Benedict Carpenter

Job: Associate Professor

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Fine Art Practices Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 201 3853




Personal profile

Benedict Carpenter is Associate Head of School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Head of Fine Art. 

Ben trained at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MA in Sculpture in 1999. He has been awarded the Jerwood Sculpture Prize, exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and completed a number of permanently sited commissions. In 2017 the Jerwood Foundation donated the large steel sculpture Net Form 2 to Oakham School, Rutland, where it is installed at the heart of the campus.

Research group affiliations

Benedict is a member of the Institute of Art and Design at DMU.

Research interests/expertise

Benedict’s research interests are in fine art, craft, art medals, sculpture, and figurative arts. Please view Benedict’s blog for more information:

Honours and awards

  • 2013 – 2016  Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton

Membership of professional associations and societies

2009 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Consultancy work

Board Memberships

2017    Present    Trustee of Phoenix (Leicester Arts Centre Ltd)

2017    Present    Chair of of Contemporary Visual Arts Network, East Midlands

2014    2017         Steering-group member (Higher Education) of Contemporary Visual Arts Network, East Midlands

2011    2014        Artist Secretary, British Art Medal Society

2012    2013        UK Delegate to Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art

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