Siona Benjamin is a painter originally from Bombay, now living in the US. The artist will
discuss her work and how it reflects her background of being raised Jewishly in a
predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings, she combines the imagery of her
past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by Indian miniature
painting and Sephardic icons.
Benjamin has two MFAs, one in Painting and a second in Theater Set Design. She has been a
recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and has exhibited her work in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Her work has been discussed in several na;onal and international papers and journals,
including the New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Times of India. An exhibition of
the artist’s work is at the UNT Art Gallery from March 3rd to April 2nd.
Sponsor: SMU's ASIAN STUDIES LECTURE SERIES and JEWISH STUDIES