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Chana Benjamin

President and Director at New Century Artists, Inc.

New York, United States

Specialties: Gallerist, curator, fine art appraiser, art manager, photographer, educator, advisor to artists and galleries

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Instructor

Pratt Institute  |  United States

March, 2009 - May, 2013 (4 Years 2 Months)

Designer and teacher for courses entitled Strategies for Managing and Handling Difficult Appraisal Assignments and The Art of Curating.

Founder, President, and Director

NEW CENTURY ARTISTS, INC  |  United States

March, 1996 - Present

A not-for-profit art gallery that encourages, supports and exhibits the work of under-represented artists from minority communities such as gay and lesbian, people of color, various ethnic groups, the differently abled, women, and artists of all ages including seniors and children. Curator of over 100 exhibitions with over 500 artists from 25 countries including all media. Curator of Reflections on the Holocaust: Works by Holocaust Survivors, Family Members, and Friends, which traveled to Ohio State University, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and Hatikvah Holocaust Education & Resource Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Photography instructor

P.S. 87 and P.S. 75  |  United States

September, 1995 - June, 2003 (7 Years 9 Months)

Of children, grades 2 to 5, in two after school programs. Designer and teacher of a course entitled Photography for Children.

CREATIVE CENTER
WOMEN WITH CANCER
March 1999 – March 2000 (1 year 1 month)

Senior Fine Art Specialist

O'Toole-Ewald Art Associates, Inc.  |  United States

July, 1995 - Present

Involved in all phases of appraisal report writing, researching and photographing for insurance/estate/fair market value and damage/loss purposes. Extensive international and national dealer contact regarding appraisals and special reports. Clients include Travelers Insurance; Port Authority of NY and NJ, Arman Estate, Spero Golub Studio, George Grosz Estate, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

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Assistant Professor

Parsons the New School for Design  |  United States

January, 1992 - Present

Designer and teacher of two courses entitled Presenting Your Artwork to Galleries and Gallery Management.; Your Artwork to Galleries was offered online.

Owner and Director

MULTI MEDIA ARTS GALLERY  |  United States

October, 1987 - October, 1995 (8 Years )

Curator of over 70 exhibitions with 500 artists from 25 countries including
numerous photography exhibitions such as: New York Exposed, Dreams and Reflections, Chinatown, Global Waters, New York Time Capsule, New York at Night, New York Scenes, Americascapes, Japanese Photographers Living in America, Celebrating Arts with a Difference, Lifestory: Women Photographing Women Around the World, and Travelscapes. Curator of exhibitions involving mixed media, works on paper, small works, collage, assemblage, sculpture and painting.


Assistant Teacher
International Center of Photography - Color Photography
January 1979 – January 1980 (1 year 1 month)

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 Education

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M.A. -Communication Arts/Media Studi

New York Institute of Technology-United States

United States

1987 - 1988 (1 year)

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B.A.-Film, Video Production 1982

New York University Gallatin School-United States

United States

1980 - 1982 (2 year)

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