ARTIST BIO

 

Benjamin is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose practice includes studio work and ongoing research projects. He has presented his work at art exhibitions, medieval academic conferences, and in collaboration with scholars and musicians. Benjamin was born and lived with his family in Bangladesh until age ten, when they moved to Maine. He completed his MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts and currently lives in Oakland, California with his partner, musician Michele Kennedy, and their daughter.

CONTACT

thorpe.benjamin@gmail.com

CV

Medieval Song from Aristotle to Opera, by Sarah Kay         Forthcoming in 2022

Artistic collaborator on companion website

Cornell University Press

 

Sita Ram's Hybrid Paintings of Nineteenth-Century India   December 2021

Essay co-authored with Abu Kalam Shamsuddin

Journal of the Asiatic Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Listeners, by Ernesto Pujol                                              June 2019

Performer

River to River Performance Festival, New York, NY

Crossings                                                                                 May 2016 to June 2018

Docent of curated highlights tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 

Remede de Fortune                                                                 May 2018

Collaborating video artist with

   early music ensemble, Concordian Dawn

The Graduate Center, New York, NY

 

Please Disturb                                                                         February 2017

Participant in group show curated by David Ross

Midtown Hilton, New York, NY

Material Transformation in Medieval Manuscripts                March 2016

Presenter at Early Modern Colloquium

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

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

Presenter at 8th Annual Medievalists@Penn Conference

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Sign of the Ape                                                                        September 2014

Graduate Thesis

Morgan Library Reference Collection, New York, NY

 

The Monkey Codex                                                                  August 2014

Solo Exhibition

Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

Community Board                                                                   August 2014

Participant in group show curated by Jovana Stokic

Glasshouse Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

Time After Us, by Ernesto Pujol                                             October 2013

Performer

St Paul’s Chapel, New York, NY

 

Ecstasy/Apocalypse                                                                 August 2013

Participant in group show curated by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

SVA Gallery, New York, NY

 

Current Practice                                                                      July 2013

Participant in group show curated by Hesse McGraw

Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Remnant                                                                                  June 2010

Solo exhibition curated by Elizabeth Laribee

Yellow Wall Gallery, Harrisburg, PA