Artist Bio

 

BORN 1949                       Columbus, OH.                         CA. RESIDENT 1984

EDUCATION
1965
Penland Arts and Crafts School, Penland, N.C. (summer session)
1970-68
Kent State University, Kent, OH.
1982
B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Weather Forecast: American Storms, North Dakota Art Gallery Association, Minot, ND.
2015
Road Trip Encounters: American Storms, Yuma Arts Center, Yuma, AZ.
2014
Fiery Hot and Icy Cold, Farmer’s Insurance, Oakland, CA.
Awesome Weather: American Storms Series, Louisburg College Art Gallery, Louisburg, N.C.
Benny Alba Visits the Kensington Library, Kensington Library, Kensington, CA.
Prevailing Winds: American Storms Series, East Bay Municipal Utilities District Gallery, Corp. Headquarters, Oakland, CA.
2013
Big Air, Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon Community Center, San Ramon, CA.
Colossal Turbulence: American Storms Series, Jasper Rand Museum, Westfield, MA.
Going on Down the Road, Rockridge Library, Berkeley, CA.
Holiday!, Books, Berkeley, CA.
Weather Forecast: American Storms Predicted, Alameda Public Library, Alameda, CA.
2011
Spectacular Dramas, Main Gallery, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
2010
American Vista Points, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA.
Beauty, Thy Name Is Night, Sun Gallery, Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA.
Open to Life: Benny Alba, A Retrospective 1983 – 2010, Oakland City Crafts and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Some Like It Hot, Liberty Village Art Center, Chester, MT.
2009
Close to Canada and Other Scenes, Orinda Library, Orinda, CA.
2004
Looking at the Sky II, PARC Building, Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto, CA.
2003
Looking at the Sky I , Warren Britt Gallery, University of Alabama, Montgomery, AL.
Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame and Gallery, Missoula, MT.
2002
Water in Clouds, East Bay Municipal Utilities District Gallery, Corporate Headquarters, Oakland, CA.
2000
A Painter of the Cool, Sedona Art Center, Sedona, AZ.
Cool: Liquid Sky and Water, Valley Art Center, Clarkston, WA.
Napa City-County Library, Napa, CA.
Northwards with Benny Alba II, FireHouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.
Northwards with Benny Alba I, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Silver Waters: An Alaska Journey, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
Travels with Benny Alba, The Arts Center, Jamestown, N.D. [North Dakota Gallery Association]
”                                              North Valley Arts Council, Grand Forks, N.D.
”                                              NorthWest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, N.D.
”                                              Lake Region Heritage Center, Devils Lake, N.D.
”                                              Bismarck Art and Galleries Association Gallery, Bismarck, N.D.
1999
AlbaVisions, Adell McMillan Art Gallery, EMU Cultural Forum, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Moser Library Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Oakland Higher Education Center, Oakland, CA.
Woodcuts and Linocuts I, Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, CA.
Woodcuts and Linocuts II,Napa City-County Library, Napa, CA.
1998
Bright and Colorful, University Club, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
Capitol Cafe, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA
Contra Costa Arts and Culture Commission, Martinez, CA.
Dimensional Pigments, Art Concepts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Road Show, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA.
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA.
Shared Blessings, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI.
The Many Faces of Benny Alba, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA.
1997
Art Concepts Office Show, Walnut Creek, CA.
East Bay Community Foundation, Walnut Creek, CA.
Bryant Street Gallery, Just Desserts, San Francisco, CA.
Explorations into a Canvas World, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA.
Food for the Mind, Purely Physical Fitness, San Francisco, CA.
I Give You Roads!, First Federal Bank, Oakland, CA.
Ikons to Beauty, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA.
Intermingling Junctures: American Emblems, North Country Museum of Art, Park Rapids, MN.
Let’s Be Friends, Pancho Villa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Martinez Arts Association, Martinez, CA.
Martinez City Hall, Martinez, CA.
New Year’s Retrospective, Brewberry’s, Oakland, CA.
Office of the Supervisor of Contra Costa County Court, Martinez, CA.
1996
4 New Big Paintings, Brewberry’s, Oakland, CA.
Benny Alba, Oakland Windows Project, Oakland, CA. (paintings and installation)
Blitz with Alba, Courtyard Gallery, Alameda, CA.
Color and Black and White, Edible Complex, Berkeley, CA.
Colored Squares of Unknown Friends, Palo Alto Gallery, Just Desserts, Palo Alto, CA.
Commuting between Universes, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Oakland, CA.
From Across the Bay: Paintings by Benny Alba, Bregman’s, San Francisco, CA.
Of Archetypes and Beings, Mimosa Cafe, Oakland, CA.
Oakland Windows Project, Oakland, CA. (installation and paintings)
Simultaneous Blitz’n: #5 with Benny Alba, Royal Ground Coffee House and Art Gallery, Orinda, CA.
Speakeasy, 510 Arts and Culture, Berkeley, CA.
Two Rooms of Alba: Paintings Up and Downstairs, Courtyard Gallery, Alameda, CA.
Undressing into Simplicity, Lupin Naturalist Colony, Los Gatos, CA.
Vital Legends, Saffron Cafe, Berkeley, CA.
1995
Meaningful Clues: Symbolic Beings, ISOMATA, Idyllwild, CA.
Small Paintings, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA.
1994
A Show of Gold, A Gallery in a Clocktower, San Francisco, CA.
Abiding Beings, Main Gallery, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
Elmwood Gallery, Just Desserts, Berkeley, CA.
Crosstalk: Painted Conversations between Females, Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, CA.
Dining with Benny Alba, Yountville Diner, Yountville, CA.
Echoing Messages, Liberty Village Art Center, Chester, MT.
Paintings inside a Theater, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA.
Portraits of Unknown Friends, College Avenue Gallery, Just Desserts, Berkeley, CA.
Solano Avenue Gallery, Just Desserts, Berkeley, CA.
The Window and Other Works, Live Art Gallery, Apprentice Alliance, San Francisco, CA.
World of Mystery, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY.
1993
Paintings Inside a Theater, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA.
Solano Avenue Gallery, Just Desserts, Berkeley, CA.
The Portal Angels and Other Guardians, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
1992
Festoon, Berkeley, CA.
The Informative Edge, San Francisco, CA.
1991
Bennicons, Solano Avenue Gallery, Just Desserts, Berkeley, CA.
Buchanan Street Gallery, Just Desserts, San Francisco, CA.
Irving Street Gallery, Just Desserts, San Francisco, CA.
Jeanne Brewer Gallery, University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA.
Tree Canyon Ranch, Oakland, CA.
Mixing Old and New Worlds, Buttercup Cafe, Berkeley, CA.
Selected Works in Gold, Deja Vu Cafe, Modesto, CA.
1990
Environment and Beliefs, 201 Convention Plaza, San Francisco, CA.
Evolving Elements, Canessa Gallery, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
1989
Benny Alba, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1988
Holiday Expressions, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1984
Live Mythology, Harrison’s Restaurant, Columbus, OH.
1983
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Upper Arlington, OH.
Works by Benny Alba, Loft Gallery, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
1981
Loft Gallery, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
20th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.
Hot Silica on Metal: The Art of Enamelling, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA.
2013
11th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA.
2010
Benny’s Garden: Apprentices and Friends, Berkeley Women’s Cancer Center, Berkeley, CA.
Wild West II, Sun Gallery, Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA.
2009
81st Annual International Juried, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
Alba and Eielson Exhibition, Orinda City Library, Orinda, CA.
Bold Expressions 2009, Northern California Arts, Carmichael, CA.
University of California, YWCA, Berkeley, CA.
2008
21st National Juried, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA.
81st Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
Bold Expressions 2008, Northern California Arts, Carmichael, CA.
Water and Wax, Coffman Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
2007
39th Annual, Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA.
79th Annual International Juried, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of America Art in Embassies Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa
2006
Judged Art Show, MonDak Historical and Art Society, Sidney, MT.
27th Annual, Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, N.J.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of America Art in Embassies Program, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
Bold Expressions, 52st International Juried, Northern California Arts, Carmichael, CA.
Journeys, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
Mixed Blessings, Art Harvest, Weave Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
Northern National Juried, Nicollet Art Gallery, Nicollet College, Rhinelander, WI.
2005
California Society of Printmakers Juried Show, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA.
Getting There, Florence Ludins-Katz Gallery, National Institute of Art and Disabilities, Richmond, CA.
Happily Ever After, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA.
Lullabies and Gentle Screams, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.
More than Expected, Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Through a Window, California Society of Printmakers, Phantom Galleries, San Jose, CA.
2004
17th National Juried, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA.
Affirmative Abstraction, Sun Gallery, Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of American Art in Embassies Program, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
From the Fire, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA.
Ink and Clay 30, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.
National Juried, Farmington Museum, City of Farmington Cult. Affairs and NW New Mexico Arts Comm., Farmington, NM. Ordinary Miracles, Prescott-Joseph Center, Oakland, CA.
Paint the Town Red, White and Blue, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA.
Texts, TEXTILES, textures, Contents, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
2003
20th Annual National Juried, Gallery ’76, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.
32nd International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX.
53rd Annual Art Competition, Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AZ.
An Evening with Montana Artists Refuge Residents, University of Montana, Butte, MT.
Benny Alba/Maco Nishida, The University YWCA, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Englewood Arts National Juried, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO.
Expressions West, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, WA.
Ink and Clay 29, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.
Kaleidoscope of Color, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
Northern National Juried, Nicollet Art Gallery, Nicollet College, Rhinelander, WI.
Selected Past SummerArt Award Winners, Small Works Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO.
The Group, San Pablo Art Gallery, City of San Pablo, San Pablo, CA.
Why Art?, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA.
2002
19th Annual National Juried, Gallery ’76, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.
23rd Annual, Mountain Art, Bernardsville, N.J.
Alice Arts Center Windows Exhibition, Series II, Alice Arts Center, Oakland, CA.
Eighth Annual Gulf Coast National Art Competition, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX.
Greater Midwest International XVII, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO.
Gulf Coast National Juried, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX.
IMPRESSIONS Print Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
Texas National 2001, Stephen F. Austin Art Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches,TX.
Water Music, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
2001
7th Annual Gulf Coast National Juried, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX.
11th International Art Exhibition, Havre De Grace Arts Commission, Havre De Grace, MD.
12th National Juried, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, N.Y.
14th National Juried, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA.
28th Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.
30th International Art Show, Brownsville Art League, Brownsville, TX.
32nd Annual National Juried, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
73rd Annual Juried, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
75th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
All Media Juried, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of American Art in Embassies Program, Dakar, Bangladesh
Contemporary III International Juried, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE.
Day or Night, Gallery 214 ArtSpace, Montclair, N.J.
Import/Export, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Imprints, Arts Benecia, Benecia, CA.
Landscape 2001 International Juried, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE.
National Exhibition Fall 2001, Impact Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
Strength in Numbers, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
”                                      Mary Washington College Gallery, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.
Summer Art 2001, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO.
2000                   California Works Fine Arts Exhibition, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA.
6th Annual Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.
9th National Art Exhibition, Northern Colorado Artist Association, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.
9th Annual Scene/Unseen, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.M.
15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA.
31st Annual National Juried, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
Best of the West, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
Black and White, Touring Exhibition, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago, IL.
Book Nooks, Works Gallery, South Bay Women’s Caucus for Art, “Bookies”, San Jose, CA.
Exclusively Landscape, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
Faces of Woman, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, N.M.
Good and Evil, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
On the Road: Inner and Outer Journeys, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
On/Of Paper, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO.
Printmaking: Illustrating Diversity of the Medium, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA.
Rhythms of the Land, Western Montana College Art Gallery/Museum, Dillon, MT.
Seeing Red, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA.
Sneak PreView, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Chicago, IL.
The Female Gaze, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA.
The World in Black and White, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX.
1999
California Works Fine Arts Exhibition, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA.
7th Annual Ohr Juried Exhibit, George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center, Biloxi, MS.
11th National DR and PR Center Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD.
13th Annual Anniversary Exhibit, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
69th Annual Statewide Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.
A Sense of Place, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA.
All Media National Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.
Annual National Small Works, Leftbank Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of America Art in Embassies Program, Lesotho, Africa
Arts on Fire, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
Bold Expressions, 44th International Open Exhibition, Northern California Arts, Carmichael, CA.
Books, Maps and Journals, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
Dot’s Art, Arts Council of South East Missouri, Cape Giradeau, MO.
Good and Evil, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, N.Y.
On Site at the Gate, Main Gallery, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA.
Seeding the Snow, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago and Prairie View Educational Center, Crystal Lake, IL.
Small Works from California Society of Printmakers, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.
The Color BRIGHT, Adobe Art Gallery, Castro Valley, CA.
The Heaven and the Earth and the Myriad Things as One Body, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
Three Create, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL.
What We Think of Ourselves, Lilian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
Winter Blues Exhibit, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
1998
Juried Exhibit, Georgia Arts and Cultural Center, Biloxi, MS.
7th Annual Seen/Unseen, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.M.
10th Annual National Art Competition, Truman State University Art Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.
15th Annual, Lewis and Clark Center for the Arts and History, Lewiston, N.D.
A Tradition Continued: Relief Prints, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, Vallejo, CA.
Capitol Cafe, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA.
Celebrate Northwest Women, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR.
Confluence 1998, Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX.
Contemporary Landscapes, Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Escapes: Views of Land, Sea, City and Sky, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR.
Figurative Small Works Exhibition, 7th Annual, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL.
Homage and Inspiration, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
Ink and Clay 24, Kellogg Gallery, Calif. State Polytechnic University, Ponoma, CA.
Invitational, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA.
Kaleidoscope, Royal Ground Coffee House and Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Paper Works On and Of, West Florida Art Gallery, University of Florida, Pensacola, FL.
People and Process, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA.
Reflections, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA.
San Pablo Art Gallery, City of San Pablo, San Pablo, CA.
Spanning the Bay, Lilian Paley Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
The Human Form and States of Being, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA.
Tradition and Transition in the 90’s, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.
Womanscape: Land, Ocean, City, Sun Gallery, Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA.
Works on Paper, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA.
Works on Paper X, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA.
1997
2nd Biennial Janet Turner National Print Competition, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, CA.
13th Annual Juried, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA.
22nd Annual Open Juried, Roseville Arts Center, Roseville, CA.
28th Annual National Juried, Artists Council 1997, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
67th Annual Statewide, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.
Alta Bates Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
Art Concepts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States of America Art in Embassies Program, Rangoon, Myanmar
Children of All Ages, Royal Ground Coffee House and Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.
East Bay Women Artists, Alta Bates Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
Group Show I, Xerox Corporation, PARC Building, South Bay Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Palo Alto, CA.
Group Show II, Xerox Corporation, PARC Building, South Bay Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Palo Alto, CA.
Icons: Past, Present, Future, Helios Gallery, Ashland, OR.
Journey to Wholeness: Self Awareness and Healing, Lilian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
Landscape and Still-life, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.
Made in California, City of Brea Art Gallery, Civic and Cultural Center, Brea, CA.
Open Book, Dancing Horse Studios, Denver, CO.
Picture This, Royal Ground Coffee House and Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Scott’s, San Francisco, CA.
West Coast Works on Paper, The Ink People, Brenda Tuxford G. Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA.
Working Art, SOMArts Cultural Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1996
66th Annual Statewide, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.
Brick Hut December Show, Brick Hut Community Space, Berkeley, CA.
Dishman Competition, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
Earth Dancers, Serra House, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Neighborhood Windows Project, NCR, Oakland, CA.
New Directions, Royal Ground Coffee House and Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.
1995
4th Annual Top It Off, Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA.
24th Annual National Small Painting Exhibit, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, N.M.
ArtShip, Federal Building Windows Project, Oakland, CA.
Being on Earth, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
Creative Conflict Dispute Resolution Exhibition, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York, New York, N.Y.
Designers’ Wholesale Showroom Show, National Congress of Art and Design, Salt Lake City, UT.
Inner Eye,Visionary Art, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
Quantum Corporation, Milpitas, CA.
Women’s Show, Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA.
WOW, Resourceful Women, Brick Hut Community Space, Berkeley, CA.
1994
A Gallery in a Clocktower, San Francisco, CA.
Figure As Focus, Art Gallery, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.
1993
Artists’ Television Access, (window installation w/ video, co-artist R. Faucette), San Francisco, CA.
Church Street Gallery, Just Desserts, San Francisco, CA.
Educational Testing Service, Emeryville, CA.
Kunst Für Begegnungen/Art Against Violence, Munich, Germany
North American Artists Invitational, Museum without Walls International, Bemis Point, N.Y.
Owen Jones, Kay Carnie and Benny Alba, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA.
Piedmont Street Gallery, Just Desserts, Oakland, CA.
The Courtship Show, Church Street Gallery, Just Desserts, San Francisco, CA.
Women Artists: A Celebration, YWCA,Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
1992
10th Annual, Roswell Fine Arts League/New Mexico Miniature Arts Society, Roswell, N.M.
17th Annual Open Juried, Roseville Arts Center, Roseville, CA.
AuburnArts ’41, Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA.
Informative Edge, San Francisco, CA.
New Beginnings, Lee and Lees Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Telling Stories: Books and Journals, Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA.
The Sacred Run, Bentley’s Restaurant, San Francisco, CA.
Women Artists: A Celebration!, YWCA, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
1991
2nd Annual National Juried, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
Auburn Arts ’40, Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA.
Bay Area Emerging Artists, Bayfront Gallery, Alligator Gallery, Pier Two, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
Contemporary Emerging Artists, Bayfront Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Juried Competition 2 and 3 Dimension, Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA.
National Juried Art Show, North Platte Valley Artist Guild, Scottsbluff, NE.
Oxfam America Benefit Auction Show, Dow and Frosini Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
West Coast Works On/Of Paper, Ink People Gallery, Eureka, CA.
1990
6th Annual Juried, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA.
Earth’s Alive!, Mesa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Women Artists, A Celebration, YWCA, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
1989
Auburn Arts ’38, Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA.
3COM Corporation Art Show, Santa Clara, CA.
Southwestern Regional Exhibition, Southwestern Regional Art Center, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, N.M.
1987
Holiday Expressions, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1986
All Media Figurative and Portrait Show, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
All Media Rental Show, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985
Art As Process, Shared Visions Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
1983
73rd Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition, Columbus Art League, Columbus, OH.
Live Mythology, Harrison’s Restaurant, Columbus, OH.
North Central Mental Health Facilities, Columbus, OH.
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Show, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH.
1982
73rd Annual Columbus Art League, Columbus Art League, Upper Arlington, OH.
1980
Marjorie Benua and Benny Alba, Loft Gallery, Coumbus Cultural Art Center, Columbus, OH.

AWARDS/COMMISSIONS
2011
Conversations and Coffee, Lecturer, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
2010
Artist in Residence, Montana Artists Refuge, Basin, MT.
2006
Merit Award, Bold Expressions 2006, Northern California Arts, Carmichael, CA.
2006-03
President, California Society of Printmakers, San Francisco, CA.
2007-05
Board/Librarian Northern California Enamelling Guild, Oakland, CA.
Fire 2004, Panelist, Northern California Enamelling Guild, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.
2003
Artist in Residence, Montana Artists Refuge, Basin, MT.
Benny Alba Demonstrates Linoleum Block Printing, “InkSpot”, Daniel Smith Company, Seattle, WA.
Second Place, Gallery ’76, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.
2002
Artist in Residence, Montana Artists Refuge, Basin, MT.
Combining Luminescent oils with Metallic Leaf, “InkSpot”, Daniel Smith Company, Seattle, WA.
Glass on Metal, authored article, Thompson Enamel, Covington, KY.
2001
Award, 75th Annual International: Printmaking, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Award, SummerArt Award, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Small Works Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO.
Honorable Mention, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
Honorable Mention, National Exhibition Fall 2001, Impact Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
2000
Award of Merit, 2000 California Works Fine Arts Exhibition, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
1999
Merit Award, 1999 California Works Fine Arts Exhibition, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA.
Vice President, California Society of Printmakers, Oakland, CA.
1997
Dr. S. Mackoff Award, 28th Annual, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
1996
Spirit in Healing, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Boca Raton, FL.
1995
Artists and Epistemology, Panelist, California Institute for Intregal Studies, San Francisco, CA.
Sense of Place, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
1993
Conversations and Coffee, Guest Speaker, Loft Gallery, Columbus, OH.
1993-91
Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Phone Liason, Berkeley, CA.
1993-91
Board of Directors, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Berkeley, CA.
Conversations and Coffee, Guest Speaker, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
Conversations and Coffee, Guest Speaker, Loft Gallery, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.
1992
Art Against Prejudice Poster Project, with Günther Grass, Munich, Germany
Artist Salons, Lecturer, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.
1992-91
Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Secretary, Berkeley, CA.
1991
Lenore Miles Award, National Juried Show, North Platte Valley Artists Guild, Scottsbluff, NE.
1990
Body of Work award, Women Artists, A Celebration!, YWCA,Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
1989
Artist in Residence, April through August, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1986
Merit Award, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1985-82
Artist in Residence, Saint Charles Boy’s Preparatory School, Columbus, OH.
1984
Conversations and Coffee, Lecturer, Loft Gallery, Columbus, OH.
1983
Conversations and Coffee, Lecturer, Loft Gallery, Columbus, OH.

TEACHING/ART-RELATED EMPLOYMENT
2014
Featured Guest Speaker, Oakland Art Association, Oakland, CA.
2005
Oakland City Arts Commission, panel member, individual art grants review
1997
Merced College, Guest Speaker, Merced, CA.
1996
Commuting between Universes, Guest Speaker, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Oakland, CA.
Live at 6, CTI Cable, Alameda, CA.
Poetry at Cody’s, panel with Cynthia Harris, Tobey Hiller, Cody’s Bookstore, Berkeley, CA.
Speakeasy, 510 Arts and Culture, Berkeley, CA.
1996-93
Apprentice Alliance, Master Teacher, San Francisco, CA.
1995
Sense of Place, lecturer, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
1993
Annual Career Day, Panel Member, Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH.
Poetry at Cody’s, presentation of collaboration with poet Cynthia Harris, Berkeley, CA.
1995
Pathways to Symbols, Master Class, ISOMATA, Idyllwild, CA.
1993
Western Wyoming Community College, three-day workshop, Rock Springs, WY.
1992
Artist Salons, Lecturer, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
BennyAlba, Alana Clearlake and Sarah Gordon Interview, YouTube, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA.
2013
San Francisco Peace and Hope, front cover, Spring edition, Elizabeth Hack, Editor, San Francisco, CA.
2010
“Alba Looks Back”, Contra Costa Times edition, San Jose Mercury News, Volume 99, #116
“American Vista Points in Sylvia Winslow Gallery”, Daily Independent, Ridgecrest, CA.
“Beauty, Thy Name is Night”, Tri-City Voice, volume 9, #21, Hayward, CA.
“Benny Alba Art Retrospective on October 21”, Piedmont Post, Jennifer Downey, Piedmont, CA.
“lluminated Landscapes, Natural Disposition”, The Daily Californian, Nastia Voyovskaya, Berkeley, CA.
“The Wild, Wild West”, Tri-City Voice, Mona Shah, Hayward, CA.
2009 “Art Made Here”, Contra Costa Times, Laura Casey, Hayward, CA.
“Painters with Fearless Brushes at Library Gallery”, The Orinda News, Elana O’Loskey, Orinda, CA.
2008
“United States Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania”, exhibition catalogue, Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.
2008-98
Who’s Who in the World, Marquis, Publisher, New Providence, N.J.
2008-94
Who’s Who in America, Marquis, Publisher, New Providence, N.J.
2007
“Native Lands/Vatan Yerlari”, permanent collection catalogue US Embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2006
“United States y Phnom Penh”, exhibition catalogue, Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.
2006-94
Who’s Who in American Women, Marquis, Publisher, New Providence, N.J.
2005
“Isabella Corwin”, Glass on Metal, volume 24, #3, Benny Alba, Thompson Enamels, publisher, Bellevue, KY.
2004
“Art in Embassies Program, 40th Anniversary Catalogue”, Department of State, Washington, D.C.
“Timeless Possibilities”, Glass on Metal, volume 23, #4, Benny Alba, Bellevue, KY.
“Tools are Made but Born are Hands”, Glass on Metal, volume 23, #1, Benny Alba, Bellevue, KY.
2002
“A Double Latte and ‘Creations’ in Back”, The Montclarion, Monique Beeler, writer, Oakland, CA.
Alice Arts Center Window Exhibition Series II, brochure, Alice Arts Center, Oakland, CA.
Art of Northern California, Tom Palmer, Publisher, Alcove Books, Oakland, CA.
“Discover the New Picasso”, Art Now Gallery Guide, West Coast edition, Art Now, publisher, Clinton, N.J.
“Full of Light, Full of Potential”, Inksmith, Benny Alba, spring edition Daniel Smith, Publisher, Seattle, WA.
“News of a Great Show in California”, Glass on Metal, vol. 21, #5, authored article, Thompson Enamels, pub., Bellevue, KY.
“The Benefits of Archival Matting and Framing”, Inksmith, Daniel Smith Inks, Seattle, WA.
2000
“First Friday Proffers Variety of Pieces”, Grants Pass Daily, Grants Pass, OR.
“Metallica”, Art Times Newsletter, Sedona, N.M.
“Painter Exhibits at Art Center”, Red Rock News, Larry Taylor, Sedona, N.M.
“Prints Go on Display at Valley Art Center”, Lewiston Morning Tribune, Lewiston, Jamestown, N.D.
“Travels with Benny Alba”, The Arts Center Newsletter, January 2000, issue #22, Jamestown, N.D.
“Two Artists Live in a House of Discards”, Red Rock News, Nancy Robb Dunst, Sedona, N.M.
“Works by Hodgkins, Alba Ready for Display”, Minot Daily News, Paula Lindekugel-Willis, Minot, N.D.
1999
“Adobe Gallery Exhibit Bursts Out in Colorful Display”, Castro Valley Forum, Martha Kennelly, Castro Valley, CA.
“Alba’s ‘Visions’ Now a Reality at EMU”, Oregon Daily Emerald, Sarah Lieberth, Eugene, OR
1998
“Annual Art Exhibit Opens Tuesday”, The Chase, Jeremiah Wood, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.M.
“Hoyt Shows Highlight Diverse Approaches to Painting, Sculpture”, Sharon Herald, New Castle, PA.
“Pair of Artists Shares Exhibits with Hoyt”, New Castle News, New Castle, PA.
“Women Artists Take Different Approaches”, The Castro Valley Forum, Martha Kenelly, Hayward, CA.
1998-97
Who’s Who in the West, Marquis, Publisher, New Providence, N.J.
1997
“Artist Creates Escape for Ordinary Folks”, Merced Times, Gateway, Diane Booth, Merced, CA.
“Local Art, Benny Alba”, Spunk!, Farzana Kahn, Publisher, San Francisco, CA.
1996
510 Magazine: East Bay Art and Culture, volume 4, issue five, Berkeley, CA.
“A Visual Feast”, The Montclarion, Oakland, CA.
“Courtyard Joins ‘Blitz'”, Alameda Journal, Alameda, CA.
“Local Artwork Will Dress Temescal Shop Windows”, The Montclarion, Oakland, CA.
1994
510 Magazine: East Bay Art and Culture, issue two, Berkeley, CA.
“Artist Likes Colors Bright, Bizarre”, Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, NV.
“Open Studios is Coming!”, ArtNet Gazette, volume 2, issue 3, Oakland, CA.
SPIDR, international conference brochure, cover image, N.Y., N.Y.
The Best of San Francisco, first edition, Michelle Rockford, Publisher, San Francisco, CA.
“Western Wyoming Community College Art Gallery Opens Show”, Rocket Miner, Rock Springs, WY.
1993
360 Degrees, Art and Literary Review, fall issue, volume 2, Oakland, CA.
“And Benny Jumped Over the Moon”, Columbus Alive!, Columbus, OH.
“Art Can Take You to Another World”, The Oracle, Fatma Khamis, Rock Springs, WY.
Kunst Für Begegnungen, brochure, Munich, Germany
“Show has Variety and Good Energy”, Davis Enterprise, Laura Weir Hill, Scott Hill, Davis, CA.
“Symbolism at Center of Alba’s Works”, Columbus Dispatch, Leslie Constable, Columbus, OH.
“Verhalten åndern im Vorübergehen, Süddeutsche Zeitung”, Munchner Kultur, Munich, Germany
1992
Art Against Prejudice, poster, Kunst Für Begegnungen project, Munich, Germany
Basic Instinct, movie set, act one, scene two, Tristar, Hollywood, CA.
1991
“Contemporary Bay Area Emerging Artists”, Critic’s Choice, San Francisco Chronicle, Harry Roche, San Francisco, CA.
“Sophisticated Show Debuts at Ashland”, The Phoenix Gazette, Lynn Pyne, Phoenix, AZ.
1990
“Alba’s Oils at Canessa Gallery”, San Francisco Arts Monthly, San Francisco, CA.
“Alba’s Show Blends Art and Poetry”, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA.
“Mesa Gallery has a Special Show to Celebrate the Earth”, The New Fillmore, San Francisco, CA.
West Art, volume 28, #15, Bud Pisareek, Publisher, Auburn, CA.
1989
The California Art Review, second edition, Krantz, Publisher, N.Y., N.Y.
American Artist, second edition, Krantz, Publisher, N.Y., N.Y.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art in Embassies Collection, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR.
Arkill Museum, at Canajoharie, Canajoharie, N.Y.
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.
Center for Psychological Studies, Berkeley, CA.
Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH.
Greenpeace, San Francisco, CA.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Portland Art Museum, Gordon Gilkey Collection, Portland, OR.
Saint Charles Boys Preparatory School, Columbus, OH.
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.