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01 Jan. 2008

ABC.....with love (too cool for school)

box-set of 26 letterpress prints
Jill Henderson

ABC… with love (too cool for school) is an “A to Z” letterpress edition, with thirteen artists each making prints of two different letters in the alphabet:

Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter (C and X), Michael Buckland (W and G), James Carl (E + Y), FASTWÜRMS (The Story of O and Shipwrecked K), John Giorno (M and H), Jill Henderson (B and S #269), Kostas Ioannidis (P + T), Matt King (I and N), David Kramer (J and V), Brent Roe (A and L), Ross Sinclair (D + Q), David Shrigley (F amd Z), Martin Wöhrl (Deutsche R and American U).

ABC… with love (too cool for school). Art Metropole, 2008. Letterpress print edition, 26 single colour prints (13 blue, 13 orange) on Crane Lettra 600 gsm (220 lb), each print measuring approximately 13 × 18 cm (5 × 7”), in a handmade acid-free box, dimensions 13.8 × 18.8 × 3.8 cm. Numbered edition of 52.

Printed by Echo Letterpress (, New York.

Image: Brent Roe, “A”, 2007, ink on paper.

Art Metropole thanks the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, as well as private donors for their support.

Jill Henderson is a Scottish/Canadian artist born in Scotland in 1969 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA honours in Fine Art in 1991 and a Masters in Fine Art in 1993.

From 1991 to 1993 she exhibited in Scotland and Europe including The ICA in London, Overgaden Gallery (Copenhagen), Tramway and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1994 Jill Henderson moved to Toronto, Canada and began exhibiting in Toronto and all over Canada, showing at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto), The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and The New Gallery (Calgary). She also started to be represented by Fine art dealers Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, from 1995 to the present day. She also exhibited at Transmission Gallery (Glasgow), YYZ (Toronto), Art Metropole (Toronto), Catalyst Arts (Belfast), Hales Gallery (London UK), Angelus Novus (Antwerp), Brasilica (Vienna) and Vox Populi (Philadelphia). During this time Jill Henderson also co-founded and ran ‘Free Parking’ an artist run gallery project in downtown Toronto, as well as curating a number of exhibitions.

In the year 2000, Jill Henderson was asked to exhibit at PS1 centre for contemporary Art / MOMA in the widely acclaimed exhibition “Greater New York”. In 2001, Jill Henderson was also asked to exhibit as one of seven Canadian artists chosen for an international exchange exhibition and seminar in Taipei, Taiwan curated by Manray Hsu. Since 2001 she has exhibited at The Art Directors Club (NYC), Lothringer 13 (Munich), Morris & Belkin Gallery (Vancouver), Manif d’Art 2 (Quebec), The Americas Society (NYC) and Solo shows at The Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver) and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). She was also nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany award.

She has received numerous awards from The Canada Council, The Scottish Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council. She was also recently made a lifetime member of Art Metropole, Toronto. Her work is also in the collection of The Robert McLauglin Museum in Oshawa, Canada and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, as well as in numerous private collections.