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Michelle Benoit

United States

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Michelle Benoit’s work often combines transparent and opaque materials. Cut, burnished, painted, stacked, mortared and coalesced. Time and again appeal, experimentation and intent are embedded, revealing process and structure as image. Color combinations are symbolic of the past. People, thought, events and the memory of place are all assigned a color and re-remembered through hue. The objects signify an idealized geologic core sample, where time and sequence are rearranged. Selected exhibitions include 60 Americans at The Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles CA, The Muriel Guepin Gallery NY,NY, Gebert Contemporary; Scottsdale, AZ, New Britain Museum of Art CT, The Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, The Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY and the Stephen McLaughlan Gallery; Melbourne, Australia. Benoit was the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship at the University of Iowa, the Merit Fellowship in Painting from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Berkshire Taconic’s A.R.T. Grant, as well as consecutive Special Talent Awards from Rhode Island College. Her work is in the collections of the The Swain School of Design/university of Massachusettes Dartmouth, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s permanent collection, the University of Iowa and numerous private collections. She received a BFA from Rhode Island College, MA and MFA from the University of Iowa . While studying in Iowa, Benoit was strongly influenced during an internship at the State Office of the Archeologist. Born in Bridgewater Massachusetts, she currently lives and works with her husband, an architect, and quite a few previously homeless dogs, cats and occasionally other wayward critters. Together they are restoring a historic 18th century farmhouse in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016
Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Harper Center for the Arts; Art in America on Tour. Clinton, SC. Presbyterian College, Invitational.

2015-2016
Dimmitt Contemporary; Houston, Texas. Group exhibition Dec-May. Invitational.
Amy Simon Fine Art; Westport, CT. Untitled: An Exhibition With No Title. Dec.-Jan. Invitational.

2015
Artist Run at the Satellite Show Miami; Miami, FL, ‘Art in America’ exhibition, Curated by Julie Torres, December.
SpotteArt, NY, NY. Online Boutique for Contemporary Art and Design.
Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI: Water, juried exhibition, juror: Dina Deitsch, April.
Artspace 64, NY, NY: Vantage Points. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center March 2015-March 2016, Invitational.
The Vets Gallery Space, Providence RI; Transparencies, curators Judith Tolnick Champa, Uli Brahmst: April: Invitational.
The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT, curated by Sharon Butler, January.

2014-2015
Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale Arizona: group exhibition. Invitational.

2014
AS220, Providence, RI. Reading Room Gallery in the Project Space with Julia Gandrud, December.
The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Small Works Salon Exhibition, curated by Shawn James, October.
Memorial Sloan Kettering, Brooklyn NY. Reflections; curated by Sarah Campbell, September 2014- September 2015: Invitational.
The Hoxie Gallery, Hera 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Westerly, RI: Invitational.
Artspace 64, NY, NY. Fresh Air. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center March 2014-March 2015.
Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI. Landscape at the edge: Contemporary views. April–May National juried show, juror; Michele L’Heureux Wheaton College, Brandeis University.
The Chazan Gallery at The Wheeler School, Providence RI, with Susan Doyle, Joan Wygand. October-November.
Green Space at T.F Green Airport. Warwick RI, Public Art and Stipend: January-April 2014. Jurors; Ellen McBreen; Wheaton College, Victoria Lichtendorf Storm King Art Center, Sam Duket; artist.

2013
RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Jamestown, RI. February 14-March 9, Jamestown Art Center, Invitational.

2004
Works on Paper: Providence, RI The Chazen Gallery.

2003
Beneath the Surface: Rock, Paper, Threads. The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA. Bristol Community College. Invitational.

2002
Emerging Artists: The Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI.
Juried group show: Wakefield, RI The Hera Gallery.

2000
Evolutions: Iowa City, Iowa Arbor Gallery, with Titus Heagins, Olabayo Olianiyi, Gek Choo Yeo. Invitational.

1999
Locating Place: Iowa City, IA. Collaboration with David Dunlap and Howard Rogdovan. The Byron Burford Gallery, Invitational.

1998
Regional Show: The Reservoir Space, Iowa City, IA. University of Iowa. Invitational.
The Home Show: Iowa City, IA. The Reservoir Space, Curatorial project. University of Iowa.

1996
The Sarah Doyle Gallery: Providence, RI. Juried painting exhibition. Brown University.
The Native Gallery: Providence, RI Juried painting exhibition. Invitational.

1995
Bannister Gallery: Providence, RI, Juried painting exhibition. Rhode Island College. 

Works by Michelle Benoit

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2017

23 x 23 x 0.5 cm

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2017

15.2 x 15.2 x 6.1 cm

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2017

15.2 x 15.2 x 6.1 cm

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2013

15.2 x 15.2 x 6.1 cm

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2017

22.9 x 22.9 x 5 cm

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2017

15.2 x 15.2 x 6.1 cm

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