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Services for artists

I believe in the importance of your work. With more than 20 years’ experience in museums and galleries, I know how critical it is to support artists at all career stages. I can help to present your work in a professional and compelling way by assisting with writing, administrative tasks, and marketing. Services include:

  • Artist bio

  • Artist statement

  • Checklist

  • Email newsletter

  • Exhibition application

  • Exhibition proposal

  • Portfolio review

  • Press release

  • Social media and marketing

  • Studio inventory

  • Website




Karlyn Benson has extensive experience working in museums and galleries. She was the owner/director of Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY from 2013 to 2018. At Matteawan Gallery, she curated 56 exhibitions and worked with over 70 artists. Karlyn will continue to curate exhibitions under the name Matteawan Projects. She curated the exhibition Chemistry: Explorations in Abstract Photography at the Garrison Art Center in 2016 and has been a juror at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), Woodstock, NY, and the Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. She is currently on the Board of Directors of BeaconArts where she serves as Co-President.

Prior to Matteawan Gallery Karlyn worked in the Registrar Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for six years and was the gallery manager at Candace Perich Gallery in Katonah, NY. She also worked as an Executive Assistant at AEA Consulting, a cultural consulting firm in Beacon, NY.

Karlyn received an MA in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin and a BA in Art History from SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY. She is passionate about contemporary art and a frequent visitor to museums and galleries. She has lived in the Hudson Valley since 2003.

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Phone: 845 440 7901


Location: Beacon, NY

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  • Writing - Ends with Beginnings: Gabe Brown in the Studio

    Article about Gabe Brown’s artist residency for Women’s Studio Workshop website August 2019

  • Curating - BeaconArts Member Show 2019

Karlyn and Theresa Gooby organized a group exhibition of BeaconArts members that opened July 13 at Hudson Beach Gallery, Beacon, NY

  • Education - Show and Promote Your Work: Practical advice for visual artists

Karlyn and artist Theresa Gooby are offering a free seminar on Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm at Beahive in Beacon, NY

  • Writing - Steven Strauss’s Geese paintings

Karlyn’s article Steven Strauss’s Geese Paintings in October 2018 Chronogram

  • Curating - Juried Member’s Show at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY

Karlyn selected as juror for member exhibition, October 6 - November 17, 2018

  • Writing - Timothy Greenfield Sanders: The Trans List at The Dorsky Museum

Karlyn’s article Trancendental Timothy Greenfield Sanders: The Trans List in September 2018 Chronogram