Carolyn Henne was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1960. She earned her BA in Fine Arts and Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983. She worked as an Agricultural Economist until she left to study and work at Lacoste School of the Arts in France. Thereafter, she earned her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990. She worked as a custom prop fabricator for film and television, taught adjunct for VCUarts in Richmond, Peru and Scotland while showing her work actively. She moved into academic administration in 2003 serving as Administrative Director then as Assistant Dean for VCUarts until 2010.
She currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida and works at FSU where she was Chair and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts until 2017. She is now the Head of Sculpture. She is also the co-Director of a collaborative project, Comma. Carolyn has had solo shows on a sandbar in Beaufort (NC) and in galleries in Nashville, Staunton (VA), Richmond (VA), Doha (Qatar) and the Bronx. Her work has been shown at Art Works (FL), the Kuntoffice Gallery (Germany), and NIH’s National Library of Medicine. Her work has been reviewed in Scupture, Art Papers and Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar).