Carol Benson

Carol Benson is an American Postwar and Contemporary Artist. A large amount of her work exists in the liminal space between painting and sculpture. Wood cut outs in the shapes of abstract dwellings ask us to reimagine architecture that we find familiar. These works ask viewers to consider what different kinds of spaces present us, as well as what they are missing. 

 

Carol Benson recieved a Bachelors of Science in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1964 and a Masters in Education from the University of North Texas in 1974. It wasn't until 2002 when she went to Texas Christian University to recieve another  Master's in Painting and Drawing. Soon after she began teaching as a Fine Arts Insrtuctor at University of Texas in Arlington. Carol aslo taught at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for Adult and Children's Special Programs for 19 years. As a Texas Native, Carol has exhibited across the state and is collected widely in public and private collections. She has recieved numerous awards such as 2 Merit Awards from Historic Fort Worth, the Fellowship Award, with artist in residency at the Santa Fe Art Insitute, and First Place in the Fifth Avenue Foundation Award, Art in the Metroplex in 2003.