Austin Henderson (b. 1996 Whitby, Ontario) is a student artist and BFA (Honours) candidate at Queen’s University, minoring in Art History. Currently, he is specializing in large-scale, figurative oil painting as part of his undergraduate studio thesis. With an interest in mid-twentieth century fashion, Hollywood film, advertising, and other forms of mass visual culture, Henderson’s work explores identity and social systems in order to question this era’s popular perceptions, and its connections to the present. In 2017, he supplemented his studio practice and art historical studies while abroad for a semester at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, Australia. In the past, Henderson has worked at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario, the Station Gallery in Whitby, Ontario, with the Australian Art Events Foundation in Sydney, Australia, and for Vogue Charity Fashion Show at Queen’s University. Currently, he holds positions as the Arts Editor of MUSE Magazine, the Co-President of the Fine Art Department Student Council, and as an illustrator for the Queen’s Business Review. Henderson’s work has been exhibited in juried group shows throughout Ontario and New York, including the Union Gallery (2017, 2016), the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (2014, 2012), and as part of a recent travelling exhibition, Print Pulse 30. His writing and artwork has been included in publications such as the Undergraduate Review, MUSE Magazine, and the Queen’s Business Review.
More of his work can be viewed at www.austin-henderson.com.