Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Jane Benson

Born Thornbury, England. Lives and works in New York.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 The Splits, Henry Street Settlement: Abrons Art Center, New York
The Splits, The Vaults: Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
2009 The Mews, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2007 Underbush, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2006 The Chronicles of Narcissism, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Underbush, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
2002 The Materials At Hand, Michael Steinberg First New York at Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
1999 Painting and Decorating, The Chicago Project Room, Chicago, IL

Museum Exhibitions

2008 Road Trip, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina
2002 Paradise Revisited, Bury Museum, Bury, England
2000 Great Representations, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
Greater New York: PS1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1995 John Watson Award, The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

2011 NORFOLK, Thierry-Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Dust to Settle, Cuchifritos, New York
Contain, Sustain, Maintain, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2010 Naked, Royal Society of Sculptors, London
Interiors, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
The Arbitrariness of Signs, Momenta Art, New York
2009 Impossible Exchange, Frieze Projects, London
Elswhere, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta
Back to the Drawing Board, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York
Day Trading, Museum 52, New York
Elswhere, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta
Back to the Drawing Board, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York
2008 belle du jour, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York
Zero Zone, Tracy Williams, New York
Supernatural, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York
Catching, The Word, Black and White Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Human Resources, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council @ Seaport, New York
2007 Delicatessen, Schmidt Center University Gallery, Florida
Imaginary Arsenals, Cuchifrutos Gallery, New York
Nature Not Nature, Omi, International Arts Center, Columbia County, NY
Intelligent Design, Momenta Gallery, New York, NY
Lovely, Dark and Deep, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY
The Armory Show, Represented by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
2006 Scarecrow, Postmasters Gallery, Curated by David Hunt, New York, NY
Utopia, Kohler Arts Center, Curated by Lena Vigna, Sheboygan, WI
The Sanctuary and The Scrum, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
Soft Sites, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philidelphia, PA
The Object Of Design, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY
Cluster, El Particular, Curated by Katie Holten, Mexico City, Mexico
Luxury Goods, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Jaundiced Eye, Scope, Curated by David Hunt, New York, NY
Hero, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
National Psyche, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Facing Newark, New York City Arts Council, Newark, NJ
2005 Le Dessert de Retz, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
From the Root to the Fruit, Alona Kagan, New York, NY
Beyond Reason, Seibel Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Occupied, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Imitation Day, Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Wasteland, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
Democracy Was Fun, ArtLA, Los Angeles, CA
Facing Newark, New York City Arts Council, Newark, NJ
2004 Democracy Was Fun, White Box, New York, NY
American Visions and Revisions, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizen, Munich, Germany
Gald Day, Foxy Production, New York, NY
Bush League, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
2003 GO! Liquidacion Total, Madrid, Spain
The Waiting Room, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY
Recession 2003 $99 Bargain Store Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Minor Alterations, Center for Curaturial Studies, Bard College, NY
Paradise Revisited, Bury Museum, England
Art Educates the World, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Exotica, Riva Gallery, New York, NY
Glory FFlora, NEW VIEWS: World Financial Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and
WFC Arts & Events project, New York, NY
Are ‘Friends’ Electric? On-line Exhibition,
White Columns Silent Auction & Gala, White Columns, New York, NY
2001 Film Stills, White Columns, New York, NY
Art Transplant, UKinNY Festival, British Consulate, New York, NY
Paradise Revisited, Bury Museum, Bury, England
The Poster Show, The Cabinet Gallery, London, England
Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY
Momenta Annual Auction, Momenta, New York, NY
2000 Greater New York: PS1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, New York
La Folie, Villa Medici, French Cultural Institute, Rome, Italy
The Munchie Munchie, Diverseworks Art Space, Houston, TX
Overcoat: A Mobile Show in a Coat, Berlin, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; New York, NY
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; London, England; Vienna, Austria; Basel, Switzerland
I Love New York, Point Gallery, New York, NY
Mobile Library - Chelsea’s 1st Street Vendor – White Columns and various locations in Chelsea, New York
1999 Conceptualistictionism, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY
Disfunctional Home, NIU Museum-Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL
Outer Boroughs, White Columns, New York, NY
Apocalyptically Optimistic—Chelsea’s 1st Street Vendor, performance at White Columns and various locations in Chelsea Art District, New York, NY
Warmer Still, Videoland, New York, NY
Gala, New Museum, New York, NY
1998 Ceaseless, Crown Center Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Headstand, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
1997 The Harry Carey Show, Diverseworks Art Space, Houston, TX
The Art Exchange -"The Alternative Alternative Art Fair", New York, NY
Coming Attractions, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Beret's Greatest Hits, Beret International, Chicago, IL
Pets, The Center for Short Lived Phenomenom, Chicago, IL
1996 Nomadic N.A.M.E., N.A.M.E. Gallery, Annual Fund Raising Auction, Chicago, IL
Life-Size, N.A.M.E., Chicago, IL
The Blister Show, Center For Short Lived Phenomenom, Chicago, IL
Gallery 2, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
They Might Be Giants, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL


1997 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts
1994 Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Painting


2011 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence
The Vaults: Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
2009 Full Professional Associate Membership, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
Short Listed for the Bank of America CREATE Art Award, London
2007 Artists Alliance Inc., Studio Residency, New York
2005 Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant
Scope, Artist’s Grant
2003 Emerging Artists Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens, NY
2002 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and World Financial Center Arts & Events Residency
2001 North West Arts Board (England), Exhibition Grant
2000 Buffalo Bayou ArtPark/Houston Sculpture 2000 Honorarium
1998 Fulbright Scholarship
1996 2nd Year International Student Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
R.S. Richard Foundation
The Scottish International Education Trust
The James and Frieda Lund Trust Grant
1994 The Watt Medal: Heriot Watt University Premier Award
The John Watson Award: The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art
The Hellen A. Rose Bequest Scholarship
1993 The Hospitalfield Summer Residency


2010 Goldstein, R. The Splits, BOMB magazine on-line, October
2009 Rosenburg, K. The Mews, New York Times, July 3
Wolf, R. Turning Over A New Leaf, ARTnews, April
2008 Banai, N. Work Space 2007, Time Out, August
Zero Zone, The New Yorker, August 11 & 18
“Best In Sculpture” Zero Zone, Time Out, August
2007 Shpungin, D. Delicatessen, Catalogue
Ban, S. Review “The Chronicles of Narcissism”, Art News, January
2006 Johnson, K. Review – Sanctuary and the Scrum, New York Times
Reisman, S. Review - The Chronicles of Narcissism. Art Notes, December
Gibson, D. Review - The Chronicles of Narcissism D’art Magazine, March
Levy, V. Historic gardens snag contemporary flair, The Daily Pennsylvania, May 19
E. Newhall, Traveling show finds a world of influences-ICA, Bartram's Garden host works, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12
2005 Goggin N., Squier J. Context, Place and Transformation, Ninthletter magazine, April
Heng-gil Han, Sara Reisman, Omar Lopez-Chamoud, Jamaica Flux, Catalogue
2004 Hummer T., Underbush - review, Art In America
Schambelan, E. Underbush - review, Artforum
Barnett E., Underbush - Curator’s Pick, New Museum on-Line
2003 Banai, N. New Views- World Financial Center, Catalogue
2002 Schambelan E., New Views, Artforum
Vogel C. Spaces, New York Times, Nov. 8
A R, Best Of NYC, Village Voice, Oct. 2-8
Gibson D. & Charles R. Erotika, Catalogue
Honigman A F. Erotika, Time Out NY, August 1-8
Evangelista, K. Minor Alterations, Pamphlet
Steitfeld, L.P. The Unifying Symbol: EROTIKA , NY Arts Magazine
2001 Victor M Cassidy, Prairie Smoke, Artnet
Art Educates the World, Catalogue/CD-Rom
Sandler I. Art Transplant, Catalogue
Steinberg. M, Up & Coming, VILO International Press
Paradise Revisited, Bury Times
2000 Vincent, M. Paradise Revisited – art review, LIFE, Tues. Nov. 14
PS1/MOMA, Greater New York, Catalogue
Lark L., The Munchie Munchie, ARTLies, #27 Summer
Engelstein S., The Munchie Munchie, Catalogue
Christov-Barkargiev C. Bosse L. Ulrich Obrist H., La Ville, Le Jardin, La Memoire
Ganis W., Michael Ashkin, Clara Williams, Jane Benson, Mick O’Shea,
Greater New York, PS1, CD-Rom/Cat
Lambert C., Emily Jacir, Jane Benson, Paul Pheiffer, Greater New York, PS1,Catalogue
Vireros-Faune, C. Conceptualisticationism, The New Yorker
Levin, K. Conceptualisticationism, Village Voice
Broom, B. Making room, Ten by Ten Magazine
Pitton, P. In Basel die Ruhe entdeckt, Basler Stab
Cassens, L. Quick Time Performance, Viper
1999 Faune, C. Catalogue Vireros
Purcell G., Ceaseless, New Art Examiner Feb
Camper F., Form Follows Function, Chicago Reader 19 Feb. 1999 Dysfunctional Home
New Art Examiner, April
Charmelo J., Dysfunctional Home, Catalogue
1998 McAdam B., ArtTalk, Artnews Dec.
Smith R., Headstand, New York Times, Aug. 4th
Greene, D. A. Headstand, The New Yorker, Aug. 24th & 31st
Rockwell S., Headstand, d'ART International vol.1, No.3 Fall
Levin K., Headstand-Recommended, The Village Voice, August
Prez, J. Scanning The Burg, Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY
Wiens, A. Alternative Exhibition Sites/ Non-Sites, New Art Examiner
Grabner M. & Killam, B. The Harry Carey Show, Catalogue
Wiens, A. Off The Walls, New City, Chicago
1997 WTTW TV, Wild Chicago, 1997
Bulkin M., Wanna Buy Some Art?: An Annointed List of NEA Alternatives, New Art Examiner
Erickson K., Coming Attractions, New Art Examiner
Hall M., Life-Size, Catalogue
Wiens, A. Coat of Charms – Cornering the Art Market, New City, Chicago