Mary Henderson

Sponsor of the 10th annual LA Music Awards

My work deals with themes of social class, interpersonal connections, group identity and the public/private self. I am especially interested the ways individuals and groups attempt to construct or live up to idealized personae or experiences, and how those efforts fall short of expectations. Inspired by my own personal and family history – as well as by broader social phenomena – the paintings frequently depict their subjects at unguarded moments of vulnerability, reflection or preoccupation.