Michael Henderson
I have been making art for some time. My MFA is from the University of North Texas where I studied Painting and Drawing with Vernon Fisher. I had my first solo show in 1985 of large works on paper called Diagrams of Experience at Alternate Gallery in Dallas and then moved to New York the following year to attend the Whitney Independent Study Program.
From 1985 to 92, I was making art and working as an art handler on Wall Street and in museums and galleries and as an artist's assistant for the sculptor Robert Lobe. I bought a super 8 camera and started shooting film.
In 92, I returned to Dallas to live in a house that had belonged to my grandparents and to search for a teaching job. I transferred the film to video and showed it on tv's in galleries alongside my paintings.
My first teaching position was as a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University, so I moved back to New York for another year in 1994 and taught Painting for a semester. After Princeton, I went back to Texas and was an adjunct professor at universities in the  Dallas and Fort Worth area, teaching painting, computer art, video art, and photography. I made installations of videos using multiple monitors and printed stills from super 8 film.
In 2001, I was hired to teach computer animation at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, an hour north of Houston. I established the Computer Animation program in the art department there and taught animation for ten years. In the fall of 2011, I made a transition back to teaching studio art.
My studio is in Houston at BOX 13 ArtSpace, a non profit exhibition and studio space for artists working experimentally and collaboratively.