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Christian Benefiel

Assistant Professor of Art
Department of Contemporary Art & Theater
Coordinator BFA Sculpture Program

Christian was born in Maryland. His work is exhibited internationally and he is the recent recipient of The Hamiltonian Fellowship, A U.S. Fulbright Post Graduate Research Grant, and A Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. He is came to Shepherd University from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki where he researched designed and developed an environmentally sound sculpture foundry. His Studio practice focuses on the commoditization of craft, practical sustainability and the development of interactive aesthetic. More information can be found on his website.