Carolyn Henne’s sculpture is largely informed by anatomical studies – from simple school-house diagrams to NIH’s Visual Human Project. Her work ranges from large, complex interactive installations and performances 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 and catalog, Dream Anatomy.
Carolyn Henne is on the faculty of FSU’s Department of Art and serves as the Head of Sculpture. She also serves as the co-Director of Comma, a project housed at the Facility for Arts Research (FAR).
She served as the chair of the department from 2010 until 2017, during which 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. Students graduate with analytical and critical skills, hand and web skills, design and collaborative skills and a real conviction and belief in what they do and have to offer. She also served as Director of the Facility for Arts Research (FAR) and Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts.
Prior to 2010, Henne was at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she 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.