Hendricks was born in Detroit, and grew up on radical labor and
civil rights politics; blues, jazz, soul, folk, rock; great lakes;
and the Diego Rivera dominated Detroit Institute of Art. He began
oil painting at age nine. Subsequently he earned degrees in fine
art and psychology. During the mid-seventies he arrived on the
left coast from Ann Arbor Michigan. In San Francisco, Hendricks
was intimately involved with early adaptation of innovations in
public information, education, animation, web technology, and
user-centered design. He has resided in Oakland for the past 25
years, where he continues to work in visual media.
Over the past 40 years Hendricks has worked on his Five Decades project; an ongoing series of large-scale collages, each created at the end of the previous decade. This interwoven series forms a complex personal statement of his time. Together they draw a powerful line through a 50-year expanse of the past into the future.
Hendricks animated a series of four 7-minute 3D videos on economics education. One video, "Spending = Q x P", is on the SIGGRAPH '92 Video Review which is part of the UCLA Film Archives. He conceptualized and produced an online rare American Currency Exhibit. Hendricks developed interactive touch-screen kiosks. He art directed, designed, and illustrated many award winning Annual Reports.
Hendricks is experienced on a variety of complex software and hardware configurations. His expertise encompasses software technology, broadcast quality video, digital networking, web based environments, emerging media and visual communication.
Hendricks believes that as we become one with our images, our future and past move closer together. He continues to explore these entry points into understanding by mapping our evolving narratives. Hendricks says, “I like to watch light splash and catch it when I can.”
Until You Puke, collage on building blocks, The
Center for Contemporary Political Art, Washington D.C.
Until You Puke, collage on building blocks, Jury
Award, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro MA
2017 Repeat Until You Puke, collage on building blocks, Pro Arts, Oakland CA
2016 Dreaming of Forests Past environmental intervention, National Forest, Dinkey Creek CA
2016 Uncivilized, altered book, Montclair Library, Oakland CA
2015 Birdman in the Forest environmental intervention, National Forest, Dinkey Creek CA
2014 It Is In Anguish That People Get Consciousness Of Freedom, photocopy print edition, LA Print Space, Los Angeles CA
2013 Occupy the Forest and Man in the Forest, environmental interventions, ARTslant Street, Santa Fe NM
2013 Transcendence: Pre-eminent Over Aristotelian Categories, and The Legendary Valentine, collages, CK Gallery, Oakland CA
2013 Transcendence: Pass Beyond Human Limit, collage, Pro Arts, Oakland CA
2012 48 Views But Only Two Choices, collage on building blocks, Pro Arts, Oakland CA
2012 Isis, Oil and acrylic painting, College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach CA
2012 Existential Series, photocopy collages, Gaskill Gallery, Oakland CA
2011 Occupy Planet Earth, collage, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley CA
Paintings, ERA Art Bar, Oakland CA
2011 Five Decades, ongoing series of large-scale collages, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT.
2010 Powell and California, oil and acrylic painting, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, SF, CA
2009 Powell and California, oil and acrylic painting, People's Bank of China, Xian, China
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan: BFA, studio arts, minor in Philosophy.
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California: BA & postgraduate studies, Humanistic Psychology.
University of California Extension, Berkeley, California: Computer Graphics, Graphic Design
Member: ACM SIGGRAPH
since 1986, ASIFA