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What I do is a physical and spiritual activity. I have dedicated my whole life with tenacity to this endeavor. It is an act of drawing on a part of my subconscious. At first glance, my work may appear conventional. It is a reaction to ‘art’ that appears to be novel, shallow or clever. I produce works of art, that are in fact hiding forces that plugs us to an inner connection to nature.

 

My landscape paintings are rooted in abstract forms, secrets, symbols and verve. Symbols mean what we want them to mean. The powers of symbolic forms have transformed cultures and our world countless of times and have helped humans’ rationalize our place in the universe.

It is a way to “cry out” and make a statement about man’s place in our Universe.

 

For the last couple of years, I've used two panel paintings, perhaps, symbolizing the inside of one’s self. The two sides of the brain, the intellect side and the feeling side, when combined achieve an outside self, a whole vision, or balance.

These painting are intended to fit together. The interacting works are meant to move or be switched about to form more than one composition revealing something new each time. My paintings use many layers of lines. They are ambiguous, and are subject to change in meaning. Go into your head and listen to your heart, feel and interpret what you want. With luck, the art will reveal different feelings and meanings for you each and every time.

Thank you.

P. Bensignor

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Art Expo / New York / 2021

JAC / Philadelphia / 2021

Rodger La Pelle Galleries / Philadelphia / 2017

Seascapes / Somers Point / 2014

One & Two Center Square / Philadelphia / 2009

Qbix Gallery / Philadelphia / 2007

Muse Gallery / Philadelphia / 2001-2003

Stapley Hall / Philadelphia / 1999

Audrey Leeds / New York / 1996

Hanson Galleries / New York / 1993

Slater- Price Fine Arts / New York / 1991

West Chester University / West Chester / 1986

Suzanne Cross Gallery / Philadelphia / 1981-1988​

St. Josephs University / Philadelphia / 1979

Gloucester County College / New Jersey / 1978

education

Graduate Studies in Fine Arts / University of Paris / Paris, France / 1973

M.Ed. / Tyler School of Fine Arts / Temple University / 1972

Graduate Studies / University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts / 1971

B.F.A / University of Pennsylvania / 1967-1971

Certificate of Fine Arts / Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts / 1966-1970

selected group  EXHIBITIONS

Alumni Museum Galley PAFA / Philadelphia / 2022

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art / PA / 2021

Main Line Center for the Arts / Haverford / 2019

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art / PA / 2018

Rodger Lapelle Galleries / Philadelphia / 2017

The Burrison Gallery / Philadelphia . 2016

Artists in the Garden, PAFA / Morris Arboretum / 2015

Alumni Gallery; PA Academy of Fine Arts / Philadelphia / 2015

Old City Jewish Art Center / Philadelphia / 2009

Tyme Gallery Exhibition / Havertown / 2006-2012

Denise Bibro, “Creatures Show" / New York / 2005-2010

The Esther Klein Gallery; "The Color Green" / Philadelphia / 2004

The Philadelphia Museum of Art / Philadelphia / 2003

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Philadelphia / 2002

Winterthur Museum / Winterthur / 2002-2003

Artist Equity Show; Widener University / Philadelphia / 2002

Muse Gallery Invitational Shows / Philadelphia / 1998

Sande Webster Gallery / Philadelphia / 1997

Richard Rosenfeld Gallery / Philadelphia / 1995

The 3rd Artex / Tokyo / 1994

'Women Artists of Today Alive & Well Making Art' / NY / 1994

The Philadelphia Print Club / Philadelphia / 1992

The Hanson Galleries / New York / 1991-1993

Slater- Price Fine Arts / New York / 1989

Gross McCleaf Gallery / Philadelphia / 1988

The Philadelphia Art Museum / Philadelphia / 1985

The Philadelphia Watercolor Society / Juried / 1985, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2001

The Philadelphia Art Alliance / Philadelphia / 1983

The Suzanne Gross Gallery / Philadelphia / 1980-1988

The Philadelphia Portrait Show / Philadelphia / 1979

Up Town Gallery / New York / 1975

Gross McCleaf Gallery / Philadelphia / 1974

Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts / 1975,1980, 84,91,96

The Woodmere Museum / 1970-1972, 1983-1986, 2001, 2002

Civic Center Museum / Philadelphia / 1964-1966

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