Department of Art
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Carolyn Henne is a sculptor. She previously served as the Chair for the Department of Art, where she oversaw an exciting studio art department where the focus is on producing technologically savvy artists and designers who are conscientious actors with good hands. She has also served as Director of the Facility for Arts Research (FAR) and Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts.Henne’s sculpture is largely informed by anatomical studies. Her work ranges from large, complex interactive installations to more straightforward, discrete objects. “Suspended Self Portrait”, is in the permanent collection at the National Museum of Health and Medicine and was featured in the NIH’s exhibition, Dream Anatomy.
Henne was part of a team of arts, engineering, and business students and faculty working with VCU surgeons to develop a prototype for a life-like surgical trainer. Subsequently, she collaborated with surgeons to develop prototypes now being replicated and employed to train surgical students and shared at workshops internationally. She has a Courtesy Faculty Appointment with FSU’s College of Medicine.
Courtesy Faculty, College of Medicine
1990 M.F.A. Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1985 Study Abroad, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France
1983 B.A. Fine Arts/Economics, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia