Benjamin Bellas

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Benjamin Bellas (born March 29, 1976) is an American artist and an Assistant Professor of Art at Washington College.[1] He was formerly a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago [2]

Through poetic narratives, Bellas unexpectedly relocates autobiographical moments of enmity, longing and uncomfortable honesty in banal visual forms. By transforming everyday objects into sometimes-humorous icons of his most intimate life experiences, his work can be seen as a high-wire balancing act between intellect and emotion that manifests itself as a synthesis of the Humanities.[3]

Benjamin Bellas is a 2007 recipient of an Illinois Arts Council International project grant and has exhibited at 1a space, Hong Kong; Istanbul Exhibition Center, Turkey; Track 16, Los Angeles; Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Florean Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania; among many others.[4]

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  1. ^ "Washington College Faculty Bio". Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  2. ^ Benjamin Bellas. "CV". Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Benjamin Bellas". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Redux Contemporary Art Center". Redux Contemporary Art Center. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 

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