Trasi Henen studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she received a BA Fine Arts Honours degree. In 2002 and 2003 she was awarded the Ashley Radmore Painter Prize at the University of the Witwatersrand and, in 2003, the Herbert Evans Painter Prize.
Henen works in painting and mixed media. Her work takes the form of perceptive and constructed abstractions and reconfigurations of the environments with which she is confronted daily. Robyn Sassen has written: “Henen draws on her awareness of middle class urbanity in her work. Born and raised in Kempton Park, she matriculated at Queens High School in Kensington, and mentions her Jewish identity as a nebulous point of association to these ostensibly non-Jewish suburban roots.”
Henen collaborated closely with the master printer, Tim Foulds and workshop manager Jill Ross at David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg. She has also been involved in creating David Krut Arts posters and invitation cards. She exhibited Passer Bye at David Krut Arts in July 2005.