The Art of Robbin Légère Henderson

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Solo Exhibitions

2015 “Matilda: Militant Rebel,” City College of San Francisco Gallery, S.F. CA
2014 El Cerrito City Hall, El Cerrito, CA
2013-14 (December-February) Oakopolis Creativity Center, Oakland, California
2012 New Pacific Studio, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand
2009 ProArts, Oakland, California
2009 Mosswood Gallery, Boonville, California
2008  Future Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2007 Studio Gallery, Berkeley, California
1994  Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkeley, California
1995  Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
1982 Intersection Gallery, San Francisco
1978 Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
1977 The Floating Museum, outdoor site-specific installation at Golden Gate National Seashore, Marin County, California, curated by Lynn Hershman
1976 Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California
 American Can Collective Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015-16  “Chasing Justice,” Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.
2014 “Collect!” Berkeley Art Center
2014 “Social Discourses in Print,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2014 “Soapbox,” Berkeley Art Center, Annual Juried Exhibition (Steven Wolf and Boots Riley, jurors)
2012 Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA
2010 City of Berkeley Civic Center Exhibition and Competition (juried)
2009 ProArts, Gallery, Oakland, California
2008 City of Berkeley Civic Center Exhibition and Competition
2008 “California History Walk” Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California
2007 Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, California
2002 “Show: The Flag,” Armory Gallery, Pasadena, California
1995 Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Intersection for the Arts , San Francisco
1994 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
1993 “San Francisco, Kunst der Minder,” Neue Gesellschaft, (NGBK) Berlin Germany
“One of a Kind” Intersection Gallery, San Francisco
1991-93 Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles  (traveling exhibits)
1991 “Intifada,” La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley Art Center
1990 “Flag,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1989 “Sheltering the Flame: Growing up in the Mission” Intersection for the Arts Gallery, curated by Yolanda Lopez
1986“50s/80s” San Francisco Art Institute
1985 “Saludo al Pueblo,” Casa Gallery, San Francisco
1985 “Saludo al Pueblo de Nicaragua,” Instituto de Bellas Artes, Managua, Nicaragua
1985 Mission Cultural Center Group Show, San Francisco
“The Annual,” San Francisco Art Institute
“What’s Happening,” Alternative Museum, New York, New York
1982 “14 Proposals for Battery Hill 129” Clorox World Headquarters, Oakland
Fashion Moda, New York, New York
School of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Intersection for the Arts Gallery, San Francisco
1980 “Images of Women,” Kaiser Center, Oakland (review)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Garment Works,” Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, California
1977 “Chavooshian, Frizzell, Henderson and Murch: Four Artists From California,” Sculpture Now, New York, New York
“Inside/Outside, Los Angeles Woman’s Building, Los Angeles
“The Bologna Festival,” Bologna, Italy

Bibliography

Albright, Thomas, Forty Years of Bay Area Art, U. C. Press, 1984
Bacon, Cushing, et al, Visions of Peace and Justice, Inkworks Press, 2009
Articles
Bonetti, David, “Flag” San Francisco Examiner, 1990
Sherer, Charles (Battery Hill) Oakland Tribune, 8/30/82
McDonald, Robert, Artweek, “Images of Women,” 2/17/79
Albright, Thomas, “The Underground is Looking Up,” S. F. Chronicle 4/18/78
Askey, Ruth, “Garment Works” Artweek, 3/4/78
Albright, Thomas, “A Group Show Without Gimmicks” S.F. Chronicle, 4/12/77
Lubell, Ellen, “4 Artists from California,” Womanart, Fall 1977

Residency & Awards

2015 Artist-in-Residence, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York
2015 Alameda County Arts Commission 2015 Artwork Purchase Award
2015 Puffin Foundation Award, Teaneck, New Jersey
2014 Semi-finalist Alameda County Arts Commission, Small Works Competition
2012 First Prize, pastel; First Prize, printmaking; 3 Honorable mentions, painting; 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize, printmaking, Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show.
2012 Silver Award, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, California
2012  Public Art Project: “Streets Alive!” Berkeley, California—artwork installed on utility boxes on Oxford Street at Berkeley Way. Earth Island Institute and the City of Berkeley .
2012  New Pacific Studio, Artist-in-Residence, Mt. Bruce, New Zealand
2011 July, Petrified National Park Artist-in-Residence, Arizona.
2009 October/November, Old Growth Arts Foundation residency, Mendocino County
2008 Finalist: Alameda County Art Commission: commission for Juvenile Justice Center

Collections

Alameda County Arts Commission 2015 Artwork Purchase Program
National Park Service, collection of Petrified Forest National Park
National Archives, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
NGBK, Berlin, Germany; Escuela de Bellas Artes, Managua, Nicaragua; Reed College, Portland, Oregon; Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, California
Private collections: New York City; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Berkeley, California; Taos, New Mexico; Torino, Italy; Masterton, New Zealand; Istanbul, Turkey; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Employment

Current Free-lance curator and consultant
1991-2006 Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center, 15 Publications w/curatorial essays
1986-1991 Artistic Director, China Books and Periodicals, San Francisco
1984-1990 Free-lance Curator and Consultant. Curated exhibitions at the Alternative Museum, New York; Museum of Arts and Science, Macon, Georgia; Spirit Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina; Casa Gallery, San Francisco, La Peña, Berkeley; Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Exhibition consultant, Alternative Museum, NYC; San Francisco Art Institute; Galeria de la Raza.
1985 &1986 Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco County Jail, California Arts Council “Artists in Social Institutions program. Taught painting, drawing, mixed media work to inmates.
1984- 85 Promotions Director/Production Supervisor, Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, CA
1979-1984 Director, Berkeley Art Center
1974-1979 Co-Curator Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
1974            Co-Founder, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

Education

San Francisco Art Institute
University of California, Berkeley, BA , 
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Also studied at: Los Angeles City College, UCLA, Los Angeles State College,
California State University, Fresno.