Lara Henderson |


University of the Arts, 2010

MFA, Book Arts & Printmaking

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2005

BFA, Graphic Design & Letterform

Fab Academy, 2015

AS220 Labs, Providence RI


Adjunct Instructor

Brown University, Visual Arts Department, Providence RI

September 2014 – May 2017

Teaching Art of the Book – letterpress printing and bookbinding

Final project for each student is to edition a book.

RISD, Graphic Design Department, Providence RI

January 2016 – May 2017

Teaching 18 book structures, including hardcover books, all in one month

20 hours of instruction total

UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA, Jan 2015 – May 2015

Typography as Information, 2 sections

Founder, Print and Book, Providence RI, May 2016

A 12 week printmaking and book arts intensive. Developed curriculum, marketed program, recruited and trained 10 students

Design Instructor, DownCity Design, Providence RI, July 2016

Developed curriculum, instructed for two weeks in principles of Graphic Design and Adobe software

Printshop Manager, AS220 Community Printshop

August 2011– February 2014

Managed the AS220 Community Printshop as part of the AS220 Industries,

a maker space located in downtown Providence. Coordinated workshops, trained volunteers, membership recruitment

Industries Director, AS220

March 2014 – January 2015

Oversaw the daily operations of a community maker space (Printshop, Media Arts, Digitial Fabrication). Managed four staff members and 200+ members. Directed events in the space, including workshops, open houses, various community outreach events and fundraisers. Worked to raise the visibility of the program, oversaw budget

Digital Fabrication Assistant, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle Maine

Assisted students taking workshops in six different disciplines on the various Fab Lab tools. Ran workshops on the vinyl cutter, laser cutter, assisted with file prep. Trained students 1:1 on the laser cutter, CNC router, 3D scanning and printing.

Instructor, AS220 Printshop, Providence, Rhode Island 2010–current

Book Arts, Letterpress, Offset Printing, Silkscreen, Graphic Design, Pre-Press, Adobe Creative Suite, lead many community workshops

Teaching Assistant, University of the Arts, January 2009–May 2010

Introduction to Printmaking, Graduate Intermediate Course in

Lithography and Letterpress, Book Arts

Studio Assistant and Letterpress Instructor, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT, 2007–2008

Software Skills

Google, MS Office, Mail Chimp, WordPress, HTML and CSS, Adobe Creative Suite. (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, After Effects), Sketchup, Data visualization

Additional Skills

Basic level Spanish (and continuing education), Graphic Design and Typography, Printmaking, Digital Fabrication

Selected Exhibitions


PVD Field Day, Providence RI

Solo Exhibition, Project Space, Providence RI

Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA


Full Moon Market, Sutton Street, Providence RI

New Horizons, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA


AS220 Group Show, Providence, RI

PHILALALIA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Mote Gallery, Providence, RI | Red Equals Ink

AS220 Group Show, Providence, RI

Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition Project, worldwide traveling exhibition


Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD | REvisit,

RISD Museum, Providence, RI | Locally Made: Demo and Discourse: Lara Henderson on Book Arts

Candita Clayton Gallery, Providence, RI | Saturnalia


Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul, Korea

186 Carpenter Street Gallery, Providence, RI | Reanimation Library

Project Space Reading Room, Providence, RI | New Works by Lara Henderson

Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI | Hydra,

AS220 Main Gallery, Providence RI | Print Lottery: Prints and Works on Paper


Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Italy| Struttura e Contenuto

Athenaeum, Philadelphia, PA
| Book Arts

The National Archives, Philadelphia, PA | Libro Curio

The Steelyard, Providence, RI | Wooly Fair


Free Library, Philadelphia, PA | Space and Sequence

Sandy Gallery, Portland Oregon | Pop-Up Now

College Book Art Association, Bloomington, IN

MFA Thesis Show, Philadelphia, PA | Small Universes

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA | Democratic Multiples

Presentations and Workshops


Panelist at Southern Graphics Council, Well-Rounded: Interdisciplinary Practice of

Contemporary Crafts in Printmaking Knoxville TN


Bridgewater State University | Presentation of work

RISD Museum| History of Printing Presentation and Book Arts Workshop

Paul Cuffee High School


186 Carpenter Street Gallery, Reanimation Library, Providence, RI | Traditional Case Binding,

Rhode Island School of Design | Critic for Wintersession Book Arts Class

Rhode Island School of Design, Architecture Department | Traditional Case Binding


Center for Non-Violence, Providence, RI | Woven Structures, Sewn Sketchbooks

Rhode Island School of Design, Architecture Department | Traditional Case Binding


Davey Lopez Recreation Community Service Program, Providence , RI

Southern Graphic Council, Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, Philadelphia PA

NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York

Visiting Artist Lectures

Monterrart College of Art, Beverly MA, 2015

REpurpose/REstrike Print Symposium, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs ,MD, 2013

Presentation of work, letterpress and book arts workshop, demonstration at conference

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA, 2010, 2012

Presentation of work, critique of student work, book binding demonstration


Greg Cook, “Jon Laustsen’s miniatures; and AS220’s ‘Print Lottery” Providence Phoenix, September 11, 2012,

Greg Cook, “Accidentally On Purpose” Providence Phoenix, March 14, 2012,

Philip Zimmermann, “The Space in Between” College Art Association Reviews, 2011

Marc Awodey, “Double Booking”, The Seven Days, August 16th, 2006 Spirit of the Book’


“Traditional Printmaking Utlizing Contemporary Technology”, Central Booking Magazine, New York, NY, 2013.


Eugene Feldman Award, Excellence in Offset Printing and Book Production, 2010

Graduate Fellowship, University of the Arts, 2008-2011

Graphic Design Departmental Award, 2005


Rhode Island School of Design Book Arts Competition, 2015

Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Drawing and Printmaking Fellowship Panelists, 2014

Grants and Fellowships

Change Capital Fund grant recipient, Kresge Foundation

AS220 Fab Academy Fellowship, 6 month appointment, 2015

Paul Cuffee High School, Visiting Artist Series, 2013


American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia PA | Summer Conservation Assistant, 2009

Pointed Press, Swathmore, PA | Edition Printer and Digital Video Assistant, 2008

Volunteer Affiliations

Girls Rock RI, Silkscreen Instructor, Band Counselor, 2016 – present

M.E.T. High School, Mentor, 2017

Rhode Island Training School, Mentor, 2015 – 2017

AS220 Industries Keymember, 2010 – present

Selected Collections of Bookworks

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Philadelphia Free Library

American Philosophical Society

Rhode Island School of Design

The Library Company

The Ruth Collection at Oberlin College

References available upon request