Cara Benedetto (b. 1979, Wausau, Wisconsin) received her B.F.A. from Wisconsin University-River Falls in 2001 and her M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2009. Her work has been highlighted in shows at Chapter NY; Metro Pictures, New York; MOCA, Cleveland; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. She was a 2014 fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. She was a 2014 recipient of a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. She is the author of two romance novels, The Coming of Age and Burning Blue. She is the editor of Contemporary Print Handbook, published with Halmos. Benedetto is an Assistant Professor in Print Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives and works in New York.