ABOUT

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019-2020

  • Sculpture Walk Springfield; Springfield, MO

  • Art on the Streets, Downtown Colorado Springs, CO

2017

  • Pikes Peak Community College; Colorado Springs, CO; acquisition of “Breathe” for permanent campus display; gift of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation

  • Sotheby's Take Home A Nude Auction and New York Academy of Art Benefit; acquisition of “Seaglass Coulée, Study no. 1” to benefit the New York Academy of Art

  • Art in Public Places; Knoxville, TN; acquisition of “In Stride” for permanent display in the McGhee Tyson Airport sculpture garden

  • Art on the Streets, Downtown Colorado Springs, CO

  • Rover 2017 Art Show; Starr Space Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

  • Sculpture Walk Springfield; Springfield, MO

  • Art Encounters Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Highlands Ranch; Douglas County, CO

2016

  • Art on the Streets, Downtown Colorado Springs, CO

  • Art Encounters Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Highlands Ranch; Douglas County, CO

  • Sculpture Walk Springfield; Springfield, MO

  • Art Around Town, Public Art Commission; Carbondale, CO

  • The Arnot Art Museum 75th Regional Juried Exhibition; Elmira, NY

  • St. Joseph Sculpture Walk; St. Joseph, MO

  • Rover 2016 Art Show; Starr Space Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

  • Art on the Lawn Outdoor Sculpture Installation; Rye Arts Center; Rye, NY

 2015

  • Cast In Light: Landscape Reflections solo exhibition; Rye Town Park; Rye, NY

  • Approaching the Figure Art Exhibition; The Studio Shop Gallery; Burlingame, CA

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts – The Showcase Collection of Small Works; Washington D.C.

  • Treasures from the Vault; Island Weiss Gallery; New York, NY

  • Selected as New York’s Figure50.com’s represented artist for 2015

  • Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery group show for Bushwick Open Studios; Brooklyn, NY

 2014

  • Public art installation & solo sculpture exhibition at Distrikt Hotel, sponsored by the Garment District Arts Program; New York, NY

  • Holiday House Art & Design Exhibition; New York, NY

  • ArtHamptons Contemporary Art Fair at Nova’s Ark Sculpture Park; Bridgehampton, NY

  • "Breathe" Large-Scale Sculpture Engineering & Production, sponsored by Smooth-on, Inc; Brooklyn, NY

DOCUMENTARY

Creating a Large Resin Sculpture, A Documentary by Smooth-on, Inc., documenting the creation of Joan Benefiel’s 10-foot tall “Breathe” sculpture at her studio, Figuration LLC, in Brooklyn, NY

In His Image, a documentary by Fairfield University documenting the creation of Examen Statues by artist team Joan Benefiel & Jeremy Leichman

SELECT PRESS

2017

Fox News; New Statue installed on Pikes Peak Community College downtown campus

The Gazette; Pikes Peak Community College Foundation acquires Art on the Streets Sculpture

2015

The Rye Record; The Landscape Just Got A Lot More Interesting

2014

Art Business News; listed as one of the Top Emerging Artists for 2014

2012

The New York Times; The Human Form Unleashed

2011

The Wall Street Journal; Figurations: The Fashion Center Pilings Project

The New York Post; Fashionably Nude Sculptures

2010

The Architect’s Newspaper Blog; Full Steam Ahead

www. Artnet.com; Hudson River Pilings Project Maquettes

2009

Flavorwire Exclusive, NYC Sculptor Joan Benefiel’s Hudson River Pilings Project

Brooklyn Modern; Brooklyn Sculptor Unveils The Hudson River Pilings Project

Continental Breakfast; New NYC Temporary Art Installation: Hudson River Pilings Project

Cool Hunting; Hudson River Pilings Project Review

HOW Journal, Issue #4; Hudson River Pilings Project

2005

The New York Times; At Last, A Monument to Vietnam Veterans