Born

Lexington, KY 1982

Education

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, B.F.A., 2000-2004

Solo Exhibitions

Ben Durham: John, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX April 2017

Doubling and Doubt, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA March 2015

Portraits, Maps, Texts, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY April 2013

Ben Durham: Found Graffiti, Country Club Chicago at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL February 2012

Ben Durham: Graffiti Maps, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA November 2011

Text Portraits, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY January 2011

Text Portraits, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA January 2011

Old Friends, Half-Forgotten, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO 2004

Group Exhibitions

Perversion of Form, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA March 2017

Pioneer Lust, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX July 2016

Material Issue, KMAC Musuem, Louisville, KY July 2016

Rock Candy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA June 2016

Off the Cuff, Reynolds Gallery Pop-Up, Washington DC, May 2016

Pair(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium September 2015

New Dominion, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY June 2015

Dis-semblance: Perceiving and Projecting Identity, 21c Museum, Bentonville, AR September 2014

Shaq Loves People, Flag Art Foundation at Expo Chicago, IL September 2014

Summer Show 2014, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX July- September 2014

Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA March 2014

personal, political, mysterious, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX November 2013- January 2014

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK October 2013- February 2014

Dis-semblance: Perceiving and Projecting Identity, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, OH July-November 2013

Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX July- August 2013

personal, political, mysterious, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY June- September 2013

Regional Artists in the 21st Century Gallery, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 2012-2013

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge, Smithsonian Museum National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC 2012-2013

ADAA: Art Show, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY March 2013

Stitching Identity, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY 2013

Summer Solstice, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA June 2012

Frieze Art Fair, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY May 2012

Pictures & Statues, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, OH June 2010

About Face at ADAA: Art Show, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY February 2010

Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY 2009-2010

20 Years: Anniversary Exhibition, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY 2009

Ben Durham and Storm Tharp, Two-Artist Exhibition, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY 2008

Some Kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA 2007

GeneratioNext, LAL Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY 2007

Shape of Words, Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery, Lexington, KY 2007

Selected Public and Private Collections

21c Museum, Louisville, KY
Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA                                                                                                Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Selected Residencies and Awards

The MacDowell Colony Residency, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Art Recent Alumni Award, 2016

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2013

Pyramid Atlantic Keyholder Residency, 2013

Toyota Alumni Fund, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 2011

Artist in residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 2010

Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts, KY Arts Council, 2009

Summer Residency, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL,

Independent Artist Project Grant, KY Arts Council, 2008

Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art,

The Jeffrey Frank Wacks Award in Painting, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art, 2004