Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

March 9th through April 22nd 2017

Born in Mumbai, India, Siona Benjamin grew up in a Jewish community among a complex montage of Eastern and Western religions. Informed by the world around her Siona Benjamin’s work is transcultural and transnational. A solo exhibition from the Exodus series was on view at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY (August 23–October 9, 2016) and will travel to the Peninsular Jewish Community Center in Foster City, CA in September 2017. The documentary film Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin was recently released and shown at numerous film festivals across the United States.

Selected Works

Improvisation #15

Gouache and mixed media on mylar and museum board, 2011

17 × 17 in, 17, 17, , in

Finding Home #80

Gouache and gold leaf on wood panel,

38 × 24 in, 38, 24, , in

Fereshtini #6-9 (Polyptych)

Gouache and 22k gold leaf on museum board, 2007

8 × 10 in, 8, 10, , in

Finding Home #77: (Fereshteh) Miriam

Gouache and gold leaf on paper, 2012

15 × 12 in, 15, 12, , in

Exodus #3

Gouache and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

13 × 19 in, 13, 19, , in

Exodus #6

Gouache, 22K gold leaf and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

16 × 10 in, 16, 10, , in

Finding Home #97 and #98: "Trap and Release"

Gouache and gold leaf on museum board, 2008

17 × 12 in, 17, 12, , in

Exodus #5

Gouache and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

15 × 9 in, 15, 9, , in

Exodus #1

Gouache and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

14 × 10 in, 14, 10, , in

Exodus: I See Myself in You

Gouache, Acrylic & 22K Gold lead on Wood Panel, 2016

41 × 120 in, 41, 120, , in

Exodus #4

Gouache, 22K gold leaf and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

16 × 10 in, 16, 10, , in

Exodus #8 "Tupac & Company" Triptych

Gouache and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2017

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Exodus #2

Gouache, 22K gold leaf and mixed media on museum board mounted on wood panel, 2016

16 × 21 in, 16, 21, , in

Improvisation #16

Gouache and mixed media on mylar, 2011

17 × 17 in, 17, 17, , in

Exodus #9

Gouache and gold leaf on matt board mounted on wood panel, 2016

18 × 15 in, 18, 15, , in

Finding Home #94, #95, #96: (Fereshteh) Ishmael, Abraham and Isaac

Gouache and mixed media on museum board, 2008

19 × 16 in, 19, 16, , in

Lilith Lair

Mixed media on paper with plaster face molding, 2011

39 1/2 × 85 × 35 in, 39.5, 85, 35, in

Finding Home #71: (Fereshteh) "Eda"

Gouache and gold leaf on paper, 2006

17 × 13 in, 17, 13, , in

Sephiroth: The Tree of Life

Mixed media on museum board, 2011

72 × 67 in, 72, 67, , in

Finding Home #88: Lilith

Gouache, 22k gold leaf and mixed media on museum board, 2008

37 × 20 1/2 in, 37, 20.5, , in

The Four Mothers Who Entered Paradise

, 2014

24 × 11 in, 24, 11, , in

Exodus #7

Gouache and gold leaf on wood panel, 2016

21 × 15 in, 21, 15, , in