Siona Benjamin

fb_600_4422Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US.  Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons.

She has her first MFA in painting and a second MFA in Theater set design. She has exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia.

She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 for art project titled: Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives. Research for this project was conducted in India and the project was exhibited at the Prince of Wales museum in Mumbai, India. This exhibit was covered by The Times of India, The Mumbai Mirror, Midday newspaper and Caravan magazine.

Her work has been featured in: The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, Moment magazine and several news papers, magazines, journals and books.

Learn more by visiting the artists website, and see her gallery in New York.

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Finding Home #89 (Fereshteh) “Vashti” , 7″ x 10″, Gouache and 22K gold leaf on paper, 2006