Timeline

1996
Minneapolis College of Art and Design BFA
2000
Match Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME
2000
Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2001
Rhode Island School of Design M FA
2001
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2002
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
2005
Participating Artist in the Artist Pension Trust
2006
Visiting Artist, Mississippi State University
2008
New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellow
2008
Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program
2011
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Artist in Residence
2011
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for Arts Fellowship award
2012
Visiting Artist, Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

2013
erik benson: The Park, Arsenal Gallery: NYC Parks Department, New York, NY (solo)
2013
erik benson, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2013
Epic Fail, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2012
Paved Paradise, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Erik Benson: All City, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2011
Detouring, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2011
Eminent Domain, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2011
Die Like You Really Mean It, curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York NY
2011
Planet of Slums, curated by LaToya Frazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Third Streaming, New York, NY
2010
Skeptical Landscapes, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2010
Future Tense: Landscape in Transition, curated by Dede Young, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Utopia/Dystopia, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010
Lush Life, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Salon 94, New York, NY
2010
Interrupted Landscapes, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
2010
Planet of Slums, curated by LaToya Frazier and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2010
Domestic City, organized by Vine Contario and Nichole van Beek, Kid Yellin, Brooklyn, NY
2009
Re-accession: For Sale by Owner, curated by Philae Knight and Amanda Steck, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2009
Commune, curated by Dominique Nahas, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
2009
In This World, Holster Projects, London, UK
2009
Artificial Realities, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Tenerife Biannual, Canary Islands
2008
All Cut Up, curated by Rita de alencar Pinto, Roebling Hall, New York, NY
2008
Future Tense, Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
2008
Lost Horizon, curated by David Gibson Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2007
Reality Show 2, Peninsula Arts Center, Newport News, VA
2007
Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2006
Elsewhere, Roebling Hall, New York, NY (solo)
2005
Galerie Schuster-Schuerman, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2005
Built Against Site, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO
2005
Everland, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY
2004
Works on Paper, RARE, New York, NY
2004
Symbolic Space, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2004
City Maps, Curated by Kate Green, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX
2004
Void, curated by David Gibson
2004
Suburbicarian, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004
Dwell, RARE, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2003
Perfect Memory, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (solo)
2003
New Paintings, RARE, New York, NY (solo)
2003
Street Level, CCS Gallery at Bard College, Annandale on the Hudson, NY
2002
Artists in the Marketplace Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2001
Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI