Siona Benjamin

Artist and Educator
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford (CT)


Master of Fine Arts (MFA), 1993.  Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Emphasis in Theater Set Design.
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), 1989.  Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.  Emphasis in Painting.
Diploma in Metals (Enameling), 1983.  J.J. School of Art, Bombay, India.
Diploma in Fine Arts, 1981.  J.J. School of Art, Bombay, India.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*one person, ** two person)

2003 * " Spicy Girl" at Akus Gallery,  Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
2003 ** "Finding Home" at Trinity College, Hartford, CT
2003 "If the shoe fits: Asian issues of femininity in contemporary art" Bard College, NY.
2003 "Hybrids" at Wave Hill, Bronx NY
2002 *"Finding Home" at University of Southern California (Hillel), Los Angeles, CA
2002  SAVAC - South Asian Visual Arts Collective juried exhibition, at The Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2002 "If the shoe fits: Asian issues of femininity in contemporary art" Lehman Gallery (CUNY), Bronx, NY
2002 *"Siona Benjamin: Multicultural Identities" Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH
2002 *"Finding Home" Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL
2001-02  "In Search Of"  Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001-02  "Why Asia" A public art project by Godzilla, Art in General on Canal, New York, NY
2001 *"Finding Home" Southern Illinois University Museum
2001 *"Finding Home" University of Illinois (Springfield) Visual Arts Gallery
2001 "Home? Crosscurrents in South Asian/ American Art", The Brush Gallery, Lowell MA
2001 "Encountering the Second Commandment", American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh PA,
2001 **"Spicy Girl", University of Rhode Island
2001 "Divine", Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Fine Arts Gallery
2000 "Celebrating the Sephardic Woman", American Sephardic Federation, NYC
2000 "Spicy Girl", MacLennan Gallery of Asian Art, St. Louis University
2000  "East meets West" sponsored by Asian Art Society and The St Louis Artists' Guild, St Louis, MO
1999  New faculty show, University of Evansville, IN and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1998 *Lorimier Gallery, Southeast Missouri Arts Council, Cape Girardeau, MO
1998 Institute of Fine Arts, Jewish Comm. Ctr. Fairfax, VA
1998 Gallery at 678, New York
1998 *Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
1997  Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina Univ., NC (juried, color catalog, 6th Intl. Conf. on Enamels)
1997 **Bockrath Gallery, Cleveland
1997 **Walsh Gallery, Chicago
1997 Gallery at 678, New York
1996 Around the Coyote 7th Annual Arts Exposition, Chicago
1996 Walsh Gallery, Chicago
1996 Wood Street Gallery, Chicago
1995 *Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago & Geneva, IL
1995 Walsh Gallery, Chicago
1995 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
1994 *Maison des Dîmes, Gondreville/Nancy, France
1994 "Stage Art",  I-Space, Chicago
1994 Galerie Ovadia, Nancy, France
1992 *New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
1991 Palais Thurm und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria (color catalog)
1986  "Colours of India", Melbourne, Australia (sponsored by the Red Cross Blue Chip Committee)
1985 *Dhoomimal Art Center, New Delhi, India
1984  *Jehengir Art Gallery, Bombay, India


New York Times
WTTW-TV Chicago ("Artbeat")
Art in America
Art New England
The Boston Globe
St Louis Post Dispatch
India Abroad
The Little Magazine
Hadassah Magazine.

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updated January 2003