Henrik Soderstrom, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art
Coordinator of Foundations Program and
Co-Director of Williams Galleries
Henrik Søderstrøm is an artist, designer, and idea enthusiast. Raised in Rochester NY by an exuberant Californian and a Swedish visionary, he grew up sanding oak 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 work with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, designing the set for their production of Leyli & Majnun,which opened in 2009 at Lincoln Center, and creating album artwork for their grammy-nominated recording Off the Map.
Henrik has enjoyed creating and art directing set designs and exhibits for the IDEA Museum, theSociety for Freshwater Science, the Grammy-nominated Music of Difference Project, the Knights Orchestra, the Attacca Quartet, choreographer Thomas Warfield, and FuturPointe dance. He has been an artist-in-residence with I-Park Enclave, Stonecry, the Julia & David White Artist Colony, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and now lives in the midwest with his brilliant wife Dottie, where they both teach at Indiana Wesleyan University.
MFA, RIT: Rochester Institute of Technology
BFA, RISD: Rhode Island School of Design
NyckelviksSkolan, 1 year study in Sweden
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