Instructor of Printmaking, Interlochen Arts Camp
M.F.A., Painting, Syracuse University; B.F.A., Painting, Siena Heights University
As a painter, drawer, printmaker, and photographer, Elijah Van Benschoten maintains a vigorous multidisciplinary studio practice as well as an active college teaching career. Elijah recently completed 1,000 consecutive days of producing at least one drawing per day and 1,000 consecutive days of color study works. Currently, he is over 300 days into a new challenge of 1,000 days of figure study. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across fifteen states and on two continents. In 2003, Elijah earned a BFA in Painting from Siena Heights University and later an MFA in painting from Syracuse University in 2006. Originally a Michigan native, Elijah has taught at various schools in New York, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. He currently resides in Cincinnati where he teaches at Miami University and online with South Dakota State University.