Benjamin Edwards (artist)

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Benjamin Edwards (born 1970) is an American visual artist and writer.

Biography[edit]

Benjamin Edwards was born in Iowa City, Iowa. Edwards currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.[1]

Education[edit]

Edwards graduated from UCLA, and earned a Masters from the Rhode Island School of Design.[1]

Works[edit]

His work deals mainly with "found imagery" collected from media (magazines, the internet, newspapers, video games, photographs, blueprints, logos and graphics) and then manipulated using 2d and 3d graphic software. This imagery is then massed into a "virtual space" on canvas, creating immense depth and vibrant colors. Benjamin Edwards is represented by Greenberg Van Doren in New York City.

His first solo exhibition was at the Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, in 2001. The exhibition consisted of two works, Convergence, 2000-2001 and Decoherence, 2001 facing one another from opposite ends of the gallery.[2] His artistic method was described by The Village Voice as "exhaustive", with Convergence taking 2500 hours to complete.[3]

He had a solo show at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan in 2008.[4]

Edwards' following works have been published in the following:

  • The New York Times
  • New York Magazine
  • The Village Voice
  • The New Yorker
  • Time Out New York
  • PAJ
  • Tema Celeste[1]

Awards[edit]

Benjamin Edwards has received the following awards:

  • "Award of Excellence" from Rhode Island School of Design
  • the Lillian Levinson Fellowship from the University of California at Los Angeles
  • Graduate Merit Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Artist Bio". International Print Center New York. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Caniglia, Julie (November 2001). "Benjamin Edwards: Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery.". ArtForum. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "All At Once". The Village Voice. 9 October 2001. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Niles Dehoff, Jessica (2 July 2008). "Digital Cities: Benjamin Edwards’ Utopian Dreams". Tokyo Art Beat. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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