Ben Sanders is an artist based in Los Angeles.

His studio is constantly working on a myriad of projects, including:

Making paintings, sculptures and objects for exhibitions,
Developing and building installations,
Painting murals,
Throwing secret experimental cocktail parties,
Creative Direction for photography,
Graphic Design and Illustration,
Supporting, mentoring, and making art with individuals with special needs,
Eating good food, drinking good drink, and trying to learn how to cook as well as grandma.

In addition to his personal work, he is a founding member of two collectives based in L.A:

Those People is a photography collective founded with photographer, Josh Schaedel. Those People are able to utilize their backgrounds in illustration, fine art, and editorial photography to bring to life photo illustrations, still life, product and lifestyle images for a variety of clients and personal projects.

Happy Hour Agency is a four-person collective whose work explores the intersection of art and hospitality. Since 2014 the group has designed, built, and operated numerous fully functional experimental bar concepts in their Los Angeles studio space and designed mobile bars for events and openings.



Education

2013
Art Center College of Design - BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Foreign & Domestic, Carl & Sloan, Portland, OR
2014
Whiteface (two-person exhibition with Stephen Collier), LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Graves of Craving, Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Magic, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017
Taco Shop Art Show, Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2016
The Thing Itself, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN
Elysian Redux, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY
Pink & Green, Eddy's Room, New York, NY
Slippery Slope, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2015
RV, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA
Making an Entrance, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY (curated by LVL3, Chicago)
Tan Lines 3, Solid State, Chicago, IL
FIVE, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014
Something Within, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rendering, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, The Art Gym, Portland, OR
A La Mode: Painted Method, L'Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Opera Buffa, FIELD Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
High Math, Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Post-it Show 8, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA
Back 2 Basix, Art and Crafts Collective, Los Angeles, CA
Gold, Silver, and Bronze, Kemistry Gallery, London, UK

Curatorial

2017
21, Group Exhibition, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
Taco Shop Art Show, Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant, Pasadena, CA

Selected Features/Bibliography

It's Nice That, Ben Sanders’ vibrant paintings play with perspective through everyday objects, Rebecca Fulleylove, September 2016
Amadeus Magazine #8, Inside the colorful world of Ben Sanders, Alex Khatchadourian, May 2016
Junko Journal, Ben Sanders, Amy Moffat, April 2016
Art Viewer, Ben Sanders at Carl & Sloan Contemporary, August 26, 2015
I Do Art, Interview: Ben Sanders, Rikke Luna & Matias, June 6, 2015
It's Nice That, Creepy, jiggly-faced ceramics from artist Ben Sanders, Billie Muraben, February 25, 2015
The Oregonian, Art Meets Humor at the Art Gym (Review), John Motley, November 5, 2014
Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens Catalogue, The Art Gym, Portland, OR, October 2014
Paper, 10 Art Instagram Feeds that aren't totally insufferable, Samantha Katz, September 2014
Wrap Magazine, Exploring the New Abstract, Laura Snoad, Issue 10, July 2014
It's Nice That, It's sunny side up thanks to LA-based Ben Sanders' colourful paintings, Rob Alderson, June 12, 2014

Talks

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, September 2015
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Portland, OR, November 2014
Clark College, Vancouver, WA, November 2014
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, March 2014