EDUCATION

2016-2014   Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2010-2006   Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, Visual Art, Art History; Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021             [Upcoming] Carrying the wound, Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield, Keedysville, Maryland.

2020             [Upcoming] Solo Exhibition, The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, Washington, DC.

2020             [Upcoming] Gravity and other fistfights, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania.

2019             Gravity and other fistfights, Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina.

2019-2018   Redressing the wound, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine [NMCWM], Frederick, Maryland.

2017             Michael Benevenia: Selected works, National Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, Clarion Conference Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

2016             Gravity and other fistfights, Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey.

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018             Threshold [with Emily Bayless], Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2017             Relief Work [with John Richardson], Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland.

2016             Observation and Exploration [with Marcia Wolfson Ray], Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland.

2015             Peeled Back [with Alana Ferguson], Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020             Love at the Time of Revolution, Print Club Delhi, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, India; invitational.

2019             Quaint, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; invited by Henry Gepfer.

2019             Millersville University Faculty Exhibition, Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

2019             Contemporary Sculpture, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; juried by John Hatfield.

2018             Silent Night, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; invited by the Echo Artist Group.

2018             Repurposed with Purpose, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland; invited by Doreen Bolger.

2018             Persistence of the Figure, Greenville Center for the Creative Arts, Greenville, South Carolina.

2018             Sondheim Semi-finalist Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2018             Off the Wall: Contemporary Sculpture, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

2018             Mid Atlantic New Painting 2018, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

2018             Millersville University Faculty Exhibition, Ware Center, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

2017             Works in Progress Exhibition, Sculpture Space Inc., Utica, New York.

2017             radius250, artspace, Richmond, Virginia; juried by Francis Thompson.

2017             In my room, Linden Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; invited by Selina Doroshenko.

2017             PaARTners Resident Artist Exhibition, Ware Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; invited by Marci Nelligan.

2017             Millersville University Faculty Exhibition, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2017             Millersville University Faculty Exhibition, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

2017             Millersville University Faculty Works on Paper, The Ware Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

2017             Millersville University Faculty Exhibition, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

2016             Sondheim Semi-finalist Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; juried by Tim Griffin, Rujeko Hockley, and Mia Locks.

2016             Fathers, Brothers, Sons, SPACECAMP, Baltimore, Maryland.

2016             #NAILEDIT, Treat Gallery, New York City, New York.

2016             Typecast, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC; juried by Jarvis DuBois.

2016             Outside the Margins: Contemporary Artists’ Books, Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland; juried by Kim Banister.

2016             process: Metal IV, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2016             Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Thesis Show 3, SPACECAMP, Baltimore, Maryland.

2016             Up Against the Wall, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, New Jersey; invited by Doug Ferrari.

2015             The Span Between Us, Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland; juried by Stephanie Bursese.

2015             In Place, Global Mall at the Crossings, Nashville, Tennessee; juried by Alexine Rioux, Mika Agari, and Kayla Saito.

2015             2015 Annual Juried Exhibition, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland.

2015             Tracing Fictions, The Station North Chicken Box, Baltimore, Maryland.

2015             Dream/dirt X rinehart, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2014             Now You See Me, Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, New Jersey; invited by Ebony Simpson.

2014             Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.

2014             Rine<3, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2014             Day by Day II, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, New Jersey.

2014             Navigation Puzzle, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware.

2014             74th Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York.

2014             State of Being, Arts Guild New Jersey., Rahway, New Jersey.

2014             Viewpoints 2014, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.

2014             Open Orange, Firehouse Gallery, Orange, New Jersey; Juried by Antonio Sergio Bessa, Deidre, Harris-Kelley, and Naima J. Keith.

2014             Initium Novum, Dacia Gallery, New York City, New York.

2014             35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey.

2013             Ancestors, Guardians and Guides, Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC; Juried by Jarvis DuBois.

2011             Teamwork, Grounds for Sculpture, Mercerville, New Jersey.

2011             Wounded in Action, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.

2010             Beyond the Refrigerator Door, Governors Island, New York, New York City.

2010             Stay Rad, Stay Focused, BFA Thesis exhibition, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

2010             Wounded in Action, Russell Senate Office Rotunda Washington, DC.

2010             Wounded in Action, University of Maryland., Baltimore, Maryland.

2010             Wounded in Action, American Academy of Orthapedic Surgeons Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

 

RESIDENCIES

2023-2022 [Upcoming] Artist-in-Residence, NMCWM: Pry House Field Hospital at Antietam National Battlefield, Keedysville, Maryland.

2022-2021 [Upcoming] Artist-in-Residence, NMCWM: Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, Washington, DC.

2020            Visiting Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Artreach India, New Delhi, India.

2020-2019  Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2019-2018 Inaugural Artist-in-Residence, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland.

2017            Sculpture Space Artist-in-Residence, funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Sculpture Space Inc., Utica, New York.

 

AWARDS + FELLOWSHIPS

2020-2019  Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Fellowship: Sculpture, India, United States-India Educational Foundation, United States Department of State.

2019            Faculty Professional Development Travel Grant, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2018            Semi-Finalist, Janet & Walter Sondheim ARTSCAPE Prize, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore, Maryland.

2017            Finalist, Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, artkudos.com

2016            Semi-Finalist, Janet & Walter Sondheim ARTSCAPE Prize, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore, Maryland.

2016            Rinehart Graduation Award, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2015            Graduate Travel Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2016-2014 Rinehart School of Sculpture Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2014            Award Recipient, Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019           Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art and Design, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.      

                    Foundations: 3D Design, Spring. Instructor of record. [22 students].

2018           Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art and Design, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

                    Foundations: 3D Design, Spring. Instructor of record. [20 students].

2017           Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art and Design, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

                    Foundations: 3D Design, Spring. Instructor of record. [19 students].

2015           Teaching Assistant [to Peter Karis], Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

        Interdisciplinary Sculpture Dept.: Metal Fabrication and Foundry Processes, Fall.

2015           Teaching Assistant [to Chrissy Day], Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Fiber Department: Introduction to Fiber, Fall.

2015           Teaching Assistant [to Lisa Dillin], Maryland. Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

                    Interdisciplinary Sculpture Dept.: Introduction to Sculpture, Spring.

2014           Teaching Assistant [to Allen Zaruba], Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

                    Foundation Department: Sculptural Forms, Fall.

2014           Teaching Assistant [to Allen Zaruba], Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

                    Foundation Department: Sculptural Forms, Fall.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-2019 Studio Technician; Department of Art and Design, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2016-2015 Program Technical Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2013-2012  Supervisor of the Fabrication Department, The Sculpture Foundation's Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, New Jersey.

2012-2011 Sculpture Technician, The Sculpture Foundation's Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, New Jersey.

FURTHER STUDIES + TRAINING

2020-2019    Independent Studies in Unani Medicine, Under Professor Shakir Jamil,  Department of Moaljat, School of Unani Medicine and Research, Jamia                                 Hamdard University, New Delhi, India.

2020-2019    Introductory Class: Hindi Conversation and Grammar, HindiGuru Language Institute, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, India.

2011-2010    Structural Plate Welding Program, Hohokus School of Technical Trades and Services, Paterson, New Jersey.

 

CERTIFICATES

2016            College Art Teaching Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.

2011            Structural Plate Welding Certificate, HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, Paterson, New Jersey. Certified to American Welding Society                           standards of D1.1 SMAW of ½” carbon steel plate in all positions.

NON-ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010            Teaching Artist, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York City, New York.

2010            Summer Stop-Motion Camp Intern, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York City, New York.

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGS

2018            University of Mary Washington, Mid Atlantic New Painting 2018 Catalog, January.

2015            Alexine Rioux, Mika Agari, and Kayla Saito, In Place Show Catalog, July.

2010            American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Wounded in Action Show Catalog, page 13.

 

PRESS + INTERVIEWS

2019            Public Relations Office, Aligarh Muslim University. Lecture on 'Arts, Medicine and Sculpture' held at Department of Pharmacology. 14 October:                                 https://www.amu.ac.in/about3.jsp?did=3141

2019            Public Relations Office, Aligarh Muslim University. Benevenia delivers lecture in AMU. 10 October: https://www.amu.ac.in/about3.jsp?did=3157

2019            Jahan, Badar, Department of Fine Arts Newsletter, Aligarh Muslim University, Lecture cum Workshop, October 7

                     https://www.amu.ac.in/newdata/eventheld/11196.pdf

2019            Public Relations Office, Aligarh Muslim University. Michael Benevenia delivered an interactive lecture at department of museology. 5 October:

                     https://www.amu.ac.in/about3.jsp?did=3178

2019            Ansari, S & Narayan, Madhvendra & Kaadan, Abdul & Rahman, Syed. Newsletter of Ibn Sina Academy [Issue 74].

2018            Wilson, Ike. "In Focus: Artist Michael Benevenia." Edited by David Price and Terry Reimer. Surgeon's Call: Journal of the National Museum of Civil                               War Medicine 23, no. 2 [2018]: 5-6.

2018            Jasmine Pelaez, National Museum of Civil War Medicine welcomes first ‘artist in residence’ 20 September:

                     https://www.localdvm.com/news/i-270/national-museum-of-civil-war-medicine-welcomes-first-artist-in-residence-/1462447460  

2016            Chip Schwartz, Artist interpretations and reactions at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, 22 February:

                     http://knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2016/2/22/philadelphia-sculpture-gym-process-metal-iv/

2014            Ektaerina Popov, Fresh Paint Studio Visit: Michael Benevenia, Fresh Paint Magazine, April 22:

                     http://www.freshpaintmagazine.com/studio-visit/category/michael-benevenia 

2011            Janet Purcell, Team Work: A Winning Team, The Trenton Times, July, page G3-08.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018            Benevenia, Michael, Contributor. “ART NOW: Off the Wall.” Spartanburg Art Museum. 2018 May:

                     https://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/artnowpodcast

2017            National Museum of Civil War Medicine Conference Notebook, Gravity and Other

                     Fistfights: An artist's response to the visual, surgical, and prosthetic legacy of the American Civil War, pages 3-15.

2014            Ektaerina Popov, Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 3, April 20.

2014            Ingrid Reeve, North vs. South, Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 17, pages 66-9, February:

                     https://issuu.com/artistportfoliomagazine/docs/northvssouth/87?e=2382761/8424055

2014            Ingrid Reeve, Abstracts Art Exhibition, Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 16, page 61, April 24: http://issuu.com/artistportfoliomagazine/docs/sfvvchi

 

TALKS + PANELS + CONFERENCES

2020            Conference Presentation: Balancing Act: Unani, Jugaad, and Bamboo Ladders, South and Central Asia Fulbright International Conference, Kochi,                               India, February 24.

2019            Visiting Artist Lecture, Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Fine Arts, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 7 October.

2019            Visiting Scholar Lecture; Art, Medicine, and Sculpture, Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Pharmacology, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh,

                     India. 5 October.

2019            Visiting Scholar Lecture; Contemporary Art in Non-Art Spaces: “Redressing the wound” Exhibition at The National Museum of Civil War Medicine,                             Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Museology, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 4 October.

2019            41st Guest Scholar Lecture: Wounds, Ladders, and Mizaj: Finding Inspiration for Sculpture in Unani Medicine, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval                                     Medicine and Science, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 1 October.

2019            Artist Presentation, The Forum Community Outreach Program, Crofton, Maryland. 18 July.

2019            Gravity and other fistfights Gallery Talk, Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina. 11 March.

2019            Visiting Artist Talk, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina. 11 March.

2019            Co-Curator Gallery Talk, BLOOM, [with Emily Bayless, Becky McDonah], Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. 28 January.

2018            Artist-in-Residence Gallery Talk, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland. 11 November.

2018            Artist-in-Residence: Open House and Works in Progress, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland. 10 November.

2018            Artist-in-Residence: Artist Presentation, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland. 10 November.

2018            Artist-in-Residence Gallery Talk, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland. 26 October.

2018            Artist-in-Residence: Artist Presentation, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland. 19 September.

2018            Threshold Exhibiting Artist Gallery Talk [with Emily Bayless], Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. 6 September.

2018            Off the Wall: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibiting Artist Gallery Talk, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, South Carolina. 17 May.

2017            Artist-in-Residence Open Studio Talk, Sculpture Space Inc., Utica, New York, 25 October.

2017            Conference Presentation: Gravity and Other Fistfights: An artist’s response to the visual, surgical, and prosthetic legacy of the American Civil War,                           National Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, Clarion Conference Center Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 14 September.

2017            Relief Work Artist Presentation, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland, 30 March.

2016            Panelist: Fathers, Brothers, Sons Exhibition Panel Discussion, SPACECAMP, Baltimore, Maryland, 12 May.

2016            MFA Thesis Presentation, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 27 April.

2016            Salon Artist Presenter, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 12 February.

2014            Navigation Puzzle Exhibiting Artist Gallery Talk, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware, 11 July.

2014            Curator Gallery Talk: The Window, Academy Square Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey, 13 August

2014            Initium Novum Artist Gallery Talk, Dacia Gallery, New York City, New York, 16 January.

2013            Panelist: Ancestors, Guardians, and Guides Exhibition Panel Discussion, Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC. 15 December. 

 

WORKSHOPS + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

2020            Visiting Artist Presentation, Beyond Making: Strategies for Success: Professional Practices Class, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.                             Invited by Heidi Leitzke, 14 April.

2019            Visiting Artist Workshop: The Exquisite Corpse as Found Object, Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Fine Arts, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh,

                     India. 7 October.

2019            Visiting Artist Presentation, Beyond Making: Strategies for Success: Professional Practices Class, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.                             Invited by Heidi Leitzke, 6 February.

2018            Visiting Artist Presentation, Beyond Making: Strategies for Success: Professional Practices Class, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.                             Invited by Heidi Leitzke, 5 February.

 

ACADEMIC AND COMMITTEE SERVICE

2019-2016  Gallery Committee Member, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2015            Graduate Exhibitions Leadership Committee Member, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland.

2016-2014  Graduate Student Council Representative, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland.

2013-2012  Safety Committee Member, The Sculpture Foundation, Mercerville, New Jersey.

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2020           Curator; Cowboys and Carpenters, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2019           Co-Curator [with Emily Bayless, Becky McDonah]; BLOOM, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.

2014           Co-Curator [with Pam Cooper]; The Window, Academy Square Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey.

2014-2013 Curatorial Assistant Internship; Studio Montclair, Academy Square Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey.

2014           Gallery/Administrative Internship; City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, New Jersey.

 

PERFORMANCES

2015            Performer, Women’s Work, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland. 26 March. [Participation in Maren Hassinger’s performance of her piece                         Women’s Work, in which she was assisted by her MFA student performers]

 

COLLECTIONS

2020            Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Science, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

2019            National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Maryland.

 

©Mike Benevenia 2020