Annaliisa Benston 

Currently lives and works in Bushwick 


School of Visual Arts, MFA Fine Arts 2016

Pratt Institute, B.F.A. Painting 2014

Solo Exhibitions

Famousonmars Pop Up, for Satellite Art Fair, Miami, 2017

LaunchPad Gallery, "Subliminal Landscape", Crown Heights N.Y., 2014

279 Frost, A. Benston Select Works, Brooklyn N.Y., 2011

Atlanta Arts Walk/ Westside District, Octane Coffee, Atlanta G.A., 2009

Graveyard Tavern (Arts Space), Atlanta G.A., 2008


Group Exhibitions

Famousonmars Installation, Satellite Art Show, Brooklyn, 2019

Mused Pop Up, Wall Play ON|CANAL, NYC, 2019

Material Roots, curated by Sarah Swift at Hera Gallery, Providence, RI, 2019

Famousonmars Installation, Satellite SXSW, Austin, TX, 2019

Famousonmars X Smooth Muscle, Satellite Art Show, Miami, 2018

Art Hole, Satellite Art Show X Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, 2018

Famousonmars, de Plume Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018

Smooth Muscle, curated by KC Tidemand, Sophie Parker and Dominique Rose, Oakland, 2018

FEMME FETALE, Lindsey Jones & Other Peoples Children, Los Angeles, CA 2018

Famousonmars Pop Up,  "Famousonmars X Witchoria", for Satellite Art Show, Miami, 2016

Future = Feminism, curating and presenting, ongoing project, NYC, 2017

SVA Maker Market, curated presentation, SoHo, 2017

Group Show, Head Too Heavy Gallery, Brooklyn, 2017

Anything Goes, Head Too Heavy Gallery, Brooklyn, 2017

Famousonmars & Exoflux present LoveRiot, Brooklyn, 2016

Lounge Corp., A Non-Art Experience curated by Kaja Andersen and Ragnheidur Karadottir, Brooklyn, 2015

Summer Girl, I Love Bedford - 294 Bedford Avenue, NYC, 2015 

Hungry Castles, Laser Cat in Jeumont, Place de la Republique and in Maubeuge Place Vauban as part of Le Festival Les Folies, France, 2015

SVA MFA Open Studios, 133 West 21st, NYC  2014, 2015

279 Frost, The Paper Show, Bushwick, NY 2014

Hungry Castles, Laser Cat in Miami, projections on the moon at Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL 2014

Kunsthalle Galapagos, One or More curated by Stephen Maine, 16 Maine St, DUMBO, NY 2014

LaunchPad Gallery, Brooklyn Showcase, Crown Heights, NY, 2013

See/Me Gallery, “The Story of The Creative”, Long Island City, NY. 2013

See/Me Gallery, "The Story of The Creative," Lower East Side, NY 2013

Raw Artists, Williamsburg Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Story of The Creative, Gallery, Long Island City and Lower East Side Galleries, NY 2013

Bushwick Open Studios, The Jeffersonian Group Show, NY, 2013

Greenpoint Gallery, Grand Salon Show, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Bushwick Open Studios, The Jeffersonian Group Show, NY 2012

279 Frost, Drawing Showcase, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

279 Frost, A. Benston and Miria Sabina, Brooklyn, NY 2011


Arts Industry Work

Head of Ops for Venn Properties, creative living in Bushwick, 2019

Creative Producer & Associate Director of Satellite Art Show, currently

Frieze Art Fair, VIP Services, NYC, 2019

Director of Sponsorship at Superchief Gallery, 2019

Ace Hotel | The Breslin, producing upcoming arts events for 2019

SPEAK NOW. HEAR US, curator/moderator for panel at Superchief Gallery, 11/2018 (Event: Women To The Front)

Women To The Front, Fundraiser at New Women’s Space, 2018

SPEAK NOW. HEAR US, curator/moderator for panel at Superchief Gallery, 8/2018 (Event: Women To The Front)

Lets Talk: Women in Creative Industries, on panel at SVA, 2018

Satellite Art Show, role of Partnership and Sponsorship Liaison, January 2018 to present

Lady Art @ The New Women's Space, Famousonmars presentation "The Elevator Pitch", NYC, 2017

Peacebuilding Solutions & The High Museum, benefit organizer and curator, 2017

Famousonmars & Exoflux present LoveRiot, organizer and co-curator, 2016

Matthew Schrieber, assisting and installing for Audi sponsored Core Club Show, 2016

Suzanne Joelson, studio assisting, 2016

Gary Stephan Studios, studio assisting, 2016

Frieze Art Fair, arts assisting with exhibitions and etcetera, 2016

Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Assisting on Young Masters Series, NYC, 2015

Peacebuilding Solutions, Director of Arts Initiatives and representative at The United Nations, 2014 to present

Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance (SCAA), curating and assisting at ArtHamptons, 2015

Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance (SCAA), curating and assisting at Art South Hamptons, 2015  

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Jonathan Horowitz "700 Dots", assisting for Frieze NYC, 2015

Frieze Art Fair NYC - Education Department - Assistant, 2015

Frieze Art Fair NYC, Etcetera,  2015

Curator and Producer, The Paper Show, 279 Frost, 2014

Frieze Art Fair,  Etcetera, 2014

Curator and organizer  for Palisades906, Brooklyn N.Y., 2013

Salon Show, Palisades906, co-curator and coordinator, 2013

Frieze Art Fair,  Etcetera 2013

Elizabeth Foundation, Volunteer, 2011 - 2013

Coleman Burke Gallery, Intern, 2010

Peacebuilding Solutions, Logo Design, 2010


Honors and Awards

Presidential Scholarship, Deans List, Best in Show for AAS Pratt Exhibition, Selected for a juried exhibition of Pratt BFA Seniors at Kunsthalle Galapagos