Resume

Select Juried and Group Shows

2017 , Ebba Osborne Memorial Award Exhibition, Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ (invited artist and judge)

2017 The Elephant in the Room, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

2016 Members Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

2016 Women Paint Women, curated by Ellen Martin, Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ

2016 Emerging Artists 2016, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2016 New Jersey Arts Annual 2016, curated by Joan Bacharach, and Stacy Smith,  The Noyes Arts Garage Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ

2014 CAG Gallery U, Westfield, NJ Read the Review >>

2014 TEDxNavasink2014, Featured Artist, Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ

2014 Expressions of the Natural World, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

2014 Art Connections 10, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ

2014 35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

2012 23rd Annual New Jersey Small Works Show, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ

2009 Canon, Contemporary Art Network, New York, NY

2009 L&M Art Gallery, Elizabeth, NJ

2008 Highland Park Artists Collective- High Impact, IM Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

2008 Noyes Museum/Seashore Garden Living Center, Galloway Township, NJ

2008 Artists NOW, 431 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ

2007 Highland Park Houses Series, Dish Café, Highland Park, NJ

2006 Griffin Gallery, Madison, NJ

2005 Artists Celebrate Highland Park, Robert Wood Johnson House, Highland Park, NJ

2005 Montclair Museum Library Collection Artists photo file, Montclair, NJ

2002 Artist of the Month, December Edison Arts Society, Edison, NJ

2002 Faces and Spaces, Edison Arts Society Gallery at the Sheraton, Edison, NJ

1999 Members Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

1998 People and Places, Firehouse Gallery, Bordentown, NJ

1998 Eleventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sponsored by Piscataway Cultural Arts

Commission,Piscataway,NJ

1995 Small Works on Paper, B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

1984 Atlantic City Art Show, Cultural Arts Center, Atlantic City, NJ

1984 Potsdam Prints: Traditions and Alternatives, Brainard Art Gallery State University College of Arts and

Sciences, Potsdam, NY

 

Art Publications

2017 Minetta Review- Spring Issue- a literary and arts publication at New York University

2006 Lilith Magazine- Fall, Illustration

2003 New Art International periodical

Book Cover Illustration for Alex in the Promised Land Geffen Publication

1985 Ocean County College Art and Literary Contest- First Place Art Division; Toms River, NJ

 

Awards

2017 Best in Show Painting Category, 28th Annual Juried Art Show, Piscataway Municipal Gallery

2016 Hunterdon Art Museum Prize

2012 First Place Painting, Highland Park Arts Fair

2011 First Place Painting, Highland Park Arts Fair

 

Membership

Exhibitor'sCo-Op Critique Group of Professional Artists

2014 Oil Painters of America

2014 College Art Association, New York, NY

2008 Contemporary Art Network, New York, NY

2008 Founding Member and Steering Committee Member, Highland Park Art Collective, Highland Park,NJ

2005-2007 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

 

Collections

2012 Human Rights Art Exhibition- Permenant Art Collection, South Texas College, McAllen, TX

 

Reviews

Gallery U : March 2014 John J Boylan U Got It, Universal Insitute March 2014

http://www.interfaithstrength.com/images/Artist.htm Benkin, Dr. Richard L., Artiste Inspired by

Bangladesh Hero.

 

Education

1988 Monmouth University Teachers Certification K-12, West Long Branch, NJ

1981 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

1979 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.A.

In my undergraduate college years Neil Welliver was my mentor offering me a rare independent study with him. For 10 years I studied with Dorothy Yung. She now resides and paints in her studios in Hawaii and China.

For the past 8 years I have belonged to the critique group,  Exhibitor's Coop under the guidance of Barbara Minch.

For several years I studied with Marcel Franquelin who taught me many painting skills and tools.