Office: 220 Fine Arts Building
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Professor and Chair
Carolyn Henne is a sculptor and the Chair of FSU’s Department of Art. As the Chair, she oversees 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 and web skills, design and collaborative skills and a real conviction and belief in what they do and have to offer.
She also serves as Associate Dean for FSU’s College of Fine Arts, Director of the Facility for Arts Research, and Director of the Public Art & Architectural Art Program.
Henne’s sculpture is largely informed by anatomical studies. Her work ranges from large, complex interactive installations 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 Dream Anatomy.
Henne 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.