EDUCATION

University of the Arts, 2010

MFA, Book Arts & Printmaking

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2005

BFA, Graphic Design & Letterform

Software Engineering Immersive, 2018

General Assembly, Providence RI

Fab Academy, 2015

AS220 Labs, Providence RI

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Time Lecturer | UMass Dartmouth, Graphic Design Department, Dartmouth MA

January 2015 – May 2015, September 2018 – current

Courses: Web Typography, Motion Graphics, Advanced Publication Design, 2D Foundations, Introduction to Graphic Design, Dynamic Screen-based Typography, Typography as Information

Instructor | Brown University, Visual Arts Department, Providence RI

September 2014 – May 2017, September 2019 – December 2019

Course: Art of the Book – typography, design principles, letterpress printing, book arts

Fab Lab Resident | Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle ME

August 2020 (upcoming), June 2015

Provide one-on-one consultation, small group tutorials and demonstrations while modeling advanced workflows and processes related to my work. Tools include laser cutters, CNC router, 3D scanning and printing and digital embroidery.

Instructor | RISD, Graphic Design Department, Providence RI

Jan 2016 – May 2017

Course: Book Structures – eighteen book structures, including hardcover books

Founder & Instructor | Print and Book, AS220 Industries, Providence RI

March 2016 – September 2016

A book arts intensive made possible by a grant from the Kresge Foundation

Industries Director, AS220 Industries, Providence RI

March 2014 – January 2015

Managed three employees, oversaw a $100,000 and assisted a community of over 300 printmakers, digital fabricators and media artists

Printshop Manager, AS220 Community Printshop, Providence RI

August 2011– February 2014

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

a maker space located in downtown Providence.

Instructor | hack401 RIVR, Rhode Island Virtual Reality

Instructed in a free all day hack-a-thon for Rhode Island youth focused on virtual reality, augmented reality and music technology. Helped students create 3D models of themselves.

Instructor & Curriculum Developer | GroundWork RI, Providence, RI

April 2019 – July 2019

Developed a six-part workshop environmentalism, graphic design & product design to raised awareness about the plastic bag ban. Students interviewed members of their community, gathered data and collaboratively designed a reusable grocery bag to be distributed for free at climate awareness events based on the needs of the community. Made possible by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency

Instructor & Curriculum Developer | GroundWork RI, Pawtucket & Central Falls, RI

February 2018 May 2018

Taught a 4 part workshop on the foundations of graphic design as they designed an identity system for Green Team. Each designed a logo, which was presented to community members and voted upon.. The selected logo was screen printed by the students onto apparel and paper.

Data Navigation Assistant | GroundWork RI, Pawtucket & Central Falls, RI

June 2018 October 2018

Assisted as students created and implement a bilingual survey on climate concerns. The survey was taken by 200 community members in Pawtucket & Central Falls. Data was collected, analyzed and visualized by students as they plan their next steps.

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

Instructor & Curriculum Developer | DownCity Design, Providence RI, June – July 2016

Created a 80 hours of instruction for high school youth centered around community activism and design principles

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

CONSULTANT

2019

Curriculum Development Committee Member | Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Newly funded program for artists & designers, ages 18-25 to further their art making as a sustainable business and gain workforce training in partnership with New Urban Arts, AS220 Youth, Providence Arts Culture and Tourism, and Roger Williams University.

Education Director | Providence Art Book Festival

Assisting in the development of an annual Art Book Fair, to be debuted in Fall 2020 at the Waterfire Arts Center, Providence RI

Artist in residence and volunteer AS220 October 2010 – present

Active contributor to a creative community. Help organize events and demonstrations at the AS220 Industries, a community makerspace in the heart of downtown Providence.

Collaborate and consult with other maker spaces internationally.

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

2019

Presenter & Instructor | AIGA KnowHer Design Summit, Providence RI

March 23, 2019, Presentation of work and instructor of book arts for AIGA, the professional

association for design

2017

Presenter | Practice Practice, AS220, Providence RI

Gave a presentation of work to a four day residency program for community leaders and nonprofit managers from around the world

2015

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

Contemporary Crafts in Printmaking Knoxville TN

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

2014

Presenter | Building AS220: Past. Present. Future. Trinity Repertory Theater, Providence RI

2013

RISD Museum | History of Printing Presentation and Book Arts Workshop

Paul Cuffee High School

2012

186 Carpenter Street Gallery, Reamination 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

2011

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

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

2010

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

2019

Visiting Artist | NYU Integrated Digital Media, New York NY

Data Driven Art course, instructed by Camila Morales

Artist talk, demonstration of artist books and creative coding

Artist in Residence | Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI

Four part series, including talks and workshops, engaging with local residents and hotel guests

2018

Visiting Artist |  RISD Printmaking, Providence RI

Letterpress course, instructed by Dan Wood

Artist talk & demonstration of printmaker-friendly artist books

Visiting Artist | Brown Visual Art, Providence RI

Art of the Book course, instructed by Erica Landry – Mena Fall 2018

Artist talk & demonstration of advanced box-making techniques

2016

Visiting Artist | Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

Presentation on how education can help foster independent thinking among visual arts students

2015

Visiting Artist | Monterrart College of Art, Beverly MA

Artist talk, demonstration of artist books, display of work

Visiting Artist | RISD Printmaking, Providence RI

Letterpress course, instructed by Dan Wood

2013

Artist in Residence | REpurpose/REstrike Print Symposium, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center,

Silver Springs ,MD

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

Visiting Artist  | Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA

Presentation of work and community maker spaces

2012, 2010

Visiting Artist | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA, 2010, 2012

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

EXHIBITIONS

Curator | Full Moon Market, 2016 – current, Sutton Street, Providence RI

A yearly art market, a space for 35 underserved artists to showcase their work and develop their professional practice

2019

Wedding Cake House, Ruffles, Repair And Ritual: The Art Of Fixing, Providence RI

CODEX book festival, Richmond CA

2018

Short Run, Seattle WA

Movement Festival, Providence RI

Full Moon Market, Sutton Street, Providence RI

2017

Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Night Market, RISD Museum, Providence RI

PVD Field Day, Providence RI

Solo Exhibition, Project Space, Providence RI

2016

New Horizons, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

Unbound, RISD Art Book Fair, Providence RI

Print & Book Class Show & Lecture, Providence RI

Full Moon Market, Sutton Street, Providence RI

2015

AS220 Group Show, Providence RI

PHILALALIA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

2014

Mote Gallery, Providence, RI | Red Equals Ink

AS220 Group Show, Providence, RI

Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition Project, worldwide traveling exhibition

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

Book Arts  | Athenaeum, Philadelphia, PA

Libro Curio | The National Archives, Philadelphia, PA

Wooly Fair | The Steelyard, Providence, RI

2010

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

2009

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR | Please Read

The University of the Arts , Philadelphia, PA | Pages of Pandemonium

The University of the Arts , Philadelphia, PA | What She Said

2006

New Works by Lara Henderson | Parlor, Boston, MA

Spirit of the Book | Shelburne Art Center, Burlington, VT

2005

Fresh Produce | Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kerry Cardoza, “A Feminist Art Collective Gets a Historic Home” Hyperallergic, October 17, 2019, https://hyperallergic.com/522070/wedding-cake-house-providence-rhode-island/

Salvatore Maicki, “La Neve announces debut album The Vital Cord, shares “A Pretty Red” Providence Phoenix, September 10, 2019, https://www.thefader.com/2019/09/10/la-neve-debut-album-the-vital-cord-joey-defrancesco-downtown-boys

Greg Cook, “Accidentally On Purpose” Providence Phoenix, March 14, 2012, http://providence.thephoenix.com/arts/135316-buck-hastingss-%E2%80%98vibes-andamp-stuff-at-as220-%E2%80%98acq/

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 http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/double-booking/Content?oid=2130225’

TEXTS

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

RECOGNITION

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

Graduate Fellowship, University of the Arts, 2008-2011

Graphic Design Departmental Award, 2005

JUROR

Rhode Island School of Design, Painting Department, 2017

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

2020

Providence Design Catalyst program | a competitive grant program providing seed capital,

business mentorship, professional development training, and peer-to-peer networking to help design

businesses reach their growth goals

2019

Zero waste education, Environmental Protection Agency

2016

Change Capital Fund grant recipient, Kresge Foundation

2015

AS220 Fab Academy Fellowship, 6 month appointment

2013

Paul Chuffee High School, Visiting Artist Series

INTERNSHIPS

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

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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

UMass Dartmouth Foundations Committee, 2019 – current

Groundworks RI, Design Instructor, 2017 – current

Member of RIVR, Rhode Island Virtual Reality, August 2017 – current

Wise Coders, Co-organizer August 2018 – present, a free and publicly accessible monthly creative coding meet up fostering a creative coding in Southern New England

Full Moon Market, 2015  – present

Southside Cultural Center, 2016  – 2018

Girls Rock RI, Silkscreen Instructor, Band Counselor, 2016 – 2018

M.E.T. High School, Mentor, 2015, 2015 – 2016

Rhode Island Training School, Mentor, 2015

AS220 Industries Keymember, 2010 – present

SELECTED COLLECTIONS OF BOOKWORKS

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Philadelphia Free Library

American Philosophical Society

Rhode Island School of Design

The Library Company

The Ruth Collection at Oberlin College