henry: New Constructs", Seattle, WA

Pacific Lutheran University, "Mary Henry: Paintings and Drawings", Parkland, WA, Richard L. Brown, Curator
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, "Mary Henry: Selected Works, Bellingham, WA, John Olbrantz, Curator
Los Altos Hills City Hall, Los Altos Hills, CA
Childer/Proctor Gallery, Langley, WA
Arthead Gallery, Seattle, WA

History Center Archives, De Anza College, Sunnyvale, CA

Childer/Proctor Gallery, Langley, WA

Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Matthew Kangas, Curator

Wilkinson/Cobb Gallery, Mendocino, CA

Sterling Associates, Palo Alto, CA

Sonoma State College, Cotati, CA

Arleigh Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, CA

Ampex Corporation, Redwood City, CA


Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1890 - 2010, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

Modern Parallels: The Paintings of Mary Henry and Helen Lundeberg, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

California College of Art and Craft: 100 Years in the Making, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Next, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Northwest Matriarchs of Modernism, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

International Abstraction: Making Painting Real, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Variations of Abstraction:Selection from the Portable Collection, City Space, Seattle, WA

Abstracts on Paper and Mixed Media, PDX, Portland, OR
Bryan Ohno Gallery: 5th Anniversary Celebration, Seattle, WA

Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, New York Annual Show, American Abstract Artists Group
Bumberbiennale, Seattle Arts Festival, Seattle, WA; Matthew Kangas, curator

PDX, "Paintings and Drawings", Portland, OR

Bellevue Art Museum, "Hands on Color", Bellevue, WA; Brain Wallace, curator
Group Abstract Geometric Show, PDX, Portland, OR

PDX, "Gallery Artists," Portland, OR
Meyerson & Nowinski Art Assoc., "Drawings... An Annual Bi-coastal Invitational," Seattle WA
Center on Contemporary Art, "Square Painting/Plane Painting," Seattle, WA, curated by Lauri Chamber, Catalouge

Westbeth Gallery, American Abstract Artists, New York, NY
Kean College, "American Abstract Artists 60th Anniversary Exhibition," Union, NJ, Catalouge

Linda Cannon Gallery, Art Fair, Seattle, WA
CoCA "Folie a Deux," Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, "100 Painter, 100 Years," Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Art Museum, " Selections from the Northwest Collection," Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light Portable Works Collections, "Eyes on Public Work," Curated by Matthew Kangas, Seattle Center Modern Art Pavilion, Seattle, WA
The Noyes Museum, "The Persistence or Abstraction, American Abstract Artists Annual Exhibition," Oceanville, NJ
The Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle, WA
Institut de Artes Visual, Palacio Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal

"The Persistence of Abstraction," American Abstract Artists, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey.

Edwin A Ulrich Museum of Art, "The Persistence of Abstraction, American Abstract Artists 56th Annual Exhibition," Wichita State University, Whittier, KS
Center on Contemporary Art, "Northwest Annual," Seattle, WA, Paula Cooper, Juror
Casa Argentina en Israel, Tierra Santa, Jerusalem, Israel

Cliff Michel Gallery, "Summer Salon", Seattle, WA
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, "Abstraction 1: Focus on Form," Portland, OR
Portland Community College, "The Big and the Small of it," Northview Gallery, Portland, OR, Cliff Michel, Curator
Washington State Convention and Trade Center, "National Governor's Associations Exhibition of Washington State Artists," Seattle, WA

Cliff Michel Gallery, "Mary Henry / Robert Maki / Al Held," Seattle, WA

Seattle Center, "Bumberbiennale: Decade of Abstraction 1979-1989, A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition," Seattle, WA, Matthew Kangas, Curator
Center on Contemporary Art, "Northwest Annual," Seattle, WA, Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, Jurors
Tacoma Art Museum, 100 Years of Washington Art," Tacoma, WA Penelope Loucas, Curator

Illinois Institute of Technology, "Institute of Design Alumni Exhibition," Chicago, IL

Seattle Center, "Bumberbiennale: Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987," A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA, Matthew Kangas, Curator

Seattle Center, "Bumberbiennale: Seattle Painting 1925-1985, A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition," Seattle, WA, Matthew Kangas, Curator

Seattle Center, "SIZE, A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition," Seattle, WA, Matthew Kangas, Curator

Henry Art Gallery, "Shapes as Ideas: Abstraction," University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Harvey West, Curator

Gallery Diane Gilson, Seattle, WA
Soames-Dunn Building, Pike Place Market, "Salon des Refuses 1980," Seattle, WA, Matthew Kangas, Curator

Wilinson/Cobb Gallery, Mendocino, CA

Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

Sterling Associates, Palo Alto, CA

San Francisco Museum of Art, "Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints," San Francisco, CA

Harvard University, School of Architecture, Cambridge, MA

San Francisco Museum of Art, "Seventh Annual Exhibition of Drawings and Prints," San Francisco, CA
A.C.A. Gallery, New York, NY

Joslyn Memorial Museum, Omaha, NE

San Francisco Museum of Art, "Annual Exhibition of Paintings," San Francisco, CA

Oakland Art Museum, Painting Annual," Oakland, CA


Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA
North Santa Clara County Office Building, Palo Alto, CA
First National Bank of San Jose, San Jose, CA
First National Bank of San Jose, Palo Alto, CA
The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA
The Bethel Corporations, San Francisco, CA
The Emporium, San Francisco, CA
Mountain View Municipal Swimming Pool, Mountain View, CA
First California State Capital building, Monterey, CA


Portland Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Burma-America Institute, Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar)
Embassy of Argentina, Tel Aviv, Israel
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Bogel and Gates, Attorneys at Law, Seattle, WA
Mr. William Bryant, San Francisco, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Benbow Bullock, Vallejo, CA
Drs. Gordon and Dorothy Carlson, Bellevue, WA
Mr. Edwin Duerst, Washington D.C.
Nina Ferrari and Dr. Gal LaSalle, Vashon, WA
Mr. John Fuerst, Seattle, WA
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Ginzton, Los Altos Hills, CA
Mr. James Hartman, Freeland, WA
Mr. Richard Hesik
Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA
Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA
Microsoft, Inc., Redmond, WA
Pacific First Bank, Seattle, WA
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Raff, Seattle, WA
Mr. and Mrs. John Rahn, Seattle, WA
Joan Wellborn Robbins
J.R. Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shaw, Mill Valley, CA
Mr. Peter Walker, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Frank Walsh, Palo Alto, CA
Robin Wassong, Seattle, WA
Lawrence Whitaker, Seattle, WA
William Wikstrom, Seattle, WA
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Glazer


Palmer D. French, review of Arleigh Gallery exhibition, Artforum, October 1969, illus.
Anonymous, review of Arleigh Gallery exhibition, Palo Alto Times, July 29, 1969
Anonymous, review of Sterling Associates exhibition, West Art, November 5, 1969
Gay M. Weaver, "Mary Henry Paintings Decorative," Palo Alto Times, November 6, 1971
Anonymous, Palo Alto Times, October 22, 1971
Harvey West, The Washington Year 1980-1981, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, 1981
Matthew Kangas, S I Z E. Seattle: Bumbershoot, 1984
Christopher R. Schnoor, "September Art," VISION, Fall, 1984
Lorinda Eastlick, "...artist produces bold, powerful murals," South Whidbey Record, September 24, 1985
Matthew Kangas, Bumberbiennale: Seattle Painting 1927 - 1987. Seattle: Bumbershoot, 1987
Matthew Kangas, Bumberbiennale: Seattle Sculpture 1927 - 1987. Seattle: Bumbershoot, 1987
Richard L. Brown, "Mary Henry: Paintings and Drawings," curatorial statement, Pacific Lutheran University, 1988
Matthew Kangas, "Bellingham, Washington: Mary Henry at the Whatcom Museum," Art in America, November, 1988, illus.
Marjorie Kellogg, Town of Los Altos Hills Newsletter, 1988
Marjorie Kellogg, "Los Altos Hills Muralist," Town Crier, April 20, 1988, illus.
John Olbrantz, "Mary Henry: Selected Work," curatorial statement, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, 1988
Matthew Kangas, "Mary Henry: American Constructivist," review of Pacific
Regina Hackett, review of Center on Contemporary Art Northwest Annual, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1989
Lyn Smallwood, "Mary Henry, Seattle, Cliff Michel Gallery," ARTnews, November, 1989, illus.
Matthew Kangas, "Bumberbiennale: Decade of Abstraction 1979 - 1989," The Arts - Newsletter of the King County Arts Commission, August, 1989, illus.
Regina Hackett, review of Cliff Michel Gallery exhibition, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August, 18, 1989, illus.
Matthew Kangas, "Meditations on Proportion," review of Cliff Michel Gallery exhibition, Artweek, November 22, 1990, illus.
Laura Brunsman, review of Cliff Michel Gallery exhibition, Reflex, January- February, 1991, illus.
Randy Gragg, "Critics Choice," The Oregonian, January 8, 1991, illus.
Randy Gragg, "Abstract Attraction of Mary Henry," The Oregonian, January 31, 1991, illus.
Matthew Kangas, "Mary Henry: American Constuctivist," Woman's Art Journal, Vol. 12, Fall 1991/Winter 1992, illus. with color cover
Regina Hackett, review of "Northwest Annual" at Center on Contemporary Art," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1992
Matthew Kangas, review of "Mary Henry Paintings and Drawings," The Seattle Times, December 11, 1992
Regina Hackett, review of Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Post-Intelligencer,1993
Regina Hackett, "Hope to Technology," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 4, 1993
Lyn Smallwood, "Shape Shifters," Seattle Weekly, February 17, 1993
Lois Allen, "Westwood Elders Filtering Experiences," Reflex, March/April, 1993
Ted Lindgerg, "Living for Geometry, Mary Henry Constructivist Paintings," Reflex, December 1995
Corporate Council of the Arts Annual Poster Award, "Standard," 1996
Elizabeth Bryant, "McLeod Residence and Wright Exhibition Space," Art Access, February 2007
Regina Hackett, "Artist Fuses Geometric Abstractions in a Celebration of Life, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 2, 2007
Sheila Farr, "Mary Henry: 93 Years of Life and Art," Seattle Times, February 23, 2007
Jen Graves, "Through the Past, Brightly," The Stranger, March 1, 2007
Matthew Kangas, "Mary Henry: The Last Constructivist," Art Ltd, January/February 2010


2006 Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA
2001 Flintridge Foundation