I describe my artwork as glamour in the gutter: I'm a mess, but I clean up well. I try to showcase my range of styles from an appreciation of traditional portraiture to using collage to find a pragmatic and surrealist way to address themes of grief, confidence, vulnerability, and the ways emotional experiences shape identity. I believe a portrait ought to bring you close to yourself, So I aim to create an atmosphere that nurtures these themes, and discover a better understanding of how we express ourselves. 

Lives in New Orleans by way of Pittsburgh.

contact:

Work inquiries

info@benryfauna.com

The Maven Gallery 

themavengallery@gmail.com 

New Orleans Photo Alliance 

ehebert@neworleansphotoalliance.org

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SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS 

  • Unrecognized Stories Project, Bvlbancha Public Access, November 2021

  • 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 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

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

 

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • HUMIDITY — The Maven Gallery (New Orleans, LA.) 2022

  • A Subtle Universe — The Maven Gallery (New Orleans, LA.) 2022

  • ITS A LOVE THING — The Maven Gallery (New Orleans, LA.) 2022

  • STILL LIFE — New Orleans Photo Alliance (New Orleans, LA.) 2022

  • 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 

PRODUCTION WORK

  • House Photography — Fillmore New Orleans (2021- )

  • Hospitality/Greenroom —Fillmore New Orleans (2018- ) 

  • Dressing Room Manager — Daze Between Festival, 2022

  • Dressing Room Manager — Jazz Fest, New Orleans, 2022

  • Production Runner — Buku Fest, New Orleans, 2022