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EDUCATION

 

 

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.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

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

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

 

 

 

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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

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.

 

VISITING LECTURER

 

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

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

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

 

Collections

 

 

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

 

The James Hotel. New York, NY

Agnes Gund