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Catalog Essay by Peter Devine

 

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BORN – Providence, RI, 1960

 

EDUCATION

1979-1982 – RISD, Painting

2004-2005 – RISD, BFA Painting

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2001– Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Painting Fellowship

2016 – Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Painting Fellowship

 

UPCOMING SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2017 – September through December, The Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2018 – Septemeber, The Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Inside and Out, Recent Paintings by Christopher Benson, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 – Withheld Narratives, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2012 – Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006 – Suydam and Diepenbrok Gallery, Newport, RI

2003 – Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000 – Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 – Tercera Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

1997 – Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

1992 – LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Jessica Hagen Fine Art, Newport, RI

2015 – Quiet Spaces, LewAllen Contemporary , Santa Fe, NM

2014 – The West Select, The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014 – Reimagining the Contemporary Landscape, LewAllen Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

2013 – Dwellings, Paintings by Peri Schwartz, Christopher Benson and Tom Birkner , Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013 – ArtMarket San Francisco, Paul Thiebaud Gallery

2011 – San Francisco Fine Art Fair at Fort Mason Center

2011 – Face to Face, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010 – Artist Perspectives, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010 – Christopher Benson and Thayer Carter, The Fisher Press, Santa Fe, NM

2008 – The Printed Picture, MoMA, New York, NY

2005 – RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2003 – Christopher Benson and John Beerman, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

2003 – Annual Juried Show, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2001 – The Bensons of Newport, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

1999 – Grand Opening exhibition, Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000 – Contemporary American Painting, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1992 – 167th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1989 – Featured Artist, LewAllen-Butler Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

COLLECTIONS

Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections, Stanford, CA

MoMA, New York, NY

The Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI

The Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections Library, Providence, RI

Stanford Law School, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

School of Aeronautics and Aviation, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS-REVIEWS

2014 – The Huffington Post

2014 – New American Paintings

2014 – THE Magazine, Critical Reflections

2013 – THE Magazine, Critical Reflections

2012 – ArtNews, summer issue, regional reviews

2012 – Pasatiempo Magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM

2008 – The Printed Picture, MoMA, New York, NY

2007 – Balancing the Tides, A Newport Journal of Art and Literature

2004 – Art New England, regional reviews

1992 – The Albuquerque Journal North