Curriculum Vitae

Education

2001 Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology (cum laude), University of Colorado at

Boulder, Boulder, CO

2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Painting (summa cum

laude), University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

Honors, Awards, Grants

2022 LAIKA Design Contest, “Buyer’s Pick,” Hot Topic, City of Industry, CA

2020 Alexa Rose Foundation Juror, Boise, ID

2019 Dark Crystal Sculpture Workshop, Cornwall, England

2019 Alexa Rose Foundation Grant Recipient, Boise, ID

Group Exhibitions

2014 Day of the Dead, NfinT Gallery, Boise, ID

2014 Red, Eight & Sand Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Cozy, Eight & Sand Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Day of the Dead, NfinT Gallery, Boise, ID

2013 7th Annual Munny Doll Show, Record Exchange, Boise, ID

2013 First Thursday Art Walk, Solid, Boise, ID

2012 Day of the Dead, NfinT Gallery, Boise, ID

2011 Baubles, Basement Gallery, Boise, ID

2011 6th Annual Munny Doll Show, Record Exchange, Boise, ID

2011 Group Show, Weekend Gallery, Hastings, England

2010 – 2011 Not For Squares, Basement Gallery, Boise, ID

2010 5th Annual Munny Doll Show, Record Exchange, Boise, ID

2010 Wreckard Havoc Show, Hyaena Gallery, Burbank, CA

2005 Group Show, Core Art Space, Denver CO

2003 Art in Public Spaces, Mullein Beautiful Home, Boulder, CO

2002 She Sang at Her Own Funeral, Solo show, Core Art Space, Denver, CO

2001 She Sang at Her Own Funeral, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO

Public Commissions

2013 Paint the Box Traffic Utility Program, Nampa Public Library, City of Nampa, Economic

Development Department, Nampa, ID

2003 Prairie Dog Project: Art in Public Places, KGNU Community Radio/Rocky Mountain

Animal Defense, Boulder, CO

Bibliography

2015 Cover, Boise Weekly, Vol. 23, Issue 39

2015 “Lowbrow Art” Calendar, Flame Tree Publishing, UK, Artwork Included

2015 78 Tarot Nautical, 78 Tarot, Artwork Included

2015 Excavate: Unearthing Artistic Skeletal Remains, Out of Step Books, Artwork Included

2014 78 Tarot, 78 Tarot, Artwork Included

2014 Meows (and Roars) Of Inspiration: The Cat Art Project, Out of Step Books, Artwork Included

2014 Feathers of Inspiration: The Bird Art Project Out of Step Books, Artwork Included

2013 Cover, Boise Weekly, Vol. 22, Issue 02

2012 “Five Questions with Misty Benson,” Dead Deco, Featured Interview and Artwork

2012 “Morbidly Adorable Art,” Target Audience Magazine, Featured Interview and Artwork

2011 “Morbidly Adorable Creations,” Boise Weekly, Amy Pence-Brown, Write-up

2010 Cover, Boise Weekly, Vol. 19, Issue 18

2010 “Daruma Doll Daydream” in the “Morbidly Adorable Mementos” Column,

Faezine.com, Vol. 4 Winter, Guest Columnist and Artist

2009 Fantasy E-Zine, fantasyezine.com, Issue #3, Featured Artwork

2009 “Very Best of Tattoos for Women,” Tattoos for Women, Issue #90, Featured Article

and Artwork

2009 “Day of the Dead,” Gothic Beauty Magazine, Issue #27, Featured Article and Artwork

2009 The Art of Pregnancy: An Inspiring 42 Week Pregnancy Planner, Journal, Guide,

and Art Book, Pachamama Press, Featured Artwork

2008 Morbidly Adorable Skelly, The Art of Misty Benson (Monster,) Self-Published Art Book

2008 Big Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed, Merrell Press, Artwork Included

2008 “Morbidly Adorable Skellies for Girls,” Tattoos for Women Magazine #81,

Featured Article and Artwork

2005 Enchanted Artists: Visions of Atlantis, Ellen Million, Artwork Included

2005 500 Fairy Motifs, Collins & Brown, Artwork Included

2004 Creative Minds, ArtWanted, Artwork Included

2003 “Prairie Dog Project,” KGNU Program Guide, Artwork Listed

2003 “Art in Public Places,” Daily Camera

Teaching Experience

1999

Teaching Assistant in Philosophy of Religion

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

SANN International College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Taught the Art of the Naga during a study abroad trip to Nepal as we toured monasteries

and temples.

Licensing Companies

2022 – Present Hot Topic, City of Industry, CA

2009 – Present U.S. Games Systems, Stamford, CT

2008 – Present Night Light Designs, Wheaton, IL

2010 – 2015 Smeared Ink, Terrell, TX

2010 – 2013 MistyDreamz, Bigfork, MT

2010 – 2012 C&D Visionary Inc., North Hollywood, CA

2008 – 2022 Pacific Trading, Edmond, OK

2008 – 2016 Starshine Arts, Eugene, OR

2008 – 2012 5280 Mobile, Denver, CO

2008 – 2012 Paper Dreams, Sherman Oaks, CA

2007 – 2012 My PSP Tubes, Westminster, CA

2007 – 2010 Mystic Memories, Mayfield Heights, OH

2007 – 2010 Heaven and Earth Designs, Willmar, MN

2017 Nampa Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa, ID

2011 San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

2010 Boise Christmas Gift Show, Expo Idaho, Boise, ID

2010 Canyon County Christmas Show, Idaho Center, Nampa, ID

2010 Munny Silent Auction Fundraiser, The Record Exchange, Boise, ID

2010 Hyde Park Street Fair, Camel’s Back Park, Boise, ID

2010 Nampa Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa, ID

2010 Fandemonium, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, ID

2010 Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

2010 Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July Celebration, Elementary Intramural Field, Melba, ID

2010 The Sanguinarian Feature Film special screening event, The Egyptian Theater, Boise, ID

2009 Boise Christmas Gift Show, Expo Idaho, Boise, ID

2009 Canyon County Christmas Show, Idaho Center, Nampa, ID

2009 Monday Punk Night, Liquid Lounge, Boise, ID

2009 Hyde Park Street Fair, Camel’s Back Park, Boise, ID

2009 Nampa Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa, ID

2009 FaerieWorlds, Secret House Winery, Eugene, OR

2009 Comic-Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

2009 Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July Celebration, Elementary Intramural Field, Melba, ID

2009 Nampa Farmer’s Market, Historical Downtown, Nampa, ID

2009 Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, CA

2009 Emerald City Comic Con, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA

2009 Wonder Con, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA

2008 Boise Christmas Gift Show, Expo Idaho, Boise, ID

2008 Canyon County Christmas Show, Idaho Center, Nampa, ID

2008 Nampa Farmer’s Market ,Historical Downtown, Nampa, ID

2008 FaerieCon, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Dragon*Con, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

2008 Nampa Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa, ID

2008 Fandemonium, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, ID

2008 Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July Celebration, Elementary Intramural Field, Melba, ID

2008 International New Age Trade Show (INATS WEST), Denver Merchandise Mart,

Denver, CO

2008 Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Dragon*Con, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

2007 Nampa Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa, ID

2004 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Boulder, CO