Benjamin Britton CV


born 1976,  Palo Alto, CA.

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      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
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

Selected Group Exhibitions 
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.

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.

 Auction and Charity
2016      Burnaway Art Crush, invited to participate in auction for online and print art journal Burnaway, Atlanta, GA.
                Art Papers, invited to participate in auction Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, GA.

2015      Burnaway Art Crush, invited to participate in auction for online and print art journal Burnaway, Atlanta, GA.
                Art Papers, invited to participate in auction for Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, GA.
                 40th Anniversary Show, Lyndon House Arts Center, juried by Carter Foster of the Whitney Museum in NY,                          Athens, GA.
2011       Heal the Bay, auction for the non-profit environmental organization Heal the Bay, Santa Monica, CA.
Fresh Start, charity art sale organized by Cris Mcall of Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

2015      Painters on Painting, Benjamin Britton on Julie Mehretu, April 23rd, blog created by artist Julie Heffernan.

2015     Connecticut College. Wiessman Visiting Artist. Invited to give a lecture and do studio visits with students.                          New London, CT.
               Young Collectors Club. Invited by Mary Stanley to give an artist talk at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2014     Marcia Wood Gallery. Invited to give an artist talk for Your Apprehension is Noted.
2011      University of Southern California. Invited to give an artist talk for undergraduate drawing and painting                                  students.

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

Residencies, Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships
2017      Ballinglen Artist Fellowship awarded by the Ballinglen Artist Foundation. Ballycastle, Republic of Ireland. A                         residency in North County Mayo with a mission to support artists making important work while interacting                       with the community and being inspired by conditions of the landscape andweather in this remote rural 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.

2008     The Hoyt Scholarship. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.
                Elaine Krown Klien Fine Arts Scholarship. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.

2007      D’Arcy Haymond Drawing Award at UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.

University of Georgia, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting.
Cal State Fullerton. Fullerton, CA. Lecturer for studio art.