Henrik Soderstrom is an artist, designer, and idea enthusiast. Raised in Rochester NY by an exuberant Californian musician and a Swedish visionary, he grew up sanding beautiful historic floorboards and eating green peppers like apples from the vegetable garden.
After absorbing inspiration and general excitement about life at the Rhode Island School of Design, he went on to design the set design for the Silk Road Ensemble's production of Leyli & Majnun, which opened in 2009 at the Lincoln Center in New York under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma.
Henrik has enjoyed collaborating with the Society for Freshwater Science, the Music of Difference Project (whose album was nominated for a grammy in 2011), the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and FuturPointe dance to produce shows and performances.
MFA: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2011
BFA: Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
Auburn Arts Association: invitational duo exhibition with Nancy Green, Auburn, AL, 2015
Milan International Furniture Fair: Milan, Italy, 2008 (juried)
Attacca Quartet collaboration: Auburn University, 2014
IDEA Museum, Build It!, Mesa, AZ, 2015
Jan Dempsey Arts Center: Diptychs, Auburn, Alabama, 2014 (invitational)
Upstream Gallery: Works on Paper, Kings Ferry, New York, 2013 (juried)
Honeywell Center: Wabash, Indiana, 2014 (juried)
ArtFest at the Museum of the Earth: Ithaca, NY, 2010 (juried)
The 25 Show: Rochester, NY, 2009, “Best in Show” (juried)
Homes: Cairo Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2009 (juried)
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural HIstory, guest artist: Ithaca, NY, 2010: Gave demonstrations and exhibited paintings related to environmental sustainability and natural cycles. (invitational)
Design on the ROCs: Hungerford Building, Rochester, NY, 2011
Elves Dancing on the Water: Curated by Benjamin Woelk, Rochester, NY, 2012
Response: Gallery r, Rochester, NY, 2011 (collaboration with Hannah Lightbody)
USA Bird Supply: Clarence, NY, 2010: Designed and created a mural covering the interior of a 2000 square foot showcase store.
Liberty Hill Gallery: Graduate student exhibition, Rochester, NY, 2011 (juried)
3 Artists: Gallery at Aviv, Rochester, NY, 2009 (invitational)
Paper, Wood & String: Dean’s Gallery at RIT, Rochester, NY, 2010 (juried)
Functional Art: Gallery r, Rochester, NY, 2009 (juried)
Brooks Fellowship: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 2008 (award)
Senior Exhibition: RISD Woods Gerry Gallery, 2008
Fall Exhibition: RISD Woods Gerry Gallery, 2007
Testimony: Carr Haus Gallery, RISD, 2007 (juried)
Glory: Red Door Gallery, RISD, 2006 (juried)
Ken Dresser Scholarship: RISD, 2005
RISD Foundations Exhibition: RISD Foundations Gallery Space, Providence, RI, 2004 (juried)
NyckelviksSkolan Annual Exhibition: NyckelviksSkolan Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004 (juried)