Artist's Biography

Glenn Hendrick

Glenn Hendrick is a San Juan Island based artist working primarily in printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, and textiles. Born in California and raised in the Midwestern United States, Glenn received a degree in printmaking, painting, and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Glenn relocated from Chicago to San Juan Island in 2013, eventually helping to found Alchemy Art Center where she has been Co-Director since its inception in 2018.

Her art has been featured on album covers and event posters. You can occasionally catch her on tour backing John Bellows with flute, vocals, and bass, and drums.

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Painting Statement

Glenn Hendrick works across a variety of media, weaving direct observation, memory, and a rich vocabulary of personal symbolism. Plants, creatures, and people inhabit environments that are both entrancing and threatening. Landscapes are distilled into elemental shapes, bridging waking reality, memory, and dreams.

In her recent work, Glenn explores themes of anxiety, alienation, and hope. Pure saturated colors seed an emotional undercurrent beneath the serenity of her images, in the way that existential dread can live inside of daily lives, routines, and moments of beauty. Faces stare out of reds, greens, oranges and blues- inscrutable in their expressions, serving as witness or simply observing what transpires. Some turn to the sky in waiting, whether for salvation or destruction- their lack of agency obliging them to meet whatever comes. Hands grasp for flowers from the scorched earth, or shield a face defensively. Human forms retreat amongst darkened gardens and eerily glowing trees, brought into alliance with the natural world as we all become victims of the conditions we have created. 

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Painting by Glenn Hendrick

Pale Tulip

Painting by Glenn Hendrick

Red & Blue Rose

Painting by Glenn Hendrick

View Artwork by Glenn Hendrick in Person

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