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Jaime Bennati is an artist whose practice is grounded in altering everyday materials and collections to create relief sculptures, collages and installations. Bennati is currently an upper school visual arts teacher at the Wellington School, and has previously served as an arts instructor at the Wexner Center for the Arts and Columbus College of Art & Design, and as a residence artist at the Universidade de Federal de Goias in Goiânia, Brazil. She holds a BFA in sculpture and a MAT in teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Ohio State Fair, All People Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, Carnegie Gallery, Second Site Studio, Zanesville Museum of Art and many others.
I am a collector of the everyday; I primarily work with discarded, forgotten materials
that are transformed in extraordinary ways. These materials hold value- embedded with
memories unique to the human experience.
Each material I choose to work with holds personal meaning, sourced from where I
currently call my home. I’ve lived in different locations at different stages of my life with
my past two series utilizing materials in Baltimore, Maryland and Goiania, Brazil.
My most recent work through the pandemic, has focused on connecting back to my upbringings and work as an arts educator in central Ohio.