Michael Benedetti was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In May 2016, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from The University of Georgia. Following graduation, he has been active within the printmaking community through domestic and international residencies including a three month invitation to study alternative and sustainable intaglio techniques at The Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium as well as a ten week residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.  Currently, Michael is the 2017-2018 Printmaking Artist in Residence at The Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS.