Born (1946) and raised in Honolulu, HI
Works and resides in Silver Lake, CA


University of Redlands, UCLA--1968 B.A. Art History
Also attended: California State University L.A.
Otis/Parsons School of Design


2015 exhibit:    Illuminate, Surrogate Gallery Projects,  Pasadena CA

2014exhibit:   Pot Luck Up PopSurrogate Gallery Projects  Paseo Colorado, Pasadena CA
2011 exhibits:  Silver Lake Art Collective "Spectrum" Citibank Art Space, Los Angeles CA.

2010 exhibits:  Three person exhibit, Keller Williams Realty, Los Angeles CA.

2009 exhibits:  Silver Lake Art Collective Fall Exhibit, Citibank Art Space, Los Angeles CA.
                           Silver Lake Art Crawl XII @ Living Room, Los Angeles CA.
2008 exhibits:  
                            Immigrant Experience, American Friends Service Committee Gallery,Los Angeles CA.
                            Gathering, Silver Lake Artists Collective SLAC, Citibank, Los Angeles CA.
                            Silver Lake Art Crawl XI @ Living Room, Los Angeles CA.
                            Found 2, Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock CA.
                            333 Show, Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock CA. 
                            Black and White and Shades of Gray, LAX, Terminal 1Feb-July

2007 exhibits:    Lotus Festival, Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles CA. July 2007
                             Women's Show, Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock CA.  Oct. 

2006 exhibits:   Off Planet - Pierce College, Woodland Hills CA. Feb. 2006
                            Small Works - Brand Gallery, Glendale CA. March. 2006

                            Observatory Series - Art Crawl 9 Libby's Vintage Home and Garden Los Angeles Sept. 2006

                            Metro Gallery- Holiday Group Show, Los Angeles Nov. 2006



OffRose Gallery - Line Travels, Venice CA. 2005curated by Mary E. Oliver

Outpost for Contemporary Art - Best of Collage Show
From: Collage Party with Paul Butler
MOCA The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 2005

Libby's Vintage Home and Garden, Silver Lake CA
Barbara Lai Bennett, New Work 2004

Clover Gallery, Silver Lake, CA. July 2002
Group show

Clover Gallery, Silver Lake Art Collective. 2002

Highways Performance Art Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Solo show - Pohaku-works inspired by a single stone 2000

LA Artcore Satellite Exhibit.1995
Curated by Melissa Nicola

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park
Utopian Dialogues in collaboration with Dan Kwong.1993

Windward Community College Kaneohe Hawaii.1993
Solo show - Personal Artifacts

Depayser A SITE Juried Members Exhibition.1993
Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills CA
Juror, Joni Gordon.

Brand XXIII, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale CA. 1993
National Competition of Multi-Media Works.
Juror, Sylvia White


With Maren Hassinger, Los Angeles. 1979
With Philip Littell, Cafe Largo, West Hollywood. 1988


Caliban Magazine online: #6  showing  Hanauma  silk, laser ink transfer/mm p. 103

Caliban Magazine online: #1  2010

Pierce College Roundup: Bennett blasts out new vision of planets 2006

Honolulu Star-Bulletin: B.Lai Bennett: Personal Artifacts 1993

Art of California Magazine: Gold Discovery Award. 1993

Caliban Magazine #12, reproduction of collages.1993

Paintings in “Silver Lake” TV pilot: Granite Productions, division of Spelling Productions. 2004


COMMISSIONED WORK, signed Yukoi (partial list)

Mr.and Mrs. Ray Romano, Los Angeles CA
Health and Human Services, Washington D.C.
Neiman-Marcus, Honolulu HI
Hyatt Regency, Maui HI
Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Honolulu HI
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu HI
Queen's Hospital Same Day Surgery, Honolulu HI
Edwards Air Force Base, Kern CA
Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas NV
FedEx, Washington, D.C.
Nissan, Washington, D.C.
Senator Robert Byrd


Ashley Shearer                                                      

Lawrence R. Smith and Deanne Yorita
Bud Cort
Harry Tracosas
Ann O'Connell
Elaine and Lyn Lockhart-Mummery
Janelle Youngman
Teya V. Wong
Jennifer Loew
Janis Chodas
Valerie Thomas
Chloe Mauro
Virginia Jimenez
Nelson and Andrea Valentine
Felix Racelis
Rosey d'Antonio
Rama Yaffe
Verena Florence
Libby Simon
Steven and Gilpin Netburn
Steve Grody
Nancy Lilly
Barbara Alper
Philip Littell
Peter and Sandra Littell
Helen Gierman
Nita Liles
Roberta Bishop
Diane Fujimura
Andrew and Terri Gedo
Marney Erenberg

Thomas and Geraldine Woessner
Laurence and Ketan Vyas