Hey! Here's a picture of me.

Hey! Here's a picture of me.

My name is Kenneth James Benson. I am an artist and aspiring children's Author/Illustrator and freelance Graphic Designer. I live in Augusta, Ga with my beautiful and talented wife Ellie, imaginative daughter Emma, adventurous four year old Alice, the strongest boy Bash, and our little baby boy Ollie. Plus, I must not to forget my cowardly lion-dog, Baron.

  • You can catch me working at The Book Tavern doing the kid programming such as Super Awesome Storytime and do the design work there too.
  • I have a Bachelor of Art in Arts from Augusta University. 
  • My concentrations are printmaking, illustration, design, and painting.
  • I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
  • I'm also a Time Lord.

SEE MY RESUME : KENNETH JAMES BENSON

 

Places you can see me or my work in the form of physical and digital:

 

Augusta Public Library

Georgia Literary Festival

The Book Tavern

Charlotte Mason Living

BensonBenson co.

Discover Reading

Sugar Crash Kids

Westobou Gallery

Augusta University

Creases Magazine

Christ the King

Berea Baptist Church

Crawford Ave Baptist Church

The Well

Shoppe 3130

The Augustan

The Georgia Literary Festival

Zine? Zine

Morris Museum of Art (Artist Talks)

Charlotte Mason Living Magazine

ARTIST'S CV

Exhibition Record
Solo Shows
2016            Illustrations, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2012            Stations of the Cross, The Well Church, Augusta, GA

Group Shows                                                                                                                                                2018             Ride or Die 3, Miller Theater, Augusta, GA                                                                              2018            The Eyes have It, Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA
2018            The Green Monster Art Show, New Moon Cafe, Augusta, GA
2017            Ride or Die 2, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2017            3rd Annual Augusta University Art Alumni Exhibition, 600 Broad Gallery, Augusta, GA
2017            Technology & Humanity Exhibition, The Clubhou.se, Augusta, GA (Curator: Chase Lanier)
2017            Locker Project: Secrets Inside, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
2017            Persona: Large Scale Drawings on Paper, 4P Studios, Augusta, GA
2016            Ride or Die, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2016            Oysters on Telfair, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
2016            Book on a Box H.G. Wells Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2016            Grand Opening Art Show, Mod Ink, Augusta, GA
2016            Coffee Art Show, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2016            Book on a Box Shakespeare Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2016            The Tiny Art Show, Paper Ghost Studios, Atlanta, GA
2015            Edgar Allan Poe Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015            Coffee Art Show, Buona Caffe, Augusta, GA
2015            To Kill A Mockingbird Art Show, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015            Curiouser and Curiouser: 25 Artists See Wonderland, The Book Tavern, Augusta, GA
2015            Wet Paint Party, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta, GA
2014            Wet Paint Party, Julian Casino, Augusta, GA
2013            50/50 Art Show, Sky City, Augusta, GA
2013            Print Exchange, Artistry Engraving & Embossing Company, Chicago, IL
2009           Way of the Cross, J.B. White Building, Augusta, GA

Artist's Talk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2018            Aiken Artists Guild, Aiken, SC                                                                                                                                                                                              2018            Augusta Teen Arts Council, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA                                                                                                                                      2018            Augusta University, Augusta, GA                                                                                                                                                                                          2013            Art Adventure with Kenny Benson, Morris Museum of Arts, Augusta, GA

Artists’ Markets Participation
2018            Augusta Toy and Comic Show, Hilton Garden Inn, Augusta, GA
2018            Pop-up Artist’s Market, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2017            Barry Fleming Book Festival, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
2017            Hand to Hand Market, Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company, Greensboro, NC
2017            Augusta Handmade Fair, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2016            Augusta Handmade Fair, Doris Building, Augusta, GA
2016            Star Wars Reads Day, Augusta Public Library, Augusta, GA

Publications
Adams Mitchell, “Kenneth James Benson (Artist Interview)”, Creases, Augusta, GA. November 2016.    
    (creasesaugusta.weebly.com/gallery/kenneth-james-benson)
Amy Chrisitan, “Damn Fine Coffee”, The Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA, August 2016. Page 21