Thursday, January 6, 2011
Three month artist journey
Suzanne Benton is a native New Yorker who has shared her many-faceted art for over 30 years and in 29 countries. A trans-culturalist and feminist pioneer based in the States, her venues stretch from New York City to villages in remote parts of Africa, India, and Nepal, and to philosophy and education portals from Calcutta to Cambridge. A former Fulbright Scholar (India), and recipient of many grants and artist residencies including a Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred Grantee (East Africa) and many hostings by the cultural arm US Embassies, she’s traveled worldwide since 1976, sharing her work in Bali, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yugoslavia. Beyond exhibiting widely (150 solo shows and representation in museum and private collections worldwide), she’s a highly recognized metal mask maker and mask performance artist, lecturer, and workshop leader. Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles, she is and has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, International Who’s Who of Business and Professional Women, and Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, Edited by Barbara Love, 2006.