Siona Benjamin

Siona 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 earned her first MFA in painting and a second MFA in Theater set design,and has exhibited her work in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Siona has been awarded two Fulbright Fellowships - in 2016-2017, for a project entitled "From Motherland to Fatherland: Indian Transcultural Jews in Israel" with research taking place in Israel; and in 2010-11 for art project titled: Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives. Research for this project was conducted in India. First exhibit was in October 2013 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, St Louis Post-Dispatch, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Albany Times Union, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, Moment magazine and several newspapers, magazines, journals and books. Artist website: www.artsiona.com To view Siona's original paintings, contact ACA Galleries in Chelsea, NYC: www.acagalleries.com Siona Benjamin joined Society6 on October 30, 2014

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Siona 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 earned her first MFA in painting and a second MFA in Theater set design,and has exhibited her work in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Siona has been awarded two Fulbright Fellowships - in 2016-2017, for a project entitled "From Motherland to Fatherland: Indian Transcultural Jews in Israel" with research taking place in Israel; and in 2010-11 for art project titled: Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives. Research for this project was conducted in India. First exhibit was in October 2013 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, St Louis Post-Dispatch, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Albany Times Union, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, Moment magazine and several newspapers, magazines, journals and books.

Artist website: www.artsiona.com

To view Siona's original paintings, contact ACA Galleries in Chelsea, NYC: www.acagalleries.com

Siona Benjamin joined Society6 on October 30, 2014.

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