A New Orleans native, Benné holds a dual Master's degree in Fine Art and Art Therapy. This layered foundation has led to a love of storytelling through various materials. Her most recent body of work merges the applied arts of Mexico with the native materials of the Yucatan. Early exposure to Mayan art and culture, chance meetings with Yucatecos attending Tulane University, and advanced studies in the applied arts of Mexico have become integral to the narrative of place/person in this new series.
E D U C A T I O N
Notre Dame de Namur University: Belmont CA
Marriage and Family Therapy / Art Therapy
Fine Art (MFA)
E X H I B I T I O N S
“SKIN & PAPER” : Musèe du Pays et Val de Charmey, Charmey (Gruyère-Suisee. Patrick Rudaz, curator
“EROTICA” : Galleria Rancho Tecomate, Tenango Del Aire, Estado de Mexico. Nahum Zenil, curator
“INSIDE 23 PEOPLE” : Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. Murray McMillan, curator
Cuotzotzongo Compuesto, Tenango Del Aire, Estado de Mexico.
ArtPace, Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas.
“Scarecrows: Confronting - Anorexia Nervosa" : ACA, Austin, Texas. Funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
“A Dress Speaks: Confronting Intimate Violence” : Funded by the National Center for Disease Control, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin Arts Commission and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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