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Ben Snead Biography

Born in Denver, Colorado, in 1971

Lives in Brooklyn, New York


1997Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; MFA, Painting and Printmaking, with Honors

1995School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; BFA

1993Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA; BA

1989Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, CO

One-Person Exhibitions

2010Feature Inc., New York

2006“Into the Fold,” Feature Inc., New York

2005“New Paintings,” O·H+T Gallery, Boston

2004O·H+T Gallery, Boston

2003Feature Inc., New York

2001M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013“Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art,” The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York
“Tandem Pursuits: Armor and Ichthyology,” Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, New York

2012“Paperazzi,” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn

2011“35th Anniversary Exhibition,” Dieu Donne, New York; curated by Lilly Wei

2010“Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit,” New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

2009“Populate This Form,” Feature Inc., New York

2008“Metamorphosis,” Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA; curated by Amy Lipton

2007“Flora and Fauna: Wendy Edwards, Heidi Johnson, Ben Snead,” OH+T Gallery, Boston

2006Inaugural exhibition, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Animalia,” Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
“Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles

2005“Musical Modes,” Clifford Chance Projects, New York; curated by Dinaburg Arts (brochure)
“All In The Family,” Texas Gallery, Houston

2004“Gallery Artists,” Feature Inc., New York
“Out In Front: Collecting Contemporary Art In Rhode Island With Paula and Leonard Granoff,” Sol Kofler Graduate Student Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
“Itsy Bitsy Spider,” Feature Inc., New York

2003Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Norton Museum of Art,
    West Palm Beach, FL; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH;
    Tucson Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ; organized by David S. Rubin in association with Pamela Auchincloss / Arts
    Management, New York (catalogue: text by David Ruben)
“Five Years of the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
“Art In Embassies Collection,” Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York
“The Holiday Shopping Show,” Wallspace Gallery, New York

2002“The Fourth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York;
    Clifford-Smith Gallery and O·H+T Gallery, Boston; Art Center/South Florida, Miami; Los Angeles Contemporary
    Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2001“David Shaw, Ben Snead,” Feature Inc., New York

1998“Invitational,” Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1996“Fish And Drips (two-person exhibition),” Sol Kofler Gallery, Providence, RI

1993“Alumni Art Show,” Olin Fine Arts Center Museum, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Selected Bibliography

2013Hodara, Susan. “‘Tandem Pursuits: Armor and Ichthyology,’ at Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill in the Bronx,”
    New York Times, 19 September 2013  >link

2011Lakin, Jan. “Next Stop: The Subway System’s Visual Journey Continues,” Interior Design, September

2010Dalzell, Rebecca. “Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit,” Time Out New York,
    Own This City, 1 – 7 July
Rubin, David S., ed. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, with essays by David S. Rubin,
    Robert C. Morgan and Daniel Pinchbeck, San Antonio Museum of Art in association with MIT Press,
    Cambridge, MA, 30, 45, 95

2008Hammer, Andrea K. “UFO, Insects Invade Abington Art Center,” The Bulletin, 2 June
Newhall, Edith. “Watching Butterfly and Moth Take Wing,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 April  >link

2007McQuaid, Cate. Review of “Flora and Fauna,” Boston Globe, 14 June

2004Bawa, Avantika. Review, drainmag.com (reproduction)

2003Johnson, Ken. Review, New York Times, 17 January, E48
“Ben Snead,” Bijutsu Techno, 3 March, 66

Selected Projects, Publications and Reproductions of Artwork

2012Fish Farm (Brooklyn Snappers), sculptural installation, Two Trees Management Company commission,
    Clumbers Corner, Washington and Prospect Streets, Brooklyn, NY; September 2012 – September 2013

2011R Gallery, San Antonio; one-day show; 26 March 2011

2009“Departures and Arrivals,” permanent mosaic and tile installation, MTA Arts for Transit commission, New York City     Transit, Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station, Brooklyn, NY  >link

2005Zevitas, Steven T. New American Painting No. 56, Open Studio Press, 126–129

2004Harpers Magazine, April, 29 (reproduction of artwork)

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