A portrait ought to bring you closer to yourself. 

 

Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Benry Fauna currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, which has become the focus of his latest work. Benry earned his BFA in Photography and Art History from Edinboro University in 2013, where he studied traditional portraiture. Understanding the importance of building a reassuring atmosphere as instrumental in creating a quintessential portrait.

Drawing from the notion that comfort equals confidence, Benry’s portraiture works to help his sitters better understand themselves. His body of work—which includes Vicente (2021), an amalgamation of experiments began in 2017—explores the distance between our emotions and how they define and reframe our identity, to change what we see in order to change how we feel; in the relationship to ourselves, and how we see the people closest to us. With his camera, he aims to illustrate the boundaries around our definitive expressions, and remain open to expanding upon them. 

for freelance and commission work 

send all inquires to info@benryfauna.com

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

  • “College Body", Bates Gallery, Edinboro PA, 2013

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Remember The Darkroom? — New Orleans Photo Alliance (New Orleans, LA.) 2021

  • Exhibition and Open Studio — Gallery 912 Julia St. (New Orleans, LA.) 2021

  • Decontext — Millepiani, (Rome, Italy) 2021

  • Sticky Note Show — The Carrack, (Durham, NC) 2018

  • On The Brink: a Senior Class Exhibition — Basement transmissions, (Erie, Pa.) 2013

  • Chimera X Soiree — Bates Gallery, (Edinboro, PA) 2012

  • (Finalist) Michael V. Gmitter Scholarship Juried Exhibition — Bates Gallery (Edinboro, PA) 2013 

  • “16x16x16” — Edinboro University, Arts Institute International (Minnesota, MN.), Metropolitan Community College of Nebraska, (Omaha, NE); New England Institute of Art, (Brookline, MA); State College, (Daytona beach, FL); Montana State University, (Bozeman, MT); University of Nebraska, (Lincoln, NE.) 2012 

 

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS 

  • Photo Issue, ANTIGRAVITY  Magazine, August 2021 issue 205

  • Self, Lose the Film #3, May 2021

  • Dear Eno, Mob Journal Magazine, BOYS BOYS BOYS BOYS | VOLUME ONE | ISSUE #17, 2021

  • Self Portraits, TSYM.MAGAZINE SENSUAL, March Vol 4., 2021

  • Test Your Touch, BEYONDall Magazine, March 2021 

  • Featured in Seven Black Artist You Should Know, Paper Magazine, June 2020 

  • Featured in  Benry Fauna Gets Naked!, Pornceptual, June 2020

  • Featured in (podcast) Racer Chaser, HOT GOSS #53: Peppermint is Here, 2020

  • Chimera X, Edinboro University Publication, 2012

  • (Editor, featured) Silvervision, Edinboro University Publication, 2012