Print Club: Steve DiBenedetto
19×24" (image), 22.5×27" (paper)
Edition size: 30
5 AP’s, 5 PP’s, 1 BP
Printed by Adamson Editions
Retail Price: $2,750 (tax and shipping costs not included)
Steve DiBenedetto’s finely detailed and luxurious work emanates a palpable energy. He is best known for his chromatic topographies of gnarled, tactile layers, which are scraped, gouged, and splattered to electric levels, in limbo between decomposition and unity. His paintings and drawings, described as “cerebral folk art,” are alive with organic and mechanic forms that collide to create improvisational yet obsessive structures. In 2005, he was included in a group exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “Remote Viewing,” curated by Elisabeth Sussman. DiBenedetto has been the recipient of several awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship Award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Painting, and the Tiffany Foundation Award. He lives in New York City and has taught at Columbia University, Cooper Union, and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.