Heather Benjamin (b. 1989, Tarrytown, New York) lives and works in New York City. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 with a BFA in Printmaking. Benjamin began self-publishing zines and artist books of her drawings in 2008. Since then, she has maintained her bookmaking and self–publishing practices while simultaneously branching out into making larger scale drawings and paintings, as well as animating, working with ceramics and textiles, and curating. All of her work is firmly rooted in DIY/punk ethics and culture and feminist ideas. She has exhibited her work extensively, including at Miami Art Basel, SPRING/BREAK, Mana Contemporary, Muddguts, Andrew Edlin, and more.
Benjamin’s most recent work, starring a singular cowgirl navigating her psychedelic emotional landscape, begins the next chapter in the artist’s continuing diaristic mythology – an unrestrained episodic narrative which has spanned the artist’s career thus far, always starring an evolving protagonist, acting as an avatar for Benjamin herself. The lone cowgirl plays out the multiple facets of the artist’s psyche as she moves through the different phases of womanhood and explores her trauma. She is on the run from those who have restrained her, and from past versions of herself. She works to make sense of her damages, striving to extract and distill beauty and wisdom from her dilemmas.
Made in Brooklyn, NY. Standard 18"x24" size for easy and affordable framing or let us frame it in our hand made Vermont maple museum frame featuring walnut splines, archival UV blocking glazing and acid free mounting.
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