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BENJAMIN DUKE (USA)


Born in 1977, Louisville, USA
Lives and works in Lansing, USA


Benjamin Duke's current area of research is in painting, He is primarily interested in creating narratives that are disjunctive, which means that his works utilize seemingly opposite or disjoined elements. His main strategy for this is to create moments of fissure in a painting.

"I would set up an expectation of a particular kind of environment for example and then enter into that environment something that doesn't fit".


Education

2006 M.F.A.- Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting
2002 B.F.A.- University of Utah, Painting and Drawing Emphasis
2001 Yale University Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk


Solo shows

2017

The Sideways, galerie bruno massa, New York City, USA
University of Louisville, Hite Art Insitute, Louisville, KT, USA

2014

A River Without Banks, Paul Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
The Contemporary Figure, Ben Duke & Robert McCann (Two-Person Show) Moss-Thorn Gallery of Art, Fort Hays, KS, USA

2013

Benjamin Swallow Duke and Nathan Barnes, (Two-person Show) Emerson Center For the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT, USA
Benjamin Swallow Duke and Esther Randall, (Two-person Show) Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, USA
Thresholds, (Solo Show) Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, USA

2012

Sublime Rupture, (Solo Show) Target Gallery, Alexandria VA Catalog with essay by Dominique Nahas, USA

2011

Identity In Itself, (Two-person show) Lapham Gallery, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center, Glens Falls, NY, USA
Benjamin Duke, Tony Shumsky, (Two-person show) Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, USA
UPHEAVAL, (Traveling Solo Show) University Art Gallery, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI, USA

2010

UPHEAVAL, (Traveling Solo Show) Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO, USA
Floating, (Solo Show) Fitton Art Center, Hamilton, OH, USA

2009

Notwithstanding, (Two-person show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Disrupted Particulars, (Two-person show) Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township, MI, USA

2008

We Drew a Circle and Called it an Island, (Two-person collaborative show) Garden City Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
Benjamin Duke and Teresa Dunn, (Two-person show) University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, USA
Imaginary Cities, (Solo show) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, USA
Awakening, (Two Person show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2006

Second Chance (Solo Show) Brewer’s Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
Opening Exhibition (Two Person Show) Touchet Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA

2004

Clamor (Solo Show) Rose Wagner Center for the Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2003

Paintings (Solo Show) Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2001

Seen and Unseen (Solo Show) Union Art Gallery. Salt Lake City, UT, USA


Group shows

2016

Aqua Art Miami, galerie bruno massa, Miami Beach, USA
Affordable Art Fair New York, galerie bruno massa, New York City, USA

2015

The Suburbs Eyes: Picturing the Sprawl, (Invitational Group Show) Ernestine M. Raclin Gallery, Indiana University, South Bend, IN, USA

2014

21 and Counting, The Painting Center, New York City, NY, USA

2013

Gallery Group, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Unnatural Selection, Duke, McCann and Dunn (Three-Person Show) Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS, USA
4th Culture @ Scene Metrospace, (Group Show) Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, USA
Green Show, (Group Show) A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Season Opener, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2012

Open Studios, (Open Studios) 4th Culture Studios, Lansing, MI, USA
Forms of ID, (Group Show) New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN, USA

2011

Season Opener, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Gallery Group, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Open Studios, (Open Studios) 4th Culture Studios, Lansing, MI, USA

2010

Contemporary Painting, (Three Person Show) Coburn Gallery at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, USA
Kuandu Museum Residency Show and Open Studio (Residency) Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA

2009

Realitease, (Three artists) Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA

2008

Figurative Fictions, (Three Painters) Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton OH. curator: Joe Houston of the Columbus Museum of Art, USA
Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA

2007

Above & Beyond (Six Painters) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2006

Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA
Launch (Graduate Thesis Show) Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

2005

Hoffberger Group Show: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
Boxing (Local Invitational) Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA


Scholarships, Awards & Residencies

2015 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists: Lehon, France
2011 Individual Artist Award, Roy B Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, USA
2010 Best in Show: Figuratively Speaking, Village Gallery, Montgomery, AL, USA
2010 Artist In Residence: Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Dec-Jan 2010, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Bamboo Culture Residency: June 2009- August 2009. Taiwan
2008 Intramural Research Grant: Michigan State University, USA



Crash
2009
oil on canvas
238 x 190 cm - 94 x 75 in



Awakening as Self-Identity Matrix #4
2008
oil on canvas
165 x 182 cm - 65 x 72 in



Persistent Remainders
2015
oil on canvas
152 x 137 cm - 60 x 54 in