ARTIST BIO

 

Benjamin is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose practice deals with the hinges of representation and artistic gesture. He has presented work at art exhibitions, medieval academic conferences, and in collaboration with musicians. Benjamin completed his MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts and recently relocated to Berkeley, California with his wife, musician Michele Kennedy. He was born and lived in Bangladesh until age ten when his family moved to Maine.

 

CV

Crossings                                                                                 May 2016 to Jun 2018

Museum Highlights Tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

Remede de Fortune                                                                  May 2018

Video project in collaboration with Concordian Dawn

The Graduate Center, New York, NY

 

Please Disturb                                                                          Feb 2017

Group show curated by David Ross

Midtown Hilton, New York, NY

Material Transformation in Medieval Manuscripts                 Mar 2016

Presenter at Early Modern Colloquium

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

The Ape as a Metaphor for Art: Stowe MS 17                        Mar 2016

Presenter at 8th Annual Medievalists@Penn Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Sign of the Ape                                                                        Sept 2014

Graduate Thesis

Morgan Library Reference Collection, New York, NY

 

The Monkey Codex                                                                 Aug 2014

Solo Exhibition

Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

Community Board                                                                   Aug 2014

Group show curated by Jovana Stokic

Glasshouse Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

Time After Us, by Ernesto Pujol                                             Oct 2013

Performer

St Paul’s Chapel, New York, NY

 

Ecstasy/Apocalypse                                                                 Aug 2013

Group show curated by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

SVA Gallery, New York, NY

 

Current Practice                                                                       Jul 2013

Group show curated by Hesse McGraw

Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 © 2018 Benjamin Thorpe