Rauschenberg in front of the Fish House, Captiva, Florida, 1979. Photo: Terry Van Brunt
Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, FL
June - July, 2019
NYC Solo Debut Exhibition
Opening reception: April 18, 2019
106 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Solo Exhibition opens at Unity Gallery, located at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 7-9pm
Exhibition runs from March 1 - April 6, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
116 Art Building West
141 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow
Exhibition runs from February 7- April 7, 2019
Catalog Launch and Closing Reception, February 3, 2019
Some Stuff You Forgot About
Work of Ben Pederson,
Curated by Eleanna Anagnos
3-6pm at Ortega y Gasset Projects
The Old American Can Factory
363 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
COLOR DIMENSION, curated by Rachel Vancelette at the KWANHOON Gallery Booth
LA Art Show: January 23- 27, 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
Some Stuff You Forgot About, solo NYC debut exhibition of work by Ben Pederson opens January 5
curated by Eleanna Anagnos
January 5, 2019- February 3
Ortega y Gasset Projects
I am the Grand Wood Fellow in Painting for the 2018- 2019 academic year!
Excited to be here at the University of Iowa.
Berkana, Solo Exhibition at EWING Gallery Art and Architecture at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
January 11 - February 11, 2018
Opening Reception, January 11, 2018 6:30-8:30
Aphrodite's Chariot, Solo exhibition at Kent Place School Gallery
January 5 - February 2, 2018
Closing Reception, February 2, 2018 6-8pm
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 | (908) 273-0900
Panel Discussion with Michelle Grabner and Clare Grill
moderated by Eric Cagley
October 5 through Nov 12, 2017 I am included in the inaugural exhibition, The Painted Desert, Part I, at High Noon Gallery. Artists included are: Marisa Baumgartner, Ryan Crotty, Francisco Esnayra, Robert Otto Epstein, Theresa Hackett, Jill Levine, Ali Miller, Colin Thomson, Lindsay Walt
(Credit: Arts Brookfield / Tara Davis)
August 10-13 2017, dOGUMENTA, commissioned a work of mine for the world premier art exhibition for dogs at Brookfield Place, NYC. Over 4,000 dogs attended the event and the pawparazzi were in full effect!
I'm thrilled to share that I am a Yaddo Fellow in 2017
I curated the solo debut of Monica Palma's work
Show opens on November 5 through December 4, 2016
My studio and Ortega y Gasset Projects were included in this article
Ortega y Gasset Projects, the curatorial collective of which I am a member was featured in Artsy as a gallery you need to know!
Art Critic, writer and curator, Benjamin Sutton highlights my work in his Hyperallergic coverage of Gowanus Open Studios 2015.
September 29, 2015, I moderated a NYC Creative Salon discussion about Labor in the creative field at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It was an expansive, thought provoking discussion. Participants included: Lauren Frances Adams (via Skype), Doug Barrett, Eric Hibit, Andrew Prayzner and Sarah Rushford (via Skype). The link to our discussion is live. You can hear the entire 1.5 hour discussion while you sip on a bubbly beverage and take a long bath!
Curated by Rebecca Wilson
selected work: Flight, 14" x 11", Oil on linen, 2014 and Soggy Claws and Mazes, 12" x 9", Oil on linen, 2014
Studio open to the public October 17-18, 2015
noon to 6pm
363 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(ground entrance behind Ortega y Gasset Projects)
September 12, 2015- October 10, 2015
Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas
Lauren Adams(Baltimore, MD)
Eleanna Anagnos(Brooklyn, NY)
Joshua Bienko (Knoxville, TN)
Eric Hibit (Queens, NY)
Fritz Horstman (Bethany, CT)
Will Hutnick (Wassaic, NY)
Leeza Meksin (Brooklyn, NY)
Sarah Rushford (Boston, MA)
Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY)
Sheilah Wilson(Granville, OH & Nova Scotia)
For our September 2015 exhibition, we bring the work of the Brooklyn- based artist collective, Ortega y Gasset Projects. OyG is an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn that produces thoughtful programming that reflects the diverse interests of the individual members. As they explain, “the goal of OyG is to mount exhibitions that provoke interpretation and dialogue. In doing so, we participate within a wider forum to disseminate aesthetic experience in new ways and expand our roles, priorities and scope of influence within art culture”. For their exhibition at Satellite, they are influenced by a romanticized idea of Las Vegas via the lens of Hunter S. Thompson's writing, along with influential films, photos and essays. The work that the artists are including echoes multiple entryways of Vegas and its desert surroundings. Some works describe the everyday entwined with psychedelic glamour that one can imagine as the circulatory system of Las Vegas' past and present. Other works feel like remnants of an abandoned mining town in the Nevada desert. Most urgently, they intend to highlight the collaborative hive- mind and satellite process of putting the show together. Read more about their curatorial approach at http://oygprojects.com/, or research OyG members.
February 4 – March 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 6 – 9pm
Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8pm
Trestle Projects is pleased to announce GAME GENIE, a group exhibition of painting that explores the undefined space where physicality and digitalization overlap.
Game Genie was a supplemental tool for original Nintendo that provided a quicker and much easier way to beat the game at hand. The device plugged into your machine and transported your character into a different space and time. You were given the opportunity to avoid various levels and obstacles and bypass information in the hopes of completing the game sooner. The game - and your experience - was being edited as it was being played. New pieces and fragments were (re)constructed to reinvent the final outcome.
GAME GENIE explores the ways in which artists are investigating an undefined space between physicality and virtuality. By employing common digital technologies – and/or a computer-driven mindset - to create recognizable forms and shapes, the artists in GAME GENIE are altering and subverting the familiar picture plane, and questioning our own perceptions about space, in a way that is unexpected. Paint acts as a portal to, and away from, virtual networks. This gray area, this unknown, inter-dimensional space where physicality and digitalization overlap, is being challenged with a critical eye, making the viewer attempt to decipher whether something is painted, collaged, superimposed, digital. The artists are questioning what is there and not there, reconfiguring shapes and information through their exploration. Multiple and/or identical forms are created to exist in the same space and time, as if they had been copied and pasted from one surface (or screen) to the other. Rather than a strict copy, however, the forms and shapes at play are developed specifically and intentionally with the artists’ hand: through loose, sweeping, gestural marks; through incompatible colors forced to interact and harmonize, or produce static; to hand-drawn figures that undulate and shift between different perspectives and dimensions. These moments are an exploration of an unobtainable, “other” space, as well as a declaration of the present.