I am a contemporary painter and digital artist.
I was born in Berlin, Germany and when I was twelve, moved with my parents to Liberia, West Africa. After that I lived in Suriname, (South America), North America, Liberia again and finally England, over 25 years ago.
Many things inspire me –memories of houses and countries I’ve lived in, old photographs, nostalgic childhood pictures, the beauty I see around me, loss and sadness – in short, life.
My paintings and digital images also reflect my interest in colour, layers, texture and mark making. Colour is very important to me because it can so well describe a particular emotion.
My artwork is quite varied and often jumps between the abstract and the figurative - I like working in this way as I find it very liberating. In my digital art I fuse parts of my paintings and photographs and through juxtaposition create new and different meanings.
This process often has unexpected results and produces images which are new and exciting. For me, this process of exploring, experimenting and improvising is as satisfying as the end result.
2021 Highlights and Activities
Selected exhibitions 2021 to-date:
April - Monthly group exhibition at the Wynd Gallery Letchworth
April/May - “Spring Back” Group exhibition at Nude Tin Can, St Albans
April - RBA – Mall Galleries – Live exhibition, my painting “Girl” selected
April - Group Exhibition at Collective Gallery St Albans – Open Theme
May/June - Group Exhibition at Collective Gallery St Albans – Landscape Theme
June/July - 3D Virtual Gallery with FLUX Review (4 paintings selected)
July/Sept - “Figurative Art Now” Online Exhibition (Federation of British Artists) My painting “The Red Road” was selected.
July - St Albans Art Society Summer Show
August/Sept - Group Exhibition at Collective Gallery St Albans – Abstract Theme
September - St Albans Museum – 3 of my paintings selected to show in the gallery for 1 month
September - Ayot St Lawrence Art Show
November - FLUX Exhibition at the Greenwich Peninsula Design District (5-27th November) www.fluxexhibition.com
Selected Exhibitions & Highlights 2016 – 2020
January 2020 - Exhibition of 7 of my paintings at a private gallery, "Blickpunkt" in Berlin
January 2020 - Shortlisted for the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Show
March - August 2020 - Online exhibition at St Albans Museum in conjunction with University of Hertfordshire www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/explore/exhibitions/hertfordshire-open-2020
March 2020 - Monthly Exhibitions at the Wynd Gallery Letchworth wyndgallery.co.uk
September 2020 - HVA Open Studio (Online) www.hvaf.org.uk/galleries/henriette-jetty-busch
October 2020 - Q&A Online Interview with FLUX Magazine www.thefluxreview.com/henriette-busch-qa
December 2020 – March 2021 - Letchworth Open @ the Broadway Gallery www.broadway-letchworth.com/studio-gallery
December 2020 - ING Discerning Eye - Online Exhibition www.ingdeexhibition.org/exhibition
December 2020 - New Gallery space in Singapore artwallst.com/artist/henriette-busch
January - February 2019 - Nude or Fully Clothed Exhibition, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St.Albans
April 2019 - Hertford Open at Courtyard Arts, Hertford
May 2019 - Solo Show of my big abstracts at the Gatehouse Gallery in Harlow
May 2019 - “St. Albans Exposed” Exhibition at the Nude Tin Can Gallery St.Albans
July 2019 - Big Art Fair, Hitchin
September 2019 - OPEN STUDIO
October - December 2019 - Exhibition with the WYND Gallery in Letchworth
September 2018 - OPEN STUDIO My studio in St. Albans
September/October 2018 - “Art Below” Regent’s Park 24/9 for 4 Weeks
October 2018 - Anemoi Art, Brook St, London – Group Show
July 2017 - Herts Affordable Art Fair, Hitchin
August 2017 - Shortlisted for NOA - National Open Art Competition 2017
December 2017 - "Art Below" Los Angeles, Grand Union Station, from December 4th for 2 weeks
April 2016 - Courtyard Open Exhibition, Hertford
April 2016 - Leyden Gallery, London “Art without Borders”
July 2016 - Platform Open Arts, at Morphets of Harrogate
September 2016 - New Artist Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Awards and Prizes
- Annual Summer Show, Courtyard Gallery, Hertford - Won 2nd prize (May 2008)
- Hertfordshire Open Exhibition - Won the St. Albans Prize – 1st prize in that category (Dec 2011), Awarded by St. Albans District Council
- 1994 – 1998: Extra Mural Courses in Life Drawing, Ceramics & Textile Design at the University of Hertfordshire
- 1999 – 2000: Full time Access Course in Art & Design, University of Hertfordshire
- 2000 – 2003: BA Fine Art Degree Course, University of Hertfordshire
- May 2014: “Form & Abstraction”, St. Ives School of Painting, Cornwall
- 2015 – to present: Life Drawing classes at The St. Albans Art Society
- Collective Gallery, St.Albans
- Herts Visual Arts
- St. Albans Art Society