Julia Vodrey Hendrickson
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A B O U T

Julia Vodrey Hendrickson, a native of Eastern Ohio, is a visual artist, writer, art historian, and curator. A freelance art critic for Printeresting and Art In Print, she has published a collection of poetry called Grow No Moss (printed at Spudnik Press, Chicago, 2011).

She received an MA degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London in 2012. There she studied under Dr. Gavin Parkinson, with a focus on French modernism, and completed her thesis on the gendered histories of wallpaper and the evolution of the modernist white wall.

She works as the registrar and publications editor at the Chicago gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey.

More writing can be found at The Enthusiast, a documentation of things that inspire, intrigue, and inform.


H I S T O R Y

In 2008 Julia graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in English from The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio). During the summers of 2007 and 2008, respectively, she participated in the Rhode Island School of Design’s European Honors Program in Rome, Italy, and worked as a printmaking assistant at the University of Wisconsin-affiliated Tandem Press in Madison, Wisconsin. From 2009-2010 Julia served as a curatorial intern in the Prints & Drawings Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the summer of 2011 she attended the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, studying lithography.

From 2010-2011 she was the business manager and a design assistant for the modern, typographic, city neighborhood poster company, Ork Posters. She has been an active member of the Chicago Printers Guild, a teaching assistant at Marwen, and has taught at Spudnik Press. She has served on the Chicago Community Arts Assistance (CAAP) Literature grant review panel, and in 2012 was the juror for Contributory, the Mid-America Print Council Members’ Exhibition in Chicago.

Julia has written freelance art criticism for the PBS Art21 blog and for the Chicago-based publications Newcity, the Chicago Reader, Bad at Sports, and This Public Works.


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P U B L I S H E D · W O R K

2014
· Aether magazine, Staging the Landscape: The Sculptural Work of Jason Urban

2013
· Art21 blog: Print & the Virtual, Authentic Image
· Art in Print Vol. 2, No. 5, Best of 2012 Edition Review: Josiah McElheny's A Painter's Life at Donald Young Gallery, Chicago.
· Art in Print Vol. 2, No. 5, Best of 2012 Edition Review: Sonnenzimmer's Mitgusto

2012
· Balliwick Journal, Issue 9, Collaborative editioned insert with B. Ingrid Olson.
· Art in Print Vol. 2, No. 2 Edition Review: Mit Senoj at Paul Stolper Gallery, London.
· Art in Print Vol. 2, No. 2 Edition Review: Alex Massouras at Julian Page Fine Art, London.
· Art in Print Vol. 1, No. 5 Edition Review: Richard Deacon at Paragon Press, London.

2011
· Printeresting California Printmaker Journal, interview with Chicago artist Christopher Meerdo
· Red Lightbulbs (Issue 5), poem
· Grow No Moss, poetry book, designed by Chad Kouri, printed at Spudnik Press.
· Art In Print "Picturing War: What is it Good For?".
· Chicago Reader Culture Vultures writer.
·Territories: a compendium, exhibition catalogue. Editor & contributor. Published by Marwen on the occasion of the exhibition Territories, organized by Arielle Bielak for Marwen, curated by Julia V. Hendrickson, and designed by Scott Reinhard.
· Printeresting, Chicago correspondent.
· Newcity art reviews, including Nulla Dies Sine Linea / Instituto Cervantes, & Eye Exam: Chicago's Current Comic Affairs.
· Bad at Sports guest writer, Notes on a Conversation series including Arielle Bielak (Marwen); John Corbett & Jim Dempsey; Nadine Nakanishi & Nick Butcher (Sonnenzimmer); Angee Lennard Spudnik Press); & Mark Pascale (Prints & Drawings).

2010
· Newcity art reviews, including:
Chris Ofili at The Arts Club of Chicago;
Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing at The Exhibition Agency;
Ray Noland at Chicago Urban Art Society;
Judy Pfaff at David Weinberg Gallery;
Gladys Nilsson at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art;
Mike Schuh at Golden Gallery;
Duncan Anderson at Kasia Kay Art Projects;
Ryan Travis Christian at Ebersmoore gallery; &
Nathaniel Russell at Home gallery.

2009
· A5 Magazine: Israeli Art & Design, Heroes Issue No. 8, Painting
· Eating Heirloom Tomatoes, The Local Beet (September 12th, 2009), Photography

2008
· The Wooster Voice, Newspaper Editorial Cartoonist & Lead Illustrator, [See political cartoons here]
· Eating Mindfully, Dr. Susan Albers, website and worksheet illustrations
· The Goliard, artwork
· The Allegheny Review, artwork

2007
· The Rains Came, The Wooster Book Company, book cover design
· The Wooster Voice, Weekly newspaper, Editorial Cartoonist & Lead Illustrator
· Advances in Physiology Education, Article illustrations

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P R E S S

2012

· Rhodes, Jen. InkWell Mag interview April 2012.

2011
· Lit Editor. "Critics' Pick" TimeOut Chicago 25 August 2011.
· Wilensky, Emily. "Grow No Moss: a poetic collaboration" Everyday Other Things 25 August 2011.
· Hogle, Charlie. "New Poetry: Grow No Moss" More Quasar 3 August 2011.
· Apple, Lauri. Art Critic's Choice: "Cut, Bit, and Curious: an intimate collage show at Spudnik Press" Chicago Reader 23 June 2011.
· Francis, April, Kelsey Kreiling, and Shani Silver, eds. "Art & Culture: Chicago's Hottest 30 Under 30" Refinery29: Chicago 18 April 2011.
· Weinberg, Lauren. "Territories at Marwen" Time Out Chicago 13 April 2011.
· Kouri, Chad. "Art Interview #002: Julia Vodrey Hendrickson" The Post Family 8 February 2011.

2010
· Kuhlman, Matt. "Julia Hendrickson: in the beginning" The Print Perspective 17 October 2010.

2009
· "Top Five: Trunk Show" Bad At Sports: Contemporary Art Talk. 23 October 2009
· McKerrow, Katherine. "Descendent of Ohio Potters Finds Collecting Roots." Antique Week 27 July 2009: 16-19.

2008
· "Exhibition Now On Display at Wooster Museum." Times Leader [Martin's Ferry, Ohio]. 21 February 2008
· Finn, John. "Five Colleges of Ohio Student Biennial Comes to The College of Wooster Art Museum." College of Wooster news release 11 January 2008

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E X H I B I T I O N S

2015
·Forthcoming dual exhibition with Sonnenzimmer and Seripop at Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book & Paper

2012

· Ellipsis (dot-dot-dot) virtual exhibition, curator, Courtauld Institute of Art (London, UK)

2011
· Cut, Bit, and Curious, curated by Robyn Farrell Roulo, Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL)
· Territories, Exhibition curator, Marwen Untitled gallery (Chicago, IL)
· FANTASTIC STANZAS, Solo exhibition, Anchor Graphics (Chicago, IL)

2010
· Art Fair 10, Marwen (Chicago, IL)
· Chicago Urban Art Society Presents: The Chicago Printers Guild, The Chicago Urban Art Society (Chicago, IL)
· The Op-Shop v. 2, The Opportunity Shop at East 53rd St. (Chicago, IL)
· Printervention: By the people, for the people, Imagining a New Deal for the arts, The Chicago Cultural Center Tourism Building (Chicago, IL), traveling to Open Lot (Nashville, TN)

2009
· The Book As Its Own Addendum, Marwen Untitled Gallery (Chicago, IL)
· The Op-Shop v. 1, The Opportunity Shop at East 55th St. (Chicago, IL)
· Trunk Show: Luggage, Travel, & Place, exhibition curator, Barbara & Barbara Gallery (Chicago, IL)
· Places of Origin, The Project Lodge (Madison, WI)
· Tender Twenties, Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL)
· Wonder Woman, solo exhibition, The Chicago Diner (Chicago, IL)

2008
· Silent Lines: Comics & the Language of Image, solo exhibition, The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
· Fumetto: Climate International Comix Exhibition (Luzern, Switzerland)
· Studio Art Senior Independent Study Exhibit, The College of Wooster Art Museum (Wooster, OH)
· Five Colleges of Ohio Student Biennial, Juror's Award, The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

2007
· Junior Independent Study Group Exhibit, The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

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G R A N T S & A W A R D S :

2014
· Cultural Travel Grant, The Québec Government Office in Chicago

2011
· Mrs. Jayne Wrightsman Scholarship, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Masters in the History of Art
· Community Arts Assistance Grant (CAAP), Visual Art, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs / The Illinois Arts Council
· Loretta Grellner Scholarship, The Ox-Bow School of Art, Lithography (taught by Mark Pascale)
· Arts & Culture: Chicago’s 30 Under 30 Award, Refinery 29

2008
· Entrepreneurial Grant, The College of Wooster, Center for Creativity and Innovation
· The George Olson Prize in Art, The College of Wooster, Department of Art
· The Netta Strain Scott Prize in Art, The College of Wooster, Department of Art
· Campus Council Senior Leadership Award, The College of Wooster

2007
· Phi Beta Kappa Society, Junior Inductee, The College of Wooster
· Morris K. Udall Foundation National Scholarship, Honorable Mention for environmental activism

2006
· The Lilly Project for the Exploration of Vocation, Summer Vocal Jazz Studies in Chicago

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C O L L E C T I O N S :

· Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
· The Ryerson Library, The Art Institute of Chicago
· Longbrake Student Wellness Center, The College of Wooster
· Dean's Office, The College of Wooster
· Private Collections