Carl Hendrickson (Alum)

Born 1951; died 2014
Practiced at Creative Growth 1976-2014

Carl Hendrickson’s explorations of the way wood works are extravagant, magical, and yet paradoxically pragmatic. While cerebral palsy prevented him from pursuing a great number of projects—he communicated not in words but through emphasis of gesture and gaze—Hendrickson produced a small, strong body of work that exhibited great architectural prowess and ingenuity. His medium was primarily wood, a material with which he took infinite pains, making certain that each piece of wood was cut and fitted exactly as he had envisioned. He was a member of one of the earliest groups of artists to attend Creative Growth, beginning in 1976.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Something Casts a Shadow, SOMArts, San Francisco, curated by Juana Berrio

2013
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2011
Create, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley