Martin Benson is a New Orleans-based painter, sculptor and installation artist. Over the 8 years he has been working in New Orleans he has been shown at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Recently, Martin completed a commission from Aloft Hotel in downtown New Orleans in which he created a permanent art installation at the entrance to the hotel. Martin was also commissioned by the New Orleans Arts Council to create a site-specific installation for the LUNA Fete Art festival in 2016. In 2017, Martin graduated from the MFA studio art program at the University of New Orleans. Martin also works as a high school art teacher at Isidore Newman School and teaches yoga and meditation at Wild Lotus Yoga. His work is held in numerous private and public collections across the country, including the recently built University Hospital, who purchased six of Martin’s large scale paintings to be on permanent display.