Benjamin S. Anderson




Artist Statement



Exclusive Members


2019                MFA Painting                                        Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

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

Academic/Teaching Positions

2019                  Art Faculty                                          

2018-2019         Introduction to Painting                      

2017-2018         Printmaking Studio Assistant            

2016-2017         Art and Music Teacher                      

2016                  Private Art Instructor                           

2016                  Private Music Instructor                      

Non-Academic Positions



2015-2016         Music Director                      

2010-2015         Swim Instructor               

2011-2012         Swim Coach               

2010                   Intern 3d Graphics Modeler         

2009-2014          Instructor                             

Research/Creative Work

2017                    Monterey Arts Council                      LEAP Artist Grant

2013                    The Musical Knights of Dundee           

                            Illustrated Children's Book                 

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         The Santa Lucia Fandango, Solo Show, Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA

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

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

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

2018                   Guest 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

Tennessee Governor's School of the Arts

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

Ocean Grove Charter School, Monterey Peninsula, CA

Benjamin S. Anderson Studio

Benjamin S. Anderson Studio

Assistant Figure Artist

Warren Chang, Traditional Master Workshop and Sessions, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

St. Andrews Christian Church of Disciples, Dublin, OH

Seaside Swim School, Seaside, CA

Aquatics Swim Club, Seaside, CA

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Music Lessons, Monterey, CA and Delaware, OH

Kickstarter Funded