Résumé

bengel1910@yahoo.com


EDUCATION


Graphic Arts, Parsons School of Design, NY

Max Beckman Scholarship, Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY

B.S. Fine Arts, New York University, NY

Printmaking, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium, NY

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators - GNSI

American Society of Botanical Artists - ASBA

Park Slope Artists Council


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2018

“Elly’s Garden," Solo show, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY

“Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora," US Botanical Garden, Washington DC

“Abundance: Seeds, Pods and Autumn Fruits," Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, London, UK

2017

"20th Annual International Botanic Art Show,"  ASBA & Horticultural Society, NY Design Center

“Out of the Woods," New York Botanical Garden & ASBA, NYBG, and Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Garden, CA, 2018 and Tucson Botanical Garden, AZ, 2019

“Evidence”, Portfolio Project, MGC

2016

“ A Gathering of Flowers: a Discussion and Demonstration of Botanical Illustration,” The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

“Outside In:  Contemporary Natural History Works," Arader Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"19th Annual International Botanic Art Show," ASBA & Hort. Society, NY Design Center

“The Beauty of Botanicals," OA Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015

“Work From Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood," Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, UK

“Super Natural," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

"18th Annual International Botanic Art Show," ASBA & Hort. Society, NY Design Center

“Nature’s Bounty," Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, London, UK

“Tropical Splendor," Plant Portraits from the Shirley Sherwood Contemporary Collection, Singapore Botanic Garden

2014

“Focus On Nature: FON 13," Albany State Museum, NY

“Wild, Weird and Wonderful," ASBA, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

“Floral Motifs," 1st Dibs Gallery, NY Design Center, NY

“Magnified Eye 2," Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

2013

"3rd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints," NY Society of Etchers, National Arts Club, NY

"16th Annual International Botanic Art Show," ASBA & Hort. Society, The Hort. Society, NY

“Illuminations: Botanicals and Birds," Newhouse Gallery, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY

"3rd Annual Printmaking Juried Show," Juror: Roberta Waddell, Curator of Prints Emerita, New York Public Library, MGC, NY

2012

"Focus On Nature - FON 12," Albany State Museum, NY

"15th Annual International Botanic Art Show, ASBA & Hort. Society," The Hort. Society, NY

"Small Works Exhibition," ASBA 18th Annual Conference, Chicago Botanic Garden, IL

“Art of Democracy 2012," The Sacred Gallery, NY

2011

“Green Currency - Plants in the Economy," New York Botanical Garden & ASBA, NY

"1st National Intaglio Print Exhibition," NY Society of Etchers, curator: Roberta Waddell, National Arts Club, NY

"13th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition," FILOLI, Woodside, CA

"14th Annual International Botanic Art Exhibit," ASBA & Hort. Society, NY

“Plants in Peril," Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, London, UK

“Nature’s Medicine Chest," GNSI, Highstead Arboretum, CT

2010

“Portraits of a Garden V," BBG Florilegium Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY

“Losing Paradise?," ASBA, NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY and Missouri Botanic Garden, St. Louis, MO and Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

“Portraits," Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, London, UK

2009

“My Favorite Garden,"  Solo show, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, BBG, NY

"Print Show," Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven, Holland

"Etching and Monotype Exhibition," NY Society of Etchers, Pyramida Center for Contemporary Arts, Haifa, Israel

2008

"The World in Prints: An International Survey of Graphic Arts, Contemporary and Historic," Newark Public Library, NJ

"Focus on Prints: Still Life," New York Law School, NY

2007

“Drawing From Life: Maud Purdy and 90 Years of Women Artists at Brooklyn Botanic Garden," BBG, NY

2006

“Portraits of a Garden,"  BBG Florilegium Society, Botanisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

"What We Collect:  Recent Art Acquisitions," Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, PA

"Orchids in Contemporary Botanical Art, Centennial Exhibition," Longwood Gardens, PA

2005

“Landscape Under Siege," Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

“Alive in New York: A Growing Invasion,” GNSI, Highstead Arboretum, Redding , CT and Freylinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ and Sam’s Point Conservation Center, Cragsmoor, NY

2004

"11th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration," Hunt Institute for Botanical

Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

“Portraits of a Garden," BBG Florilegium Society, BBG 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

2003

"6th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibit," ASBA & Hort. Society of New York  

“Flora & Fauna," New York Hall of Science, New York

2002

“Visions of Nature,” Native Plant Center, Westchester Community College, NY

2001

"21st New York International Orchid Show," Winter Garden, NY

2000

"Botanical Art," Highstead Arboretum, Redding, CT, 1999, 2000–06, 2011


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS  


The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art , NY

The Huntington Botanic Gardens and Museum, CA 

The New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library, NY

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

The Brooklyn Museum Library, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Drawings & Print Collection, NY

The New York Public Library, Print Collection, NY

The Library of Congress, DC

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, PA

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Library, NY

The Newark Public Library, NJ

The New York State Museum, Albany, NY


HONORS AND AWARDS


2018

"Artists’ Showcase," Print Club of New York, NY

2017

The Helen Gray Garber Award for Outstanding Botanical Artwork, 20th Annual International, ASBA/Hort. Soc., 1stdibs Gallery, NY Design Center

2016 

Award for a Print or Drawing, presented by the BBG at the 19th Annual International, ASBA/

Hort. Soc., 1stdibs Gallery, NY Design Center

2012

Award for a Print or Drawing, 15th Annual International, ASBA/Hort. Soc., at the Horticultural Society of NY

Jury Award, " Focus On Nature XII," NY State Museum, Albany

2011

Honorary Award, “Green Currency,” NYBG

2010

Jury Award, "Focus On Nature Xl, " NY State Museum, Albany

2006 

Purchase Award, "Focus On Nature lX," NY State Museum, Albany

2001

Best Drawing or Print in Show, 21st New York International Orchid Show, Winter Garden, NY

1998

First Prize, Black and White Professional, Denver Botanic Garden, CO


  

COMMISSIONS


“Cornus” Dogwood, aquatint etching, hand-colored, Alisa and Isaac Sutton, 2013

Plant & Garden News, BBG, Vol.25, Number 3, Fall 2010/Winter 2011

Tabletop products, Williams-Sonoma Inc., San Francisco, 1999 - 2010

Plants & Garden News, “A Late Season Garden” BBG, Volume 22, Number 3, Fall 2007

Home Furnishing products, Polo/Ralph Lauren, New York, 1994 - 2000

Heronswood Catalogue, “The Mandrake”, 1999 - 2000

Plant & Garden News, BBG, 2008

Kitchen Gardener, “Sesamum indicum”, #33, June - July 2001

Souvenir products for the “Chili Pepper Festival”, BBG, 1999

Seasonal cards, Renaissance Greeting Cards