Curriculum Vitae – Ben Butler

Education

2003 M.F.A. Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2000 B.A. Visual Arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

1998 School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2015    John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015   University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, Mississippi (upcoming)

2015  Unbounded, Rice Gallery, Houston, Texas

2015  Elegy to the Disappearance of Objects, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Boone, North Carolina

2014  Cloud Morphology, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, Tennessee

2013   Propagation, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington

2011  Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

2011  Limits of the Mind, Coleman Burke Gallery, New York, New York

2011  On Growth, Clough-Hansen Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2008 Plane Space, New York, NY

2008 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008 ZG Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2006 Suyama Space, Seattle, WA

2005 Plane Space, New York, NY

2005 Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 Zg Gallery, “Ben Butler, New Sculpture and Works on Paper,” Chicago, IL

2005 Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 Plane Space, “Ben Butler,” New York, NY

2003 Evanston Art Center Sculpture on the Grounds, “Waiting,” (with Rena Leinberger) Evanston, IL

2003 Zg Gallery, “Species & Sediment,” Installation & Sculpture by Ben Butler, Chicago, IL

2003 Plane Space, New York, NY

2003 Evanston Art Center, “Waiting” (with Rena Leinberger), Evanston, IL

Group Exhibitions

2015  Quogue Gallery, Quogue, New York

2015  Watson McRae Gallery, Sanibel, Florida

2014    Outside / In, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2013    Resplendent, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2013  Scope, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

2013  Present Tense, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee

2012 Gallery Artists, Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2012  Wood, Paper & Fiber, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

2012  Fractured, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

2012  Material Matters, Peerless Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2011 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2011 Silas Marder Gallery, Architecture. Bridgehampton, NY

2011 Samson Gallery, Chain Letter, Boston, MA

2011 Zg Gallery, Winter Group Show, Chicago, IL

2010 Hancock Shaker Village, Simple Gifts, Lenox, MA

2010 Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Ucross Alumni, Casper, WY

2010 Ben Butler, Sculpture Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008 Chesterwood, “Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood”, Stockbridge, MA

2008 Gallery North, Pollock-Krasner Artists, Setauket, NY

2008 Plane Space, “Gangbusters”, New York, NY

2007 Ben Butler, Sculpture Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2007 Whitney Art Works, “Tiny”, Portland, MA

2006 Ben Butler, Sculpture Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006 ICON Gallery, “Bowdoin Alumni Print Exhibition”, Brunswick, ME

2006 Chesterwood, “Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood”, Stockbridge, MA

2006 Gallery Artists, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2004 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, “Sublime Geometries,” Rockport, ME

2004 Plane Space, “Drawings,” New York, NY

2004 Chicago Cultural Center, “Perfect,” Chicago, IL

2004 Art Chicago, Navy Pier, “Art Boat” (with Rena Leinberger), Chicago, IL

2004 ZG Gallery, “Compendium”, Chicago, IL

2003 Zg Gallery, “As Small As Possible,” A Group Show, Chicago, IL

2003 Gallery 400, “Depiction,” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2003 ZG Gallery, “Compendium, Chicago, IL

2003 Evanston Art Center, Sculpture on the Grounds, “Waiting”, (with Rena Leinberger), Evanston, IL

2002 Zg Gallery, “12” x 12″ A Group Show”, Chicago, IL

2002 MN Gallery, “The Stray Show,” Chicago, IL

2002 University of W. Alabama, “Glacial Erratics,” 2 yr. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Livingston, AL

2002 Evanston Art Center, “16th Evanston & Vicinity Biennial,” Evanston, IL

2002 Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute Chicago, “Group Show,” (with Rena Leinberger) Chicago, IL

2002 Apartment 1R, “Variations,” Chicago, IL

2002 MN Gallery, “Topologies,” Chicago, IL

2002 The Storefront, “Fittings,” Chicago, IL

2002 Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute Chicago, “Group Show,” Chicago, IL

2000 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, “Maine Coast Artists Biennial,” Brunswick ME

 

Awards

2013    Arts Memphis Individual Artist Grant

2006    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Individual Artist Grant

 

Commissions and Collections

2015    Overton Park Old Forest Entry Portal, Sculpture Commission, Memphis, Tennessee

2014    Loews Chicago Hotel, Sculpture Commission, Chicago, Illinois

2013    Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sculpture and Mural Commission, Chicago, Illinois

2013    Music City Center, Drawing and Sculpture Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

2010    Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Sculpture Commission, Memphis, Tennessee

2008    John Deere Corporation, Sculpture Purchase, Moline, Illinois

Selected Publications

Eileen Townsend, “Ben Butler’s Cloud Morphology at Crosstown Arts”, Memphis Flyer, October 16, 2014.

Fredric Koeppel, “Art Review: Ben Butler – Cloud Morphology”, Commercial Appeal, October 22, 2014.

Matthew Kangas, “Ben Butler,” Visual Art Source, October 12, 2013.

Koeppel, Fredric. “Philosophy aside, ‘Growth’ blows mind”, The Commercial Appeal, January 28, 2011: Go Memphis p. 9

Artner, Alan. “In the Galleries”, Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2008: C 20.

World Sculpture News, “Quiet Repetition”, Winter, 2008: p. 14

Paige, Ian. “Unseen Forces”, The Phoenix, August 8, 2007: C 1.

Clemans, Gayle. “Art that Speaks for itself, and some that needs a little help”, The Seattle Times, December 1, 2006: 46I.

Hackett, Regina. “Math-inspired sculpture is anything but by-the-numbers”, Seattle Post- Intelligencer, September 22, 2006.

The Phoenix, “Academic (Im)Prints, Young Artists-to-Watch exhibit in Brunswick”, Ian Paige, 11/21/06

Artner, Alan G. “Ben Butler’s Warm, Humane Minimalism”, Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2005: C21.

Monadnock Ledger, “Sculpture times two: Ben Butler” Interview by Brendon Tapley, p.11,22, 2/26/04

Sculpture Magazine, “Waiting” Evanston Art Center, Jan./Feb. 2004, picture

Chicago Artists’ News, “Reclamation: Themes in the Work of Three Emerging Artists,” John Brunetti, pgs.6, 8, Oct. 2003

New City, “A House is Not a Home”, Review by Michael Workman, pg. 18, September 18, 2003

Chicago Tribune, “‘Depiction’ of Art for Art’s Sake,” Art Review by Lisa Stein, August 1, 2003

Chicago Reader, “Critic’s Choice: Ben Butler,” Art Review by Fred Camper, April 11, 2003, pictures

The New York Times, Arts & Leisure Guide, August 31, 2003: 25.

Camper, Fred. ” Critics Choice”, Chicago Reader, April 11, 2002.

Rayfield, Susan. “The Old School Ties”. Portland Press Herald, November 29, 1999: 1B.

 

Residencies / Fellowships

2014    ACRE, Artist Residency, Steuben, Wisconsin

2008    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist Residency, Omaha, Nebraska

2007    Norton Island Artist Residency, Norton Island, Maine

2005    Art Omi, Artist Residency, Ghent, New York

2004    MacDowell Colony, Artist Residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, Vermont

2003    Plane Space, Artist Residency, New York, New York

2001    Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Artist Residency, Temecula, California

2000    Ucross Foundation, Artist Residency, Clearmont, Wyoming

Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, Vermont