Susan Benarcik34 East 23rd St., 4th Fl. • New York NY 10010 • www.susanbenarcik.com
BioSusan Benarcik is an installation artist and surface designer based in New York City. Her work isexhibited across the country in private collections, sculpture parks and museums such as the BrooklynBotanic Garden, Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Delaware Center Contemporary Art. The artist isthe recipient of a 2009 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and the 2006 E. Avery Draper Award forOutstanding Craft Exhibition at the DCCA.Evidencing a fondness and respect for honest and simple materials, Benarcik incorporates both recycledand newly manufactured sustainable materials into highly tactile and evocative contemplative compositions.The artist’s concern for the environment is made evident as she takes elemental forms of the natural worldand carefully transforms them by stacking, stringing, layering, knotting, and weaving them into dimensionalsculpture for public and private spaces. These interior and exterior compositions become part of our dailycognitive experience, and bring equilibrium to our sensesThe artist has a Master’s degree in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She was an apprenticeat the Fabric Workshop of Philadelphia, a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas andis currently a fellow with CFEVA; the Creative Fellowship for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.She continues to design and install site-responsive and living installations for green spaces.
Mental Notesbook pages and copper wire
The Mooringtree limbs and live saplings
Liminalsteel, wire, and string
Loosing Touch with Realityplaster cast hands and wheat grass
30 Days; A Collection Of Disparate Memoriesnewspaper, wire, and wax