Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1976


EDUCATION

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2013
BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, 1999


AWARDS

2015
Kala Parent Artist Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2013
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017
"His Carpets Flowered" (upcoming), collaborative works, Kim Bennett and Jeremy Ehling, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
"Roses and Sweet Peas," Labor and Delivery Postpartum Wards, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, CA

2015
“Ghost in The Hay: Kim Bennett, Maysha Mohamedi, Laurie Reid and Elizabeth Russell,” Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Over Time Across Space," collaboration with Chris Hosea, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY—accompanying risograph edition: “Over Time Aross Space,” Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA
 
2014
“Wayback and Forth,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)

2013
“1038 Presents: Public Exercise,” 1038 Presents, San Francisco, CA
“Where We End and The Ether Begins,” exhibition with Amelia Konow, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 

2012
"Kim Bennett at Pied-à-terre," Pied-à-terre, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
“Ode to Street Hassle,” Bronx Art Center, Bronx, NY
“People Are a Light to Love,” Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA. 

2010
“Kim Bennett and Daria Tavoularis,” Nada Dada Art Fair, Reno, NV
Cue Art Foundation Artists’ Choice Online Gallery, curated by Veronica de Jesus, New York, NY 

2009
Michael Rosenthal Contemporary group show, San Francisco, CA

2008
McCaig Welles Rosenthal Gallery group show, Redwood City, CA

2007
Michael Rosenthal Contemporary Art at Red Dot New York, Miami, London

2006
Oak, drawing and poem collaboration, Kim Bennett and Chris Hosea, presented at Tent University event, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

2005
Nieves Books at Rocket Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Black and White Gallery at Scope New York, Scope London
“Celebrating Women,” Convention Center, Louisville, KY

2004
"crits’ pix," curated by Peter Elee, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003
“Specimen,” Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Lepollen Project,” United Arrows, Tokyo, Japan
“The Art of Pure Pleasure,” commissioned by Creative Time, presented by Haagen-Dazs at the Armory Show 2003, New York, NY
“The Art of Pure Pleasure,” commissioned by Creative Time, presented by Haagen-Dazs at Art Chicago 2003, Chicago, IL

2000
“God Bless America,” Alleged Galleries, New York, NY
Run 11 Run Store, New York, NY
Run 10 Presentation, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1999
"Free to Be," Alleged Galleries, New York, NY
“Athena Curry's Quilt Show," Max Fish, New York, NY
“Master’s Tournament,” Houghton Gallery, New York, NY
“Run at Creative Time,” The Brooklyn Anchorage, New York, NY

1998
“Salon Atonome,” Oni Gallery, Boston, MA
“Ides of March,” ABC No Rio, New York, NY

 

BOOKS

2014
Hosea, Chris. Put Your Hands In (cover), Louisiana State University Press

2004
“Love Is Real/ZINE,” Nieves Books, Zurich, Switzerland

 

TEACHING

2015-present

  • Senior Lecturer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Visiting Lecturer, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Alumni mentor, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


2014-2016

  • Instructor, ASUC Berkeley Art Studio, University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaching artist, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA


2013-2015

  • Instructor, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


2013

  • Instructor, SFArtsEd, San Francisco, CA


2012

  • Teaching assistant to Bryan Keith Thomas, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010

  • Instructor, The Bay School, San Francisco, CA

 

LECTURES

2014: Guest lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013: Guest lecture, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009: Guest lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 

BIBILIOGRAPHY

2015
“Practice: Kim Bennett’s Multiple Streams,” Dime and Honey, August

2013
“Reviews in Brief: London//San Francisco//Tel Aviv,” Modern Painters, November

2005
ArtNews, January
“Celebrating Women” Text by Maiza Hixson. Aug 1 (catalog) 

2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 14
Asheville Citizen Times, September 28

2000
“Art in Review” Holland Cotter, New York Times, June 9
Review: “God Bless America” Flash Art, Summer
“The Next 20 Years,” I-D Magazine, August
“The Now Idea: Embroidery,” Michelle Nicol, Parkett No. 59