“Mike Henderson’s striking nonrepresentational paintings belong to a long history of Bay Area abstraction. His thickly layered and boldly expressive works are undeniably arresting, often evoking a visceral response in the viewer. Though his practice is rooted in embracing chance and improvisation, the final products of his process are so elegant and fully realized they belie such unplanned origins. This award is meant to offer well-deserved recognition of his impressive thirty-year career.”
Mike Henderson is the recipient of the 2019 San Francisco Artadia Award.