University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
MFA Candidate

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
BFA degree with emphasis in photography
2002 BFA Fellowship Competition – received Honorable Mention

Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
Associates Degree – Visual Arts – Photography
1999-2000 David W. Barratt Memorial Photography Scholarship recipient


– “Common Ground”, University of Delaware (Newark, DE) group exhibition
– “Inchoate/Afterglow: works by Lisa Bennett & Caleb Smith”, Brick Wall Gallery 133/Little Amps (Harrisburg, PA)
– “New Eyes”, The MakeSpace (Harrisburg, PA) group exhibition

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


– “Art for Giving”, Isadore Gallery (Lancaster, PA) group exhibition
– “Lisa Bennett & Jill Peckelun”, Gallery at Second (Harrisburg, PA)
– “Connections”, Graham Street Studio (Harrisburg, PA) group exhibition


– “Holiday Show”, Isadore Gallery (Lancaster, PA) group exhibition

– “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) group exhibition
– “Employee Art Show”, Yellow Wall Gallery (Harrisburg, PA) group exhibition


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

– “Art After Hours”, Yellow Wall Gallery (Harrisburg, PA) group exhibition
– Odd One’s Bizarre: Alternative Arts & Crafts Fair (Harrisburg, PA) Knitted and sewn items for sale
– “Eighth Annual Festival of Wreaths”, Susquehanna Art Museum (Harrisburg, PA) Donated double axes/stuffed knife wreath

– “Weaponry“, Mantis Collective (Harrisburg, PA) solo exhibition

– Handmade Arcade (Pittsburgh, PA) Knitted and sewn items for sale

– Odd One’s Bizarre: Alternative Arts & Crafts Fair (Harrisburg, PA) Knitted and sewn items for sale
– Odd One’s Holiday Bizarre: Alternative Arts & Crafts Fair (Harrisburg, PA) Knitted and sewn items for sale

– “Sewn: A Modern Take on Fabric Art”, Mantis Collective (Harrisburg, PA) group exhibition
– La Superette at Eyebeam (New York, NY) Knitted items for sale
– “I Regress”, CinemaScope at ScopeMiami (Miami, FL) CinemaScope Best of the Best in collaboration
with Gen Art & Perpetual Art Machine. video screening curated by Christina Vassallo (Green P video)

– La Superette at Exit Art (New York, NY) Knitted items for sale
– 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) video screening curated by Kristen Dodge (Judi Rotenberg Gallery) and Dena Gwin (Videospace)
– “Instigator / Unfinished” Leadbased (Brooklyn, NY) group show with The Church of Craft

– Ladyfest*East 2004 Festival (Brooklyn, NY) group exhibition
– VI Salon y Coloquio Internacional de Arte Digital [Sixth International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium] (Havana, Cuba) online exhibition
– “June Show”, Freeform Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)  group exhibition
– “The Day Job”, the tank / spaceworks / spit and duct tape collective (New York City, NY) group exhibition

– “Cell Phones and Christmas Lights: electronic devices used to communicate (either symbolically or literally) but don’t always work properly”, Yellow Wall Hall (Harrisburg, PA) solo exhibition
– “The First Show”, Yellow Wall Hall (Harrisburg, PA)  group exhibition

– “Site Specific: An Online Exhibition of New Media Works”, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL),
curated by SAIC MA in Arts Administration students
– “Migration”, Ryerson Art Library, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) collaborative performance part of La Montage
– 2002 Undergraduate Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 2 (Chicago, IL) group exhibition
– “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), screened video “Entry No. 9 “


B I B L I O G R A P H Y 

“Seasonal travels grace Gallery at Second”
Barrie Ann and Joseph George, Carlisle Sentinel
August 27, 2014

“Movers and Shakers, Dreamers and Doers: 8 Area Female Powerhouses”
Jen Merrill, Harrisburg Magazine
July 2014

“What are you working on, Lisa Bennett and Jay Johnson?”
Kari Larsen,
July 22, 2013

“Exhibit provides a community art forum.”
Barrie Ann and Joseph George, Carlisle Sentinel
May 8, 2013

Dress Your Door: The Modern Wreath
Etsy blog. Video by Jeremy Workman
Featured Stuffed Knives & Double Axes Wreath

“Moviate: 7×8”
Harrisburg, PA
Contributed to book compilation of artwork, films, videos

KnitKnit magazine #4
New York, NY
Contributed knitted letters
KnitKnit magazine is now in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art,
the New York Public Library, and the Fine Arts Library, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.
Founded by artist Sabrina Gschwandtner

3rd Floor magazine issue #2
Baltimore, MD
Published artwork “Will You Talk to Me?”


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 – current
– 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