ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
“Nature has always been the greatest inspiration for my drawings. The majestic color combinations and designs found in feathers, flowers, sunsets, clouds, and other phenomena of the natural world create a treasure trove of possible compositions. Individual feathers are very intriguing to me. The colors and patterns on each feather are unique. Flaws, acquired in daily life, add character. Centers of flowers are often composed of complex patterns that become focal points of my work. I like to emphasize the unobtrusive parts in nature.

I believe that we are stewards of this earth and only temporary visitors and my work is the diary of my life.” – Sandra Benny 2016

ARTIST BIO:
Sandra Benny was born in Cleveland, OH and currently resides in Hudson, Ohio. She has a Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) in painting, drawing, design from Ohio University (1966). She has also has a Masters in Arts (MA) in painting and drawing from Northern Illinois University (1970). Sandra is a retired Professor of Art specializing in painting, drawing, and 2D-design from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, NY (1977-2007).

BIOGRAPHY:
1944 Born in Cleveland, Ohio
1966 Graduated with BFA from Ohio University
1966 Creative Designer at Cleveland Plain Dealer
1969 Relocated to Long Island, New York
1970 Graduated with MA from Northern Illinois University
1977-2007 Adjunct Professor of Art | LIU, C. W. Post College
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015 Southport Galleries – Southport, Connecticut
2012 9 East Contemporary Art Gallery – Huntington, New York
2005 Manhattan Center A. U. > Soho, New York (’99, ’93)
2003 Jain Marunouchi Gallery > New York (’99, ’98, ’93)
2002 Adobe Artes Gallery > Huntington, New York
2001 Swirbul Library Gallery > Garden City, New York
1987 The Gallery > Roslyn, New York
1985 Locust Valley Gallery > Locust Valley, New York
1973 Gallery North > Setauket, New York
1970 Northern Illinois University > DeKalb, Illinois

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2015  Ashok Jain Gallery > New York City, New York
2014 Ashok Jain Gallery > New York City, New York
2013
Spectrum Miami > Miami, Florida
Art Expo at Pier 94 > New York City, New York
2011 Asian Art Center > Vienna, Austria
2010 TR Gallery > Oyster Bay, New York
2009 Donerovin Gallery > Reading, Vermont
2006 CPSA International Exhibition > Albuquerque, New Mexico
2001
Big Arts / Phillips Gallery > Sanibel, Florida
Jain Marunouchi Gallery > New York
Europ’ Art > Geneve, Switzerland
2000 Lineart > Gent, Belgium
1999 Nippon International > Tokyo
1998 CPSA 6th International Exhibit / Ellipse Arts Center > Arlington, Virginia
1997
National Drawing Association / Harley Center Gallery > Garden City, New York
Nippon International > Tokyo
1996 Muscarelle Museum of Art / American Drawing Biennial V > Williamsburg, Virginia
1995
Nippon International > Yokohama
Jain Marunouchi Gallery > New York
1994
LA Art 94 > Los Angeles, California
ACAF/ Australian International > Melbourne, Australia
1993 Jain Marunouchi Gallery > New York
1992 Maryland Institute, College of Art > Baltimore, Maryland
1991 Elaine Benson Gallery > Bridgehampton, New York
1990
Manhattan Center A.U. > Soho, New York
Dubins Gallery > Los Angeles, California
1989
Temperance Hall Gallery > Bellport, New York
Roslyn Gallery > Roslyn, New York
1987 Waxlander Gallery > Santa Fe, New Mexico
1986 The Washington County Museum of Art > Hagerstown, Maryland
1985
The Cleveland Museum of Art > Cleveland, Ohio
Faber Birren Color Show > Stamford, Connecticut
Plandome Gallery > Plandome, New York
Louisville Art Gallery > Louisville, Kentucky
1984 Elaine Benson Gallery > Bridgehampton, New York
1983 Heckscher Museum Invitational > Huntington, New York
1982
Impressionist Show, LIU, C.W. Post Campus > Brookville, New York
Silvermine Art Competition > Silvermine, Connecticut
1981 The Loft Gallery > Southampton, New York
1979
Long Beach Museum > Long Beach, New York
Bond Street Gallery > Great Neck, New York
1978 Parrish Art Museum > Southampton, New York
1977 Hudson River Museum > Yonkers, New York
1969 Rosner Gallery > Chicago, Illinois

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Aramco Corporation > Houston, Texas
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts > Hagerstown, Maryland
Arthur Anderson and Company > Huntington, New York
The Heckscher Museum of Art > Huntington, New York

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
The United States
Europe
The Far East
The Middle East

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
2012 Pulse Magazine
Lloyd Harbor Life > June 2012
2011 Best of Worldwide Art (Abstraction and Still Life Artists) 2011
1999
The Best of Colored Pencil > Vol. V
The Designer’s Source Book 14
1995
Asian Art News > January
Asian Art News > March
Art and Asia Pacific > January
Art News > January
1994
Art News > January
Asian Art News > January
Art and Asia Pacific > October
Art and Australia > October
World Art > October
State of the Art > September
1993 Art News > November
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