Charles Beneke

Charles Beneke

Title: Professor
Department: Printmaking
Office: Folk Hall 166
Phone: 330.972.2565
Email: beneke@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.charlesbeneke.com


Biography

Charles Beneke earned a B.A. in Art and Psychology from Kenyon College in 1990. After working as a graphic designer in New York City for four years, he attended The University of Connecticut where he received his Masters in Fine Arts in Printmaking and Mixed-media in 1996. He is currently a professor of art at The University of Akron Myers School of Art at in Akron, Ohio where he is the printmaking area coordinator. He was the 2008-10 president of the Mid America Print Council and now serves as the design liaison of The Mid America Print Council Journal. He is a Member-at-Large on the board of the Southern Graphics Council International for which he also serves as the Awards Coordinator. Additionally, he is on the advisory board of The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. His work in a broad range of print media, painting, video, and installation addresses global warming, urging the viewer to confront his/her role in the fragile state of the world environment. Beneke’s work is included in numerous national and international collections including La Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain; The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt; The Frederick and Laura Ruth Bidwell, Peninsula, Ohio; and The Turner Print Museum, California State University Chico, Chico California. Recent exhibitions include The East Coast Screenprint Biennial, Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY; OH Letterpress, The Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio; DI CARTA / PAPERMADE Biennial International Papermade Art Work Exhibition, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italy; Under Pressure: Contemporary Printmaking and Changing Landscapes, Meramec Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Missouri; and Charles Beneke: Accumulation, an Installation in Two Parts, The Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, California.      


Education

MFA University of Connecticut, BA Kenyon College