Jamie Bennett

Living in High Falls, New York, Jamie is Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His work was the subject of a museum retrospective that traveled the US from 2008-2010. His work is in the collection of over twenty five museums internationally. In 2009 the American Crafts Council awarded him as an Eileen Webb Fellow of the Council. In 2011 he was awarded his third New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
The title Janus is taken from the Roman god who had the ability to look back to the past and see the future. His image had two faces looking in both directions.  The artist’s work has always been driven by history, both of jewelry specifically and systems of ornamentation more broadly.