Ben Skinner

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A Heart Makes A Bad Hula Hoop, 2014
Neon, acrylic mirror, MDF, Plexi, stainless steel
48 X 0 in.

Education

2003
MFA, Art and Technology. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000
BFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts. Nova Scotia College Of Art and Design

1997
Foundation Studies. Ontario College of And Design

Exhibitions

2015
Solo Show, Modus Art Gallery, Paris, France.
"10-20" Group Show, Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto, ON.
"Text Me" Group Show, Hazan Projects, New York, NY.
Hunky Dory" Group Show, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Fransisco, CA.

2014
"Object Object" Group show, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA.
"Jargon" Group show, The Front, New Orleans, LO.
“Colouring Outside and Reading Between” Solo Show, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, BC
“Word Up” Group Show, Dunedin Museum of Fine Art, Dunedin, FLA

2012
“Up For the Challenge Down For the Repercussions” Solo Show, Bad Luck Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“Something Must Be Done” Solo Show, Judith And Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
“Buffet” Group Show, AKA design studios, Vancouver, BC

2011
“You Must Have Thought I Was Joking” Solo Show, Cutty Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
“The Cheaper Show”, Group Show, Vancouver, BC
“Beacons”, Group Show, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.
“Try A Little Tenderness As Hard As It May Seem” Solo show, Honfleur Gallery, Washington DC

2010
“Uttered Lightly” Solo Show, Ledge gallery during Art City Festival, Calgary, AB
“The Cheaper Show”, Group Show, Vancouver, BC
“Grandpa Wants the Tambourine” http://www.beefmastermagazine.com/ Online gallery

2008
“Delusions of Grandeur” Group Show, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2007
“My Heart is Bigger then Your Fist” 2 person Show, Lowercase Gallery, the Regional Assembly of Text Vancouver, BC

2005
“Somethin' Like a Phenomenon, Group Show, Immaculate Heart Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“Stay Warm” Group Show, Atelier, Frankfurt, Germany

Publications

2014
Free Agency workspace feature.
Maker Series feature on Vancouver is Awesome blog.
Creative Block by Danielle Krysa The Jealous Curator pp. 164-69.

2013
The Proof, Vancouver Is Awesome.

2012
Work featured on BOOOOOOOM Blog

2011
Work featured in “enRoute” (Air Canada) magazine. Sep. 2011 p.108.
Cover story in “Oops!” Vol. 14 No 17 Sep. 2011 pp. 22,23.
Work featured on Beautiful Decay Blog
Work featured on All You Ever Need Blog

2010
Work featured on BOOOOOOOM Blog
Work featured on Beautiful Decay Blog
Work featured on The Jealous Curator Blog
Interviewed for the Design Exchange Blog. http://www.dx.org

2009
Bezimbinder’s Illustrated Links. http://weblog.bezembinder.nl/

2007
Ukula Magazine. Vol 3, No 1. pp. 83-87

2005
Paper Placemats. J&L publishing

2004
The Business of Holidays. Edited by Maud Lavin. The Monacelli Press. pp. 278

2003
Visiting Artist Program Fellowship Award, Art Institute of Chicago