Born 1970 in Iowa City, Iowa
Lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Education

1997
1992
1992

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
San Francisco Art Institute, CA, Graduate Painting Program
BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Solo Exhibitions

2013
2008
2007
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System, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Democracity, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Ether Studies, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
We, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Automatic City, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Convergence, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

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Hypnagogic (two-person show with Michael Bevilacqua), Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, NY

Inaugural Group Show, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, NY

AftermodernisM, Neumann Wolfson Art/ Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY

Sensorium, The Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Disorder, The Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

World and System, Stadtischen Galerie, Dresden, Germany
The Incomplete Paris, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

The Incomplete, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
The Incomplete Incomplete, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Printmaking at the Crossroads, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Cul-de-Sac: Art from a Suburban Nation, Martin Gallery, Radford University, Radford, VA
Public Image: Painting the City, Tilburg, Netherlands
New Prints 2006/ Spring: Selected by Richard Tuttle, New York, NY
City-M, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

World Painting, Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
Summer Sessions, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, MO
New Art New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding, Inc., Traun, Austria
The ArtReview 25: An Exhibition of Emerging US Artists, Phiilips de Pury & Co. East Gallery, New York, NY
The City: Contemporary Views of the Built Environment, Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY, Bronx, NY
First Skin, Gallery Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

Black and White, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Surface Tension, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Open Range, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Future Noir, Gorney Bravin Lee Gallery, New York, NY

From Here to There: Maps as Muse
, Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York, NY
Split, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Prague Biennale, Veletrzni Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
MetaScape, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Snapshot, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Painting as Paradox, Artists Space, New York
Plotting, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Panorama, curated by Carmen Zita / TRACE, Room, NY
The Norman Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
On Perspective, Gallerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Busan Bienale, Busan, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuel Kunst Gent (SMAK), Belgium
Line, Form, Color: From Hard Edge Abstraction to Architecture, Howard House, Seattle, WA
Boomerang: Collector's Choice II, curated by Andrew Ong, Exit Art, NY
Next Wave Prints, Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA

Greater New York, P.S.1 / MoMA Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY
Architecture & Memory, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY
Pop and After: 1965-2000, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
Collector's Choice, curated by Norman Dubrow, Exit Art, NY

The Great Drawing Show, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
400, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
Another Country: The Constructed Landscape, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY

Inventory, White Columns, New York, NY

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence RI

Small Scale Landscapes, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston MA
The Bombastic Righteous Passively Become Apparent Absurdities, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI (collaboration with Julie Mehretu)

Figures, OK Harris, New York, NY

Wet Paint: Northern California Painting, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Awards

2006
1996
1992
1991

RISD/Target Emerging Artist Award
Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Graduate Merit Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Lillian Levinson Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Public & Corporate Collections

Alliant Energy Corporation, Madison, WI
Fidelity Investments, Cinncinatti, OH
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Chicago Center for the Print, IL
Goldman Sachs Corporate Collection, NY
Harsch Investment Properties, Portland, OR
Kanders & Company, CT
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., San Francisco, CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The New York Public Library, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, OH

Selected Bibliography

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Campellin, Leda, "Benjamin Edwards in the Information Age," Juliet Art Magazine, December.

Wool, Lauren, "Beautiful Mechanisms: A Conversation with Benjamin Edwards," Blunderbuss Magazine, June.

Niles Dehoff, Jessica, "Digital Cities: Benjamin Edwards' Utopian Dreams," Tokyo Art Beat, July.

Lindquist, Greg, "Benjamin Edwards: We," artcritical.com, February.
Saltz, Jerry, "The Biggest Picture," The Village Voice, February 1.
Hall, Emily, "Benjamin Edwards," Artforum, February.
Saltz, Jerry, "Looking Back...Sometimes in Anger," The Village Voice, January 16.
--  "Benjamin Edwards," The New Yorker, January 15.
Yung, Susan, "Reality Bytes," Gay City News, January 11.

Gelber, Eric, "The Roads Ahead, Scary & Serene," The New York Sun, December 14.
Baker, R.C., "Best in Show," The Village Voice, November 30.
--  "Benjamin Edwards," Time Out New York, November 30.
Davis, Whitney, "How to Make Analogies in a Digital Age," October, Issue 117.
Lynch, Kevin, "Tandem Press Print Show at Chazen," The Capital Times, January 21.

Fischer, Mark, "Summer Season, Summer Sessions," Riverfront Times, St. Louis, June 29.
Biro, Matthew, "New York: Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Benjamin Edwards: Automatic City," Contemporary, Issue 72.
Vincent, Steven, "Benjamin Edwards at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery," Art in America, May.
Edwards, Benjamin, "In Their Own Words: Benjamin Edwards," New York Foundation for the Arts, www.nyfa.org, April 7.
Saltz, Jerry, "System Overload," The Village Voice, February 25.
Schwendener, Martha, "Benjamin Edwards," Artforum, February.

Kerr, Merrily, "Benjamin Edwards: Automatic City," Time Out New York, December 9-15.
"Benjamin Edwards," The New Yorker, December 20 & 27.
Biersdorfer, Jude D., "Automatic City," The New York Times, November 28.
Johnson, Ken, "Benjamin Edwards," The New York Times, November 19.
--  "A New Way to See Broadway," am New York, November 4.
Meyer, Tedra, "Pixel PAinter" DigitALL Magazine, Fall.
Rosenberg, Karen, "American Beauty," New York Magazine, September 13.
Smith, Roberta, "Future Noir at Gorney Bravin & Lee," The New York Times, January 23.

Saltz, Jerry, "Looking Ahead to the New Season, Our Critic Finds Plenty of Reasons to Be Cheerful: Babylon Rising," Village Voice, September 5.

Dailey, Meghan, "Painting as Paradox," Artforum.com, December.
Saltz, Jerry, "Painting a la mode," Village Voice, December 4-10.
Johnson, Ken, "Painting as Paradox," The New York Times, December 13.
Wilder, Hilary, "Painting at the Edge of Painting: Two-Dimensional Art and the Trouble with Pictures," Perla, October/November.
Dailey, Meghan, "Critic's Picks: Painting as Paradox," Artforum.com, December 6.
Bamas, Maria, "Casino 2001: Kisses from Ghent," Tema Celeste Contemporary Art, January-February.
Zita, Carmen, "State of the Art," Trace, issue #36, April
"Off the Wall," Smock Magazine, Winter.
Dunn, Melissa and Gute, Charles, "Spotlight: Casino 2001," Flash Art, January - February.

Mitchell, Dee, Charles, "Review: Benjamin Edwards," Art in America, November
Caniglia, Julie, "Reviews: Benjamin Edwards," Artforum, November.
Saltz, Jerry, "All at Once", The Village Voice, October 9.
Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review: Benjamin Edwards," The New York Times, September 28.
Fels, Sophie, "Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, October 1.
Levin, Kim, "Voice Choice: Benjamin Edwards," The Village Voice, September 25.
Finch, Charlie, "Private Benjamin," artnet.com, August 30.
Adamson, Loch, "Process: Canvassing the City," The New York Times Magazine, August 19.
Vincent, Steven, "It's a Mall World, Isn't It?," Art and Auction, September / October.
Caniglia, Julie, "Roadside Attraction," Harper's Bazaar, September.
Henry, Max, "When Painting Meets Digital," Tema Celeste Contemporary Art, May - June.
Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review: The Armory Show 2001," The New York Times, February 23.

Newhall, Edith, "On View: Architectural Digest," New York Magazine, January 24.
Levin, Kim, "Voice Choice: Architecture and Memory," Village Voice, February 1.

Watson, Simon, "Simon Says: Collect," artnet.com, September 26.
Worth, Alexi, "Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, July 12.
Neel, Alex, "Critic's Picks," Time Out New York, June 3 - 10.
Dalton, Jennifer, "Dream Trash/Trash Dream: The Artist as Collector, Historian and Archivist," PAJ, May.

Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review" The New York Times, May 15.
Saltz, Jerry, "Inventory," Time Out New York, review, May 14-21.

Selected Publications

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World and System, exhibition catalogue, text by William Willoughby, Stadtischen Galerie, Dresden, Germany

Seeing Out Loud: Village Voice Art Columns Fall 1998 - Winter 2003, Jerry Saltz, The Figures - Geoffrey Young, Publisher, Great Barrington, MA

Painting as Paradox, exhibition catalogue, text by Lauri Firstenberg, Artists Space, NY
Post-Digital Painting, exhibition catalogue, text by Joe Houston, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Charley o2, Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick, editors, published by Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Plotting: A Survey Exhibition of Artists' Studies, exhibition catalogue, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

Casino 2001: 1st Ouadrennial of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, S.M.A.K. / Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst Gent, Belgium
Benjamin Edwards: Convergence, exhibition catalogue, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NY; text by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

Professional

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Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Visiting Artist / Lecture

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Visiting Artist / Lecture

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Visiting Artist / Lecture
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Visiting Artist / Lecture

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, Visiting Artist/ Lecture
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting Artist/ Lecture
University of Maryland, College Park, MD,  Lecture

Microsoft, Seattle, WA,  Lecture
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Lecture

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI,  Lecture
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Lecture

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Visiting Artist / Lecture
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Visiting Artist / Lecture
Columbia University School of Architecture, New York, NY, Lecture / Panelist
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Visiting Artist / Lecture
Architectural Laboratory, Denver, CO, Lecture
Annual CAA Conference, Atlanta, GA, Lecture / Panelist
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Visiting Artist / Lecture

Columbia University School of Architecture, New York, NY, Lecture

Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH,  Lecture / Panelist
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Visiting Artist / Lecture / Panelist

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, Visiting Artist / Lecture
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Visiting Artist / Lecture

Columbia University, NY, Visiting Artist / Lecture

Teaching

2013

1997

“Research and Development for Fine Artists,” Winter-session course, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

“Informing Painting,” Winter-session course co-taught with Alex Blau, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI