Heather Benjamin (b. 1989, New York) received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She began her career by self-publishing zines and prints of her drawings, and now primarily makes drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. Benjamin makes figurative work that revolves around a mystical feminine protagonist, who simultaneously serves as an avatar for her personal experiences of the traumas of womanhood, as well as a manifestation of power, resilience, and self-embodiment. She lives and works in New York City.