Aleya Lehmann Bench
New York, NY 1957
Lives and works, New York, NY

Education
The American University, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1981 - May 1983, MFA painting with honors, May 1983
Boston University, Boston, MA, Sept. 1975 - May, 1979, BFA painting, May 1979

Selected Exhibitions
Exhibition Lab, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, July 12 – August 13, 2017.
From Studio to Salon, Private Residence, New York, NY, March 26, 2017.
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Weekend Portfolios, April 15, 2017.
INFOCUS Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Jurors: Rebecca Senf, et al; December 2, 2016 – April 9, 2017.
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Weekend Portfolios, March 14, 2015.
L’Oeil de la Photographie, Weekend Portfolios, February 23, 2015.
OPEN (C)ALL: THE ARTIST’S STUDIO, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY; group show, January 14 – February 8, 2015.
Convergence, Boston University, Boston, MA; Juror: Andrea Champlin, October 24 – December 14, 2014.
INFOCUS Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Jurors: Darius Himes, Rebecca Senf, et al; August 23 – September 28, 2014.
Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Juror: Blue Mitchell, October 8 – November 1, 2013
 PHOTOcentric 2013, Director's Choice Award, Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY, Jurors: Robin Rice, Cig Harvey, September 14 - October 6, 2013. 
APA NY Photo Contest, 1st Place - Fashion + Beauty, Chelsea Daylight Studio, NY, September 6 – October 6, 2012. 
18th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juror: Paul Kopeikin, July  -- September 2, 2012. 
Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, group show, Feb. 28 – May 21, 2002.
3AM, American Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria, group show, Aug. 1 – Nov. 21 2000.|
Twenty Years of the AIM Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, group show, Apr. 6 – Sept. 15, 2000.
AIM Benefit Auction, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Curators, Lydia Yee, Marysol Nieves, group show, Dec. 1996.
A la Mode, Sauce Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, group show, November 1996.
Benefit Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, group show, Apr. 27 - May 12, 1996.
Wheel of Fortune, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, NYC, Curator Amy Lipton, group show, Dec. 6 - Jan. 6, 1996.
In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the '90s; Part I: Issues of Gender, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NYC, group show, Curator, Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, July 9 - Sept. 17, 1995. 
For Appearance Sake, Horodner Romley Gallery, NYC, group show, Curator, Saul Ostrow, Sept. 9 - Oct. 1, 1994.
Red, White Walls and Blue, Kleinert Arts Center, Woodstock, NY, group show, Jul. 2 - Jul. 31, 1994. 
Huma Bhaba, Aleya Saad, Randy Wray, Lauren Wittels, NYC, group show, Apr. 15 - May 8, 1994. 
The Rag Trade, Interart Center, NYC, group show, Sept. 17 - Oct. 30, 1993, group show, Curator, Saul Ostrow. 
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC, group show, Curator, Lydia Yee, Jun. 6 - Sept. 12, 1993. 
Transient Decor, Roger Smith Hotel, NYC, group show, Curator, Saul Ostrow, May 12 - May 26, 1993.
Benefit Auction, White Columns, NYC, group show, Mar. 6 - Mar. 20, 1993.
Songs of Retribution, Richard Anderson Gallery, NYC, group show, Curator, Nancy Spero, Jan. 15 - Feb. 11, 1993.
Reading Ourselves, Minor Injury, NYC, group show, Curator, Eric Dever, Oct. 23 - Nov. 15, 1987.
Berkshire Art Assoc. Annual Juried Show, Berkshire Museum, MA, group show, Curator, Marcia Tucker, Sept. 26 - Oct. 23, 1987.
Shiny New Skin, Chameleon Gallery, NYC, group show, Dec. 12, 1986 - Jan. 18, 1987.
Brooklyn '85, Brooklyn Museum, NYC, group show, Jan. 20 - Mar. 4, 1985.

Honors, Awards and Residencies
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC, arts program, 1992/93.
Penny McCall Foundation, NYC, painting grant, Nov. 1989.
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, residency, 1985, 1987, 1994.
David Lloyd Kreeger Award, The American University, Wash., D.C., purchase award, 1993.
Graduate Honor Award, The American University, Wash., D.C., assistantship, 1982/93.

Collections
The American University, Washington, D.C.
Robert Shiffler Collection, Dayton, Ohio