Suzanne Benton has shared her many-faceted art
for over 30 years and in 29 countries. As a
trans-culturalist and feminist pioneer based in the
States, her venues stretch beyond New York City's
art world to villages in remote parts of Africa, India,
and Nepal, and to philosophy and education portals
from Calcutta to Cambridge. A former Fulbright
Scholar (India), and recipient of many grants and
artist residencies including a Thanks be to
Grandmother Winifred Grantee (East Africa) and
many hostings by the cultural arm of American
Embassies, she's traveled throughout the world
since 1976, sharing her work in Bali, Bangladesh,
Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt,
England, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland,
Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Morocco, Nepal,
Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania,
Tunisia, Turkey, and Yugoslavia.
Beyond exhibiting widely with over 150 solo shows
and representation in museum and private
collections worldwide, she's an active mask
performance artist, lecturer, and workshop leader.
Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and
numerous articles, she is and has been listed in,
iamong others, Who's Who of American Artists, and
Who's Who of America,.and Feminists Who
Changed America, edited by Barbara Love.
suzanne@suzannemasks.com
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 Passage to India, Nylen Gallery, Westport, CT
Chekhov International Festival Exhibition, Schlumberger Theatre event, Ridgefield, CT
2011 A Bridge Between Cultures, American Center, New Delhi, India
  World Piece ARTHAUS, San Francisco, CA
2010 Mysterious Forces, Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2009 Royals and Robots, New Art Lab, Hong Kong, China
Monoprints and Encaustics, Picture This, Westport, CT
Metamorphosis, Robin Alexander Ltd., Kent, CT        
Threads, Art in the Park, Ward Pound Ridge Reservations, Cross River, NY
The Art Students League, NYC
2008 Captivating History¸ Enchanted Garden Conservatory, Ridgefield, CT
Celebrating the Hartmann Archive, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2007 After 2000, Sue and Eugene Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
2006 Monoprints with Chine Collé & Masks, Elliott Gallery at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Round and Round, Kismet, Westport, CT
2005 Face and Figure: Selected Works 1955-2005, Queens College Art Center, CUNY, Flushing, NY
JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA    
ART 21, Munich, Germany
2004 Diverse Worlds, Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
Eclectic Interests, Visual Arts Gallery, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY
2003 Spirit of Hope: Selected Works from 1963 to 2003, Silvermine Guild of Art, New Canaan, CT
New Arts Gallery, Bantam, CT
2002 From Painting to Painting, PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT
Reconnecting to Source, Gallery 401, Providence, RI; Perkins Gallery, Stoughton, MA
2001 Bosnia and Beyond: An Artist’s Commentary on Crisis, Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge
2000 Metal Masks, Cabot House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Monoprints, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1999 A Mythical Journey, Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Monoprints: 19th Century Women, Cabot House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Open studios with five Ridgefield artists, sponsored by the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1998 Women of the Bible Masks, National Jewish Museum, Washington DC
Crossing Culture, sculpture, "Directors Choice," Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
19th Century Oberlin Women, monoprints, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Resident Artist studio showings, Weir Farm, Wilton, CT
Armory Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
1996-97 Open studios with four Ridgefield artists, sponsored by the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Mythic Voyages, KSI Galleries, 465 W 23, NYC
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Exhibits with lectures and performances, Sarasota and West Palm Beach, FL
1994-95 Mythic Worlds, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
Nineteenth Century Women Writers & Feminist Activists, Harvard-Radcliffe Schlesinger Library
An Artist’s Working Journey Through India & East Africa, Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT  
Nineteenth Century Women:Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY
Indigo Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (concurrent with artist’s welding sculpture students)
1992-93 Katyun Gallery, Calcutta; India International Center, New Delhi
American Cultural Center, Nairobi, Kenya; Pa Ya Paa Art Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Masks and Monoprints, Nyumba Ya Sanaa Art Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1991 Death and Other Secrets, Saint Peter's, NYC
University of VA, Charlottesville
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NYC
Mythic Journeys, Carlson Art Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT
1989-90 Amerika Haus Koln, Koln, Germany
Exhibit and video, Multi Media Gallery, NY
The Interchurch Center, NYC
On the Wall Gallery, East Village, NYC        
University of Maine at Augusta
1988 USIS Hanover, Germany
Exhibition and sculpture purchase, Generations Within, Central Connecticut State University
San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, CA
On the Wall Gallery, East Village, NY; The Open Center, NYC
1986-87 The Great Goddess, sculpture and monoprints, The Asia Society, NYC
Amerika Haus, USIS Stuttgart, Germany
1983-85 Amerika Haus, Koln, Germany; Gallery Fuchs, Dusseldorf, Germany
1981-82 A. B. Condon Gallery, West Broadway, NYC
Korean Cultural Center, NYC
Geilsdorf Gallery, Cologne, West Germany
1979 Qudarenniel United Methodist Women’s Conference, University of Nebraska Conference Center
1978 BITEF International Theater Festival, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Farmington Vallery Art Center, Avon, CT
International House, New Orleans, Louisiana
1976-77 12-month WORLDWIDE ARTIST JOURNEY to 14 countries –Japan, Korea, China (Hong Kong), Bali, India, Nepal,
Israel, Egypt, Greece, Nigeria, Yugoslavia, Italy, England, Denmark with 10 exhibits in Japan (2), Korea (2), Hong Kong, India
(2), Israel, Greece (3) and Yugoslavia
International Christian College, Tokyo, Japan
Logos Church,  Tokyo, Japan
Ewha University, Seoul, Korea
Hanguk Ilbo, Seoul, Korea
University of Hong Kong
USUS Cultural Center, New Delhi, India
Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India
Deree Pierce College, Aghi Paraskevi, Athens
USIS, Thessaloniki Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Awards Exhibition, Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
1973-75 Avanti Gallery, NYC
Gallery of the Senses, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, CT
1972 Caravan House Gallery, NYC
1971 Women Metamorphosis I (premier women’s art festival in CT), New Haven, CT
Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, NYC
1964  Suzanne Benton Paintings at The Exit, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selected Group Shows
2012 Faculty Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT
Peter Lawrence Gallery, Kent, CT
2011 Duras Europos, Jewish Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Threads, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Continuum, Ridgefield Guild of Art, Ridgefield, CT
Crossroads, Silvermine Guild Center for Art, New Canaan, CT
Girl Group, Arthaus, San Francisco, CA
2010 Seduced by the Sacred, Charter Oak, Hartford, CT
Echo, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Silvermine Guild Center for Art, New Canaan, CT
ARTHAUS, San Francisco, Ca
Organization of independent Artists, NYC
2009 New Additions: Recent Acquisitions of Modern and Contemporary Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Transformations: Alternative Visions of Peace, The Studio @620, St. Petersburg, FL
Lush, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT  
In Black and White, ARTHAUS, San Francisco, CA
Tzelem: Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art, Stanton Street Synagogue, NYC
Interpretations, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2008 Why Not¸Women’s Caucus for Art-CT, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT (Helen During)
Not Printed on Paper, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, South Norwalk, CT (Tony Kirk)
And Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY
Sight and Sound, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT (Faith Ringgold)
Hunting and Gathering, 22 Haviland Street, South Norwalk, CT (Dennis Bradbury)
2007  Concept and Process, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT (Helen During)
3d Annual Open Juried Show, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT (Bill Arning)
Lineal Investigations-A Drawing Show, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT (Robin Zella)
2006  About Face, The Silo, Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford, CT
Bestiary, van der Plas Gallery, NYC
2005  Artistic Fragments, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Juror, Bennie Andrews
Eye For the Abstract, Westport Art Association, Westport, CT
2004  Collage, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT
Winners Circle, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
Treasures from the Dragon’s Realm, Wilton Gallery, Wilton, CT
2003  Suzanne Benton, Marjorie Reid, New Arts Gallery, Bantam, CT
Objects & Images: CT Chapter of women’s Caucus for Art, White Silo Farm, Sherman, CT
Archetype/Anonymous:Biblical Women in Contemporary Art, Hebrew Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, DC           
2002  Archetype/Anonymous:Biblical Women in Contemporary Art, Hebrew Union College, JIR Museum, NYC
Souvenirs of Memory, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT, Salvatore Scalora, Curator
From Eve to Huldah, Center For Visual Art + Culture, UCONN, Stamford, CT, Laura Kruger, Curator
Madonna & Child, Marie Louise Trichet Gallery, Litchfield, CT, Susan Galassi, Curator, Frick Collection
Inspired by the Land, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
Balance and Dignity, explorations with monoprints, Promenade Gallery, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
2001  Northern Exposure, Schoolhouse Galleries, Croton Falls, NY; Westchester Ctr. for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY
Wanting/Wanted, Heritage Hall Museum, Tallageda, Alabama
Chromophobia, Jessica Hough, curator, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
Invoking the Source, Donna Hamil Talman, curator, Worcester Craft Center, Worcester, MA
Positive Power, Women Artists of Connecticut, Ben Ortiz, curator, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
2000 The Collage, National Association of Women Artists, Ise Foundation, NYC
Positive Power, Women Artists of Connecticut, Ben Ortiz, curator, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Form and Vision, Deborah Whitman, curator, Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT
1999  Facing East: Asian Masks & Artists Inspired by Them, Suzanne Benton, Guest Curator
1997 to the present ARTHAUS, James Bacchi, San Francisco, CA
1996-2001 Graphic Arts Center, (2000 exhibit, Harry Philbrick, curator, Aldrich Museum) Norwalk, CT        
1992 Art of the Northeast, Charlotte Kotik, curator, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1980 to the present Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
1979 National Association of Women Artists, Federal Building, NYC
1978 Artists Equity, Union Carbide Building, NYC
1971-75 USIA, International Fair - traveled to Berlin East Germany; Crackow, Warsay, Ludice Poland, Budapest Hungary,
Zagreb Yugoslavia, Bucharest Czechoslovakia
Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
Sacred Heard University, Bridgeport, CT
1974 Expo 1974, Spokane, Washington
University of Kansas, National Sculpture Conference
Washington Art Gallery, Washington, CT
Women’s International Arts Festival
1973 Guild Hall, Southampton, NY
1971 The Hallmark Gallery, NYC
1972 Caravan House Gallery, NYC
1971 Women Metamorphosis I (premier women’s art festival in CT), New Haven, CT
Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, NYC
1970 The Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT
1970 Savage Gallery, London
1969 Museum of Contemporary Crafts,NYC
Ruth White Gallery, NYC
New HavenFestival of Arts
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

Selected Commissions
2001 Portrait, Kathryn Prichard, NYC
1999 Miracles Secret Future Work, Kenneth and Lisa Davis, NJ
1989 Secret Future Work #1, Vivien Leone, Gramercy Park, NYC
1986 Constellation, metal wall sculpture, the Wardlaw family, Hamden, CT
1976 Performance mask, Michael’s Mask, National Theater for the Deaf, Watertown, CT
1973-75 Two sculpture theatre sets for I AM A WOMAN, starring Viveca Lindfors

Secret Future Works Events  (mixed media sculpture with locked interiors to open in the future
2011 Santali School, Santiniketan, India; NGO Groups (2), Mumbai, India
For teachers of schools managed by NGO Muktangan  Participants: 25 teachers of schools
YMCA Mumbai, for underprivileged youth supported by NGO  (YMCA’s Vocational Training Center supports underprivileged
young men, women and teenagers in learning self-development and vocational skills).
2009 Ayindisa, Ridgefield, CT
2008 Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
2006, 2008 Secret Future Workshop, Natalie’s House, St. Petersburg, FL, one day
2003 Secret Future Workshop, Katonah Study Group, Katonah, NY, evening
Secret Future Workshop, Spectrum Therapy Center, London, England, 2 ½ days
2001 Secret Future Works, Oberlin College, semester in London, England, one afternoon
1999 New Years Eve Opening of Secret Forgiveness Box, Ridgefield, CT, messages read
Secret Future Works, University of Connecticut at Storrs, one day
Secret Future Works, Temenos, Jungian Therapy Center, Westport, CT, evening
1998 Opening ceremony of Jewish Heritage Secret Future Work, messages read, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC
(afternoon)
1996 Opening ceremony of Vivien Leone’s Secret Future Work #1, Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC
1992-93 Creation of and message gathering in various countries for Indian, Kenyan, Tanzanian, and     
Forgiveness Secret Future Works
1992 Message gathering, Hopes & Dreams Secret Future Work, Cathedral of St. John the Devine, NYC
2001 Ritual opening & reading of messages, Bosnian Secret Work, Gutman Library, Cambridge MA
Opening of Gulf War Secret Future Work (Lest We Forget), Armory Center for the Arts, W. Palm Beach 2000
Ritual opening   and reading of messages from Secret Forgiveness Box, Studio, Ridgefield, CT        
1999 Secret Future Works slide show lecture and studio demonstration, Connecticut College, New London
Message gathering ceremony for commissioned Miracles Secret Future Work, New Jersey
1998 Opening of Jewish Heritage Secret Future Work, National Jewish Museum, Washington DC
1995 Opening of locked portions of Secret Future Work #1, Vivien Leone, Gramercy Park, NYC
1990 Installation of Secret Future Work #1, sculpture, collection of Vivien Leone, NYC

Artist Residencies and International Tours
2012 Art Center Residency, Herziliya, Israel
Perla Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Sanscriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
Dhaka University, Sculpture and Printmaking Departments
2006 – 2010, 2012 (winters) Guest Artist (printmaking, drawing), Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
2006 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
2004 Custom House Studios, Westport, Ireland
2001 Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Woodstock, NY
2000 Asilah, Morocco
1999 Weir Farm Trust, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT
1998-99 Non-resident art tutor, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1998 Fundaçion Valparaiso, Mohacar, Spain
1997 Resident Artist, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1996 Sarajevo,and Zenica, Bosnia; Fundaçion Valparaiso, Mohacar, Spain
1994-95 Sculpture and Printmaking Department, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
USIS Calcutta , Khala Bhavan, Santiniketan, India
Kathmandu and Duilikil Nepal, with USIS Nepal, and United Mission of Nepal sponsorships
USIS (United States Information Service) Grantee, Sofia, Bulgaria
USIS Grantee to Pakistan; Nat'l College of Art, Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan
1992-93 Fulbright Scholar (India) Women’s Studies and Art  – Jadavpur Univ.,Calcutta;
Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan; India International Center, New Delhi, Performing Art Center, Bombay
Tyrone Guthrie Center - Anamakerig, Monahan County, Ireland
Artist studio in London (and performance)
Pa Ya Paa Art Center, Nairobi, Kenya; Nyumba Ya Sanaa Art Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
National touring: exhibits, mask performances, mask/story workshops
USIS (United States Information Service) Grantee, Kenya; Tanzania
Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred Travel Grant to East Africa        
1989-90 University of Maine at Augusta (and exhibition)
Touring, Antioch College, San Francisco; UCLA Davis, CA
1986-87 USIS Istanbul, Turkey; USIS Stuttgart, Germany; Atsitsa, Skyros, Greece
1983-85 Artist studio in Koln, Germany; USIS Tunis, Tunisia
Organized and led an art and mythology tour to Sacred Sites in Greece (and gave mask tale performances)
1981-82 International exhibit/performance/workshop tour,
Amsterdam, Holland; London, England, Koln, W. Germany
1978 Belgrade, Yugoslavia (BITEF international theater festival); Copenhagen, Denmark, London, England
1976-77 Twelve month WORLDWIDE JOURNEY to 14 countries Mask making (59), mask performances (14), workshops and
lectures (31) and exhibits (10) with artist residencies at Ewha University, Seoul, Korea; University of Hong Kong; Bali; Isabella
Thoburn College, Luchnow, India; Calcutta; USIS New Delhi; JJ College of Art, Bombay, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; Jerusalem
and Tel Aviv, Israel; Deree Pierre College, Aghia Paraskevi, Greece ; Cairo, Egypt; University of Ibaden, Nigeria; Rome and
Florence, Italy; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and London, England
1975 ARTPARK, Lewiston, NY


Selected Mask Tale Performances
2011 American Center, New Delhi; and Mumbai
   Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
   Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka,  Bangladesh
2010 Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT
2009 Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Festival of the Arts, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, New Haven Green, New Haven, CT
2006 The Silo, Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford, CT
2005 Queens College Art Center, CUNY, Flushing, NY
2003 Silvermine Guild of Art – at opening of retrospective exhibition, New Canaan, CT
2002 Masks Ritual Tales, Ridgefield Guild of Art, Ridgefield, CT
2001 Warriors, Wives and Wild Women, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
2000 Journey Tales and Greek Myths, The Mead School, Stamford, CT
Sarah & Hagar, Institute for Contemporary Midrash, Elat Chayyim, Accord, NY
The Ancient One, Asilah, Morocco
Positive Power Forum, Yale University McNeill Auditorium, New Haven, CT
1999 Mask tale performance, The Castle, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Masks and Tales from Asia, opening performance for Facing East, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY
Lecture & mask tale performance, Women of the Bible, YWHA, NYC
Trinity Conference Center, West Cornwall, CT
Carolyn Johnson Seminar, Globalization and its Effects on Women, United Methodists   
World and   Women’s Divisions, Bermuda (and lecture and workshop)
1998 World Journey Mask Tales, Merrick Theater, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Journey Tales, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Trinity Conference Center, West Cornwall, CT
1996-97 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN; Sarasota and West Palm Beach, FL
Nel Morton Lecture/performance, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Bosnian television, Sarajevo
Adams House, Harvard University
1994-95 Indigo Gallery, Kathmandu; Nagorik Theatre Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh
USIS Dhaka, Bangladesh; USIS Calcutta, India; Sarah & Hagar, United Mission of Nepal
Mask performance and exhibit: Indigo Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
1992-93 Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, India; India International Center, New Delhi
Bombay Center for the Performing Arts, India
1991 Ms Foundation, NYC; National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Guest Artist, Fantastic in the Arts Conference, Fort Lauderdale FLA,
1988 The Open Center, NYC; Braunschweig University, Germany; USIS Hanover, Germany
Julie Harris Theater, Briarcliff, NY
1986-87 International touring, mask performances, exhibits sponsored by USIS: Istanbul, Turkey;
Stuttgart, Germany; Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
National touring of mask performances and mask/story workshops
1983-85 Smith College Theatre Department; Jesse Holmes Theatre, University of VA
Performed Greek Myths at Demeter’s Well, Eleusis; and at the ancient theater, Phaestos, Crete
Sacred Art and Judaism, Oberlin College, OH;
New England Arts Biennial, U MASS, Amherst, MA
1981-82 Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Hillel and Women’s Studies, Boston Univ., MA
A. B. Condon Gallery, West Broadway, NYC; Korean Cultural Center, NYC
International exhibit/performance/workshop tour, Holland; England; Geilsdorf Gallery, Koln, W. Germany
1978-80 BITEF, International Theater Festival, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
International performances and workshops, Copenhagen, and London
National touring: mask performances and mask/story workshops
Theater of the Open Eye, NYC; Sarah and Hagar, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
1976-77 Twelve month WORLDWIDE JOURNEY to 14 countries with mask performances in Japan (4),                        
Korea(2), Hong Kong, India (3), Israel (2), Nigeria and Denmark
Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Theater for the Deaf, Watertown, CT
1976  LA MAMA, NYC, 2 performances – Sarah & Hagar; Devorah and Jael
1973-76 National touring of mask performances and mask/story workshops
1970-73 Mask tale performance, Sarah & Hagar, Lincoln Center, NYC
Produced and performed in Four Chosen Women, Edison Theater, NYC
National touring: mask performances and mask/story workshops
1969 Women's Equality Day 1969, marching with metal masks; mask performance at the Village Gate

Selected Mask Making and Storytelling Workshops
2
011 NGO groups (3), Mumbai, India (supported by the American Center, Mumbai)
1. for underprivileged women supported by NGO SHARE (Support the Handicapped Rehabilitation Effort). [SHARE supports
underprivileged women by conducting workshops on self-development and providing them with economic opportunities for
sustaining their living. The group of women participating in the workshop will soon be launching a campaign against Domestic
Violence where they will be writing and performing street plays in various slums in Mumbai,Participants: 15 women
Contact: Ms. Pushpika Freitas (Chairperson- SHARE) 0-9769302308; 022-26183385
Venue: SHARE, 16A, Adarsh Apartments, Golibar Road, Santacruz (East), Mumbai – 400 055
2..NGO PRERANA. [PRERANA works on rehabilitation of women and children who are victims of  trafficking by conducting
self development and women empowerment programs].Participants: 35 teenage girls and young women
Contact: Ms. Priti Patkar (Partner, PRERANA)  0-9821274865; Ms. Sonali Parab (Staff, PRERANA) 0-9223351297; 022-
23877637, Venue: PRERANA, Khetwadi Municipal School
3. teenage boys, girls and teachers of Municipal School supported by NGO CHIP. [CHIP works on development of under
privileged children studying in Municipal Schools] Participants: 20-25 teenage boys, girls and teachers of Hindi and Urdu medium
Municipal Schools . Contact: Ms. Novela Corda (CEO); 0-9930129986; 022-29208644Venue: Prateeksha Nagar BMC School,
Anand Nagar, Relief  Road, Near HK Management College, Jogeshwari West.
2010 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls River, CT
2008 Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
2005 Mask Story Workshop, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
2004 Mask Story Workshop, Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA
2002 Mask Story classes for gifted youth, Gorge Washington School, White Plains, NY
2001 Mask & story teachers’ workshop, Scarsdale Schools, Scarsdale, NY
George Washington School, White Plains, NY             
2000 Mask & story teachers’ workshop, Scarsdale Schools, Scarsdale, NY             
Fourth Grade classes for gifted youth, White Plains School System
1999 Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA
Mask & story teachers’ workshop, Scarsdale Schools, Scarsdale, NY
Mask performance & Story workshop, McGivney Community Center, Bridgeport, CT
1998 Mask/story workshop for teachers, “Masks in the Classroom,” Ridgefield, CT
Slide show/mask performance, Art Department, White Plains High School, NY
1996-97 Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Teachers Center, Westport, CT
Sarajevo; Zenica, Bosnia: Mask and Story Workshops with Women and Youth
Sponsored by UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief
Mask/story, a tool for multidisciplinary education, Child Studies, Brooklyn College, NYC
Masking, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1994-95 Hartford Center for Youth, CT
Drama Dep't, University of Dhaka; Nagorik Theater, Dhaka
Epic Theater Center; Teacher's Centre Calcutta, India
Hunderkada Art College; Government College for Girls, Islamabad, Pakistan
Mask/story workshop with INGO’S/NGO’S and Supervisors for rural Non-Formal Ed. programs, Nepal
Women’s Skill Building Workshop for rural workers and teachers in Kathmandu and Dulikil, Nepal
Mask/story workshop, Drama Dep't, Univ. of Dhaka; Nagorik Theater, Dhaka
Mask/story workshop, Epic Theater Center; Teacher's Centre Calcutta, India
Mask work in villages in West Bengal; with rag picker's children, Calcutta, India
Mask events with Calcutta psychiatrists; and the actors collective, Calcutta, India
1992-93 Nyumba Ya Sanaa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Primary School teachers and students, Imbasini, Tanzania
1991 Women and wealth conference, Ms Foundation, NYC,
Mask and storytelling teacher's workshops, Haystack, Deer Isle, ME
1988  International exhibits and workshops, Braunschweig University, and Amerika Haus, Hanover, Germany
Mask seminar, CG Jung Center, NYC
1987 Mask/story workshops on Greek myth, Atsitsa, Skyros Island, Greece
1985  Led an art and mythology tour to Greece with artist Gay Schempp, mask story workshop in Delphi
1983-85 Mask and ritual workshop, Oberlin College Fall Term in London, England
Masking and the theater with Deborah Lubar, Smith College, Amherst MA; University of VA
1981-82 Mask story workshop, Omega Institute, Bennington College, VT
International exhibit/performance/workshop tour, Holland, England, W. Germany
1978-80 National touring: mask performances and mask/story workshops
1978 Masking workshops, Copenhagen, and London
1976-77 Twelve month WORLDWIDE JOURNEY to 14 countries with 31 workshops and lectures in Japan (2),
Korea (2), Hong Kong, India (15), Israel, Greece (2), Nepal (2), Nigeria (2), Denmark and England
Metropolitan Museum of Art children’s program using Benton masks inspired by the museum’s galleries of  
Art and Armory, Chinese 5th Century, Greek sculpture, and Musical instruments.   
1969-72 Twelve series of Mask Interart Workshops, with feminist artists, dancers, writers, Westbeth, NYC

Selected Printmaking Workshops
2011 Printmaking demonstrations, Printmaking Department, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Printmaking Without a Press, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
Printmaking Without a Press, Art Students League, NYC
2007 Mater Printer, Monothon, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, South Norwalk, CT
2005 Monoprint workshop, St. Petersburg Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2004 Collage Fantasia, five-day workshop, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, South Norwalk, CT
2001 Master artist five-day workshop (Large Prints from a Small Press), Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL
1998 Master artist five-day workshop (The Painterly Print), Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL
1994-95 Printmaking, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
Printmaking, Chittagong Government Art College, Bangladesh
1992-93 Khala Bhavan Art School, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
Nyumba Ya Sanaa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1991 Hartford School of Art

Selected Lectures and Teaching
2011 Dhaka University; Bengal Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Khala Bhavan, Santiniketan; American Center, Mumbai, India
“Masks as a Portal to the World” followed by a short Mask Tale Performance.
Audience: Public program Venue: American Center Mumbai Auditorium
Media Interviews, American Center Mumbai Conference Room
2010 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls River, CT
2009 Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Art Students League, NYC
2008 Westminster School, Simsbury , CT
2000 Biblical Collage, Institute for Contemporary Midrash, Elat Chayyim, Accord, NY
1999  Secret Future Works, University of Connecticut at Storrs
Secret Future Works, Temenos, Jungian Therapy Center, Westport, CT
Women of the Bible Masks and Tales, YWHA, NYC
1998 Ways of Seeing Oberlin Women, a forum on the artworks of Suzanne Benton, Oberlin College
An Artist’s Window to the World, Garrison Art Center, NY
1996-97 Lectures, Sarasota and West Palm Beach, FL        
Nel Morton Lecture/performance, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Guest Artist-Visiting Lecturer, Mask/story modular course (& performance), Oberlin College, OH
1994-95 Guest Artist-Lecturer, Sculpture Department, University of Dhaka; Chittagong Art College, Bangladesh
Lecture, Art and the Word, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, MA
Women’s Caucus for Art-CT Panel: Re-generations/Women artists, New Haven, CT
1992-93 Fulbright Lectureship (India), Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
Teaching, performances, lectures, Santiniketan; New Delhi; Bombay, India
Lecture discussion, Secret Future Work, PhD candidates, Jadavpur U., India
Sculpture/mask making and printmaking workshops, Khala Bhavan, Santiniketan, India
Invited participant in an Indian national sculpture workshop, Lalit Kala, Calcutta, India
Lectures, workshops, Nairobi Theater Academy; Nairobi University, Kenya
1990 Panelist, National Museum American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Panelist, National Women’s Caucus for Art - San Francisco, CA
1988 Visiting lecturer, Sir John Cass Faculty of Arts, London, England
1987 Mask/story project, The Iliad and The Odyssey, Dalton School, NYC,
1983-86 Theatre affiliation, The Image Theater, Theater Row, NYC
1983 Oberlin College Winter Term Program (& performance), Masks and Shakespeare, Oberlin, OH
1980 Studio art and art history - Norwalk Community College, CT
1976-77 12 month WORLDWIDE JOURNEY to 14 countries with lectures and workshops in Japan (2), Korea (2), Hong Kong,
India (15), Israel, Greece (2), Nepal (2), Nigeria (2), Denmark and England with residencies at Ewha University, Seoul, Korea;
University of Hong Kong; Bali; Isabella Thoburn College, Luchnow, India; Calcutta; USIS New Delhi; JJ College of Art,
Bombay, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Deree Pierre College, Aghia Paraskevi, Greece ; Cairo, Egypt;
University of Ibaden, Nigeria; Rome and Florence, Italy; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and London, England
1956-58 Art Teacher, George Gershwin JHS, Brooklyn, NY

Public and Private Collections
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY
Alec Padesma, Bombay, India
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
America House, Dhaka, Bangladesh
American Embassy, Paris, France
American Library, Kathmandu, Nepal
Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Art Students League, NYC
Attourney Faith Seidenberg, Syracuse, NY
Avery Post, United Church of Christ, Hartford, CT
Barbara Bonnie
Barbara Dobkin, NYC and Westchester
Barbara Seaman, NYC
Ben Ortiz, Ridgefield, CT
Betty Jones, Wilton, CT
Bill Perlik, Retired as Chair of Oberlin College Board of Directors, Oberlin, OH
Birla Academy, Calcutta, India
Barbara Bonney, London, England
Boehringer Ingelheim, Danbury, CT
Charles Benenson, Greenwich, CT
David Mishkin, Lyons, France
Deree Pierce Colleges, Aghia Paraskevi, Greece
Dr. Frederick and Joan Van Poznak, London, England
Dr. Dick and Gitte Janney, Munich, Germany
Dr. Nels and Mary Nels Gelfman
Dr. Phyllis Gorfain, Oberlin, OH
Edward Mendell, New Canaan, CT
Ewha University, Seoul, Korea
Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
Fulbright House, Calcutta, India
Fulbright House, New Delhi, India
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mohacar, Spain
Gordon Brown, NYC
Government Arts College, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Guddi Oberoi, New Delhi, India
Hearst Publications, NYC
Helga Campbell Weidling, Hong Kong
Herrick Jackson, New Haven, CT
Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT
Ikbal Nathani, Bombay, India
Ilse Gans-Koppel, Jerusalem, Israel
Jenner Roth, London, England
Jewish Community Center, Bridgeport, CT
Khala Bhavan, Santiniketan, India
Larry and Nikki Untermeyer, Westport CT
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
Martin Jaffe, NYC
Nancy Dye, President, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Nancy Powell, American Consul, Calcutta
Nollenberger Capital Partners Inc., San Francisco, CA
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Queens College Library (CUNY), Queens, NY
Pa Ya Paa Art Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Paula and Lou Reens, Wilton, CT
Reverend Davida Foy  Crabtree, Hartford, CT
Reverend Ken Taylor, Hartford, CT
Reverend and Mrs. Richard Waddell, Farmington, ME
Rochochi Mukai, Tokyo
Ruth Kraus, Westport, CT
Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT
Sanskriti Kendra Foundation, New Delhi, India
Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Sherry Schwartz, Greenwich, CT
Sheila Lummis, Greenwich, CT
Southwestern Connecticut Community Technical College, Winsted CT
Steve Rosenstein, North Salem, NY
St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL
Temple Beth El, Houston, Texas
The American Library, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tokyo School of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Anamakerig, Monahan County, Ireland
Unilever Corporation
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Victor Christ-Janet, New Canaan, CT
Vivien Leone, NYC
Warren Robbins, Washington D.C.
Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT
Westin Hotels and Resorts
Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY
Women’s Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Special Recognition
2011 American Center Delhi, and Mumbai, India, Grantee
2010 Fulbright Specialist Candidate, (2010-2015)
2004 For major contributions to the ideals of  feminism, Veteran Feminists of America
2003 Honor Roll of Feminist Artists, Veteran Feminists of America
2002-2008 Honorary Associate, Senior Common Room, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1999-2002 Visitor, Senior Common Room, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1998 Member, Senior Common Room, Cabot House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1996 Pioneer Feminist Award, Veteran Feminists of America, USA
1995 USIS (United States Information Service) grantee to Bulgaria, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan
1993 Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred grantee to East Africa
USIS (United States Information Service) grantee in Kenya and Tanzania
1992-93 Fulbright Lectureship, Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
1989 to the present International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women
1988 Award: Outstanding Connecticut Woman (artist), U.N. Association of the USA
Awards ceremony performance, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
1985 USIS (United States Information Service) grantee to Stuttgart, Germany, and Istanbul, Turkey
1983 USIS Grantee to Tunisia
1980 Amelia Peabody award for sculpture, National Association of women Artists
Who's Who of American Artists
1976-77 USIS grantee in Nepal, India, and Korea; Guest of the Egyptian Government;
Honorary guest of the University of Hong Kong; Honorary member, Korean Sculptress Association
Support for World Tour, United Methodists World and Women’s Divisions; Judah Magnes Museum,                  
Berkeley, CA; Deree Pierce Colleges, Athens, Greece; Nathani Family, Bombay, India
1973-75 Two consecutive artist grants, Connecticut Commission on the Arts

Volunteer Activities
2009 to the present Board member, International Liaison, Chekhov Festival, Ridgefield, CT
2009 Co-chair, Narrative Art, Silvermine Guild art Center, New Canaan, CT (Mary Frank, juror)
2005 Women’s Studies Conference, Eco-feminist artists panel, presented mask tale: Demeter and Persephone
2003 Co-Chair, Salute to Feminists in the Arts, National Art Club, NYC, Veteran Feminists of America
1999-2002 Grant writer and Managing & Artistic Director, Positive Power: Women Artists of CT Forums,
(Four statewide forums-12 artists, www.posiitivepowerart.org) co-sponsored by WCA-CT and AAUW
1998 to the present Founder, Dragon Women, regional women artists discussion group
1988-1989 Board of Directors, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT
1986 Seminar leader, Performance Art, Institute For Visual Arts, Silvermine, New Canaan, CT
1980 to the present Member Architectural Advisory Committee, Ridgefield, CT
1973-75 Chairperson, Women in the Arts National Task Force, NOW (National Organization for Women)
1970-73 Founder, Connecticut Feminists in the Arts
Convener, women’s art festival, Metamorphosis I, New Haven

Art Education
2009 Rinsed Prints Workshop, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2004 Solar print workshop, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
1985-88 Independent printmaking, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
1968, 69 Adult summer art program, Goddard College (Ceramics, Phil Homes; Theater Improvisation; Dance)
1965-66 Welded Sculpture, Roger Prince, Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT
1960-61 Advanced Painting Critiques, Charles Alston, Museum of Modern Art School, NYC
1956-57 Art teacher certification courses: NYU, Hunter College, Columbia, Brooklyn College (Jimmy Ernst)           
Portrait Painting (Moses Soyer), Brooklyn Museum Art School
1953-56 B.A. Fine Arts Major, Arts Education and Comparative Literature Minors, Queens College, NYC   
with painters John Ferren and Barse Miller, and art historian Dr. Robert Goldwater
1952 Life Drawing, Ernest Fiene, Art Student’s League1964Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
I am a Woman Tower
welded steel, 9'5"x14"x5"
Collection: of Queens College,
CUNY
Fertility,
monoprint with Chine colle,
7 1/2"x8 7/8"
Lilith
mask and ritual tale written
and performed
by Suzanne Benton
Chitrangoda Mask
Mask Story workshop
Bengali Village, India,
Transcending Effort
welded steel, 110"x14"x14"
Collection, Housatonic Museum