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Ben Knight

Artist Statement

Color and time. All essential painting reveals and reflects on these subjects. This is my focus as a painter and these concepts drive the character of my work. Just as anyone can cook, anyone can make a pretty picture. It is the ability to capture time with the beauty of color and texture that makes for a great picture. Contrast moves one’s eye and one’s mind. Painting that, consistently, is my goal.


1998                 B.A. degree, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il (English Lit)
1998-2000       Art Institute of Chicago, School of Continuing Studies
2001                 Cooper Union School of Continuing Studies
2002-2005       The Art Students League of New York (Studied under Larry Poons)


November 2014           Alizarin Gallery, solo show, Durham, NC
June 2006 - Present     Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC
March 2005                  Field Trip Factory, Chicago, IL
March 2005                  Art Students League of New York, group show
December 2004           Pecan Community Bakery, 130 Franklin St., New York, NY
October 2004               The Coach House, 13 Cornelia St. 
August 2004                 A.I.R. Gallery, group show, 511 W. 25th St., New York, NY
August 2004                 Bar 288 Elizabeth St. Art Wall
March 2004                  Art Students League of New York, group show
June 2003                     Go Club on 8th Ave NYC Multimedia Show
November 2002           5th Stop Art Fair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY