Berkeley College Exhibits the Work of Artist Dawn Henning



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Berkeley College Exhibits the Work of

Artist Dawn Henning


Art Embraces Love of Patterns and Color  



Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Dawn Henning at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. Her exhibit will be on display from October 4 through 29.  It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.   


Ms. Henning currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, in Painting.  She has studied woodblock printing techniques at Parsons School of Design and lithography at Pratt Institute.    

Berkeley College has exhibited Ms. Henning’s work three times in the past at its Midtown Campus Gallery.  The artist had a solo show at the Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.  Her  group shows include:  the Drawing Center, New York, NY;  the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA: and the American Center, Paris, France.  In 2004, she participated in “Virtuosos: Art Ensemble,” an interesting collaboration between musicians and visual artists. At the show, her Yellow Bird artwork was chosen as the concert lead and finale as well as the cover of the event program. 


In speaking about her art, Ms. Henning says, “The subtlety of patterns in natural forms and the colors as they appear in the natural world interest me.  That juxtaposed with my love of patterns and color in textiles and the material world is the basis for much of my visual exploration.  I have always been interested in our relationship with nature.” She has been influenced greatly by her years working as a printmaker.  Paper is her favorite surface on which to paint, and she often paints in layers working with the residue of pigment that gets trapped within the fibers.  “In addition, my love of birds and their gift of flight is a recurring theme in much of my work, often used as a metaphor for life.” 


For more information about the exhibit, please contact Berkeley Gallery Curator Bob Keiber at or call 212-252-2065.


Photo Caption:   “Love,” one of artist Dawn Henning’s paintings on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from October 4 through 29.         
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