BIOGRAPHY

Georgette Benisty was born in Casablanca; into a world of timeless beauty and rich artistic heritage. Inspired by her lifelong fascination with antique laces, distinctive Moroccan architecture and familiar culture, Georgette has emerged with her latest creation, "Prayer Series." This new and ongoing composition combines the artist's many favorite media including painting, lace collage and elements of sculpture into an entirely new media of lace on clear plexiglass. The result is a truly unique and exquisite visual concept. White lace is transformed into visions of the artist's diverse history. Visions are enhanced only by the passage of light through each piece casting shadows. Observers appreciate the painstaking detail, the three dimensionality, and the paradox of the rigidity of modern plexiglass with the romance of lace. These pieces evoke an emotional connection to the artist and the history, culture and beauty of a land that is an integral part of her identity and her artwork.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015
Group Show at NewTV, Newton, MA
December 4, 2014- January 31, 2015, Juror Award Exhibit

2014
Group Show at Newton Open Studios, MA
November 8  - 30, Juror Award Exhibit

The Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
May 28 - June 15, Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space

2013
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
June 8 - August 4, Community of Artists Exhibition

Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA (mixed media)
May 25 - 27

2009
Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
Dec 1 - Dec 31, Solo Exhibition

FlinnGallery, Greenwich, CT
May 14 - June 24, Little Treasures

Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum, Cleveland, OH
Lecture, April 1: A magic Journey from Fashion Design to the art of the Doll, Workshop
April 1-3: An exploration of Doll Making

2008
Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA
Improvisations in 2D & 3D

2007
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
National Prize Show

Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA
4th Juried Members Exhibit

2006
Blanche Ames, Weston, MA
National Exhibition

American Craft Council
Article in American Craft

Jewish Press - Sept 2006
Wecker, M. Art that Produces not Consumes

Art of the Doll: Fiberarts (article)
Clark, L. Contemporary Textile Art and Craft

Yeshiva University Museum, NY, NY
Feminine Principals: Works in Iron, Fiber and Glass

Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Award of Merit, Small Works 2006

Lark Books
500 Handmade Dolls: Modern Explorations of the Human Form, pub. 2006

2005
The Gallery, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
The Essential Substance: A Fiber Art Exhibition

2004
Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA
Solo Show

Georgette Benisty, fiber artist