Born/lives Baltimore, MD EDUCATION 2008 MFA University of Maryland, College Park MD 2004 BFA East Carolina University, Greenville NC AWARDS/GRANTS 2010 Willian J Fulbright Post Graduate Research Grant, Helsinki, Finland 2009 Oliver Award, Baltimore, MD 2008 Hamiltonian Fellowship, Washington DC Keyholder Residency, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Spring MD 2006-2008 Graduate Teaching Assitantship, Sculpture, University of Maryland 2006 Daniel Nicholson Ohlke Memorial Fund Award. 2005 University of Maryland Sadat Center for Peace and Reconciliation Award 2004 Graduation Award for Excellence in the Field of Sculpture. East Carolina University ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2010 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2009 Jackson County Green Energy Park, Dillsboro, NC 2008 Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD 2007 Pirkkala Sculpture, Pirkkala Finland EXHIBITION RECORD SOLO AND SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011 Christian Benefiel, Gallery 1708, Richmond VA 2010 Christian Benefiel, School 33 arts Center, Baltimore, MD Christian Benefiel, Katherine Mann, Michael Enn Sirvet, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington DC 2009 Christian Benefiel, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA Christian Benefiel, Leah Frankel, Mark Cameron Boyd, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington DC 2007 “New works”, Amandus Adamson Museum, Paldiski, Estonia 2006 Imaginescape, Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore MD 2004 A Practical Application of Mathematics and Geometry, Wellington B. Gray Gallery,Greenville, NC 2003 One mans Trash... Kingston Community Counsel for the arts, Kingston, NC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS 2008 USUK Retrospective. New Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, England 2007 Pirkkala Sculpture. Pirkkala, Finland “Ugly But Necessary” Dock Gallery, Merikarvia, Finland. 2004 Karosta Iron, K.maksa? gallery of temporary art, Liepaja Latvia “Iron Sculpture” Tallinn Art institute, Tallinn Estonia “Territory”, Pedvalle Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, Sabile Latvia 2002 Iccarus International, Ghost Fleet Gallery, Kitty Hawk, NC GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Art Scouts- Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA- Curated by Mary Early. “Dont Feed the Art” Lustine Gallery, Hyattsville MD “Of Itself” Athenaeum Alexandria VA- Curated by J.T. Kirkland Artscape 2010, School 33 Baltimore, MD Bad Ideas, Dead Ends and Guilty pleasures, Curated by David Page, Hamiltonian Artists, Wash DC Microwave Arts Project, Crystal City, VA 2009 Scope Arts Fair Miami Beach FL Hunter Gatherer, Art Gallery, CCBC Catonsville MD Sink/Float Area 405 Baltimore, MD Reform, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA (curated by Claire Huschle) Flora- Growing inspiration, United States Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC Ferrous Bloom : The Nature of Iron, Alfred’s Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, NY curated by Coral Lambert Contemporary Trends, Marlboro Gallery, Prince Georges Community College, Largo MD 2008 “Aquifer” Einstein Gallery, Washington DC curated by Deborah McLeod and J.W. Mahoney Pyramid Atlantic Fellows, Takoma Park Arts Center, Takoma Park MD Rythmic Notions, Woodman Studios, Silver Spring MD Convergence Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD Invitational 27th Annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel MD. Invitational 08: University of Maryland, Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park MD Southern Heat, Wilson Center for the Arts, Jacksonville, FL Invitational Sculpture Now, Washington Square, Washington DC Hand-Made, The Museum at the Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville Pike MD. Juried 2007 Solstice, Woodman Studios, Silver Spring MD, Invitational Intervene/Activate, Union Gallery, College Park, MD Midpoints. Union Gallery, College Park, MD, 2006 Franconia Sculpture Park 2006-2007 Exhibition, Shafer MN Selections, Union Gallery, College Park MD Juried 2005 The Down East, Mendenhall and Emerge Galleries, Greenville NC 2004 Sculpture Salmagundi VIII, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, Juried Look to The Left... Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC, The Third Annual ‘Barbie’ Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC (Invitational) Gallery,Greenville, NC, Juried 2003 UNC and David Nash Juried sculpture exhibition, Center for Craft Creativity & Design, Hendersonville, NC, Juried Rebel 45: Rebel Against Mediocrity, emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC, Juried
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