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Carolyn Henne

Carolyn Henne

Contact:

Office: 220 Fine Arts Building
Phone: 850-644-8254
chenne@fsu.edu

Area(s) of Teaching:

Professor and Chair

Statement

Carolyn Henne is a sculptor and the Chair of the Department of Art at Florida State University.  She also serves as Associate Dean for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.
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 book, Dream Anatomy.

Henne was a faculty facilitator in VCU’s da Vinci center where a collaborative team of arts, engineering, and business students worked with VCU surgeons to develop a prototype for a life-like surgical trainer. Subsequently she integrated many facets of her work experience as she collaborated with surgeons and engineers to develop subsequent prototypes now being replicated and employed to train surgical students and shared at workshops internationally.  She has a Courtesy Faculty Appointment with the Department of Medical Humanities in FSU’s College of Medicine.

As the Chair of FSU’s Department of Art, she is overseeing an exciting 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 skills, web skills, design skills, collaborative skills and a real conviction and belief in what they do and have to offer.  She is the Director of the new Public Art and Architectural Art program, the Sculpture Head and the Interim Director for FSU’s Facility for Arts Research.