Benjamin Britton CV

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born 1976,  Palo Alto, CA.

 Education
2008      MFA in Painting from University of California Los Angeles, CA.
1999     BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Fine Art. New York, NY.

 Selected One & Two-Person Exhibitions
2016      Marcia Wood Gallery, The Incandescent Sub-Present, Atlanta, GA
2016      Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
2014      Marcia Wood Gallery,Your Apprehension is Noted, Atlanta, GA.
2013      Ruth Bachofner Gallery, heedlessness-as-planning, Santa Monica, CA.
2012      Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Prevailing Conditions, Santa Monica, CA.
2010      Ruth Bachofner Gallery, With all available haste, Santa Monica, CA.
2009      Frederieke Taylor Gallery, The Error Chain, New York, NY.
2007      Frederieke Taylor Gallery Benjamin Britton, Paintings, and Hans Accola, Sculpture, New York, NY.
2005      Saddleback College Gallery. Solo Exhibition of Recent Paintings. Mission Viejo, CA. 


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016     Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, Abstraction Today, Atlanta, GA. 
2015      High Museum, Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines, curated by High Museum Modern and Contemporary                           Curator Michael Rooks, Atlanta, GA.

2014      Marcia Wood Gallery, Summer Studio Salon, Atlanta, GA.
                Hall/Spassov Gallery, User Profile, Seattle, WA.
                Gallery @ Hotel Indigo, Living Room, curated by Didi Dunphy, Athens, GA.
2013      Post Gallery, Fanatic, curated by Lily Simonson for the Kamikaze series. Los Angeles, CA.
                Hall/Spassov Gallery, May Exhibit, Bellevue, WA.
2012       Vincent Price Art Museum, ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition, Monterey Park, CA.
                Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Small Works, Santa Monica, CA.
2011      Post Gallery, Abstract Smallness, curated by Farrah Karapetian as part of the Kamikaze  series, Los Angeles,                    CA.
               Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Entering Abstraction, Santa Monica, CA.

               Triple Base Gallery, JB Blunk Residency, San Francisco, CA.
               Arena One Gallery, Immanent Domain part 2., Santa Monica, CA.
               West Los Angeles College, Immanent Domain, Culver City, CA.
2010      Frederieke Taylor Gallery, 10th Anniversary Invitational, New York, NY.
2009     Cypress College, GPS, curated by Devon Tsuno of Concrete Walls Projects, Cypress, CA.
               Chime & Co., October, Los Angeles, CA.
               FOX studios lobby project, an installation of watercolor paintings curated by Ali Subotnik of the Hammer                         Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
                Green Gallery, Lovable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children, Milwaukee, WI

2008      Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA.
                Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Crossroads, Santa Monica, CA.
                Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Summer Selections, New York, NY.
                Cal State Long Beach Galleries, GLAMFA, CSULB, Long Beach, CA.
                Pulse Art Fair in New York with Beautiful/Decay magazine, curated by Amir Fallah, New York, NY.
2007      NADA art fair in Miami, FL with Renwick Gallery of New York, NY.    
2006      Frederieke Taylor Gallery. Undercurrent, curated by An Hoang. New York, NY.
2005      Cypress College Gallery, We store, collect, and memorize, curated by Johannes Schoen. Orange County, CA.

 Public Collections
The High Museum, Atlanta, GA.
The West Collection, Oaks, PA.

Artist Residencies
2018      Ballinglen Artist Fellowship awarded by the Ballinglen Artist Foundation. (forthcoming), Ballycastle, Ireland.                  A two-month residency in North County Mayo with a mission to support artists making important work                            while interacting with the community and being inspired by the landscape in this remote region of Ireland. 2010     J.B. Blunk Residency. Inverness, CA. A two-month solo residency that takes place in the house and studio                       of the late artist J.B. Blunk, located within the Bishop Pine Nature Preserve near Pt. Reyes National                                     Seashore. Administrated by the Lucid Art Foundation, this residency seeks to support artists who connect                     with and respond to the natural world in their work. The residency provides opportunities for the public to                       visit the studio, and includes a show of the work produced at Triple Base Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Press
2015    Art in America, Exhibition Review by Stephanie Cash, Atlanta: Benajmin Britton at Marcia Wood, pp. 110-111,                    February 2015.
               New American Paintings, South #118, Juried by Dominic Molon.
2014     Burnaway, Burnaway’s Best: Coming Up in 2015, by the Burnaway Staff. December 31, 2014.
               Burnaway, Look Closer: Benjamin Britton at Marcia Wood, Ryan Neumann, October 15, 2014.
               ArtsATL, Benjamin Britton wraps calculated enigmas in painterly richness, Dinah McClintock, October 1,                        2014.
               CBS Atlanta, Best Up and Coming Visual Artists in Atlanta, Sean Mills, April 14, 2014.
2013     Artweek LA, Benjamin Britton: Heedlessness-as-planning, July 22, 2013.
2012     Los Angeles Times, Chaos Boldly Contained, review by Holly Myers of the solo show “Prevailing Conditions”                    at Ruth Bachofner Gallery in the January 20th, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Times, and featured on the LA                Times’ Culture Monster Blog on January 19th, 2012.

2011     New Times, Coloring in the Lines, review by Anna Weltner of the group show Drawn In at Cal Poly San Luis                        Obispo, October 13, 2011, vol. 26, issue 11.
2008    Art Talk with Edward Goldman, featured on the March 11, 2008 edition of the art segment on KCRW, an NPR                    Radio Affiliate in Santa Monica, CA.

Speaking
2016      Georgia State University, Invited to give an artist lecture and be a guest critic in grad seminar.
2015      Wiessman Visiting Artist at Connecticut College, New London, CT. 
2011      University of Southern California. Invited to give an artist lecture for undergraduate drawing and painting                        students.

               Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Invited to give an artist lecture and panel discussion with other artists from                                Drawn In.
               Cal State University Long Beach. Invited to give an artist lecture and be a guest critic in graduate critique                         seminar.
2009      Cypress College. Invited to participate in symposium with other artists from the GPS group show. 
2006      Saddleback College. Invited to give an artist lecture about the one-person show in the college gallery.

 Writing
2015     Painters on Painting, Benjamin Britton on Julie Mehretu, April 23rd, blog post on blog created by artist Julie                    Hefferna