Ben Aronson

(American, b. 1958)

angel island from russian hill by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Angel Island from Russian Hill, 2014

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bay bridge by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Bay Bridge, 2014

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closed ramp by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Closed Ramp, 2014

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ive arrondissement by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

IVe Arrondissement, 2009

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la tour d'argent by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

La Tour d'Argent, 2014

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le marais ii by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Le Marais II, 2013

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lifting skies toward potrero by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Lifting Skies Toward Potrero, 2014

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light snow on newbury street by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Light Snow on Newbury Street, 2014

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manhattan, 2 a.m. by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Manhattan, 2 a.m., 2014

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playbills by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Playbills, 2009

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rain, copley square by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Rain, Copley Square, 2007

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twilight on madison by ben aronson

Ben Aronson

Twilight on Madison, 2014

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Biography

Timeline

1958
Born October 4
1976 - 1980
BFA, Boston University, Boston, MA
1980 - 1982
MFA, Boston University, Boston, MA
1985 - 1988
Artist in Residence, Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting
The St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant in Painting
1986
The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting
1987
Massachusetts Lottery Grant for Painting
First Prize in Drawing, Sudbury Art Association, MA
1989
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Grant
1990
William P. & Gertrude Schweitzer Painting Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1991
Thomas Fisher Award, American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, New York, NY
1992
Ogden M. Pleissner Painting Award, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2013
Ann Norton Sculpture Museum, Palm Beach, FL (solo exhibition)
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (solo exhibition)
2011
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME (solo exhibition)
A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to Hockney, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
2010
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Changing Soils: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan
2009
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA (solo exhibition)
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME (solo exhibition)
People, Place, and Things: The Art of ARONSON, BABB, and SOTH, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Urban Perspectives, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Winter Haiku, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Contemporary Still Lifes, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Text and Textures: An Exhibition from the Permanent Collection, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Beyond Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
Master Prints, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Landscapes: Rural and Urban Realities, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Los Angeles Art Show (exhibited by LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM) at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
Anniversary Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
Lighthouse Center for the Arts, From Private Walls, Tequesta, FL
Cities Different, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Looking Back, Moving Forward, Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Chicago Art Fair, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2004
179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Dualities, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Still Life and Streets, Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo exhibition)
The Art Show, The Armory, NYC, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2003
DFN Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Public Collections

Reading Public Fine Art Museum, Reading, PA
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
Boston University, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, Prints & Drawings Collection, Boston, MA
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , MA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI

Literature

2008
Mullarkey, Maureen. “Capturing a Scene, Minus the Camera.” The New York Sun, April 10.
Kuspit, Donald. Ben Aronson: Urbane Paintings, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, April (exhibition catalogue).
Rifkin, Mark. “Review: Ben Aronson, Urban Currents.” This Week in New York April 30.
Baker, R.C. “Review: Ben Aronson.” The Village Voice, April 29.
2007
Feinstein, Lea. “Reviews: National.” ARTnews. Summer.
Cooper, James F. “Contemporary Realism, The View from San Francisco.” American Arts Quarterly, Fall
2006
American Artist, June
American Art Collector, June
2005
The ARTNewsletter, November
Rifkin, Mark. “National Academy’s 179th Annual Enters Last Week.” New York Resident. 14 June 2004