Suzanne Benton

Suzanne Benton

Suzanne Benton is a feminist activist artist who has shared her artwork for 60 years and in 32 countries. She is a metal mask-maker, mask performance artist, printmaker, painter, lecturer, and workshop leader, with over 150 solo exhibitions and representation in museums and worldwide private collections. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright to India, and has attended artist residencies in the U. S. and abroad. She has been hosted by the cultural arm of many U. S. embassies and is the author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. She received the 2017 Pinellas ACLU Civil Liberties Award for founding and co-organizing the 30,000-people Women’s Solidarity March in St. Petersburg, Florida. Suzanne is currently writing Spirit of Hope, a memoir on her art and life.

we never know where our drops may lead

Lauren Bender and Bette Jane Camp interview
Suzanne Benton

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender and interviews editor Bette Jane Camp recently had this exchange with Suzanne Benton, featured artist from our Volume 2 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about her lifelong journey as an artist, her world travels, her passion for learning and passing on the stories of other cultures through her art, and the ways in which feminism intersects with her artistic practices…Read more