Suzanne Benton has shared her many-faceted art for over 30 years and in 29 countries. 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 the USIA/USIS, she's traveled worldwide 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 (150 solo shows and representation in museum and private collections worldwide), she’s highly recognized as a metal mask maker and mask performance artist, lecturer, and workshop leader. Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles, she is and has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, International Who's Who of Business and Professional Women, and Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, Edited by Barbara Love, 2006.
1985-88 Independent printmaking, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
1984 Printmaking with Collage Techniques, Ann Kresge, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
1968, 69 Adult summer art program, Goddard College (Ceramics, Phil Homes; Theater Improvisation; Dance), VT
1967-68 Welded Sculpture, Mike Nevelson, Wooster Community Art Center, Danbury, CT
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, Brooklyn, NY
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 League, NYC
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2008 Captivating History, Enchanted Garden Conservatory, Ridgefield, CT
Celebrating the Hartmann Archive, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2007 After 2000, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Gallery, The 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, Queens, NY
Monoprints with Chine Collé, Paintings, 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
Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
Sacred Heart University, 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:
2009 Transformations: Alternative Visions of Peace, The Studio @620, St. Petersburg, FL
2008-2009 New Art Lab, Hong Kong, China (one group, and one two-person show)
Fish, Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT
Relevant Issues, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT (Dr. Jonathan Weinberg)
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
Flower Power, City Lights Gallery & Women’s Caucus for Art CT, Bridgeport, CT
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, 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 (The Aldrich Museum) 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, Recurring Exhibitions, 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 Art Center, New Canaan, CT
1979 National Association of Women Artists, Federal Building, NYC
1978 Artists Equity, Union Carbide Building, NYC
1971-75 USIA, Berlin East Germany; Crackow, Warsay, Ludice Poland, Budapest Hungary, Zagreb Yugoslavia, Bucharest International Fair, Czechoslovakia
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
1970 Savage Gallery, London
1969 Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC
Ruth White Gallery, NYC
New Haven Festival of Arts
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
2001 Portrait, Kathryn Prichard, NYC
1999 Miracles Secret Future Work, Dr. Kenneth and Lisa Davis, NJ
1992 Lioness, Vivien Leone, Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC
1989 Secret Future Work #1, Vivien Leone, Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC
1986 Constellation, metal wall sculpture, the Wardlaw family, Hamden, CT
1976 Michael’s Mask, Performance metal 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):
2008 Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
2006, 2008 Secret Future Workshop, Natalie Judge’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
1996 Opening ceremony of Vivien Leone’s Secret Future Work #1, Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC, evening
1992-93 Creation of and message gathering in various countries for Indian, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Ireland 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
2006 to the present (winters)Guest Artist (printmaking), Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
2006 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Artist Colony, 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 Fundacion Valparaiso, Mohacar, Spain
1997 Resident Artist, Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1996 Sarajevo,and Zenica, Bosnia; Fundacion 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
USIS (United States Information Service) Grantee, Kenya; Tanzania
Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred Travel Grant to East Africa
National touring: exhibits, mask performances, mask/story workshops
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:
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
2002Masks 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
Nyumba ya Sanaa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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
Aetna Theater, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
1972-73 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
2008 Westminster School, Simsbury, CT
2005 Mask Story Workshop, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, MA
2002 Mask Story classes for gifted youth, George 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:
2007 Master Printer, Monothon, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, South Norwalk, CT
2005, 2006 Monoprinting with Collage Techniques, 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:
2008 Retrospective slide lecture and mask tale performance, Westminster School, Simsbury CT
2007 Before 2000,slide lecture and mask tale performance, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
2006 Retrospective slide lecture, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
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
1989-90 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
Adams House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY
Alec Padesma, Bombay, India
American Embassy, Paris, France
American Library, Kathmandu, Nepal
Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Attorney Faith Seidenberg, Syracuse, NY
Avery Post, United Church of Christ, Hartford, CT
Barbara Dobkin, NYC and Westchester
Barbara Bonney, London, England
Barbara Seaman Collection, NYC
Betty Jones, Wilton, CT
Bill Perlik, Retired as Chair of Oberlin College Board of Directors, Oberlin, OH
Birla Academy, Calcutta, India
Boehringer Ingelheim, Danbury, CT
Charles Benenson, Greenwich, CT
Cooper Roberts Research, Inc., San Francisco, CA
David Mishkin, Paris, 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
Field Point Private Banking, Greenwich, CT
Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
Fulbright House, Calcutta, 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
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Nancy Dye, Former President, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Nancy Powell, American Consul, Calcutta
Nollenberger Capital Partners Inc., San Francisco, CA
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Pa Ya Paa Art Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Paula and Lou Reens, Wilton, CT
Queens College (CUNY), Queens, NY
Reverend Davida Foy Crabtree, Hartford, CT
Reverend Ken Taylor, Hartford, CT
Reverend and Mrs. Richard Waddell, Farmington, ME
Rochochi Mukai, Tokyo
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Ruth Kraus, Westport, CT
Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT
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
Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, NY
Temple Beth El, Houston, Texas
The American Library, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tokyo School of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Anamakerig, Monahan County, Ireland
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 Center, UCONN, Storrs, CT
2008 Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art
Documents acquired by the Schlesinger Library Archive, Harvard/Radcliffe, Cambridge, MA
Feminists Art Activist Documents acquired by the Rutgers University Women Artists’ Archive, New Brunswick, NJ
2006-08 Who’s Who in American Art; Who’s Who of American Women
2006 Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (University of Illinois Press).
2004 Salute to Women in the Arts Award, Veteran Feminists of America, USA
2002-2006 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
1972 Now Regional Conference, Susan B. Anthony sculpture for the international Susan B. Anthony Hall of Fame
2004-Co-convenor with Dr. Gloria Orenstein, Salute to Feminists in the Arts, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NYC
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
Articles And Reviews:
“Benton celebrates Hartmann in artworks for tercentennial.” The Ridgefield Press, 10 January, 2008, 1C
Love, Barbara, ed. Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975.University of Illinois Press.2006.
Annesi, Adele. “Artist of the Ages Unmasked.” The Ridgefield Press, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Wilton Bulletin, The Redding Pilot, The Weston Forum, The Lewisboro Ledger, December 22, 2005, 1B, 5B.
Gwynne, Foxy. “Revisiting the High Priestess of Art.” The Record Review. July 2, 2004, 15.
Streitfeld, L. P. “Suzanne Benton’s “Spirit of Hope” at Silvermine.” The Advocate &Greenwich Time, 12 April, 2003: D3–4.
Poundstone, Joan. “The Art of Suzanne Benton: Strength Unmasked.” The Ridgefield Press, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Wilton Bulletin, The Redding Pilot, The Weston Forum, The Lewisboro Ledger, 10 April, 2003: 1B-2.
Perry, Judy, “Interviews,” Inner Tapestry, Feb/March 2003, 20-21.
“JCC exhibit is link to Jewish roots,” Jewish Voice & Herald, October 25, 2002, 24.
Taz, Susan, “World’s cultures mask as art,” The News-Times, Tuesday, October 22, 2002, B1,3.
Streitfeld, LP “The Language of Trees: ‘From Painting to Painting’,” The Advocate & Greenwich Time, Sunday, May 26, 2002, D3-.4
Streitfeld.LP “Art of the Third Wave,” Art New England, October/November 2001, 22-24.
Streitfeld, LP “Rising from the Ashes,” The Advocate & Greenwich Time, Sunday, September 23, 2001
Streitfeld, LP “Women come toget.her to create Positive Power, The Advocate & Greenwich Times, Sunday, March 4, 2001
O’Shaughnessy, Tracey, “Focusing on Females,” Waterbury Republican-American. 3D, Sept. 26, 2000.
Lasser, Michael. “In Art, Timeless is Contemporary,” Jewish Monthly. 48-49, 51. March/April, 1999..
Chandler, Becky. “Telling a Life Story,” The Justice, Just Arts. Cover photo, March 24, 1998.
Gwynne, Foxy. “A Night of Masks and Stories and The Schoolhouse, The Record Review. January 23, 1998.
Selim, Lala Rukh. "Telling Stories: An Interview with Suzanne Benton." ART, A Quarterly Journal. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vol. 2. No. 3. 15-19. January. 1997.
Chayat, Sherry. "Artist Champions Heroes of Women's Suffrage." Syracuse Herald American. 11-12. 20 August 1995.
Shuabno, Asheeshur Rahman. "Women Are Even Now Being Stoned to Death..." The Daily Janakantha. Dhaka, 21 January 1995.
Latif, Schrezad, Joya Monami. "A Masked Performance." The Daily Star. Dhaka, 30 January 1995.
Post Reporter. "Story Behind the Mask." The Kathmandu Post. 23 February 1995.
Khanal, Ajaya Bhadra. "View From the Window, An Untold Story." The Sunday Post. 5 March 1995.
Staff Reporter. "Mask Performance Thrills Audience." The Rising Nepal. 9 Mar. 1995.
Poudel,Keshab. "Faces of Mask." Spotlight. Kathmandu, 10 March 1995.
Mainali, Laya. "Behind the Mask." The Rising Nepal. Kathmandu, 10 March 1995.
Birke, Judy. "Glowing Portraits of Feminists Brings History to Life in Guilford." East Haven Register. 9 March 1995.
Staff Reporter. "Masks and Monoprints on View at SHU." Fairfield Citizen News. 19 April 1995.
Toombs, Martin. "Park Art Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century Women." Finger LakesTimes. 28 July 1995.
Rosen, Rita. " 'Mythic Works' Causes Excitement at Museum." Jewish Exponent. 6 May 1994.
Banerjee, Arundhati. "The Masked Storyteller." The Saturday Statesman. Calcutta. 13 February 1993.
Basu, Chitralekha. "The Woman Behind the Many Masks." The Telegraph Weekend. Calcutta. 13 March 1993.
Mahadevan, R.. "Revealing Masks." Mid-Day. Bombay. 17 March 1993.
Simba Roy, Madhusree. "The Woman Behind the Mask." The Sunday Times of India. 21 March 1993.
Sen, Rehana. "Behind the Mask." The Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 20 March 1993.
Chopra, Suneet. "The Face Behind the Mask." The Pioneer. New Delhi. 25 March 1993.
Mago, P. N.. "SuZanne: Face in the Mind." Patriot. New Delhi. 11 April 1993.
Moitra, Shefali. "Suzanne Benton in Calcutta." School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University Newsletter. Calcutta. 2.1:4,5. May 1993.
Menon, Yasmin. "Encounter, Suzanne Benton." India Magazine. Pp. 78-80. May 1993.
Gaceru, Gethiga. "African Art Has its Own History." The Standard. Nairobi. 6 July 1993.
Waluye, John. "Seminar on Story Telling." Daily News. Tanzania. 7 July 1993.
Mwakisha, Jemimah. "The World of Masks." Daily Nation. Nairobi. 23 July 1993.
Waluya, John. "Mask Making Workshop Ends." Daily News. Tanzania. 21 Aug. 1993.
Merkling, Frank. "Feminist Artist Still Shows Her Mettle." The Sunday Magazine, The News Times. Cover, 3-5. 24 October 1993.
Hines, Will. "Finding Inspiration Abroad." The Ridgefield Press. 9 Dec. 1993.
Street, Lois. "Sculptor Suzanne Benton: A Messenger to the Future." The Ridgefield Press, March 1992.
Jennings, Kate, "An Exploration of Primal Myths on Display at Hurlbutt Gallery," Greenwich News, 2 April 1992.
Liebenson, Beth. "An Artist's Masks Reveal and Conceal." The New York Times, 12 April 1992.
Datta, Ella. "Two Women and Their Masks." Business Standard. Calcutta. 29 December 1992.
Lauter, Estella. "Women as Mythmakers Revisited." Quadrant Literary Journal. 1991.
Bromley, Anne. "Reviving Women's Oral Traditions." The Observer Magazine. Charlottesville. February-March, 1991.
Schwendenwien, Jude. "Abstracts in Sync at Freedman." (Review). The Hartford Courant. 23 March 1991.
“Hartford Jewish Community Center/West Hartford, Giles Jean Guintini and Suzanne Benton (Review). Art New England. Spring 1991
Rosser, Phyllis. "Suzanne Benton: Sculpted in Power, Pain and Herstory. New Directions for Women. July/August 1991.
Howari,Jan. "Storyteller Helps Children See Into Their Past." The Weekly Star, 26 October 1991.
Gwynne, Foxy. "High Priestess of Art in Cross River." The Ledger. Cross River. 5 September 1990.
Malarcher, Patricia. "From Mythology, Welded Masks." (Review). The New York Times. 23 September 1990.
Orenstein, Gloria. The Reflowering of the Goddess. Pergamon Press. 76,107-108. 1990.
Gadon, Elinor W. The Once And Future Goddess. 276, Color photo #39. New York. Harper and Row. 1989.
Bletter, Diana and Grinker, Lori. The Invisible Thread. Pp. 194-198.Philadelphia. The Jewish Publication Society. 1989.
"Masken von Suzanne Benton." Kolner Kulturleben. Koln. 8 February 1989.
"Die Stille vermittelt Spuren alter Kulturen, Suzanne Benton's Erzahlungen." Kolner Kulturleben. Koln. 8 February 1989.
Forefreedom, Anne. "Inspirational Women of Our Time: Suzanne Benton." The Wise Woman. 28-31. 1989.
"America-Haus, Botschaft der Masken." Hannovershe Allgemeine Zeitung. Hanover. 4 March 1988.
Merkel, Joseph. "Benton and Other Masks on Staten Island." (Review of Benton Exhibit and Benton Curated exhibit). Artspeak. 1 May 1988.
Malarcher, Patricia. "From Mythology, Welded Metal Masks." (Review). The New York Times. 14. 5 June 1988.
Camlin, Cynthia. "Maskmaker Suzanne Benton." IRIS, A Journal About Women. Cover, 50-55. Spring/Summer 1988.
In Praise of Hands. American Museum of Natural History. New York. January 1986.
"Stahlerne Gottheiten." Stuttgarten Nachrichen. Galerie Aktuell. 24 Feb. 1986.
"Mothers of Israel." Woman of Power Magazine. 96. Winter/Spring. 1986.
Buck, Jean E. "Artist Uses Her Works To Help Weld Cultures." The SundayPost D1,6. Bridgeport. 17 April 1986.
"Mask Parade." The Telegram. Bridgeport. Editorial: 4. 13 November 1986.
Tronic, Miles. "Tales are Recounted in 'Myths, Masks'." Theater Review. Worcester Telegram. 15 November 1986.
Kresge, Ann M. Journey Tales - A Collection of Women's Stories Based On the Masks and Stories by Suzanne Benton. (A Folio of Etchings).Rosendale. Women's Studio Workshop. 1985.
"The Many Masks of Suzanne Benton." Reform Judaism. (Summer):18. 1985.
"Masked Lady With a Magic Wand, Welding Torch Wizardry." The Sunday Republican Magazine. Pp. 4-5. Waterbury. 27 October 1985.
"Suzanne Benton: Metal, Mask, and Ritual Sculpture." Anima. 11.1: 30-36. 1984.
A., S. "The Art of Welded Sculpture, by Suzanne Benton." (Book Review). Womanbooks. 1983.
Farrell, Pat. Ed. What Will It Take To Prevent Nuclear War. Cambridge. Schenkman Publishing Co. 1983.
Nissley, Tom. "Suzanne Benton: The Mask Woman." Fairfield County Woman. Cover, 6-7. January 1983
"Demonstrations de Suzanne Benton." La Presse de Tunisie. Tunis. March 1983.
"Un Pygmalion des Temps Modernes." La Presse de Tunisie. Tunis. April 1983.
"Cette Semaine a Tunis." L'Action. Tunisia. 13 April 1983.
Bottcher, Kerstin. "Ratselhafte Rituale: Masken und Performance von Suzanne
Benton." Kolner Rundschal. Koln. 17 April 1982.
ACTION Newsletter, Christian Communication Conference. #71. Zeist. 1982.
"Exhibition of Korean Masks with Suzanne Benton's Mask Sculptures." The Dong-a Ilbo. New York. February 1982.
O'Neill, Laurie A. "Exploring Humanity in Masks." The New York Times. 32. 5 December 1982.
Chinoy, Helen Krich, and Jenkins, Linda Walsh. Women in American Theatre. New York. Crown Publishers, Inc. 1981.
"Behind The Masks: Suzanne Benton." Fairfields, The Fine Arts Magazine. Cover, 10-11, 22. 1981.
Recycling Today. "Suzanne Benton-Metal Sculptor." 19.4: 272-273. April 1981.
Roswell, Clint. "Masks That Exhibit Her Artistic Talent." The Daily News. 3. 5 April 1981.
Karkabi, Barbara. "Women, Myths and Masks." The Houston Chronicle. 8 Mar. 1980.
"Feminists and Faith." Lilith Magazine. Fall 1980.
Schramm, Sarah Slavin. Plow Women Rather Than Reapers; An Intellectual History of Feminism in the United States. P. 278. New Jersey. Scarecrow Press. 1979.
"Women and Shakespeare." American Shakespeare Theatre News. Stratford, Connecticut. Spring 1979.
"A Merger of Plastic and Performing Arts." New York Times. 12-13. 21 Nov. 1979.
Gordan, George E. "Mask Show Fascinating." Times Picayune. New Orleans. 2 February 1978.
Photos. The New York Times. Connecticut/This Week. 19 February 1978.
Kalajic, Dragos. "Performance Suzanne Benton, April '78." Bitef 12, Beogradski Internacionalni Teatarski Festival. Beograd. 1978.
Photo. The New York Times. Connecticut/This Week. 21 May 1978.
"Susan Benton...Her Vision of Dramatic Art." Politika Ekpres. Belgrade. 21 September 1978.
"October 13-15: Mask Ritual and Lifestory Workshop with Suzanne Benton." New Life. London. 12 October 1978.
"Suzanne med Maskerne." Copenhagen Politician. Denmark. 1 October 1978.
"Goddess Torso." CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. 48. Nov.,'78.
"Mask, Myth, and Drama." The Open Eye View Theatre of the Open Eye Newsletter. New York. 1978.
"Masks as a 'Potent Device'." The Pioneer. Lucknow, India. 10 Jan. 1977.
"Eye-catchers." India Today. 16-18 February, 1977.
"Woman behind the Mask." Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 2 February 1977.
Chaitanya. "Cultural Roundabout." Financial Express. New Delhi. 6 Mar. 1977.
"US Sculpture Projected in Two Exhibitions." The Times Of India. 12 Mar. 1977.
de Souza, Eunice. "Masks." The Economic Times. India. 13 March 1977.
d'Souza, Carol "Story of Women's Contribution, Through Ritual Mask Tales." The Times Of India. 3. 3 March 1977.
Abraham, Amrita. "The Woman Behind the Mask." Eve's Weekly. Bombay. 16 April 1977.
de'Souza, Naressa. "Suzanne Benton: My Masks Are Open." Free Press Journal. Bombay. 20 March 1977.
"Metal Masks." The Indian Express. Bombay. 21 March 1977.
"Suzanne Benton, Sculptor in Metal." Femina. Bombay. 22 April 1977.
Kagal, Carmen. "The Masks of Suzanne Benton." Span Magazine. India. Cover, 26-27. 30 April 1977.
"Sculptor in Residence." Campus Highlights. Deree Pierce Colleges. Greece. 30 April 1977.
Kosta, Ivan "Masks That Bare a Woman's Soul." JS Fortnightly. India. Cover, 40-41. 21 May 21- 3 June 1977.
"Macedonian Days and Nights: Expressions and Masks: An Impressive Presentation." Makedonia, Thesaloniki. Greece. 26 May 1977.
"Suzanne Benton." Ellinikos Vorras. Thesaloniki, Greece. 1 June 1977.
Livas, Haris, "An Artistic Revolution." Opinions and Reflections. Athens News. 7 July 1977.
"Mask Ritual Tales." San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. 12 Sept. 1976.
"American Artist to Perform in Mask Ritual Drama Here." The Japan Times. 2 October 1976.
Lee, Kyong-hui. "Masks Fascinate U.S. Sculptress." The Korean Herald. 12 November 1976.
"U.S. Lady to Perform Mask Dance Play 'A Legend of Korean Women'." The Korean Herald. 5 December 1976.
Cameron, Nigel. "Feminist Influence Boosts Mask Sculptor." South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 15 December 1976.
Goodman, Vera. "A Twentieth Century Woman." New Directions For Women. Winter: 13. 1975-76.
Collins, J.L. Woman Artists in America II. 18, 20. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 1975.
Davis, Judy, and Weaver, Juanita. Sculptures by Suzanne Benton. "Dimensions in Spirituality." Quest Magazine. 1.4: 2,4. (Spring) 1975.
Brown, Gordon. "Suzanne Benton." Arts Magazine. April 1975.
Reeves, Jean. "Artist Suzanne Benton: Her Primary Concern is People." Buffalo Evening News. C-8. Arts-Drama Section. July 1975.
Levis, Merribel. "NCJW Lauded: Shares Honors With Governor." Hartford Times. 17 September 1975.
Hammel, Lisa. "Big Masks." New York Times. 30 October 1975.
Orenstein, Gloria Feman. "The Art of Welded Sculpture, by Suzanne Benton."
(Book Review). The Feminist Art Journal. (Fall): 41. 1975
Blume, June. "The Art of Welded Sculpture, by Suzanne Benton." (Book Review). Woman Artist's Newsletter. 1976.
Nin, Anais. The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume Seven 1966-1974. 214-215, 226, 243. 1980.
Collins, Sheila. A Different Heaven and Earth. 208. Valley Forge. Judson Press. 1974.
Laliberte, Norman, and Mogelon, Alex. Masks, Face Coverings, Headgear. 62-67, 98-102. New York. Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1973.
Sheehan, Valerie Harms, ed. Unmasking: Ten Women in Metamorphosis. (as Diana). Chicago. The Swallow Press. 1973.
"Sculptor Leads New York Street Procession." Progressive Architecture. 32. June 1972.
Lerman, Leo. "The Torch and The Mask." (Review). Opus Arts. FM Guide NYC.June 1972.
Lerman, Rhoda. "Great Goddess Parades Down Manhattan Avenues." Syracuse News. 8 June 1972.
"Four Chosen Women at the Edison Theater." Village Voice. 26 Oct. 1972.
Hughs, Nancy. "Exhibition to Catch." CUE. P. 21. 4 Sept. 1971.
"Behind Masks, Women's Lib." The New York Times. 23 July 1971.
Botto, Louis. "In the Know." Look Magazine. 1 Dec. 1970.
"Benton Paintings at Stony Creek." New Haven Register. April 1964.
Articles, Books, Poetry, Reviews, Reproductions of Art Work by Suzanne Benton:
2008 ”Memories of Pakistan in the days of Bhutto.” Ridgefield Press. 5A-6A.
2001 Wenkart, Henny, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual. 29, 46.
"Journey Letter of a Traveling Artist." Art: A Quarterly Journal. Dhaka. Selim, Lala Rukh.26-32.
The Journey Letters of a Traveling Artist, Four Blackbirds Press.
2000 Muten, Burleigh, “The Second Coming.” “Lilith.” poems. Her Words. Shambala Press. 7. 88.
1999 Inkwell, Cover and Cover Art statement, Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y. Eighth Issue, Spring, 1999.
1998 Masks and Tales, An Artist’s Statement, Living Text, Summer 2-3, photos throughout.
1997 "Myths and Masks." Women Heritage and Violence. Moitra, Shefali. Papyrus. India. 17-28.
Carlson, Kathie. Life's Daughter/Death's Bride. images. 83, 200.
1996 "Review of Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy in American Communities." by Erika Doss. Women Artist News. Washington. Smithsonian Institute Press. Vol. 21. 18, 48.
"The Mask." Art: A Quarterly Journal. Dhaka. Selim, Lala Rukh. 8-13.
1995 "Remembering Rachel." Chosen Tales: Stories Told by Jewish
Storytellers. Schram, Peninnah. Jason Aronson Inc. 26-30.
"Myths, Symbols and the Artist." Art: A Quarterly Journal. Dhaka. Selim, Lala Rukh. 15-19.
1994 Muten, Burleigh. "The Second Coming." poem. "The Seer." image.
Return of the Great Goddess. Shambala Press. 74., 22a.
Carp, Abraham J. "The Wedding." Monoprint with Chine colle. Jews in America - A Treasury
of Art & Literature. Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc. Inc. 358.
"Shantiniketan Memories." Shantiniketan Womens Journal. India. 29-33.
"Beyond the Mask: Crossing Cultural Boundaries." The India Magazine. 32-41.
1992 "Gates of Mercy," All Things Jewish, Image. April, Cover.
1991 "The Ancient One" and "Lilith." The Studio Potter. December: 2-3, 74-75.
“Secret Future Work.” Ridgefield Press. Weekend Magazine. June 5-6, 1991.
1990 "A Creative Source, The Artist and Her Muse: Interviews with Five
Women Artists by Suzanne Benton." Fairfield County Women. July: 10-13.
1989"Review of Memoirs of A Modernist's Daughter. Eleanor Munro."
Women Artists News. (Fall): 9.
1984 "An Artist's Reflections: Koln, West Germany." Art & Artists. 11-12. April.
1983 "The Mask Past and Present." ANIMA. 13.2: 121-127.
1982 "Mask Dance Drama of Korean Lore and Legend." The Korean
Association of New York Newspaper. Sept: 15-18.
1980 "Ritual Performances with Sculptured Metal Masks." Moving Out:
Feminist Literary and Arts Journal. 7.2 & 8.1: 41-44.
"Unmasking Women of the Bible." MENORAH: Sparks of Jewish Renewal. (Fall): 5.
1977 "Ritual Performances with Sculptured Metal Masks." National
Centre for the Performing Arts Quarterly Journal, Bombay, India. 6.2: 22-27.
1976 "The Woman Artist." Black Maria. 3.2: 34-40.
“Suzanne Benton.” Womanspirit. 42-43. Front and back covers
1975 Benton, Suzanne, The Art of Welded Sculpture. New York. Van Nostrand Reinhold.
"Changing Masks." Poem. When the Mode of the Music Changes: Course in Sung Lyrics &
Poems. eds. Charles R. Cooper, Paul Cherry, Beverly McKeown. Lexington. Ginn and Company. 50-51.
"Sunqueen, and the Throne of the Sunqueen." Artpark. The Program in Visual Arts. ed. Sharon Edelman. Lewiston. Artpark. 62.-63.
1974 "Sculpture Workshop (Mask Sculpture as a Performing Art)."
Proceedings of the Eighth National/International Sculpture
Conference. April 24, 25, 26, 1974, ed. Elden C, Tefft.
National Sculpture Center. Univ. of Kansas. Lawrence. 147-153.
"Suzanne Benton: Women in the Arts." Woman in the Year 2000:
A Compendium. ed. Maggie Tripp. New York. Arbor House. 132-133.
1972 "Changing Masks.” Moonseed. Erato Publications. Bridgeport. Remar Press. 52-62.
1971 Poems. Omen. Connecticut Feminists in the Arts. Bridgeport. CT. Remar Press. Pp. 7, 10, 34, 36, 38, 42, 60, 79, 83.
Recorded Performances, Sound and Video:
2003 Suzanne Benton Performing Global Mask Tales, Video Production, Wayne Spiers
“Spirit of Hope, Elinor Gadon Interviewing Suzanne Benton,” Video, Galia Oper Moran
1999Suzanne Benton, “Masks, Myths, Legends & Life, Vision Series, Manhattanville College, September 29, Videocassette.
1998 Suzanne Benton, “Myth, Mask, Legend, and Lifestory,” Arts in Education Concentration Lecture Series, Harvard University, January 6, Videocassette.
“An Artist’s Window to the World,” Garrison Art Center, September 24, Videocassette.
1992 Fairfield Exchange, Connecticut Public Television, March 24, Videocassette.
1990 Masks and Performance. University of Maine at Augusta.
60 minutes. November. Videocassette.
1989 Suzanne Benton, Masks and Tales. Produced and directed by
Manfred Kemper. 4 minutes. WDR NEWS Koln. Videocassette.
1988 Showcase Performance. Produced and Directed by J.D. Video.
20 minutes. Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Videocassette.
Masks and Tales. with David Simons. Produced and Directed
by Fine Art Service. 30 minutes. SounTec. Sound cassette
1987Benton, Suzanne with Simons, David. Masks and Tales. Produced by Writing Institute. Fairfield
University. 60 minutes. Videocassette. 1 July 1987
1983 Germany 1983. Produced and directed by Alwin Malval. 7 minutes.
WDR Koln, West German Television. Videocassette.
1980 Lecture: Ritual Masks & Transformations. Produced and Directed by the
C.G. Jung Foundation. Illinois. 120 minutes. Sound cassette.
Reconnections. Produced and directed by WBAI. #17. 30 minutes. Sound Cassette.
1978 "Suzanne Benton Performing Journey Tales." Changing, Performing Artists of Connecticut.
Produced and directed by WVIT.CT. 20 minutes. Videocassette.
1976 Masks. Welding "Montreal Mask," display of masks. Produced and directed
by SDA Ltee Les Prod.. Montreal. 10 minutes. Videocassette.
Mask Ritual Tales: Sarah and Hagar, and Devorah and Jael.
Produced and directed by SGME, Montreal. two 30 minute 1/2" Video recordings.
"Suzanne Benton, Masks & Tales." Connecticut Woman. Produced and
Directed by Connecticut Public Television. 20 min. Videocassette.
Mask Tales of Korea. Produced and directed by Ewha University. Seoul,
Korea. 30 minutes. 1/2" Video recording.
1975 Excerpts from Sarah and Hagar. Channel 24 CT. 6 minutes. Videocassette.
1973 "Women in Religion." Your Place and Mine." Channel 24 CT. 10 minutes. Videocassette.
1972 Celebrating the Second Coming of the Great Goddess Down Fifth Avenue.
Produced and directed by Channel 5 News NYC. 4 minutes. Video.
Procession to Celebrate the Second Coming of the Great Goddess.
Produced and directed by the Everson Museum. 60 minutes. Videocassette.
Sarah and Hagar. Four Chosen Women. The Edison Theater,
Produced and directed by Suzanne Benton. 20 minutes.
Cable Television. 1/2" Video recording.
1971 Mask Procession in NYC with Judith Weiss. Produced and Directed by
Channel 7 NEWS. 3 minutes. aired July 7. Video.
1970 Male and Female Roles Today. Source Library, Fairfield CT. March 18, 1/4" Audio recording.
1969 Bell and Chime in Sound. Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC,
American Crafts Council, 1/4 Audio recording.
Other Audio and Video Recordings:
“After 2000.” Exhibition and Talk, Loomis Chafee School, Windsor, CT. 20 minutes. May, 2007
"Saying it With Masks." EMRC-CALCUTTA. Videocassette. 1995.
Whiting, Melinda. "Suzanne Benton Exhibits at the NMAJH." NPR Phila. 20 minutes. Sound cassette. July 1994.
Wren, Virginia. "Guest Suzanne Benton." Cablevision. 30 minutes. Videocassette. December 1993.
Wren, Virginia. "Guest Suzanne Benton." WMNR. 30 minutes. Sound cassette. December 1993.
Wayne, Larry."Suzanne Benton." Deutschewelle. West Germany. 30 minutes. Sound cassette. January 1989.
Greenwalt, David and Russo, Aaron. Rude Awakening. 1 minute of Sybil mask. Film. 1988.
De Luca, Tony. Interviewing Suzanne Benton, Mask and Metaphor. Produced and Directed by Tony DeLuca. Staten Island Cable. 60 minutes. Videocassette. April 1988.
Interview with Suzanne Benton. Arts Alive WHSU.CT. 30 minutes. Sound cassette. 1 June 1984.
Interview with Suzanne Benton. Suisse Radio. DIZS Basel. 30 minutes.Sound cassette. 3 September 1984.
Feminisme en Jodendom. Amsterdam. Kenmerk 25 maart. 1 minute. Videocassette. 1984.
Marcus, Delphine. interviewing Suzanne Benton, You and Your Music. Produced and Directed by Delphine Marcus, WMNR. Monroe CT. 30 minutes.Sound cassette. December 1984.
Kresge, Ann. Interviewing Suzanne Benton. Produced and Directed by Ann Kresge and Joel Appelbaum. 10 minutes. Videocassette. 1983.
Sharp, Roger. interviewing "Suzanne Benton, Women of the Bible." Page 7.Produced and directed by Channel 7 NY. 6 minutes. Videocassette. 1983.
Johnson, Carol. interviewing "Suzanne Benton, Mask Tales" Keeping in Touch. Produced and Directed by Carol Johnson. 60 minutes. Videocassette. 1982.
"Interview with Suzanne Benton, Prelude to World Tour." World of Women. Voice of America. 10 minutes. 1/2" Sound recording. 1976.
Walters, Barbara. interviewing Suzanne Benton. Panel. Not for Women Only.Produced and directed by Barbara Walters. Video. 1972.
"Interview with Suzanne Benton". Male and Female Roles Today. Source Library. Fairfield CT. 60 minutes. 1/4" Sound recording. 18 March 1970.
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