Ben Anderson
67 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
401-338-0224
Ben@uri.edu


Education
1992 MFA University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1984 BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Teaching Experience
2007 - Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
1995-2007 Visiting Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2003 - Visiting Lecturer, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
2005 Visiting Lecturer, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
1995-1996 Visiting Faculty, Brown University, Providence, RI
1994, 97, 98 Visiting Faculty, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA

Solo Exhibitions
2016 "Bound to Sea" Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2015 “Bowlines” Project Space Fine Art Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2013 “Rhode Island to Ravenna New Ceramic Work” Galleria Ninapi’ Nesting Art
Gallery, Ravenna, Italy
“Walking Softly” Cutler Street Gallery, Warren, RI
2012 “Walking Softly” Providence College, Providence, RI
“The Sonnets” Rotunda Gallery, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
2010 “Ben Anderson” Galleria Ninapi Nesting Art Gallery, Ravenna, Italy
2008 “Ben Anderson Ceramic Sculpture” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
2006 “New Work No Deeper Than Three and Three Quarters & Phil an Dona’s     Eastern Red Cedar” Corridor Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2004 “Creeks and Hollows” Vessel Gallery, Huntingdon Valley, PA
2003 “In Relief” Corridor Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
“Ben Anderson” RISD/WORKS, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2001 “Ben Anderson Ceramics” Cadeaux du Monde, Newport, RI
2000 “Ben Anderson Relief’s” Corridor Gallery, University of Rhode Island, RI
“Weighted Spaces” Arts College International, San Diego, CA
1999 “In the Garden” Cadeaux du Monde, Newport, RI
1997 “Five Spaces” Simayspace, San Diego, CA
“New Work” Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI
1996 “Turtle Walk” University of Rhode Island Main Gallery, Kingston, RI
“Chinks & Whelks” Simayspace, San Diego, CA
1993 “Inaugural Exhibition” Simayspace, San Diego, CA
1992 “A Balance is Something” Installation, The Boehm Gallery, Palomar College,
San Marcos, CA
1991 “In the Woods” Installation Mandeville Annex Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
1990 “In Landscape” Installation, Mandeville Annex Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
1989 “Signs of Nature” collaboration with Michael Lamar, The Works Gallery,
Philadelphia, PA.
1986 Installation and Drawings” Gallery One, Providence, RI

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016"1950 to 2000 50 Years of Rhode Island Artists" Rhode Island Historical Society, Feinstein Campus, URI, Providence, RI
2015 “Summer group Show” Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
“Faculty Bienual URI” Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, RI
“Networks retrospective” Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA
“Ceramica Botanica: Large Scale Sculpture Under Glass” Botanical Garden, Roger
Williams Park, Providence, RI
2014 “Ink, Press, Repeat “ William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2012 “Statewide works from RISD Rhode Island Alumni” Jamestown Arts Center,
Jamestown, RI
“Loving Cup” Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
“Faculty Exhibition” Main Gallery Fine Arts Building, University of
Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
“Summer Show” Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI
“Summer Group Show” Jesse Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
2011 “Networks at Gallery Z”, Providence, RI
2010 “Rhode Island Networks”, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
“Nesting” Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
2009 “Hybrid ll” University of Rhode Island Faculty Show, Main Gallery University of
Rhode Island, Kingston RI
“Green Works Exhibition” Providence, Art Club, Providence RI
“Three Providence Artists Ben Anderson, Elizabeth Pannell, And James Watkins”
Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
2008 “State of the Arts in RI” URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Providence, RI
“Going to the Dogs” RISD Museum, Providence, RI
“Summer Group Show” Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island. RI
2007 “URI Art Faculty Show” Main Gallery Fine Art Center, Kingston, RI
Guest curator and participant in “Warren Walkabout 30 Cutler Street Artists”
Cutler Street Gallery, Warren, RI
RISD Summer Faculty, Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, RI
2006 “Ben Anderson/Neil Anderson” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
“Athenaeum’s Benefit Art Auction Show” Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La
Jolla, CA
2005 “Rhode Island Sculptors” Fine Furnishing Show, Convention Ctr, Providence, RI
2004 “3-D Rhode Island Selections of Contemporary Sculpture” Newport Art
Museum, Newport, RI
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2003 “Ben Anderson/Terry Rose” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
“Five Rhode Island Artists” South County Art Association, Kingston RI
2002 “Small Works Show” RISD/WORKS, Rhode Island School of
Design, Providence, RI
“Ben Anderson/Mara Metcalf” Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
“Summer Faculty” Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2001 “Ben Anderson/Mara Metcalf” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2000 “Food in the Library: A Visual Feast” Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,
La Jolla, CA
“Group Show” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
1999 “Emerging Artist” Mandeville Gallery, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
1998 “Rhode Island Sculptors“ South County Art Association, Kingston, RI
1997 “Group Show” Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
“CIC Artists Past & Present” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
1993 “Clay 1993, a National Survey” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA’’
“Off the Wall” Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1992 The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 “Artists New to the Gallery” Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI
“Group Show” Mandeville Annex Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
1989 “Three Artists” Gallery One, Providence, RI
1988 “Providence Artists” Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Awards
2012 Richard Beaupre Hope & Heritage Fund, University of Rhode Island
2005 Directors Choice Award, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2002 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant, Providence, RI
1999 National Award in Clay, The Byers Choice Award, Excellence in Ceramics,
Philadelphia, PA
1992 California Works, Award of Excellence, Sacramento, CA

Residencies
2014 Banff Center, Visual Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2014 Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2012 Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2009 The Britt Nelson Artist-in-Residence, “Inspired by Nature” The Gordon School, East Providence, RI

Visiting Artist / Artist Talks
2012 Lecture and Demonstration, Grossmont College, El Cajun, California
2012 Lecture Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2012 Guest Critic, Foundation Program, Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, RI
2012 Panel Discussion, Recasting the Loving Cup From Traditional Silver to
Contemporary Media, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
2010 Visiting Artist, Chester College of New England, Chester, New Hampshire
2009 Lecture The Britt Nelson Artist-in-Residence, “Inspired by Nature” The Gordon
School, East Providence, RI

Bibliography
2015 'Botanica Ceramica' in Providence, R.I., features works by nationally known
artists, Alice Cross, Providence Journal, March 14, 2015
2014 “Capturing the Beauty of Nature”, Brian J. Lowney, RI Local Magazine, March
2012 “At Providence College: Anderson’s ‘Walking Softly’; Coolidge’s trees in charcoal”
Providence Journal, October 18, 2012
2011 “Gallery Z” Federal Hill Gazette, January 2011 Providence, RI
2010 “Anderson da Ninapi L’artista Americano alla galleria ravennate”
Cultura & Spettacoli, Romagna Corriere, Venerdi 10 Dicembre 2010
2006 “School House Art” Eric Roth, Boston Globe Magazine 01/22/06
“Crafts at the Castle 20th Anniversary Artists awards” Family Matters news from
Family Services of Greater Boston, Jamaica Plain, MA
2004 “Walkabout Showcases Town” Denise Kinney, Warren Times, October 20,
Warren, RI
2003 “A Respite From Shock” Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal, February 6-9,
Providence, RI
“Corridor Gallery Pitches ‘In Relief’’ South County Independent March 13,
Narragansett, RI
“What a Relief” David Brensilver, The Westerly Sun, March 13, Westerly, RI
“30 Cutler Street Open House”, Lisa Harrison, Rhode Island Monthly, October
Providence, RI
“Students Drawn to Bryant/RISD Offering”, Bryant Exchange, February,
Smithfield, RI
“Bryant/RISD Collaborative Program Taps Bryant’s Creative Side” Bryant
Business, Spring, Smithfield, RI
“Drawing On Your Creative Side” Bryant Up Close, Spring, Smithfield, RI
“this month” photograph, Rhode Island Monthly, Oct, volume 16
2001 “Cutler Mill Building” Faye Zuckerman Providence Journal, November 4,
Providence RI
“Gallery to Feature Ceramics Master”, Newport Daily News, September 28,
Newport, RI
2000 “Athenaeum Spreads a Feast” Dawna Bratten, Arts and Entertainment, Village,
News, May 31, La Jolla, CA
“Now Being Served” Robert L. Pincus, San Diego Tribune, June 1, San Diego, CA
“Professor Dazzles Outside of the Classroom with Portrayal of Nature” Kathryn
MacDonald, The Good 5 Cent Cigar, March 9, Kingston, RI
1999 “Motley Crew” Robert L. Pincus, San Diego Tribune, May 13, San Diego, CA
1997 “Ben Anderson at Simayspace” Leah Ollman, Art in America, January 1998, New
York, NY
“Installation Piece Explores Mother Nature’s Textures” Bill Van Siclen,
Providence Journal, July 5, Providence. RI
1995 “The Gallery Scene Will Be Humming This Weekend” Bill Van Siclen, Providence
Journal, November 10, Providence, RI
1993 “Emerging Artists Get Home Next Door” Robert L. Pincus, San Diego Tribune,
November 25, San Diego, CA
1992 “Explorations of Our Worth in the World” Robert L. Pincus, San Diego Tribune,
September 17, San Diego, CA
“Boehm Shows: Shallow, Deep” Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times,
September 9, Los Angeles, CA
“Boehm Exhibition is One to Count On” William Fark, Times Advocate, August
28, Escondido, CA
1989 “Call of the Mild Signs of Nature Beckons Simply” Fran Middendorf
The Newpaper, June 29, Providence, RI
1989 “Art Wrap Up” Signs of Life Gets Green Light” Bill Van Siclen, Providence
Journal, June 30, Providence, RI
“Extraordinary People” RISD Views, September, Providence, RI
1985 “The Sincerest Form of Flattery” Thomas Fisher, Progressive Architecture,
November, New York, NY

Selected Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Private Collection of Susan Dryfoos, New York Times, NY
Private Collection of Philip M. Johnston, Director of Santa Barbara Art Museum, CA
Private Collection of Roger Mandle, President of Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Private Collection of Malcolm Rogers, Director of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Private Collection of Peggy Sharpe, RI Collector
Private Collection of Rod Stewart, Musician
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