BENEDICT TISA a self taught artist who throughout more than 25 years’ national and international experience has been exhibited in more than 25 national and international solo and group exhibitions. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, National Museum of Art, Visual Arts Workshop, Walker Art Center, Cleveland State University and Harvard University. He has provided creative services to a variety of private, non-profit and governmental organizations including the Academy for Educational Development, CARE International, AFRICARE, Digital Sisters, Educational Development Center, Helen Keller International, International Voluntary Services, Inc., Institute for International Research, Peace Corps, Johns Hopkins University, Salvation Army, The Manoff Group, UNICEF, University Research Corporation, United States Agency for International Development and VISTA/Americorps.
Benedict is the recipient of two New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowships, a New Pictorialist Society Fellowship and the R.R. Watson Award to Filmmakers. He served as an Artist-in-Residence in Camden County, New Jersey. Articles and photographs have been published in Africa Report, African Technology Forum, American Photographer, Appropriate Technology for Health, Photography, DEROS Poetry Journal, Development Communication Report, International Nutrition Communication Service, Institute for Food and Development Policy, Poetry Today, and UNESCO. Benedict served four years in the US Navy, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast and a volunteer with International Voluntary Services in Bangladesh and served two years as a VISTA vounteer in the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles.