Heather Benjamin (b. 1989, New York) received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She began her career by self-publishing zines and prints of her drawings, and now primarily makes drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. Benjamin makes figurative work that revolves around a mystical feminine protagonist, who simultaneously serves as an avatar for her personal experiences of the traumas of womanhood, as well as a manifestation of power, resilience, and self-embodiment. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She has mounted solo exhibitions at Muddguts (NYC), These Days (LA), Commune (Tokyo), the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard (NY), New Image Art (LA), Underdogs (Lisbon), and Bim Bam Gallery (Paris). Selected group exhibitions include Jeffrey Deitch (LA), Andrew Edlin (NY), Invisible Exports (NY), Mana Contemporary (NJ), Over The Influence (Hong Kong) and Hashimoto Contemporary (SF). She has curated group shows at Andrew Edlin (NY), New Image Art (LA), and 182 Ave C (NY). She lives and works in New York City.