Henry Navarro’s multidisciplinary artistic and teaching career spans over more than ten years of professional experience. With a focus on installation art as well as fashion design, he has shown work in Spain, Italy, the United States, China, Canada and Cuba.
Whether designing, painting, or sculpting, the constant themes in his work are philosophical explorations of nature and society through the use of multiple expressive media. Born and educated in Cuba, Henry holds a BFA in Ceramics and an MFA in Sculpture, and also studied Art Direction for Film.
In 2004 Henry moved from Havana to California, where he taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, California College of the Arts, and the Academy of Art University. His fashion designs, installations and large-scale sculptures and paintings are characterized by the deployment of symbolic, often raw materials in conjunction with deceivingly simple compositions.
From 2009 to 2011 Henry was a Visiting Professor at the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati. Now based in Toronto, Canada, Henry’s artistic energies are concentrated on the creation of fashion-based public art pieces. He continues to draw from his diverse artistic background to both produce artworks and inspire students at the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Design at Ryerson University.