After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Benjamin freelanced as a feature writer and photographer for various newspapers and websites for over 10 years.  He resumed formal education in 2014, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in 2017.  He has studied Art History abroad in Italy and France, English Literature in Ireland, and exhibited work in the United States, Iceland, Russia, China, Italy, India, Scotland and Greece.  In addition to making new work, he offers public speaking presentations internationally based on his travels and photography.  Born in Queens, New York, 1962, Benjamin lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Exhibition history


2019          Group exhibitions

                  National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Nancy Margolis, First Street Gallery, New York, New York

                  RulersCoco Huyndai Gallery, Tampa, Florida

                  Cars and Dogs, Juror: Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon

                  Rust to Rise, Juror: Teresa Haag, Phoenixville Community Art Center, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

                  Fine Art, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece

                  Cityscapes, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow, Scotland


2018          Group exhibition 

                  About MeMillepiana Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy


2017         Solo exhibition

                 Flea Circus, Lampa Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

                 Group exhibitions

                 A Century of Dissent, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, New York         

                 Every Disaster Made Us Wish for More, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida


2016         Solo Exhibitions

                 Unnatural Disaster, Box Gallery, University of South Florida
                 Untitled No. 22, Fish Factory Creative Centre, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland 

                 Group exhibition

                 40th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Oliver Gallery, University of South Florida

2015         Solo exhibition

                 Like a Knife through Butter, Center for Analytics and Creativity, University of South Florida 

                 Group exhibitions

                 39th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Oliver Gallery, University of South Florida 

                 This Show Has No Name, Oliver Gallery, University of South Florida 

2014         Group exhibitions

                 Everyone Who’s Here, Oliver Gallery, University of South Florida      

                 On the Road, F-Stop Magazine, online issue #66 


2013         Group exhibitions

                 Silver Emulsions, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania         

                 Black & White, F-Stop Magazine, online issue #62 




2011        International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Fine Art: Abstract

                Phoenixville Sunday Soup, Photography Exhibition grant, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania     

1996        Southern Delaware Visitor's Guide, 1996 Contest Winner



2019        Space 188, Mumbai, India

2018        Untitled Space, Jinze, China

2017        St. Petersburg International Art Residency, St. Petersburg, Russia 

2016        Fish Factory Creative Centre, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland



2017        MFA, Studio Art, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

2015        Study Abroad: Art History, Paris and Venice, University of South Florida

1997        Creative Writing Program, New York University, New York, New York

1986        Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Study Abroad, Irish Authors 

1987        BA, English Literature, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania