Artist Talk: WAP Paul Stephen Benjamin
ABOUT PAUL STEPHEN BENJAMIN
Paul Stephen Benjamin received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MFA from The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. Benjamin is a recent recipient of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Working Artist Project. Benjamin will have solo and group exhibitions in 2017 at MOCA GA , The Hyde Park Art Center, The Studio Museum In Harlem and in 2018 at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center in Savannah, GA. In 2016 Benjamin exhibited” Black is the Color” at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA and his video installation “God Bless America” at Poem 88. Among his awards to date are the NBAF Visual Artist Award, MOCA GA WAP, Artadia Art Award, Winnie B. Chandler Fellowship, Hambidge Fellowship, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Program and the Forward Arts Emerging Artists Award.
Major funding provided by the Charles Loridans Foundation and the Antinori Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to Lifecycle Building Center and American Insulated Glass for providing in-kind material donations for this exhibition.