“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” ~Fredrick Douglass



Sonja Henderson is a sculptor, mixed-media artist, teacher, collaborator and innovator based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work explores the organic nature of spirit, joy and grounded connection through Restorative Justice practices. 

In Process:

2024 - Atlantic Center for Arts, Master Artist in Residence. https://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/

2023- SAIC Homan Square. MHC Quilt Flags. Restorative Justice community art-based workshops.

2023 - Illinois Humanities, Humanitarian Award. Community Cookbook. https://envisioningjustice.org/exhibitions/recipes-for-life/


2023 - Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Memorial cast bronze figure and podium for Argo Community HS, Summit, IL

2023 - "The Making of Mamie Till" Cliff Dwellers exhibition and International Women's Day Lecture.

2022 - "Right to the Shoreline", Exhibition, Chicago Public Art Group Chicago, IL

2021 - "Hand Tools of Resilience", Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, Las Cruces, NM, MOCADA, NY

2021 - Soil Lab (Chicago Architect Biennial) Clay and Restorative Justice "Full Circle"workshops and exhibition.


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