Ben Aronson is keenly aware of how a given environment, a state of light, air and surface, can hold sway over our thoughts and feelings. In his cityscapes, Aronson pursues what he refers to as “the urban signature”—the unique mark that defines that given environment. Working meticulously to build up his compositions, Aronson creates a sense of spontaneity and movement that belies the slowness of the process.
Aronson received both his BFA and MFA from Boston University. In 2005 he was elected as an Academician to the National Academy of Design in New York. His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including the Asheville Art Museum, NC; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens; and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME. In addition, Aronson’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art, among many others. He lives and works in the Boston area.