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Christian Benefiel

Christian Benefiel

Artist Work

Displeasure and Displacement
Oct 2015
Wood, Cast Iron, water
38"x40"x60"
Swell
Jul 2016
Sculpture - Non-Electronic Based Installation; Wood, Steel, nylon
11'x15'x25'
Sea Of Tranquility, Ocean of Doubt
Sept 2015
Sculpture - Non-Electronic Based Installation; Wood, Chairs
6'x18'x13'
Currents
Dec 2015
Sculpture - General; Found Wood, Resin
13'x11'x1'

Artist Information

County
Washington County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2017

Artist Bio

Christian Benefiel is a Sculptor who works in material, installation and extended objects. His work addresses systems and relationships as they relate to inter-connectivity, and causality. He has shown nationally and internationally and is in collections and public installations throughout the United States. He has received The Roth Endowment Award, MSAC lndividual Artist Grant, William J Fulbright Post Graduate Research Grant, the Oliver Award, and Hamiltonian Fellowship among others awards. He has done artist residencies with the Pirkkala Sculpture, The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and Jackson County Green Energy Park, The Finnish Academy of Fine Art, as well as traditional art spaces such as Hamiltonian Artists and Vermont Studio Center. He currently splits his time between teaching sculpture and drawing at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown WV, making, and exhibiting work. He lives and works in western Maryland.