Curriculum Vitae

Rene Lee Henry

4117 Meyerwood Dr, Houston, TX 77025


2013                            BA, magna cum laude, San Diego State University, San Diego, California     

                                    Jewelry / Metals          

2011                            Mesa Community College, San Diego, California

                                    Fine Art, Dean’s Honor List 2008-2010

2001                            The Advertising Arts College, San Diego, California

                                    Digital Design Program      



2016                               HCCC & HMAG

                                       Sondra Sherman: Intent, Chance, and Happenstance

2013                               Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

                                       Amy Tavern: Innovating the Chain

2013                               Haystack Mountain School of Crafts   

                                       Helen Carnac: Thinking About Traces: Collecting and Making Marks in Enamel  

2008, 2009, 2010            San Diego Continuing Education

                                        Workshops:  Precious Metal Clay I, II; Bracelet in a Day; Ring in a Day



2017                            Earrings Galore – Heidi Loewe Gallery

2017                            Halstead Design Challenge - Online Exhibition

2017                            In Residence – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

2016                            Spirit and Matter – Houston Metal Arts Guild, Jung Center

                                              Award: Best Use of Materials

2016                            The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange - Online Exhibition and Publication

2016                            Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition - Greater Denton Arts Council

2016                            Craft Forms 2016 - Wayne Art Center

2015                            Art Jewelry: Strong Voices – Dedee Shattuck Gallery

2015                            #AKA Wear It – An Interactive Exhibition - SNAG Boston

2015                            Alchemy 3 – Juried Enamel Exhibition

2014                            2015 Handcrafted - Maria V. Howard Arts Center

2014                            Interactive Red Carpet Exhibition - SNAG

2014                            Materials: Hard & Soft Exhibition - Greater Denton Arts Council

2014                            Refined VIII: Makers Choice Exhibition – Austin State University

2013                            Confluence – SNAG Student Exhibition

2013                            San Diego State University Student Award Exhibition

                                            Award: Presidents Award

2013                            San Diego State University – Arrowmont Fellowship Recipient

2013                            San Diego State University – Haystack Fellowship Recipient

2013                            San Diego State University Student Juried Show

2013                            Lark – Showcase 500 Art Necklaces Publication

2012                            The Bascom – American Crafts Today Exhibition

2012                            Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship Award Winner        

2012                            Enamelist Society’s Online Student Juried Enamel Exhibition

2012                            San Diego State University Student Award Exhibition

2011                            My Best Friend – Juried Art Exhibit, City of Encinitas 

2004                            San Diego Mesa Community College Art Show



2016 – Current                        Jemco – Jewelry and Metals Workshop Instructor

2016                                       Houston Center For Contemporary Crafts Artist Residency

2015                                       Co-founder of VAR Collective – a jewellery collective in San Diego, CA

2014 - Current                        Owner of Rene Lee Henry Jewellery

2006 - Current                        Freelance Web & Graphic Design 

2010 - 2015                            SDSU Jewelry Co-op Sale      



Sondra Sherman – Jewelry and Metalwork Associated Professor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA - Email:

Seth Papac – Jewelry and Metalwork, Artist in Residence, San Diego, CA - Email:


American Craft Council


Enamelist Society

Houston Metal Arts Guild

Society of North American Goldsmiths

VAR Collective