2014 • Maryland State Arts Council
2012 • Franklin Furnace Fund
         • Individual Artist CAAP Grant,  Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2011 • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Enrichment Grant
2007 • Illinois Art Council, international artist grant

2015 • The letter that you’re writing doesn’t mean you’re not dead (Noelle Mason & Benjamin Zellmer Bellas) , CUAC, Salt Lake City, UT
         • Until the brilliance is extinguished (Solo), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
         • The Break Age (Solo), slow, Chicago, IL
2014 • Soft Movements in the Same Direction (Benjamin Bellas & Steven Beckly), The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2012 • represent the sound outside these spaces (Solo), slow, Chicago, IL
         • Losing something you never had (Solo), Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC
2010 • A Vague Whole (Benjamin Bellas, Steffani Jemmsion & Clinton King), SPACES, Cleveland, OH

2013 • Elastic de facto, Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles
         • Capture, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College
2012 • hi • a • tus, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
         • B.A.D., Beverly Arts Center, Beverly, IL
2011 • HEAD, slow, Chicago, IL
         • If I Do Nothing, Nothing Does, Julius Ceasar, Chicago, IL
         • The Open Daybook Project, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
         • Beacons, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 • A Brief History of..., Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
         • Hide and Seek, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
         Curator Tricia Van Eck
         • 7a*11d’s International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, CA
         • You say tomato, I say tomato, NXNW, Wigan, UK
         • Reduplication of the Real, tactileBOSCH Gallery, Cardiff, UK
2009 • Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO
         • Something About Nothing, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, The Ohio State University at Marion, OH
2008 • Pedestrian, Art in Odd Places, New York, NY
         • ONE MINUTE / ONE NIGHT, Garage Projects, Atlanta, GA
         • Only Bluedeer Lonely American, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 • Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
         • Irrational Exhibits, Track 16, Los Angeles, CA
         • i.e.llusions, 1a space - Hong Kong
         • Interiority, Hyde Park Art Center - Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago, IL
         • Stranger than Fiction, Academy of Fine Arts - Helsinki, Finland
2006 • Sight Unseen Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
         • International Experimental Film Festival Carbunari 2006, Florean Museum of Contemporary Art , Baia Mare, Romania
         • amorph!06 International Performance Art Festival, MUU - Helsinki, Finland
         • Engendered Species, CSULB GalleriesAdvocate Gallery at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

• Sculpture Magazine, September 2013
• Best of Chicago 2012, FRIEZE
• Best of Chicago 2012, Newcity
• WAMU NPR Interview by Emily Berman, November 2012
• Washington Post by Mark Jenkins, November 2012
• Bert Stabler, Newcity, October 2012

2017 M.F.A. (Poetry) Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington, VT
2005 M.F.A. (Sculpture) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998 B.A. (Studio Arts, minors in Art History and Philosophy), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA