Christian Benefiel

Born/lives Baltimore, MD

2008 MFA University of Maryland, College Park MD
2004 BFA East Carolina University, Greenville NC

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

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


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


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


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.
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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