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About Zachariah Benson, M.F.A.

Zac Benson is an international artist who has shown in Taiwan, Bulgaria, and throughout the United States. He has also had public commissions in Australia, California, New York, and Washington, D.C. He graduated with his B.F.A. in sculpture from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011 and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of Maryland in 2017. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University, where he teaches sculpture and ceramics. His gallery work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and beliefs and his engagement with society while his public sculptures deal with the traditional relationship of scale and form.


Present Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Cedarville University Department of Art, Design, and Theatre

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Honors and Awards

  • David C. Driskell Award, University of Maryland - 2017
  • The 3rd Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards (Excellence Award) - 2016
  • 2016 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture (Honorable Mention), International Sculpture Center - 2016
  • Daniel Nicholson Ohlke Memorial Fund Award, University of Maryland - 2016


  • Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced Ceramics
  • Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture
  • Three-Dimensional Design


B.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.F.A., University of Maryland at College Park

Contact Information

Department of Art, Design, and Theatre
Cedarville University
AL 107


Selected Solo Exhibitions (5)

Selected Group Exhibitions (28)