Carla Bengtson is an Associate Professor in Art and an Associate Member of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Previously to coming to the UO, she taught at Yale University, Connecticut College, Wesleyan University, and was Head Curator of the John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art, an MFA from Yale School of Art, and was a two-time participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program.
She has received numerous awards, including a Ucross Foundation Residency Fellowship, an NEA Individual Grant for Artists, and multiple research grants and awards from the University of Oregon and Yale University. Selected exhibitions include JayJay Gallery, Sacramento, San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Art Fair Miami, RKL Gallery, New York, the Painting Center, New York, the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, the Holter Musuem of Art, and multiple university exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer at Brown University, Reed College, Pratt Insitutue, the Chicago Art Institute, the University of Washington, and RISD, and has lectured on environmental thought at International Environmental Philosophy Conferences and International Biodiversity Conservation Conferences in the US, Canada, and South America.