BEN ARONSOn bio

 

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E D C U C A T I O N

          Boston University, M.F.A. Painting, 1982
          Boston University, B.F.A. Painting, 1980

A W A R D S / G R A N T S / R E S I D E N C I E S

          Childe Hassam Purchase Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 2006
          Academician Appointment, National Academy of Design, New York, 2005 Benjamin Altman
          Landscape Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, 2004
          J. Sandford Saltus Gold Medal, National Academy of Design, New York, 2004
          National Academy of Design, New York, Ogden M. Pleisner Painting Awards, 1992
          American Society of Perspectivists, New York, Thomas Fisher Award, 1991
         National Academy of Design, New York, William P. & Gertrude Schweitzer Painting Prize,
          1990

          Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Grant, 1989
          The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting, 1988
          The St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant in Painting, 1988
          Artist in Residence, Beaver Country Day School, 1985-1988
          Sudbury Art Association, First Prize in Drawing, 1987
          The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting, 1986

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Urban Perspectives (two-person exhibition with Robert Birmelin), Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA,
           2014
           Cityscapes by Ben Aronson, Asheville Museum of Art, NC, 2013
          Cityscapes by Ben Aronson Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, 2013
           Ben Aronson, Ann Norton Sculpture Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, 2013
           Ogunquit Museum of Art, ME, 2011
           Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2011
          Risk and Reward, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
           The Urban Signature, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009
           Urban Currents, Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY, 2008
           Explorations, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007
           Ben Aronson: Recent Works, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006 (catalogue)

           Ben Aronson: Recent Works, Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY, 2005 (catalogue)
           Painterly Visualizations, Jenkins Johnson, San Francisco, CA, 2004 (catalogue)
           Ben Aronson, DFN Gallery,New York, NY, 2003
           Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2002
           Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2000
           SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA, 1998
           Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Hollywood, CA, 1998
           MB Modern, New York, NY, 1997
           Horwitch Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1996
           Jerry Solomon Gallery, Hollywood, CA, 1996
           Louis Meman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, 1994
           Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1989
           Julia-Saul Gallery, Sudbury, MA, 1987
           Lane Gallery, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 1986
           Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA 1983 

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Aronson to Aronson: The Lineage of Expressionism, Ogunquit Museum of Art, ME, 2011
          A Sense of Place: Landscapes from Monet to Hockney, Bellagio Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas,
           NV, 2011

          Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts,
           Nagoya, Japan, 2010

          Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia, 2010
          People, Places & Things: The Art of Aronson, Babb and Soth, Naples Museum of Art, Naples,
           FL, 2009

         Urban Experiences, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ, 2009
         Contemporary Still Lifes, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2008
         Master Prints, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 2007
         Landscapes: Rural and Urban Landscapes, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2007
         Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New
          York, 2006

         The Figure in American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME, 2006
         From Private Walls, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL, 2006
         Re-Presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 2005
         Looking Back, Moving Forward, Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, 2004
        179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of
          Design, New York, 2004

         Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2001-4
         Dualities, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, 2004
         Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
         Sixth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson, San Francisco, CA, 2004
          
Contemporary Portraits, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2000
         Altered Streets: Boston Artists Paint Boston, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1999
         SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA, 1998
         MB Modern, New York, NY, 1998 (April & November)
         Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1998
         Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Hollywood, CA, 1998
         MB Modern, New York, NY, 1997
         Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997
         Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Hollywood, CA, 1997
           
Jerry Solomon Gallery, Hollywood, CA, 1996, 1997
         Horwitch Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1996, 1995
         Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1995
         Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1994, 1993
         National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1992
         AIA National Convention, Boston, MA, 1992
         Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1992
         Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1992
         Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992
         American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC, 1991
         Urban Center of the Municipal Art Society, New York, NY, 1991
         National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1990
         Copley Society, Boston, MA, 1990
         DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 1988
         Quadrum Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1984
          Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, 1982, 1980 

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

          AOL Time Warner
          Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
          Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
          Boston Public Library, Prints & Drawings Collection, MA
          Boston University
          Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
          Cabot Corporation
          Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IO
          Colorado Springs Museum of Fine Art, CO
          Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
          Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
          Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
          Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
          deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
          Delaware Art Museum
          Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
          Detroit Institute of Art
          DeYoung Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
          Edgerton Germishausen & Greer, MA
          Eli & Edythe Broad Museum of Art, East Lansing, MI
          Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
          Fort Wayne Museum of Art
          Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
          Hansen, Lind, Meyer, Inc., Orlando, FL
          Houston's Restaurants, Phoenix, AZ
          Leaf Systems, Inc., Southborough, MA
          Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
          Massachusetts Institute of Technology
          Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
          Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
          Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
          Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
          Naples Museum of Art, FL
          National Academy Museum, New York, NY
          National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta
          New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
          New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
          The New York Times
          Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME
          Orlando Museum of Art, FL
          Palm Springs Art Museum, CA
          Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI
          Reading Public Fine Art Museum, Reading, PA
          Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
          San Diego Museum of Art, CA
          Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
          Sheraton Corporation
          Sony Corporation
          State of Rhode Island, State House, Providence, RI
          Suzhou Museum, Jiangsu Province, China
          Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
          Taylor Art Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
          United States of America, Federal Courthouse, Providence, RI
          Universal Aluminum Corporation, MA
          Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
          Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL
          Vieques Museum of Art, Puerto Rico
          Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
          Walt Disney Corporation Warner Bros.
          Wellington Management Corporation
          Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA
          Zaldastani Associates, Boston, MA

S E L E C T E D  B I B L I O G R A P H Y

          Aronson to Aronson: The Lineage of Expressionism, forward by Ron Crusan, Ogunquit
          Museum of American art, 2011 (exhibition catalogue)
          The Boston Globe, City Slivers, May 19, 2009
          James Foritano, ArtScope Magazine, May/June, 2009
          Maureen Mullarkey, Capturing a Scene, Minus the Camera, The New York Sun, April 10, 2008
          Donald Kuspit, Ben Aronson: Urbane Paintings, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, April 2008
          (exhibition catalogue)
          Mark Rifkin, Review: Ben Aronson, Urban Currents, This Week in New York, April 30, 2008
          R.C. Baker, Review: Ben Aronson, The Village Voice, April 29, 2008
          Lea Feinstein, Reviews: National, ARTnews, Summer 2007
          Gallery Guide, West Coast, On the Cover: Ben Aronson: Explorations, May 2007
          ARTnews, illus., May 2007
          James F. Cooper, Contemporary Realism, The View from San Francisco, American Arts
          Quarterly, Fall 2007
          Daniel Grant, Urban Geometries, Nov. 8, 2005
          Daniel Grant, "Ben Aronson: Prolific, Popular, and Climbing in Price", ARTnewsletter, Nov. 8,
          2005
          "Voices Choices", The Villiage Voice, Oct. 5-11, 2005
          Kenneth Baker, "Bubbling Over in Talent", ARTnews, September, 2004
          Gail Leggio, "Exhibitions", American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2004
          Mario Naves, "Conflicts of Interest", New York Observer, May 31, 2004
          Daniel Kunitz, "Institutional Exhibitions", The New York Sun, May 6, 2004
          Review, New York Magazine, May 10, 2004
          Mark Rifkin, "National Academy's 179th Annual Enters Last Week", New York Resident, June
          14, 2004
          Margaret Lee, "Fifth Annual Realism Invitational", Artnews, Sept. 2003
          Gregory Peterson, "What Motivates a Collector?", American Artist, Ap.2002
          Joanna Fink, "Ben Aronson: New Paintingsā€, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2000 (exhibition
          brochure)
          Cate McQuaid, "Altered Streets: Boston Artists Paint Boston", Boston Globe, January 28,
          1999
          Margaret Combs, "Speaking in Images," Fay Magazine, 1995, p. 35 - 37 and 65 (illustrations)
          ARTnews, October, 1997
          ARTnews, February, 1996
          The New York Times, March 12, 1995
          Gerald Nordland, "Ben Aronson: California Visions," Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills,
          CA, 1994 (exhibition brochure)

I N T E R I O R S  A N D  S O U R C E S , M A R C H / A P R I L , 1 9 9 2

          Ben Aronson with Bebe Raupe, "Ben Aronson: National Academy of Design," The Artist's
           Magazine, August, 1990

          Architecture in Perspective VI, 1990
          Review, Art New England, April 1989
          Jen Ehrenworth, ed., The Cabot Corporation Collection, 1985
          Jack Kramer, Human Anatomy and Figure Drawing, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1984 (2nd
           edition)

T E A C H I N G

          University of Massachusetts, Nantucket Island, 2002, 2003
          The Great River Art Institute, Walpole, NH, 2001
          Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1997, 1996, 1995
          Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1983-90
          Boston University School of Fine Arts, 1981-82, 1980-81