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Benjamin Edmiston
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: My latest suite of abstract paintings is born of collage. Cutting, tearing and otherwise manipulating various papers, I construct compositions by moving disparate elements around on the canvas. Instead of gluing these to the surface, however, I reproduce my ‘paper sketches’ in paint. Featuring a combination of thick gobs of oil paint, swaths of flat color, and unpainted areas of canvas, my paintings bring a studied intentionality to the raw aesthetic and casual spirit collage.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Education

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. MFA: painting, 2010 – 2012.
Tyler School of Art - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. BFA: painting, 1999 –
2003.
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy. 2001.

Selected Exhibitions

Bad Lights, Vox Populi Gallery. Solo Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA. 2014.
Ship-Shape, Residency Gallery. Solo Exhibition. Hudson, NY. 2014.
Folklore, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA. 2014.
Expansions, Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C. 2013.
Strange Lands, Cindy Rucker Gallery. New York City, NY. 2012.
Forget The Words, Number Thirty Five Gallery. New York City, NY. September 2012.
Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven. Nudashank, Baltimore, MD. 2012.
Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven. 48 Bowery, New York City, NY. 2012.
Fresh, MFA thesis show curated by John Yau. Gary Snyder Project Space. New York
City, NY. 2012.
Paper Chasers, Nudashank. Baltimore, MD. 2011.
Idea Board 3, Together Gallery. Portland, OR. 2011.
Radient Fields, Nudashank. Baltimore, MD. 2011.
Aqua Art Fair Miami, Nudashank. Miami, FL 2011.
Alptraum, Transformer Gallery. Washington, D.C. 2011.
Slowly Born, 99% Gallery. Solo Exhibition. Brooklyn, NY. 2010.
Talking Shop, The Infantree Gallery. Solo Exhibition. Lancaster, PA. 2010.
The Cheaper Show No. 9, Vancouver, BC. 2010.
Heady Mugs, Nudashank. Baltimore, MD 2010.

Publications

The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art. Gestalten Publications.
2013.
New American Paintings #104 Northeast Edition. 2013.
The Liner: A Transatlantic Magazine, Issue 1. 2012.
New American Paintings #93 MFA Annual. 2011.

Awards/Lectures/Residencies

OCAD University, ‘Working Title Press’, Artist in Residence. Toronto, Canada. 2014.
Transformer Gallery Collectors Talk, Guest Speaker. Washington D.C. 2012.
Camberwell College of Art, UAL London. Guest Speaker. Brooklyn, NY. 2012.
Nominated, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Brooklyn College. 2012.
Charles G. Shaw Award, Brooklyn College. 2012.
 








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