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
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.
Benedict’s research interests are in fine art, craft, art medals, sculpture, and figurative arts. Please view Benedict’s blog for more information: www.benedictcarpenter.co.uk
2009 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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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