Henry Swanson

I grew up experiencing art instead of learning it, as an exploration of what my hand could do – not what concept could justify the fun my hand was having on the paper. There was never need of a theory or dialogue. I was not in conversation with anything or anyone but myself and this surface I was slowly manipulating. The work I make now is made perhaps by an older man trying to maintain his naivety.

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Born 1993, Dallas, Texas
Lives and works in Dallas, Texas

Education and Residencies
2017 The Goss-Michael Foundation Residency, Dallas, Texas
2016 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Snoopy Tattoo, Kime Contemporary, Indianapolis, Indiana
2018 My Mom Can Drive, If Your Mom Can Pick Up, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2017 Mad Festive, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, Texas

Group Exhibitions
2017 L’OhNo Magasine presents Henry Swanson, Brake and Clutch Warehouse, Dallas, Texas
2015 Cohesion, Zhen Music and Arts Institute, Dallas, Texas
2015 Strokes, Expose Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2015 New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2013 Soak It In, GoodFriend Beer Garden, Dallas, Texas