Elijah Van Benschoten

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Visual Arts Institutes

Instructor, South Dakota State University; Adjunct Instructor, Miami University 

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 700 days into 1,000 days of figure study. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across fifteen states and on two continents. Originally a Michigan native, Elijah joined the Interlochen faculty in 2007 and has taught at various schools in New York, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. He currently resides in Cincinnati where he is teaches at Miami University and online with South Dakota State University.