Benjamin is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose practice is based in drawing and ongoing research projects. He has presented work at art exhibitions, medieval academic conferences, and in collaboration with musicians. Benjamin was born and lived in Bangladesh until age ten when his family moved to Maine. He completed his MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in Oakland, California with his partner, musician Michele Kennedy.



The Listeners, by Ernesto Pujol                                               June 2019


River to River Performance Festival, New York, NY

Crossings                                                                                 May 2016 to June 2018

Docent - Museum Highlights Tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


Remede de Fortune                                                                  May 2018

Collaborating video artist with

   early music ensemble, Concordian Dawn

The Graduate Center, New York, NY


Please Disturb                                                                          Feb 2017

Participant in group show curated by David Ross

Midtown Hilton, New York, NY

Material Transformation in Medieval Manuscripts                 Mar 2016

Presenter at Early Modern Colloquium

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


The Ape as a Metaphor for Art: Stowe MS 17                        Mar 2016

Presenter at 8th Annual Medievalists@Penn Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Sign of the Ape                                                                        Sept 2014

Graduate Thesis

Morgan Library Reference Collection, New York, NY


The Monkey Codex                                                                 Aug 2014

Solo Exhibition

Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY


Community Board                                                                   Aug 2014

Participant in group show curated by Jovana Stokic

Glasshouse Project Space, Brooklyn, NY


Time After Us, by Ernesto Pujol                                             Oct 2013


St Paul’s Chapel, New York, NY


Ecstasy/Apocalypse                                                                 Aug 2013

Participant in group show curated by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

SVA Gallery, New York, NY


Current Practice                                                                       Jul 2013

Participant in group show curated by Hesse McGraw

Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY