Theresa Henson
The movement is a pattern that generously and infinitely responds to that which inspires growth. My sculptures are growth, multiple results of one impulse of unique increasing. Always a practice, unfinished, but through endless return, the whole overcomes the fragment, the so-called complex is subsumed by simple gestures, the moment, the swing of the mallet. 

ABOUT:  Theresa Henson is a writer, artist, and adventurer living in the Pacific Northwest. She has survived many perilous quests and received magical assistance from spirits and gentle creatures. When not summoning the mists of the Salish Sea, she lives in a cave with two bears.

"One of the quietest but most seductive pieces is Theresa Henson's carved cypress 'Touchable,' located inside the foyer at Benaroya Hall. Its irresistible waxy smooth surface no doubt suggested the title of the sculpture. The abstract form has a kind of complex simplicity, like the layered roots of a cypress tree. And like tree roots -- or a clump of languid worms, an exotic fruit or an eroded hill -- the sculpture looks pleasingly different from every angle. But all those comparisons don't really get at its appeal. 'Touchable' is magnetic, a thing-in-itself that generates its own buzz. I wanted to keep looking at it." Sheila Farr, Seattle Times

2020, "Reliquarium: An Anthology of Divine Inspiration," Dahmen Barn
, "Please Touch," A/NT Gallery, Seattle Center
2019 Moscow Art Walk
2018 University of Idaho Pritchard Art Gallery
2017 "The Feels," Chase Gallery, Spokane
2015-16 “Groundswell,” City of Shoreline, Shoreview Park
2011 Moscow City Hall Drawing Exhibition
2010 La Conner Downtown Sculpture Exhibit
2009 Washington Department of Ecology
2009 Art Merchants International
2008 Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA 
2008 Community Art Show, South Seattle Community College
2007 West Edge Sculpture Exhibition — Seattle, WA
2005 Chase Gallery – City Hall, Spokane Arts Commission
2005 Blue Heron Gallery – Vashon, WA
2004 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Jurors: Bryan Ohno, Gerard Tsutakawa, Robert Duncan
2004 Puyallup Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery
2003 “Artists in the Garden,” – Magnolia Garden Center – Seattle, WA
2003 Art/Not Terminal — Group Show – Seattle, WA
2002 Art Detour Seattle – Seattle, WA
2002 Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios – Oakland, CA
2001 Pacific Rim Sculptor’s Group Annual Juried Members Show , San Francisco Juror: Renee de Guzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2000 “7” – Group show at Build Gallery, San Francisco
1997-2000 “Solalma” and “Salve” represented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
1995 The Art Explosion Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Installation for “Virtual Art” performance. The Kitchen Performance Space. NYC

2003 Purchase Award, King County Public Art
1994 Philip Francis Siff Memorial Art Award for Sculpture, University of California at Santa Barbara

Public Collections
King County Public Art Collection — King County International Airport, Purchase Award Recipient

Commissions and Installations
2014 – Sea Grass, Architectural Beam, Loreen Milbrath, Vashon, WA 
2007 – Tanit Line: Mary Beth Moser and Rich Rotruck, Vashon, WA
2004 – Be Fri, Est Ends: Leta Hamilton, London, UK
2004 — White Tara With Dragon to Honor Randy Revell: Vashon, WA 
2004 – Black Madonna: Mary Beth Moser and Rich Rotruck, Vashon, WA

09/30/17, Spokesman Review, "The Feels at Chase Gallery: Please do touch the art," Audrey Overstreet
09/13/17, Fall Arts Guide, Inlander
02/17/10, LaConner Weekly News,”Go ahead–it’s’Touchable’,” Alexander Kramer
07/27/07, Seattle Times, "Sculpture show takes steps in right direction," Sheila Farr
01/27/06, Brentwood News,“Art Reveals New World,” Tanya Rose
01/20/06, Brentwood Press,“ Sculpture on Display”
01/12/05, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, “Three Women Artists at Blue Heron”, Devon Atkins 
01/01/05, Island View,”A Powerful Experience of Commissioning Art,” Jenn Reidel
01/01/05, Island View, “Visual Arts: Theresa Henson,” Jenn Reidel
06/25/04, King County Journal, “Sculpture Exhibit Keeps Growing,” Doug Margeson
06/23/04, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, “Island Sculptor Chosen for Exhibit,” Holly Mendel

"Bears" -- Papeachu Review, Winter 2020
Poems: Cardiac Wonder -- Get on Amazon
Novel: Shift -- Get on Amazon
Crab Creek Review
She Is Everywhere, Vol. 3  
“Monasteries as Keepers of Culture,” American Academy of Religion, PNW Conference 2013, Seattle University
"Magnificent: The Magnificat as a Paradigm for Creativity," American Academy of Religion, PNW Conference 2018, Pacific Lutheran University
"All This Safe Passage," Felan Art Zine Issue #9

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (expected 2022)

2013 Master of Arts ~ Transforming Spirituality, Seattle University

1994 Bachelor of Arts ~ English and Art Studio, University of California, Santa Barbara