This current series is inspired by the High Line park in New York City, built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. The series is constructed using a combination of processes; collagraphs, monoprint and trace monotypes. Many of the pieces are then cut out and layered.
Chris Beneman lives and works in the Portland area. She originally came to Maine to attend Bates College and never left. She has been a member of Peregrine Press since 2005.
Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland. She has been included in recent exhibitions at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, The New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Washington Printmakers, Washington DC and the Center for Book Arts in NYC. Her work is in many public and private collections including the Portland Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, Colby College Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of Art, among others.