Mixed Media

Trees, branches, petioles, leaves, flowers, and seeds have found their way into my work. From collagraphs to monoprints, to naturally dyed fiber to collage, I work directly and indirectly with tree matter and materials. I recall my interest in nature from my teenage years. As an Artist in Residence at Snug Harbor, I began working with leaves as these found objects were in abundance on the grounds. Navigation, migration, travel, and journey inform my work. I document places and things. I see the mundane and use the ordinary to create a visual language composed of pattern, marks, and color. In my work there are remnants of observations assembled into abstract stories.

Tyshawn Henry is multidisciplinary artist, maker and teaching artist. She was born and raised in and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. As part of the City Artist Corps, she brought a series of live painting sessions to her local park. She was an artist in Residence at Snug Harbor and had a solo exhibition at The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. She was a recipient of the Charlene Victor and Ella J Weiss Entrepreneur Fund, a professional development grant for women artists from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Tyshawn is a visual arts teaching artist serving New York City Public Schools. From Edenwald to Bushwick and Flushing Heights to East Harlem, she’s brought arts education to communities in four of the five boroughs. She uses collage, mixed media, printmaking, and mural making to connect literacy and STEAM projects. She works in school creating projects in conjunction with classroom teachers as well as in after school programs. She leads a range of Family Engagement Workshops creating with students and adult family members, including mask and puppet making.


Tyshawn Henry

     Brooklyn, NY USA