Benjamin S. Anderson

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Education

2019 MFA PaintingBowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

2016 BFA Painting & Printmaking Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH


Academic/Teaching Positions

2021 Art Faculty Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, OR

2021 Art Instructor, Artistree, Workshops and Classes, VT

2021 Art Instructor, Ocean Grove Charter School, CA

2020 Benjamin S. Anderson Studio, private lessons, CA

2019 Art Faculty Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, TN

2018-2019 Introduction to Painting Bowling Green State University, OH

2017-2018 Printmaking Studio Assistant Bowling Green State University, OH

2016-2017 Art and Music Teacher Ocean Grove Charter School, Monterey Peninsula, CA

2016 Private Art Instructor Benjamin S. Anderson Studio, CA

2016 Private Music Instructor Benjamin S. Anderson Studio, CA


Non-Academic Positions

2021 Carmel Art Association, Artist Member

2021 California Art Club, Associate Member

2021 Oil Painters of America, Associate Member

2016-2017 Assistant Figure Artist Warren Chang, Traditional Master Workshop and Sessions,

Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

2015-2016 Music Director St. Andrews Christian Church of Disciples, Dublin, OH

2010-2015 Swim Instructor Seaside Swim School, Seaside, CA

2011-2012 Swim Coach Seaside Aquatics Swim Club, Seaside, CA

2010 Intern 3D Graphics Modeler Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

2009-2014 Instructor Private Music Lessons, Monterey, CA and Delaware, OH


Research/Creative Work

2021 Illustration and Animation Production with former Disney Personnel:  The Musical Knights of Dundee

2020-2021 Carmel Art Association Mentorship Program, Traditional Oil Painting.

2017 Monterey Arts Council LEAP Artist Grant

2013 The Musical Knights of Dundee, Illustrated Children’s Book Kickstarter Funded


Exhibitions curated/co-curated

2015 Annual Spring Show, Curator Ohio Wesleyan University


Juried exhibitions

2018 MFA Studio Break Competition, for podcast interview and online publication

2018 National MFA Biennial WET Paint Show, Zhou Bros Gallery, Chicago, Sergio Gomez

2018 For the Seventh Generation, Elizabeth Jones Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 SNAP! Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016 Relativity, Senior Juried Art Show, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

2016 Annual Juried Spring Show, Gallery 2001, Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware, OH

2015 Annual Juried Spring Show, Gallery 2001, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH


Solo and Group exhibitions

2017, 2018, 2019 The Santa Lucia Fandango, Solo Show, Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA

2019, MFA Thesis Exhibition, BGSU OH

2017, 2018, MFA Winter Show, Arts X reception, BGSU OH

2017 Motifs, Solo exhibition, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

2017 Pacific Grove Bay Area Artists Show, Pacific Grove Art Center, CA

2015 Interpretations, Solo exhibition, Werner Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware

2010-2015 Winter Exhibition & Summer Exhibitions, Youth Arts Collective, Monterey, CA

2013 Summer Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA


Works in permanent collections

2019 The Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel CA

2018 The Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel CA

2016 Ohio Wesleyan University School of Art, Private Collection

2016 Ohio Wesleyan University School of Art, Printmaking Collection


Awards and recognitions

2019 Artist Residency (fully funded), Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA

2018 Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Award, Bowling Green State University

2018 Artist Residency (fully funded), Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA

2016 Local Emerging Artists Program, Individual Grant, Arts Council of Monterey, CA

2016 Magna Cum Laude, Ohio Wesleyan University

2016 Best of Show, 2D Annual Juried Spring Show, Ohio Wesleyan University

2013-2016 Dean’s List, Ohio Wesleyan University

2015 Annie Rogers Rusk Prize in Art, Ohio Wesleyan University

2013-2015 Sallie Thompson Humphrey’s Art Award, Ohio Wesleyan University


Committee membership/service

2021 Fine Art Judge, For the Love of Art, Carmel Art Association, regional students,  CA

2019 College Portfolio Reviewer, School Art Expo, Carmel High School, CA

2017-2018 School of Art Senator, Graduate Student Senate, Bowling Green State University

2015-2016 Student Board Chair, Undergraduate, Fine Art Department, Ohio Wesleyan University

2016 Student Art Club, Undergraduate, Vice President, Ohio Wesleyan University

2015 Student Art Club Undergraduate, Curator, Ohio Wesleyan University

2015 Student Art Club, Undergraduate, Member, Ohio Wesleyan University


Fine Art-related activities

2019 FATE Conference, Presenter, Columbus, OH

2018Guest Graduate MFA Presentation and Critique, Painting, Ohio Wesleyan University

2015 Indiana University Printmaking Workshop, Student Participant

2014 Vaudeville, Set Artist for Jim Dultz, Art Director

2014 Youth Arts Collective, Artists Workshop, Annual Carmel Arts festival