Born in Michigan in 1969, Tony Hendrick grew up exploring nature down at the neighborhood pond and camping with his family “up north”. At the age of 17, he began a career in art as a pictorial artist painting billboards along side a diversely talented group of other artists. Hendrick continues to work with other artists and to paint large-scale murals while leading community mural projects and teaching painting workshops.
Hendrick’s paintings have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions, including those at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan; the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois; the Lansing Art Gallery in Lansing, Michigan; the Synapse Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan: the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda, New York; and the Highland Cultural Center Arts Gallery in Highland, New York.
Hendrick has created paintings and murals for private and public settings for many individuals, businesses and organizations, including Northwest Airlines in Romulus, Michigan; Air Zoo Museum of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Cooley Law School of Lansing, Michigan; Lansing State Journal of Lansing, Michigan; Jackson Chamber of Commerce of Jackson, Michigan; REO Town Commercial Association of Lansing, Michigan; and Metropolitan YMCA of Lansing, Michigan. His murals have won national and world recognition with a global award for the World’s Largest Indoor Mural by Guinness World Records and First Place Award for Murals from the United States Sign Council.
Hendrick has taught public mural painting workshops and lead community mural projects for many organizations, including New Territory Arts Association, Benton Harbor, Michigan; Arts and Industry Council, Battle Creek, Michigan; and Delta Township Parks and Recreation, Lansing, Michigan.
Tony Hendrick attended the Kansas City Art Institute of Kansas City, Missouri, and received a B.F.A. in 1995. He currently lives with his wife the artist, Mary Ann Southworth, and their son on a farm in Grand Ledge, Michigan.