Marnie Benney is an Independent Curator working at the juncture of art, science, technology and innovation. She has a passion for engaging local, regional and international communities, and fostering connection through experimental, approachable, multi-sensory, contemporary art projects.   

Benney is also an Innovation Consultant for the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and Chief Curator for the SciArt Center of New York. She has served as Curator for the University of Maryland's Imaging Research Center and Washington College's Sandbox Initiative. She is also co-founding partner of the SeaMuse project, which merges creative practice and marine science to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations among artists, scientists and the public. 

Benney has collaboratively produced numerous exhibitions including Nature in the Dark – an international marine conservation experiential installation – Locally Sourced, Baker B-Grant Awards and Sausage.  She is also a contributor to Bmoreart, Baltimore’s top culture blog. 

Before launching her career as an Independent Curator, Benney developed a deep understanding of the creative market through her work at The National Geographic Society, Anthropologie, Lululemon Athletica and Ogilvy PR.

Benney received a BA in Media Studies and Anthropology from Pitzer College, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Fine Art, and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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