2006 MFA Painting, Hunter CUNY. New York, NY.
2003 BFA Painting, The Cleveland Institute of Art. Cleveland, OH
2002 Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh, Scotland UK.
2014 Ben Grasso: 2014 Francis Neiderer Artist in Residence. Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. Hollins, VA.
2013 Ben Grasso Thierry Goldberg Gallery. New York, NY.
2011 Adaptation, Thierry Goldberg Projects. New York, NY
2010 New Territory Jerome- Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
2009 Clearing, Thierry Goldberg Projects. New York, NY
2008 Close to Home. Kinkead Contemporary. Los Angeles, CA
NEXT ART FAIR, (solo booth) Represented by Thierry Goldberg Projects, Chicago, IL
2007 Rust Belt, Thierry Goldberg Projects. New York, NY
Explosion. Agenzia 04, Bologna, Italy
2006 In My Own Backyard. Sixty-seven Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Divergent Exploartions. Gallery W. Cleveland, OH
2016 InDwelling. Rowan University. Glassboro, NJ
2015 Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA.
2014 Homeland (In)Security: Vanishing Dreams. Dorsky Gallery. New York, NY. (catalogue)
2013 Luciano Benetton Foundation Small Canvas Project. Venice, Italy. (catalogue)
The Art of Science Policy. AAAS Gallery. Washington D.C.
2012 Tale in Two Cities, Reinberger Gallery. Cleveland, OH (catalogue)
Good For You, David Klein Gallery. Detroit, MI (catalogue)
Scope Miami, Represented by Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Miami, FL
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. East Hampton, NY
Arte Fiera Personal Effects on Sale, Curated by Viola Emaldi, Bologna, Italy (catalogue)
2011 Extreme, The New York Foundation of the Arts, New York, NY
Contrast, Paraplufabrique, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
NYFA Fellows Ben Grasso and Maya Brym, Booz and Co. New York, NY
Burn in the USA, Ars Now Seragiotto. Padua Italy (catalogue)
Box(e), Jerome Zodo Contemporary. Milan, Italy
2010 Stand Here and Listen. Curated by Matt Jensen. The James Hotel. New York, NY
Design Trust for Public Space Benefit Auction. New York, NY
Diamonds in the Crow's Nest, Parlor No. 15. New York, NY
(ex) communicate, Jerome- Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
2009 Recess, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, (Collaboration with Okamoto Studio, NYC), Queens, NY
The Grand, Amelie A. Wallace Center, SUNY Purchase Old Westbury Campus, Old Westbury, NY
2008 Deadliest Catch, Hamptons, New York, NY
Summer Mix, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
Supernatural. Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2007 Out Behind the Shed. Lafayette College, Easton, PA
If I Remember Right. Front Room Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Big Bang. Spaces, Cleveland, OH
Atrocity Exhibition. Thierry Goldberg Projects. New York, NY
2006 Hybridity/ Ambivalence. Amos Eno Gallery. New York, NY
Monumenta Art: Benefit 2006, Monumenta, Brooklyn, NY and White Columns, New York, NY
Scope Hamptons, Sixtyseven, East Hampton, NY
2005 Pulse. Sixtyseven. Miami, Fl
Kunst Zurich, Sixtyseven, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Autumn. Sixtyseven, New York, NY
Fiac, Sixtyseven. Paris, France
The Witching Hour, Bucketrider Gallery. Chicago, IL
The Neon Forest is my Home, Sixtyseven, New York, NY
2014 Frances Neiderer Artist-in-Residence. Hollins, VA
2011 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (Nominee)
Paraplufabrique, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2010 Ben is a 2010 fellow in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts
2009 The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
2003 The Helen Greene Perry Scholarship
2002 Joseph McCullough Painting Scholarship Award for Excellence in Painting
2001 Carl Gaertner Memorial Prize
2013-Present Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ. Part Time Lecturer.
2014 Hollins University. Hollins, VA 2014 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence.
2003 The Cleveland Institute of Art.. Cleveland, OH. Continuing Ed. Intro to Oil Painting.
2015 Moore College of Art and Design. Visiting Artist and Critic. Philadelphia, PA.
2014 Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. Artist-in-Residence Visiting Lecturer. Hollins, VA.
2013 Rutgers University. Visiting Critic; Senior Drawing Critiques. New Brunswick, NJ.
CACP. Visiting Lecturer and Visting Artist. Charlotte, NC.
2012 The Cleveland Institute of Art. Visiting Artist Fellowship program. Visting Lecturer and Critic. Cleveland, OH.
2009 Parsons the New School for Design. Drawing Lecture organized by Emily Noelle Lambert. New York, NY
The School of Visual Arts; “A New Currency” MFA Graduate Show; Panel Discussion with Lorraine O'Grady, Kate Gillmore and Amy Smith-Stewart, Moderated by Dan Cameron. New York, NY
2007 The Cleveland Institute of Art. “The Big Bang” Recent BFA Graduate Show at Spaces Gallery. Panel Discussion with Robert Goodman, Anne Toebbe and Sarah Chuldenko, Moderated by Julie Langsam. Cleveland, OH
The Cleveland Institute of Art; Visiting Artist Lecture for BFA Painting Majors. Organized by Julie Langsam. Cleveland, OH
The Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy; Panel discussion with artist Anna Visani and curators Vittoria Coen and Viola Emaldi. Moderated by Guilia Allegri. Bologna, Italy
Lafayette College; Panel Discussion with Kim Dorland. Moderated by Jim Toia. Easton, PA
2015 Poetry Fix Issue 1.
2014 Mike Allen. Artist-in-Residence brings modern mayhem to Hollins University. April 15th, 2014
Pilgrimy. Siobhan Scarry.
2013 Ara H. Merjian. Artforum Online Critic’s Pick. Ben Grasso at Thierry Goldberg. July 2013.
Staff, Art in America. The Lookout, Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss. June, 2013.
Karolle Rabarison, The Morning News. Interview. July, 2013.
2012 Dirty Laundry Magazine Issue 1. Interview.
Vogue Casa Brazil
Cleveland Plain Dealer
2011 Donald Kuspit, “Ben Grasso Doomsday Preacher”, artnet.com, May 2011.
John Harris, Pendulous Breasts Quarterly 1,439rd Annual Review. December 2011.
Burn in the USA, Ars Now Seragiotto, exhibition Catalogue, Padova, Italy
Bryony Quinn, Ben Grasso. It’s Nice That. August 30, 2011. itsnicethat.com
Sixth Finch, Sixthfinch.com Fall 2011
Valeria Cerabolini, Box(e) in Galleria, Reppubblica, June 18-19, Pg. 24, 25
Helena Celdrán, 20 Minutos, “Casas Saltan Por Los Aires,” July, 15th
Will Wlizlo, The UTNE Reader, “Your Dream House Blown to Smithereens,” Oct 15th
Harper’s Magazine, Reproduction “Canopy 5”, July 2011, pg. 28
2010 (ex)communicate, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, exhibition catalogue, Milan, January
Beautiful Decay Online. May 5th, 2010.
2009 Guernica/ a magazine of art and politics. August
Six Finch, Sixthfinch.com. Fall
Harper’s Magazine, Reproduction “Edifice”, pg. 24, August
Sasha M. Lee, “Ben Grasso, Kinkead Contemporary”, Beautiful / Decay, Issue Z
2008 Ed Shad, “Ben Grasso at Kinkead”, artslant.com, December
Ruble, Casey, “Ben Grasso at Thierry Goldberg”, Art in America, pg 168, March
Reproduction - Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture, Front Forty Press
2007 Lucio Pozzi, “Grasso contro l’effetto Serra”, Il Giornale Dell’arte, N. 271, December
Harper’s Magazine, Reproduction “Stars and Stripes”, pg 23,October
Steven Litt, "CIA Exhibits Celebrates Its Graduates", The Plain Dealer, September
Michael Gill, "Bang, Bang", Free Times, Volume 15, Issue 19, September
Nuit Banai, “The Atrocity Exhibition”, Time Out New York, July-August
Tara Kilachand, “The Atrocity Exhibition”, New York Magazine, July
2006 Yaelle Amir, “The Invisible Forces of Ben Grasso”, Code Magazine, pg 24-25, Autumn
Steven Kaplan, "Scope on the Half Shell", Miami Art Exchange, July 21
William Hanley, "Fair Report: Scope Hampton", artinfo, July 17
2005 Walter Robinson, "Maximum Miami," artnet.com, December 13, 2005
2004 William Powhida, "The Neon Forest is My Home," The Brooklyn Rail, March
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
The James Hotel. New York, NY