E D U C A T I O N  

2018                 MFA, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 
2002                BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2000                Associates of Arts, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA


A W A R D S  a n d  G R A N T S

2019                 Second Place – Photography, Art of the State 2019, Harrisburg PA
2018                 Higher Education Partners Program Scholarship, University of Delaware / Penland School of Crafts
2018                 A. Gray Magness Scholarship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2012-13           Project Stream Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
2011-12           Project Stream Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
2002               Honorable Mention, BFA Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999-00         David W. Barratt Memorial Photography Scholarship, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA



2021        Upcoming exhibition, Morris Library Reading Room, University of Delaware, Newark, DE,  Solo Exhibition

2019        Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.  Jurors: Janet Koplos, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Dr. Marin R. Sullivan
                 Some Place, Taylor Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.  Curated by Lance Winn

2018        Evidence of Light Reverberating, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE,  Solo Exhibition
                 Cadence: MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

2016        Common Ground, Taylor Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
                 Inchoate/Afterglow: works by Lisa Bennett & Caleb Smith, Brick Wall Gallery 133/Little Amps, Harrisburg, PA
                 New Eyes, The MakeSpace, Harrisburg, PA

2015        Lisa Bennett: Cyanotypes & Silver Gelatin Photographs, Stash, Harrisburg, PA
                 Entangled: A Fiber Exhibition”, some things looming, Reading, PA
                 The Art Faculty at HACC”, Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
                 #5″, Graham Street Studio, Harrisburg, PA

2014        Art for Giving, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA
                 Lisa Bennett & Jill Peckelun, Gallery at Second, Harrisburg, PA
                 Connections, Graham Street Studio, Harrisburg, PA

2013        Holiday Show, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2012        Lisa Bennett & Jay Johnson,  Yellow Wall Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
                 Dress Your Door: The Modern Wreath, video by Jeremy Workman for Etsy. Featured double axes/stuffed knife wreath and Etsy shop
                 84th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
                 Employee Art Show, Yellow Wall Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

2011        Paint the Plugs. Harrisburg, PA. sponsored by Friends of Midtown & Susquehanna Art Museum. Painted fire hydrant at Maclay & 3rd St

2010        Art After Hours, Yellow Wall Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
                 Eighth Annual Festival of Wreaths, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
                 The Films of Moviate, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

2009        Weaponry, Mantis Collective, Harrisburg, PA, Solo Exhibition
                  The Mini-Ciné Summer Solstice Film Show, Mini-Ciné, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2008        Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh, PA

2006        Sewn: A Modern Take on Fabric Art, Mantis Collective, Harrisburg, PA
                 La Superette at Eyebeam, New York, NY
                 I Regress, CinemaScope at ScopeMiami, Miami, FL, curated by Christina Vassallo

2005        La Superette at Exit Art, New York, NY
                 New Museum of Contemporary Art Bookstore , New York, NY, Knitted items for sale alongside KnitKnit magazine Issue #6 release
                 Public Spaces, Coolidge Corner Theater, Boston, MA,  curated by Kristen Dodge (Judi Rotenberg Gallery) and Dena Gwin (Videospace)
                 Instigator / Unfinished,  Leadbased, Brooklyn, NY, group show with The Church of Craft

2004        Ladyfest*East 2004 Festival, OfficeOps, Brooklyn, NY
                 Sixth International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium, Havana, Cuba, online exhibition
                 June Show, Freeform Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                 The Day Job, the tank / spaceworks / spit and duct tape collective, New York, NY

2003        Cell Phones and Christmas Lights, Yellow Wall Hall, Harrisburg, PA, Solo Exhibition
                 The First Show, Yellow Wall Hall, Harrisburg, PA

2002        Site Specific: An Online Exhibition of New Media Works, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, online exhibition
                 Migration, Ryerson Art Library, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, collaborative performance with Lucky Pierre part of La Montage
                 2002 BFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
                 Fusion-Lab, L.I.P.A., Chicago, IL, collaborative project with Adelheid Mers
                 Women in the Director’s Chair, 21st Annual International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL


B I B L I O G R A P H Y 

Newman, Emily. “Cadence“, University of Delaware, May 2018
George, Barrie Ann and Joseph. “Seasonal travels grace Gallery at Second” Carlisle Sentinel. August 27, 2014.
Merrill, Jennifer. “Movers and Shakers, Dreamers and Doers: 8 Area Female Powerhouses” Harrisburg Magazine. July 2014
Larsen, Kari. “What are you working on, Lisa Bennett and Jay Johnson?” July 22, 2013
George, Barrie Ann and Joseph. “Exhibit provides a community art forum.” Carlisle SentinelMay 8, 2013
Workman, Jeremy.Dress Your Door: The Modern Wreath” Etsy blog. December 2012
Moviate, “7 x 8″, Harrisburg, PA, 2005
3rd Floor Magazine, “Issue #2”, Baltimore, MD, 2005
KnitKnit, “Issue #4”, New York, NY, October 2004
Wildwood Literary Journal, Spring 2000
Best of College Photography Annual 1999, Photographer’s Forum


P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Instructor of Record
August 2016 – December 2017
– Core Photography; Fall 2016, Fall 2017
– Core Design; Spring 2017

Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
Adjunct Faculty – Photography Department
January 2014 – June 2016
– Color Digital Photography; Spring 2014
– Materials and Processes of Photography; Fall 2014, Fall 2015
– History and Aesthetics of Photography; Spring 2015, Spring 2016
– Beginning Digital Photography; Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016

Art Kaleidoscope. Harrisburg, PA
January 2011 – June 2013

CatHawk Industries
January 2012 – current

Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Harrisburg, PA
Senior Staff, Yellow Wall Gallery Curator, International Orders Manager
September 2007 – February 2015

WireImage Creative. New York, NY
Digital Collections Editor / Quality Control Manager
October 2005 – July 2007

Sundance Film Festival. Park City, Utah
Production Assistant for WireImage
January 2006, 2007, 2008

The Robert Wilson Archive / Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation. New York, NY
Archive Assistant
January 2005 – October 2005

Aperture Foundation. New York, NY
Aperture Images Assistant
July 2004 – March 2005

1997 – 2000 Resume