James Henkel is an American artist who uses photography to explore his interests in the functional beauty of the “vessel.” He explores ideas of the container and the contained. Recent exhibitions include Stacks + Spills at Artspace, Raleigh, NC; Here and Now: Photographs from Gettysburg at Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; and Through the Lens: Twenty Visions at Cavallo Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Henkel’s artwork is part of numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. He is recipient of the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship. He currently teaches in the Art Department of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.