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Agenda / January 26–May 12, 2019

Alicia Henry: Witnessing

Untitled (Mother and Child), 2017. Courtesy the artist and Liliana Bloch Gallery.
The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West

Toronto, Ontario


January 26–May 12, 2019


Guest Curator: Daina Augaitis

Henry’s compelling compositions are drawn from numerous references: memories, objects, television and events. Imbued with her perspective as an African American woman, the figures assert themselves as timeless witnesses reflecting a variety of personal and social histories.


Alicia Henry (born 1966, Illinois) lives, works and teaches in Nashville. Henry’s work has been shown at the Whitney Museum, New York; Drawing Center, New York’ Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Fisk University, Nashville; and Nashville International Airport. She has received numerous awards such as the Joan Mitchel Foundation award, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.

A native of Illinois, Henry received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Yale University and completed a residency at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.