Allana Benham is a contemporary figurative painter and co-founder and Director of Atelier de Bresoles. She is an instructor of Cast Drawing, Historical Techniques of Drawing, and Landscape Painting, and a specialist in artistic anatomy, teaching classes in Anatomical Drawing and Ecorche Sculpture. She has taught specialized courses for Ubisoft in addition to her teaching at Atelier de Bresoles.
Ms. Benham has an MFA cum laude from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy, and a BA in Museum Studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She published a print and digital catalogue of the Minassian Collection of Persian, Islamic, and Mughal Miniature Paintings while at Brown University. Ms. Benham also studied landscape painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She has attended dissection laboratories and observed surgeries for her anatomical research and is currently compiling a book on artistic anatomy and figure drawing. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada, and she has been invited to give artists talks and demonstrations at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, Algonquin College, and the Beaconsfield Artists Association.