Exhibition History and Chronology
BORN—Providence, RI, 1960

1975-1979—The Woodstock Country School, South Woodstock, Vermont
(Studied painting with Peter Devine)

1979-1982—RISD, Painting
2004-2005—RISD, BFA Painting


2001-2002—The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Painting Fellowship
2016-2017—The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Painting Fellowship


2023-24—October through February: Solo Exhibition 

                 Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX 


2023—Washburn Gallery, New York, NY

2021—EVOKE Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM

2020—Grand Gestures, New Work by Christopher W. Benson

            Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 

2018—Through a Glass Darkly

            Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, Newport, RI

2017—Pictures and Windows, The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson 
            42-year Retrospective at The Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
2014—Inside and Out, Recent Paintings by Christopher Benson
            Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014—Withheld Narratives, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
2012—Christopher Benson, New Paintings, Gerald Peters, Santa Fe, NM
2006—Christopher Benson, Recent Seascapes
            Suydam and Diepenbrock 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
1986—Arnold Art, Newport, RI


2022—Two Person Exhibition with Sue McNally

            North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

2020—Meltdown, Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, Newport, RI

2019—Group show at EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2017—Santa Fe Real, group show with Sheila Miles and Kathryn Stedham,  
            Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University, KS 
2015—Quiet Spaces, Works by Christopher Benson, John Beerman
            David Hines
and Kurt Solmsson, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
2015—Juried Group Show, Washington Art Association, Washington CT  
            Co-winner of Juror’s prize. William Bailey, Juror
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
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 Gallery, 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
1993—Christopher Benson and Peter Devine, Arnold Art, Newport, RI
1992—167th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Academy of Design
            New York, NY
1989—Featured Artist, LewAllen-Butler Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), New York, NY

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

The Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

Baker University, Holt Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections, Stanford, CA
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI

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

Duke University School of Law (Portrait of Dean David Levi)
Stanford University School of Law (Portrait of Dean John Ely)
Stanford University School of Aeronautics and Aviation, (Portrait of Dean Nicholas Hoff)


2017—The Providence Journal
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
2004—Art New England, regional reviews
1992—The Albuquerque Journal North