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Henry Sinn

Henry Sinn

Director, Painting & Drawing

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Henry Sinn was born in Florida in 1956 and lives in the Orlando area. He is Department Head of Painting and Drawing at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, FL. He received a B.A. in Painting from Rollins College in 1979 where he studied with Tom Peterson. He also studied extensively with local sculptor Grady Kimsey whom he regards as a mentor.

Sinn began exhibiting his work directly after graduating from Rollins College. He has held twelve solo shows since 1981. The venues include Valencia Community College, Seminole Community College, Crealdé School of Art, Maitland Art Center, Museum of Florida Art in DeLand, Davis-McClain Gallery in Houston, Texas, and the Cameron-Cobb Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, among others. He also participated in a three-person show at Orlando Museum of Art.

In 2000, Sinn received an important public commission to create a floor mosaic at the 4th Airside Terminal at the Orlando International Airport. The piece entitled “Field of Ferns” measures 17 by 94 feet.

Sinn’s work is represented in over twenty significant corporate collections which include locally Orlando City Hall, Sun Bank Corporation in Orlando and the Cornell Museum in Winter Park. In Houston, Texas, his work has been bought by Amoco Oil Corporation, Executive Offices of Century Development, Sunbelt National Bank and Harold Farb Company among others. His work can be seen at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas, the Westin Hotel in Chicago and numerous Florida collections. He became Acting Director of Painting and Drawing at Crealdé in 2007.

Artist's Statement
"All in the mix seems to sum up my art quite well. I create from intuition, and in doing so, I express many different aspects of my life. I love to tap into that primal spirit hidden deep inside of me. My work expresses that energy: the mystical, meta-physical, and earthly sides of life.

The theme of relationships consistently appears in my work: relationships with people, places, and the spiritual world. For me, these are what make up the fabric of life. These relationships are demonstrated not only in my previous work, but also in my current work. I have always enjoyed expressing my thoughts and feelings in paintings, but in the last few years, I have experimented more and more with sculpture and have been working with everything from bronze casting to soft sculptures. Sculpture provides me with the opportunity to work with and combine several different forms of media, such as heavy beading with fabrics, and the use of organic materials with bronze and Cel-u-clay.

For me, making art is always a search for something new, be it a new concept or a new combination of materials. So, it truly is all in the mix!"
~Henry Sinn


Snake , Mixed Media

Rilla , Mixed Media

Barbie, Mixed Media

House , Silk Layer Painting

Selected Individual & 2 Person Exhibitions

2007 Common Threads: Henry Sinn
& Lauren Austin

Museum of Florida Art, DeLand

2007 Henry Sinn – New Sculptures
Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL

2006 Henry Sinn & Cheryl Bogdanowitsch The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL

2005 All In the Mix
Crealde Art Center, Winter Park, FL

1998 Mood and Muse
Mt Dora Center for the Arts, Mt Dora, FL

1997 Henry Sinn & Cheryl Bogdanowitsch
The Galleries at Salt Creek, St Pete, FL

1991 Subjective Realities
Below Zero Gallery, Orlando, FL

1989 Henry Sinn – Recent Work
DuPont Center, Orlando, FL

1988 Henry Sinn
Cameron-Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1987 Romantic At Heart
DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL

1984 Decorative Emotions
Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL

1982 Henry Sinn – New Paintings
Davis-McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

Posters & Publications

1989 “Strawberry Spring Show,” Poster and T-shirt design, Winter Park, FL

1986 “Brushing,” Magazine cover art, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

1984 “Decorative Emotions,” Poster and Catalog, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL

1982 “Florida Painting,” Catalog art, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

1982 “Orlando Opera Company,” Program cover and poster art, Orlando, FL

Honors & Awards

2004 “DeLand Museum of Art Juried Exhibition,” Award of Merit, DeLand, FL

1998 “A Beastiary: The Animal In Art,” Purchase Award, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL

1996 “22nd Small Works,” Purchase Award, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

1984 “Commissioned Paintings for Cultural Achievement Awards,” Council of Arts and
Sciences, Orlando, FL

1982 “Artists Three,” Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

1979 “Cornell Museum Show,” Purchase Award, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Invitational & Juried Shows

2007 & 2006 “Power of the Purse,” Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL

2005 “Seminole Community College 40th Anniversary,” Lake Mary, FL

2004 “Juried Member’s Exhibition,” DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL

2003 “Art At Work, Artist’s Studio Tour, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

2002 “Creative Pairs,” Orlando City Hall, Terrace Gallery, Orlando, FL

2002 “7th Annual Small Works Invitational,” Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

2001 “Peaceable Kingdom,” Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Orlando, FL

1999 “Under Wraps,” Harris House–Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

1998 “ A Beastiary: The Animal In Art,” Terrace Gallery, City Hall, Orlando, FL

1997 “Three By Three,” Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL

Group Shows

2007 “Sculpture: Art in three Dimensions,” Ormand Art Museum, Ormand Beach, FL

2007 “Heads, Heart, Horses, & Helmets,” The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

2005 “Marriot Art Show,” Marriot Hotel, Orlando, FL

2002 “Time Out of Joint – Artist’s Interpret Hamlet,” Orlando Shakespeare Festival

2002 “Orlando/Milano,” Church Street Gallery of Contemporary Art, Orlando, FL

2001 “Americans Art Coming,” Studio D’Ars, Milan & Banco Populare, Bergamo, Italy

2000 “Black Velvet,” Terrace Gallery, City Hall, Orlando, FL

Permanent Installations

2003 “Dreamscape,” Floor Mosaic, Private residence, Isleworth, Orlando, FL
2000 “Field of Ferns,” Floor Mosaic 94 ft L X 17 ft W, 4th Airside Terminal, People
Mover Train Station, Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL

Corporate Collections

Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL
Sun Bank Corporation, Orlando, FL
Rollins College, Cornell Museum, Winter Park, FL
Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL
Amoco Oil Corporation, Houston, TX
Century Development, Executive Offices, Houston, Tx
The Wyndham Hotel, Austin, TX
The Westin Hotel, Chicago, IL
Orlando Opera Company, Orlando, FL
Price-Waterhouse, Tampa, FL
Sunbelt National Bank, Houston, TX
Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
Harold Farb Company, Houston, TX
1010 Lamar Building, Houston, TX
Friendswood Development Company, Houston, TX
The Whitney Corporation, Cocoa Beach, FL


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