2002 MFA, The University of Georgia, Drawing and Painting
1996 BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design (cum laude)
Painting, minor in Art History
2003-current University of Montevallo, Professor of Art
I direct the concentration in painting, teach all levels of painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media, manage the drawing and painting facilities, and direct senior Portfolio classes.
2002-2003 Truett-McConnell College, adjunct faculty
2002-2003 The University of Georgia, adjunct faculty
1999-2002 The University of Georgia, teaching assistant
2018 Outpour, Hoover Public Library, October 2 – November 28 (Solo).
Collaborative work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Salmon Library
Gallery, August 28- September 27.
2017 Coalesce: Collaborative Work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, Hoover Public Library, Friends Gallery May 1st-
May 31st, and Plaza Gallery June 1st-June 30th.
2016 Coalesce: Collaborative Work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, Fourth Floor Gallery, Birmingham Public Library,
November 3rd-December 30th.
Magic City Art Connection, Linn Park, Birmingham, AL, April 22-24.
Art of the State, Tennessee Valley Art Museum, January 3- March 28, 2016.
2015 Coalesce: Drawing Collaborations, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, August 9-October 31.
2014 Collective Explorations, University of Montevallo Gallery,
Oct. 2 -22, Curated by Joe Bennett.
2013 Perceptual Excavations, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH, July 5-26, 2013.
Fables of the Eco-Future, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Rabun Gap, GA, March 22-June 1, 2013,
Curated by Lisa Alembik.
The Art of Healing, Wiregrass Museum/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL (Permanent Collection).
Cochran Gallery, La Grange, GA, May 10-31, 2013.
Energen Art Competition, Birmingham, AL, March 11- 22, 2013.
2012 Team/Work Drawing Collaborations, Georgia College Museum, Milledgeville, GA, Sept. 26-Dec. 8, 2012.
2011 SECAC Juried Exhibition, Gutstien Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Juried by: Dan Cameron. Part of the SECAC 2011 Annual Conference. Nov. – Dec., 2011.
Alabama’s Finest, Gadsden Museum of Art, Nov. 14, 2011- Jan. 15, 2012, Gadsden, AL.
Six in One: SCAD in New American Paintings, Gallery See (Atlanta) and Alexander Hall Gallery
(Savannah), January 10-February 25, part of the SCAD deFine Art Event.
2010 Misty Bennett, Deborah Karpman, and Ted Metz, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama, June – July.
2009 Art in Academia, Juried by Dr. Paul Richelson, Space 301, Mobile, AL, September 11-October 24.
Hope and Dream, Amanda Schedler Fine Art, Homewood, AL, February 13-March 28.
2008 Misty Bennett: Works on Paper, Vandiver Gallery, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, October 15 – November 15 (Solo Show)
Transforming Matter, Caladan Gallery, February 10 – April 9.
The Southern Open 2008, Juried by Peter Frank, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, May 10 – July 26.
Classicism, Modernism, and Beyond, Juried by Darby Bannard, Gallery RFD, Statesboro, GA, April 12 – May
Faculty Show, The University of Montevallo, August 28 – September 18.
Faculty Show: The University of Montevallo, Jacksonville State University, September 30 – October 31.
Energy in the 21st, Curated by Amanda Schedler,
21st Street Studios, Birmingham, AL, November 13 – December 31.
2007 Red Clay Survey 2007, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville,
AL, Juror: Margaret Lazzari
2006 Contemporary Alabama: 4 Artists, State Arts Council Art Gallery, Montgomery, AL, Curated by Georgine Clarke
Faculty Show, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo, AL
2005 The Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, Curated by Tommy McPherson
2005 The Unfinished Project: Contemporary Southern Abstraction, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama
at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Curated by Kathryn Jill Johnson
2005 CAA Members Show, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Misty Bennett and Clifton Pearson: Recent Faculty/Recent Work, University of Montevallo Gallery,
2004 Focus - Alabama, Space 301, Mobile, AL
Momentum, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC,
Ceres Sixth National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Feresteh Daftari, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY
17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Juror: Matthew Drutt (Catalog)
University of Montevallo Faculty Show: 90 Days Same as Cash, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo,
Salon Blue, Studio 201, Birmingham, AL
2018 “Coalesce, collaborative work by Joseph and Misty Bennett” Gallery talk at the University of Alabama in
2016 “Expanded Forms,” Faculty Research Symposium, University of Montevallo
2013 “Team/Work Drawing Collaborations,” Faculty Research Symposium, Discoveries session, University of
Montevallo, collaboratively with Professor Joseph Bennett.
“Terrestrial Ghost,” Faculty Research Symposium, Spectres session, University of Montevallo.
2012 “Team/Work Drawing Collaborations,” Georgia College Museum, Milledgeville, GA, collaboratively with Professor
2011 “Works on Paper,” Faculty Research Symposium, University of Montevallo.
2008 “Works on Paper,” Vandiver Gallery, Anderson University, Anderson, SC
2004 American Association of University Women, “ The Road Less Traveled: Celebrating Creative Artists and Writers
at the Crossroads”, Panel Discussion, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
2004 “Influence and Metaphor”, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
“Influence and Metaphor”, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL
2017 Encaustic Painting, Forstall Art Center, Birmingham, AL. This was a day-long painting workshop that taught the
basic materials and techniques of painting with pigment suspended in hot wax.
2016 R & F Pigment Sticks, Forstall Art Center, Birmingham, AL. This workshop introduced students to the medium of
oil paint sticks. Over the one-day course students completed one full painting and two small studies.
2013 Pen Women’s Exhibition, Bluff Park, AL
2010 & 2011 Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL
2007 Gadsden Museum of Art Annual Juried Exhibition, Gadsden, AL
Tuscaloosa Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL
2005 Prattauga Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Prattville, AL
2005 Huntsville Art League Annual Exhibition, Huntsville, AL
2004 The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
Juried Student Exhibition
Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL
2015 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Coalesce: Birmingham Public Library Exhibition
2014 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Scale Shift: Expanding Forms for Greater Connection
2012 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Team/Work Collaborations with Joseph Bennett
2012 Sabbatical, University of Montevallo
2010 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo
2008 Summer Research Stipend, Awarded by The Academic Development, Research and Special Projects Committee, The University of Montevallo
2007 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, for solo exhibition at Anderson University Gallery in South Carolina
2005 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, to purchase supplies for a new body of work.
2004 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, to pursue research and purchase necessary supplies for upcoming exhibitions.
2002 Purchase Award, MFA Exhibition, One of two works chosen for
purchase by the University of Georgia President's Collection
Fables of the Eco-Future, Exhibition Catalog
New American Paintings, Southeastern Edition, V. 88, Juror: Barbara O’Brian, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010
Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studios Press, Volume 4
A juried selection of international visual artists, more than 1000 artists submitted work for this first edition of Studio Visit. Entries come from around the globe and in a variety of media, to be selected by the juror Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
Alexandra Mack, “Now and Zen”, Charleston City Paper, Volume 8, Issue 6, September 29, 2004, 39-44. Exhibition review with photograph.
Lisa Reinauer, “17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition”, Exhibition catalog, March 25 - April 15, 2004.
Catherine Fox, “Landscapes That Most of Us Never See”, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 30, 2002, C6. Exhibition review with photograph.
Felicia Feaster, “Familiar Territory”, Creative Loafing Atlanta, August 28, 2002, 61.
2003, 2004, 2007 The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
Carmichael Library, Harness Satchel, Octopus Bag, Chrysanthemum Sweater, 100% Silk, University of Montevallo, permanent collection.
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL, Internal Landscape and Polka-Dot.
The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, Fold, Displayed in the College of Fine Arts Building (Davis Hall), as well as various works in Flowerhill, the University President’s residence
President's Collection, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Flood, 67 x 70 inches, Oil on masonite panels, Displayed in the New College building
2019 Alabama State Council on the Arts Scholarship Juror
Shelby County Board of Education Elementary School Art Contest Judge
Southern Environmental Center Adirondack Chair (painted chair donation for the Magic School
2018 Painting donated, American Association of University Women silent auction
2016 Owens House, The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, My advanced painting class created a series of paintings which we donated and installed in the Owens House. We worked closely with the staff to understand the various issues and needs of the children there and made work that responded to those needs and helped to make this place feel welcoming to them.
2013 The Nature Conservancy Adirondack Chair Project,
Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL
2013-2014 Watercress Darter Festival, sponsored by the Southern Environmental Center, participated in fundraising
painting project with UM students.
2011 American Association of University Women Annual Fashion Show
2006-2010 Montevallo Arts Council Board of Directors Member