Intimacy and Peace

Alicia Henry
Mixed Media- Acrylic, clay, dye, fabric, graphite, pen, paper, yarn and thread on canvas
Artist Statement: 

A common and dominant recurring theme in the artist’s work is the human figure – in isolation and the figure interacting with others.  Alicia Henry has crafted twenty-one distinctive panels fused into a single work of art, inviting exploration and conversation of how culture, gender, race and societal differences affect individuals and group interactions.


  • At a distance some of the artwork’s panels  appear to be void of texture and color, but closer examine reveals otherwise
  • The artwork is complex in its simplicity and intricate in its execution (painting with thread)
  • The contrast between black and white easily translates into conceptual content
  • Shapes and forms are repeated throughout the artwork
  • 21 panels, each 36” x 36”create an artwork that is 21 ½’ x 9’ 
  • Nashville artist



Henry holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been shown at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Fisk University, and the Nashville International Airport in addition to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburg, and the Drawing Center and the Whitney Museum in New York. Henry currently lives in Nashville, TN and is an associate professor at Fisk University.


For more information about Alicia Henry:


Alicia Henry

108 Morena Street #A1

Nashville, TN 37208