Benjamin Davis Brockman

brockman.ben@gmail.com

EDUCATION:

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: MFA May 2012: Printmaking
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater: BFA Dec. 2008: Painting, Printmaking
North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, Winston-Salem,
2001-2004: Film/Video Production.

 

AWARDS:

2014-15:  Altered Esthetics Solo Exhibition Program, Minneapolis

2012-2013: Jerome Foundation Grant: In The Heart of The Best Puppet Theatre:

PuppetLab, Minneapolis

2009-2011: Malcolm Myers Graduate Fellowship: U of M Dept. of Art,  

Minneapolis.
2008: Universal Limited Art Editions Internship: Bayshore, Long Island NY.

          J.J. McVicker Scholarship: Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES:

2014-15:  

·      Altered Esthetics Solo Exhibition Program: Everything Must Live, Nomad World Pub, Minneapolis.

·      The Sacred Trust at The Midnight Brigade, The Midnight Brigade, Minneapolis.

2013:

·      Jerome Foundation’s Puppetlab, LEPUS NACHT: Night in the Warren, Live Production March 1-3.  In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis.

·      Full Moon Puppet Show, LEPUS NACHT: Night in the Warren, Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016:  

 ·      Fabled Mechanisms, Co-Curator with Altered Esthetics, Southern Theater, Minneapolis. 

2013:

·      International Youth Prints Exhibition, Central South University and Hunan Artist Association, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China.

·      SGC Milwaukee: Unicorn! A Print Exchange Portfolio. Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee.


2012:

  • No Printing Necessary, Step Gallery, Arizona State, Tempe.  Curator: Emma Ringness.
  • MAPC Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: One Night Only Portfolio Exchange, Mapping the Quixotic Mind Portfolio Exhange, Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau.
  • A Process of Transformation, Quarter Gallery, Minneapolis. Curator: Alexis Kuhr.
  • Wonderfair Print Invitational: Wonderfair Gallery, Lawrence, KS.  Juror: Michael Krueger.
  • Innovation & Experimentation: After School at Regis High School Workshop Student Exhibition, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis.
  • The Shelf Show: An Exhibition of Artist's Stuff, Secret Knots Gallery, Minneapolis.
  • SGC New Orleans: The Big Ten Print Exchange: The First and Second Annual Big Ten, The Multiverse Print Portfolio Exchange, New Orleans.
  • The Salt City Dozen Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Beauvais Lyons.  Syracuse University, Syracuse.
  • Friends with Benefits: 5 years of Bohemian Press.  Valentine's Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Michael Gaudio & Kelly Morgan. Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, U of M.
  • Stand Out Prints: Highpoint Center for Printmaking National Juried Exhibition.  High Point Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis.
  • OSO Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition. Jurors: Bill Fick & Tom Huck. Islander Gallery, Texas A&M.
  • MacRostie Art Center: 2nd Annual Printmaking Invitational Exhibition. Grand Rapids MN.
  • The Tail of the Oroborous: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, U of M, Minneapolis.

2011:

  • Fresh Works: Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • International Print Center New York: New Prints 2011/Summer. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Juror. International Print Center New York.
  • MacRostie Art Center: 1st Annual Printmaking Invitational Exhibition. Grand Rapids MN.
  • SGC St. Louis: Unicorn! A Print Exchange Portfolio. Mani-Pedi Gallery, St. Louis.
  • T.R. Anderson Gallery: Resource Return Recycle: Art in Libraries, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.
  • moto-i: The Lil’ Bits Show Minneapolis, MN.

2010:

  • MAPC: The End of Old Times/New Empires, Portfolio Exchange (Coordinator), Regis Center for Art, Univ. of Minnesota. Bohemian Press Volunteer and Juried Print Show, 1419, Minneapolis.
  • Fresh Works: Regis Center for Art, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • Foot in the Door 4: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis.

2009:

  • Fresh Works: Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • Bohemian Press: Revenge of the Bohemian Press, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis.

2008:

  • "Unnatural Selections" Exhibit One Gallery - Stillwater, OK.
  • Studio Capstone BFA Exhibition Gardiner Art Gallery - Oklahoma State University: Department of Art, Stillwater.

2007:

  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Momentum Juried Exhibition, Tulsa.
  • Doel Reed Initiative Presentation & Exhibition of Participant Work in the Doel Reed Studio: Taos, NM, Oklahoma State, Dept of Art.
  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2012: Instructor of Record:

Summer - May Term Workshop: The Performative Print/Beyond the Sheet

Spring - Intro. to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital

2011: Instructor of Record:

Spring/Fall Terms - Intro. to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital

Graduate TA:

Summer - Intro. Intaglio and Lithography & Int./Adv. Printmaking

2010: Instructor of Record

Fall - Intro. to Printmaking: Relief, Screen and Digital
Graduate TA:
Spring - Intro. Intaglio & Lithography, Intro. Papermaking

2009: Graduate TA:              
            Fall - Intro. Intaglio & Lithography, Intro. Relief, Screen and Digital

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:


2012-14: The Fiddleback Online Arts & Literature Journal – Senior Arts Editor.

2011-12: Regis Center for Art / FAIR School Downtown – Minneapolis:

Instructor: The Regis Experience: Screen Printing Workshop, Innovation & Experimentation: After School at Regis: Papermaking, Printmaking & Video.

Free Arts Minnesota - Minneapolis:
Volunteer Arts Mentor, Mentor2Mentor Committee, Master Mentor

2010-11: Malcolm H. Myers Printmaking Studio - U of M Dept. of Art,                     

           Minneapolis: Studio Manager.

Penland School of Crafts – Penland NC:  Studio Assistant: Jenny Schmid's  Mezzotint Madness Workshop.

2009: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum – Milwaukee: Light Maint. & Exhibits

2008: Music Theater of Wichita – Wichita KS: Scenic Painter.

           Taos Art Museum & Fechin House - Taos NM:

           Curatorial Asst., Exhibitions Intern: "Two Nikolais: Blokhin & Fechin"

2007: Universal Limited Art Editions – Bayshore. Long Island NY:
Print Shop Intern, Assistant Printer

 

COLLECTIONS:

  • Southern Graphic Council International Print Archives: Univ. of Mississippi
  • Weisman Art Museum: U of M, Minneapolis

 

PUBLICATIONS:

·      The Fiddleback, Online Arts and Literature Journal.  Senior Arts Editor, Monthly Content 2011 - Present.

·      How to Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T-Shirts, Album Covers & Stickers: Screenprinting, Photocopy Art, Mixed Media Collage, and Other Guerilla Poster Styles, By Ruthann Godellei, 2013, Voyageur Press.

WEB PRESENCE:

The Sacred Trust (Facebook Art Page)
twitter (BrockChop)
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YouTube (BDBrock25)
LinkedIn
MNartists.org
I Have An M.F.A.....Will Work For Food (Personal Art Blog)