MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts
About Brett Henrikson
Brett Henrikson is a Fine Artist and Arts Professional who lives and works in Manhattan. He is currently pursuing his MFA(2019) from the School of Visual Arts and holds a BFA(2011) from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating from RISD Brett has been an active member of artistic communities in Rhode Island and New York.
Brett worked with nonprofits and taught darkroom photography in RISD’s pre-college program and at a local high school. Prior to grad school Brett specialized in the wet plate collodion processes and taught workshops at art organizations and schools. Brett showed his alternative process work in the series Chaotic Forms. Since then Brett has juried and curated shows on the current representations of the nude in photography, and on artists working in alternative and antique photographic processes.
Currently Brett is completing his MFA thesis with a new body of work; Next Slide. Inspired by art history and irreverent enough to challenge it, Next Slide is a series focused on the remixing of art history, that uses the act of slide scanning to create new implied sculptural forms, challenging the way we recognize images.