Tyshawn Henry is an artist, maker, printmaker, and teaching artist. She is a native New Yorker and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
She was an artist in residence at Snug Harbor and had her first solo exhibition at The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. She was a recipient of the Charlene and Ella J Weiss Entrepreneur Fund, a professional develpoment grant for women artists from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Other awards included a multicultural fellowship from NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) and a City Artist Corps grant.
My work documents time, space, movement, and migration. It records remnants of where I live and visit. It serves as a marker of where I breathe and take up space. Through it I explore nature and process connections between humans and our environment.
Print, pattern, and color are at the center of my studio practice. From textiles, to clay, to works on paper, I explore themes of repetition, related to nature, architecture.