LEON BENN
Lives and works in Portland, Maine

email: leon@leonbenn.com

EDUCATION
2010-2013
M.F.A. Painting and Drawing UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture,
Los Angeles, CA

2000-2004
B.F.A. Illustration Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Spare Time Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Clumsy Haikus Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Pitching Rotations Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
The Genuine Article by Leon Benn and Seth Gass Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Channel Swimmers Drink Brandy L'Appartement, Paris, France
IMAGINE Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Art of the Matter! Contemporary Art Musuem St.Louis, St.Louis, IL
2015
And There Is An End 2 James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
I Dropped the Lemon Tart Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Flat Sun On A Disc Of Water Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
And There Is An End Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2014
ABCOM four81, NY, NY
2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Unsolved Mysteries Curated by Jonathan Apgar, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Show #3 UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
MFA 2013 Exhibition UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Holodeck Curated by Brad Eberhard, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Eventide Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
The Golden Ass Annie Wharton Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Defrosted: A life of Walt Disney by Adam Cvijanovic and David Humphrey Postmasters Gallery NY, NY
Ember Keepers Arch Collective NYC, Brooklyn, NY
Atlas Findings Narwhal Projects, Toronto, Canada
2008
The World With Us, The World Without Us Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
Selected Artists from Art for Life Columbus Museum of Art, OH
2007 Art for Life Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
2003 Quattro Giorni, Quaranta Disegni Palazzetto Cenci, Rome, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013
Pagel, David. "Review 'And There Is an End' —but no end to its goofy appeal." LA Times 21 March.
Wood, Eve. "Critic's Picks: Los Angeles. Leon Benn." Artltdmag September.
Muller, Mario M. "Leon Benn at Carter & Citizen." Glasstire 13 September.
Spaulding, Trevor. "The Painter as Pitcher." Painting in L.A. 11 October.
Spaulding, Trevor. "The Graduates: UCLA's MFA Painters." New American Paintings 24 May.
"Featured Artist: Leon Benn." ART HAPS 5 October.