John Benicewicz, ‘Johnny’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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In my paintings I put the emotions that are difficult—at times seemingly impossible—for me to express in other aspects of my life.
Some concern loss but they are also odes to what is important to me, what I love, what I’m afraid to lose. For me, each work simultaneously exorcises and protects.
These paintings are about my life. Each is a mapping of various times and places, and those elements exist all at once, as one, in each painting.
They are my emotions and memories. To me, they each represent eternity.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 John Benicewicz & Robert Taplin, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
1993 The New Circus, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, New Haven, CT (solo)
1992 Washington Art Association, Washington, CT
Southbury Public Library Gallery, Southbury, CT (solo)
Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2013 Recent Aquisitions, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY
2012 LIC Arts Open Studio, Queens, NY
2009 Long Island City Artists Open Studio, Queens, NY
1998 Interstate I95, The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1997 WCAC Gallery, Danbury, CT

Press / Publications

2016 Joshua Baize, “Art with a Punch: satire and the self at Giampietro,” Yale Daily News, September 16, 2016. Print and web.

John Benicewicz - In the Studio, October 6, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery - Contemporary and Folk Art Gallery. Web.

Gorky’s Granddaughter ( artists documentary series, video interview, June 2016. Web.

2013 Wayne Snellen, “News on the Leslie-Lohman Collections,” The Archive: The Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Issue 46, Summer 2013, p. 20. Print and PDF.

1993 Mimsie Coleman, June review, New Haven Arts, summer 1993, Vol. 6, No. 1,
p. 2. Print.

1992 Gwendolyn Freed, “The Arts’ Open Door,” The New Haven Advocate, Sept. 3,
1992, pp. 21-24. Print.


2016 A conversation between painter John Benicewicz and sculptor Robert Taplin, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 21, 2016


1994-5 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1993-4 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

About John Benicewicz

American, b. 1975, Waterbury, CT, USA, based in New York, NY, United States