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Mark Benson lives and works in San Francisco, CA
benson.w.mark@gmail.com

Education

2011 - M.F.A., California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000 - B.A., Fine Art, Loyola University of Chicago, IL

Awards

2010 - Phelan, Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship
2010 - All College Honors Honorable Mention

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO

2015
How Was Your Weekend?
Ever Gold Gallery
San Francisco, California

2013
Open Fields
Eli Ridgway Gallery Hallway Project
San Francisco, CA

2012
Get the Flu
Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA


TWO PERSON

2013
The Bensons: A Show of Art by Two Bensons
By Mark Benson and Jason Benson

Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Oakland, CA


GROUP

2016
Office Space
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014
Something Completely Different
City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014
If Elvis was the King, who was James Brown?
The Art Gallery, SF State, San Francisco, CA
2013
See You At the Show
Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

2012
Primer Acto
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Fountain Los Angeles
with Ever Gold Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Stick that Holds Up the Scarecrow
As Is Exhibitions, Oakland, CA

Media Love
Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition
California College of the Arts

(Odds Are) 13 - 1
Wattis Institute Apartment, San Francisco, CA

Hammarby!
Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

At Bay II: Selected Works by Recipients of the 2010
Phelan, Murphy, and Cadogan Awards

Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2010
BOOM
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Golden State
RVCA, San Francisco, CA

Introductions
Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Natural Beauty
Oxenrose, San Francisco, CA

PAPER! AWESOME!
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

Monster Drawing Rally
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2009
Ox-Bow Winter Gala
Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2008
Department (Store)
Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL

Totally Permanent
The Whistler, Chicago, IL

ARTROPOLIS
The Artist Project
Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

These Are Paintings/These Are Photos
Cleaver Arts, Chicago, IL

artWORK 5
G2 Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2007
Around The Coyote Fall Art Festival
Chicago, IL

Lollapalooza Music Festival
Who Art Thou?
Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Publications

Beautiful Decay
Class Clowns

Little Paper Planes
Still Life

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