AWARDS


2010 Fulbright Specialist Candidate 2010-2015


2008 to the present Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art


2008 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 Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (University of Illinois Press).


2002-2008 Honorary Associate, Senior Common Room, Adams 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


1988 Award: Outstanding Connecticut Woman (Artist), U.N. Association of the USA


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;
                 USIS support in Korea, India, Nepal, Greece, and Yugoslavia


1973-75 Two consecutive artist grants, Connecticut Commission on the Arts


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

2008 to the present Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art

2008 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

         Artist of the Month, September, Womens’ Caucus for Art Web site

         Artist of the Month (with lecture/mask performance), December, National Association of Women Artists, NYC 

2006 to the present 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

2002-2008 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;

                  USIS support in Korea, India, Nepal, Greece, Yugoslavia

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

Say hello to the new you!

Suzanne Benton

"A fascination with the intersections of the personal and the archetypal has carried me through life’s journeys. In making art and teaching throughout the world, I’ve sought to learn and reconfigure unquestioned myths, expanding my art and understanding in the process. Whatever awareness I’ve attained now abides in my work."                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 Awards & Recognition

Suzanne Benton is a native New Yorker who has shared her many-faceted art for over 30 years and in 30 countries. Exhibiting widely (150+ solo shows and representation in museums, and private collections worldwide), she’s a highly recognized metal mask maker and mask performance artist, printmaker, painter, lecturer, and workshop leader.

A former Fulbright Scholar (India), and recipient of many grants and artist residencies.

Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles.