Matthew Benedict was born in Rockville, Connecticut in 1968 and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The New School for Social Research, New York. He has had several exhibitions of his paintings and sculptures at Alexander and Bonin, New York and Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Benedict’s work was presented at the Von der Heydt-Museum/Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal and accompanied by ‘The Mage’s Pantry,’ a monograph published by Hatje Cantz. “Dramatis Personae,” an exhibition of his photographs was on view at Alexander and Bonin in 2010. In 2011 his paintings were shown at Galeria Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid and he was a resident at the Versailles /Giverny Foundation. Benedict’s works are included in the permanent collections of the FRAC de Picardie, Amiens, Dallas Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the NASA Art Program, Washington, DC. Americana , Benedict's recent solo exhibition at Alexander and Bonin, included several new sculptures juxtaposed against selected paintings from 1998 – 2013.