FullSizeRender (36).jpg

My work is based on abstracted compositions and patterns.

Constructions explore three-dimensional compositions in layers. These derive from my architectural training as well as my interest in light and shadow effects.

Collages are layered paintings of canvas, paper, cloth and other materials as well as paintings which have been cut up and re-assembled.

Monotypes (prints) explore layered geometric patterns

Works on Paper include water flow paintings, sponge paintings, pastels and selected drawings.

Patterns are abstractions of real forms


CV: Henry H. Abernathy, Jr.

2016-2018 New York School of the Arts, Arts Intensive Program
2005-2016 National Academy of Design. Courses in drawing, painting, printmaking
Masters, Architecture and Urban Planning Princeton University
Rice University, BA


2019 Arts Intensive Exhibition: “Angle of Repose” and Found Objects” (sculptures)

2019 “Conversation” plaster cast, New York School of the Arts, New York, NY, Works on Paper

2019 “Crossroads” (monotype): Exhibition Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
2018 Art Intensive Exhibition: “Artist’s Studio” & “Exit Corridor” (constructions)

2018 Annual Exhibition: “No Strings Attached” and “Artist’s Studio” (monotypes)
Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
2017 Annual Exhibition: “Winter Trees” (monotype)
2017 Abstract Design Studio (Cathy Choi) Exhibition: “Flow Lines” (Triptych)
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2016  Creative Mischief Exhibition: “Branching Out” (construction)
2015  Creative Mischief exhibition: “Untitled with Orange Stripe” (acrylic)
2014 All-school (curated) exhibition: “Tree, Central Park” (drawing)
Art By Architects, New York, NY

2018 Advent Booklet: “Starry Night” (acrylic and tape on wood panel)

2017 “Drawn To Abstraction”  Self-published monograph on evolution of HA artwork.
2018 “A Sweet Day in November” New York School of the Arts catalog