She moved to Prague in 1992 as a Fulbright scholar. She founded ArtMill in rural Bohemia, an international eco-art centre with the goal of bringing the pressing environmental issues of our time into tangible art forms that inspire, ignite, and engage the public at large. From 2010–2015 she served as Advisor for U.N.E.P. in Arts & Outreach, and since 2015 is a Fellow at the Social Practice Arts Research Center, (University of California). Benish is co-author of Form, Art, & the Environment (2017, Routledge). Her mixed media work critiques historical tropes that have kept unsustainable systems operating, and often celebrates non-human living systems. Benish’s art has been shown in hundreds of international exhibitions, including major museums in New York, Germany, and Prague.