Durham, b.1977

Benjamin King

Benjamin King lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY. He holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. King’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally in galleries including Freight & Volume, Laroche/Joncas, Longhouse Projects, ACME, Ridgway Exhibi-tions, Dvorak Sec and The Painting Center. King is a fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a repeat recipient of the DNA artist in residence award sponsored by Freight & Volume Gallery. Between 2009 and 2015, with artist Jay Henderson, King curated a series of exhibitions in NYC and abroad. Their group was included in an Exit Art and MIT press publication called Alternative Histories in 2010, a compendium documenting New York alternative art since the 1960’s.

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Biography

Benjamin King lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY. He holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. King’s work has been exhibited locally and internationally in galleries including Freight & Volume, Laroche/Joncas, Longhouse Projects, ACME, Ridgway Exhibi-tions, Dvorak Sec and The Painting Center. King is a fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a repeat recipient of the DNA artist in residence award sponsored by Freight & Volume Gallery. Between 2009 and 2015, with artist Jay Henderson, King curated a series of exhibitions in NYC and abroad. Their group was included in an Exit Art and MIT press publication called Alternative Histories in 2010, a compendium documenting New York alternative art since the 1960’s.

Artworks

18

Affliction of Separation, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstraction / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic on Paper / Acrylic Painting / Bold Color / Brooklyn / Figuration / Forest / Landscape / Mixed Media on Canvas / Mother Earth / Nature / New York / Painting / Texture

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2005

    MFA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicaco, IL

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Homeland, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Way Back In, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT 

  • 2016

    Benjamin King, Four AM, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Summer of Love, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • Summer in the City, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

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Education

  • 2005

    MFA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicaco, IL

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Homeland, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Way Back In, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT 

  • 2016

    Benjamin King, Four AM, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Simple Mountain, Arts & Leisure, New York, NY

  • Abdolreza Aminlari and Benjamin King, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

  • Various Deposits, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • 2012

    You are Leaving, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • 2010

    White Sparkle, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • 2000

    Surface and Story, Century 900 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Summer of Love, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • Summer in the City, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • 2015

    Temple of Vates, HKJB, New York, NY

  • Out of Town, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  •  I Am What I Am Not Yet, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

  • Mercy Benefit, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Salon Zürcher booth with Laroche/Joncas, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY

  • Abstraction Naturally, C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA 

  • Event of the Line, Drive-by Projects, Watertown, MA

  • Genesis Forward Battery, Underdonk, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Summer Show, Laroche/Joncas, New York, NY

  • Earthly Pleasures, Jordana Zeldin, New York, NY

  • P.I.L.F., Tiffany Calvert, Henry Samelson and Mark Joshua Epstein, New York, NY

  • Collective Show Mx, Collective Show, Mexico City, Mx

  • 2012

    Upside Downturn, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • On the Fence, The Dirty Dirty, New York, NY

  • The Final Frontier, The Atlantic Conference, curated by Matt Jones, New York, NY

  • Wavers, EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, New York, NY

  • Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation / Vito Schnabel, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Trans Medium, Limerick-Frazier Gallery, Austin TX

  • Snowclones, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, NY

  • Group Show, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal

  • Control Alt Delete, HKJB, New York, NY

  • The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, New York, NY

  • 2010

    The Collective Show, Participant Inc., New York, NY

  • Alumni Group Show, University of Chicago,DOVA Temp, Chicago, IL

  • It’s My World, Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

  • Born to Die, Second Home Projects, Berlin

  • Landscape and Solitude, Kumukumu Gallery, curated by Mako Wakasa, New York, NY

  • Bushwick Schlact, Fortress to Solitude, New York, NY

  • Portable Caves, HKJB, New York, NY

  • Paper Awesome, Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

  • 2009

    Seasonal Pictures, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

  • Brut, Projecx MTL, Montreal

  • A Taste of Young New York, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague

  • ABCyz Benefit Show, Silver Shed, New York, NY

  • Joshua Smith's B-Day Party, Apartment Show, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY

  • 25/35, The Painting Center, New York, NY

  • A Painting Show, Fortress to Solitude, New York, NY

  • Personal Abstraction, HKJB, New York, NY

  • Ft2, Rogue Space, New York, NY

Grants & Awards

  • 2019

    DNA Residency, Provincetown MA

  • 2018

    DNA Residency, Provincetown MA

  • 2017

    DNA Residency, Provincetown MA

  • 2013

    Edward F. Albee Foundation

  • 2005

    University of Chicago - Post Graduate Fellow, Chicago IL

Bibliography

  • Haggarty, Catherine, Review : The Secret Life of Plants, Curator, August 2017

  • Lawrence, Nick, Coates, Jennifer, The Secret Life of Plants, published by Freight and Volume

  • Lawrence, Nick, Simple Mountain, published by Arts and Leisure

  • Fisher, Michelle Millar. “Abdolreza Aminlari and Benjamin King” ARTnews, Summer 2014

  • Kohler, William. “Benjamin King at Longhouse Projects” Huffington Post, April 11, 2014

  • Romashevskaya, Irina. “Longhouse Projects Abdolreza Aminlari and Benjamin King.” Nu Mode Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014: 193

  • Samelson, Henry. “Benjamin King; Studio Visit” Buddy of Work, April 1, 2013

  • Rosati, Lauren and Staniszewski, Mary Anne. Alternative Histories New York Art Spaces 1960-2010 Co published by EXIT Art and The MIT Press, pp. 368 – 369

  • New York Post Modern, “NYC Painters Take Montreal: HKJB @ LAROCHE/JONCAS” September 6, 2012

  • Forget, Betina. “You are Leaving – Benjamin King at Laroche/Joncas" The Belgo Report, April 24, 2012