James Henkel

Selected Exhibitions
2019 “Table Arrangements”, Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC.
2018 Grey Gallery, ECU, Italy Intensive. Work from
Certaldo, It.
2017 “Capturing Light” Cabarrus Art Center, Concord, NC.
2015 Retrospective Exhibition, Nash Gallery, University Of Minnesota
2012 “Lab Work” Rochester Art Center Rochester, MN
2011 “Letter Forms” functional and non-functional Typography, Penland
Gallery, Penland, North Carolina
“Regarding Place”, Peri Photographic Center, Turku Finland
“ Letter Forms” Penland Gallery, Penland NC
2010 “Stacks+Spills” Artspace, Raleigh NC
2009 “Here and Now” Photographs from Gettysburg, Katherine Nash
Gallery, Mpls MN Oct.
“Currents in Contemporary Photography” Flanders Art Gallery,
Raliegh, NC
Through the Lens”: Twenty Visions Cavallo Point Gallery San
Francisco, CA
“Battlefield Drive: Photographs from Gettysburg” Art Institute Int.
“Apples & Oranges”, Gallery CO Minneapolis MN
“Photographs of Things” Tidewater Comm. College, Portsmouth, VA
Beauty” Photographic Biennial Concordia University, ST. Paul,
2007 Yuma Art Center, Yuma AZ
“Photography Now”, Wright State University
Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, Oct
“Bamboo Festival of Photography Anji, China. Oct.
“Print Me Once, Print Me Twice” Minneapolis Institute of Art,
2005 Stacks + Spills New photographs by James Henkel, Gallery Co
Minneapolis MN
Minneapolis Foundation May-June
Anderson Center, Red Wing Minnesota Dec.
Southern Highland Craft Guild Asheville N.C.
Wiesman Art Museum Art Mob Exhibition July
2004 “Light Bound- Photographers Regard the Book Minneapolis Institu
Photographs by James Henkel, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND
2003 “Genetic Expressions” Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2002 “Histories and Mysteries of Nature” Bell Museum of Natural History,
Minneapolis Man,
2001 Minnesota Print Biennial, Weisman Art Museum, Mpls Mn.
2000 “James Henkel Work from Four Projects” Bethel College, St. Paul
“James Henkel at Open Book”, Mpls MN
Bush Foundation Exhibition, St Paul MN
1999 “Summer Reading”, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY
Mississippi Neva” Contemporary Photography at Stroganoff
Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
1998 Minnesota Center for Photography Minneapolis Mn.
1997 “Modular Body”, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
1996 “New Work, Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco CA
Penland Gallery, NC Honored Faculty
Work from Walker Art Center, Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Mpls MN
“Truth and Trials”, Photography from the Collection Minneapolis
Institute of Art Steensland Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield
“The Photographic Condition” recent acquisitions, San Francisco
Museum Of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
“Mapping” St. Paul Companies MN
1993 Pace Mac Gill Gallery NY
1990 “Contemporary American Still Life”, North Dakota Museum of Art
1991 Grand Forks NDMcKnight Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis MN
1989 “Photographs from Twin Cities Collections, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minneapolis MN
1987 "Photographs With Books”, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Mpls MN
1987 Cite des Arts, Paris France
1986 Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis MN
1984 “Contemporary uses of the Photographic Medium, Amarillo Art
Center AmarilloTX
1983 "Arranged Image Photography”, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise ID
Dobrick Gallery, Chicago, IL
1982 ”American Set Up- A Survey of Contemporary Still Life Photography”
Wright State University, Dayton OH
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, “The Photographers Hand”
“Divola, Henkel, Parker, Pfahl, Visual Studies Workshop Traveling
1981 Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
10th Anniversary Show, Light Gallery NY
1980 Light Gallery NY
“Vis a Vis” Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA
1979 “Attitudes Photography in the 70’s” Santa Barbara Museum of Art
“The Photographers Hand ”International Museum of Photography,
George Eastman House, Rochester NY
1979 “James Henkel New Work” Minneapolis Institute of Art Minneapolis


Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Princeton Art Museum
Frederick Weisman Art Museum
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Walker Art Center
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Australian National Gallery
UCLA Print Collection
International Museum of Photography, Rochester NY
General Mills Minneapolis MN
St. Paul Companies
Fidelity Investments
Bethel College
Minnesota Historical Society
Tweed Museum, Duluth M
Cargill Corporation
Target Center Arena Club
3-M Corporation
Pro Source Inc.
Cray Research
International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House


Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
1979-1980 Faculty/Visiting Artist School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1974-1976 Photography Instructor Penland School of Crafts

MFA Florida State University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Lives and works in Penland and Asheville NC