Ben Sanders is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, as well as commissioned by clients including Nike, Dropbox, Louis Vuitton, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.

From 2014 to 2018, Sanders was one of the founders and minds behind Happy Hour Agency, a Los Angeles-based collective that builds fully immersive communal experiences revolving around cocktails.

Sanders is an avid cook and gardener, and has worked extensively with people who have disabilities for over a decade. He attempts to fold these aspects of his life into his practice as much as possible.

Email

bensandersstudio@gmail.com

Instagram

@bensandersstudio

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Items, Left Field, Los Osos, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Ochi Projects (with Adam Beris)
2018

I Come to the Garden Alone, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2017
The Garden & The Church, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (Bathroom Installation)
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

2019
I Wake Up and Write Down My Dreams, No Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA (Organized by Big Pictures Los Angeles)
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
, Blake and Vargas,
Berlin, Germany (Organized by Big Pictures Los Angeles)
2018
Culinaria, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Soft Pretzel, Vacation, New York, NY (Organized by Ochi Projects)
LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts (curated by Rachel Stern), Columbia University LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2017
DBA, Big Pictures L.A., Los Angeles, CA
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
 

Special Projects & Events

2018
Bar Commission for Culinaria (Art+Food+Community), Disjecta, Portland, OR
2017

Chateau Le Sploosh (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
2016
The HHA-tel Bar in Rm. 227 (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
The Grid Bar at Ghosting.TV (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
2015
Hypertube (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
Gordon’s Garden (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
2014
The Cozy Castle (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)
Chilligan’s Island (A Happy Hour Agency Bar Installation)

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

CARLA, 2018
Artsy, 2018
Artillery, 2018
It's Nice That, 2016
Art Viewer, 2015
It's Nice That, 2015
It's Nice That, 2014

Talks

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, July 2019
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, April 2019
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, June 2017
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