Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Silver Throw, 2013
Acrylic, sand, glitter, and enamel on canvas
50 x 60 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Vulcan, 2009
Acrylic, enamel, spray paint, ceramic paste, and sand on canvas
76 7/8 x 83 7/8 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2013
Acrylic, sand, and ceramic paste on canvas
22 1/8 x 22 1/8 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Pet Traffic, 2012
Acrylic, sand, and ceramic paste on canvas
48 5/8 x 41 5/8 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2013
Acrylic, sand and enamel on canvas
60 x 50 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

White Sparkle, 2009
Acrylic, glitter, sand, and ceramic paste on canvas
93 1/2 x 73 1/2 in.

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2013
Acrylic on paper
21 x 26 7/8 in. framed
17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. unframed

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on paper
22 x 27 in. framed
16 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. unframed

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on paper
22 x 27 in. framed
16 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. unframed

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2013
Acrylic on paper
21 x 26 7/8 in. framed
17 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. unframed

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

Untitled, 2013
Acrylic on paper
20 7/8 x 26 7/8 in. framed
17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. unframed

Born in Durham, NC
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2005
MFA, University of Chicago, IL

2000
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1999
The International School, Umbria, Italy

Solo and two person exhibitions

2014
Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN (forthcoming)
Abdolreza Aminlari and Benjamin King, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

2012
You are Leaving, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN

2010
White Sparkle, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN

Group Exhibitions

2014
Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN and Salon Zurcher, NY (forthcoming)
Event of line, Drive-by Projects, Watertown, MA (forthcoming)
Genesis Forward Battery, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Laroche / Joncas @ 215 Bowery NYC
Earthly Pleasures, Jordana Zeldin, New York, NY
Painters I’d Like to Fuck (P.I.L.F.), curated by Tiffany Calvert, Henry Samelson and Mark Joshua Epstein, New York, NY
HKJB at Collective Show, Mexico City, MX

2012
Upside Downturn, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN
On the Fence, The Dirty Dirty, New York, NY
The Final Frontier, curated by Matt Jones, The Atlantic Conference, New York, NY
WAVERS, curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, 483 47TH ST, Brooklyn, NY
Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation / Vito Schnabel, New York, NY

2011
Trans Medium, Limerick-Frazier Gallery, Austin TX
Snowclones, curated by Benjamin King and Rob Nadeau, ARTBLOGARTBLOG, New York, NY
Group Show, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN
Control Alt Delete, 840 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
The Working Title, organized by Progress Report, Bronx River Art Center, New York, NY

2010
HKJB at The Collective Show, Participant Inc., New York, NY
A Selection from a Decade of Painting at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago, DOVA Temp, IL
It’s My World, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Born to Die, Second Home Projects, Berlin, GE
Landscape and Solitude, curated by Mako Wakasa, KUMUKUMU, New York, NY
Bushwick Schlact, curated by Guillermo Creus, Marcel Hueppauff, Tom Sanford, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
Portable Caves, 5-22 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
PAPER!AWESOME!, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
Seasonal Pictures, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
Brut, Project MTL, Montreal, CA
A Taste of Young New York, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic
ABCyz Benefit Show, Silver Shed, New York, NY
Joshua Smith's B-Day Party, Apartment Show, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY
35/25, curated by Ryan Cobourn and John Yau, The Painting Center, New York, NY
A Painting Show, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
Personal Abstraction, 253 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Ft2, Rogue Space, New York, NY

2008
Night of a 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Small Works Show, Prince St Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Student Show, David and Alfred Smart Museum, Chicago IL
Narrative Purgatory, University of Chicago, Franke Institute, IL
11 Pack, University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts, IL

2000
Surface and Story, Century 900 Gallery, Chicago, IL

Curatorial Projects

2014
Genesis Forward Battery, HKJB, Underdonk, Ridgewood, NY

2013
End Times, HKJB, The Sphinx, New York, NY
Collective Show, Mexico City, MX

2012
Upside Downturn, HKJB, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, CAN

2011
Snowclones, ARTBLOGARTBLOG, co-curated with Rob Nadaeu, New York, NY
Control Alt Delete, HKJB, 840 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Pieced Together, HKJB, 1205 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Collective Show, Participant Inc., New York, NY
Portable Caves, HKJB, 5-22 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
ABCYZ Collective Show, Silver Shed, New York, NY

2009
Bad Graphic Design, HKJB, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY
Personal Abstraction, HKJB, 253 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Bibliography

2013
Samelson, Henry, Benjamin King; Studio Visit, Buddy of Work.

2012
Rosati, Lauren and Staniszewski, Mary Anne. Alternative Histories New York Art Spaces 1960-2010, Co published by EXIT Art and The MIT Press, pp.368 – 369
NYC Painters Take Montreal: HKJB @ LAROCHE/JONCAS, New York Postmodern
Forget, Betina. You are Leaving – Benjamin King at Laroche/Joncas, The Belgo Report

2011
Smith, Matthew, Progress Report: Q&A with Kris Chatterson and Vince Contarino, New American Paintings.
Russeth, Andrew. Control Alt Delete: A One-Night HKJB Show in Bushwick, 16 Miles of String.
Skene, Cameron. Benjamin King, Border Crossings, Issue 117, March – May.
Fallah, Amir H., Benjamin King Is Into The Wild, Beautiful Decay.

2010
Chatterson, Kris, Benjamin King / Studio Visit, Progress Report.
Bamberger, Alan. BAER RIDGWAY, MARX & ZAVATTERO, NOMA, ARTZONE 461, JAMES SNIDLE MISHO, ArtBusiness.com.
Warner, Emily. NYFA Current Making Space

2009
Warner, Emily. Bomblog, Art Minus Gallery: 'Personal Abstraction' in Sunset Park