Curriculum Vitae

BENJAMIN STONE

2839 S. Wenonah Ave.

Berwyn, Illinois 60402

(708) 788-3475

www.marriedbyrobot.com

bstone@niu.edu

 

EDUCATION

1998 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art

1991 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999–Present  Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Art,  Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL

Courses taught:

2D Foundation

3D Foundation

Basic Drawing I

Basic Drawing II/Intro to Color

Intermediate Drawing

Beginning Sculpture

Intermediate Sculpture

Advanced Sculpture

 

1999  Adjunct Professor

Summer Bridge Program

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1998  Adjunct Professor

Beginning Sculpture

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

TA/Instructor

Beginning Sculpture

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1997  TA/Instructor

Beginning Drawing

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1991 Teaching Assistant Drawing Rhode Island School of Design

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2003–Present  Representative, Foundations Advisory Committee, School of Art,  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Accomplishments include revamping Foundations mission statement, development of updated scope and sequence, design and implementation of Foundations curriculum, development of Pedagogy course for prospective graduate teaching assistants.

Fall 2004 Interim Co-Coordinator of Foundations, School of Art,  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Duties included procurement and oversight of Foundations budget, GTA mentoring, coordination of all Foundations meetings and events, representing Foundations at Executive Council.

Fall 2004 Interim Chair, Foundations Advisory Committee,  School of Art,  Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Accomplishments included spearheading development and implementation of clearer and more equitable process for GTA selection.

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE

2009 Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

2005 Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002 Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000 Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

1998 Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2007 Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2002 Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL

Project Space, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

1999 Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 “Strange Stories,” space 301, Mobile, Alabama

“Club Nutz,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

 

2009 “Sports,” Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA

“Artists Run Chicago,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL “Abstwaktion,” Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL “Dark Fair,” Cologne, Germany

 

2008 “Associate Degree in Science,” Open Lot Studios, St. Louis, MO; Pampers Banana, Kansas City, MO; Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Three Hundred Six,” Hoffman/Lachance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

2006 “Coma 2,” C.O.M.A., Chicago, IL

 

2005 “Five Solo Shows,” Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

“Interaction,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

“Divine Feminine Power/F Degree,” Fahrenheit, Kansas City, MO

“City Selections,” Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL

“Ben Stone/Gyan Shrosbree,” The Bower, San Antonio, TX

“Four Color Pen Show,” Locust Projects, Miami, FL; Van Harrison, Chicago, IL

 

2004 “Ben Stone/Patrick Merrill,” Bad Dog Gallery, De Kalb, IL

“Pac/Edge Performance Festival,” Athenaeum Theater, Chicago, IL

“Drunk vs Stoned,” Gavin Brown, New York, NY

 

2003 “Really Real,” Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

 

2002 “Realm of The Lair” (Co-Curator), Joymore, Chicago, IL

“Building Anxiety,” Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

“The ArtCouncil Awards Show,” Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

“Meet Me in St. Louie,” Crowe T. Brooks, St. Louis, MO

 

2001 “Off the Wall,” Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

 

2000 “Hardware From the Heartland,” 16 Beaver Group, New York, NY

“Hot Sauce,” Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA; Diverse Works Artspace, Houston, TX

“Kraft,” Midway Artists Gallery, Bloomington, IL

 

1999 “Suitable II,” Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL “Perfect Sleeper,” Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago, IL

 

1998 “Harry Carey Show,” Diverse Works Artspace, Houston, TX

“New Artists in Chicago,” 1998, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL

“Word Perfect,” Gallery 400, Chicago, Il

“Yeah,” Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University, Chicago, IL “zeitgeist,” Reicher Gallery at Barat College, Lake Forest, IL

 

HONORS

2002 Chicago Grants to Individual Artist Recipient, The ArtCouncil, San Francisco, CA

Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award Recipient, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL

 

1998 Visual Arts Scholarship Winner, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL

Graduate Purchase Prize Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011 Art In America. Snodgrass, Susan. Review. February 2011 anticipated

 

2010 New City. Velez, Pedro. “The Sport of Violence, We’re Living in the Ben Stone Age” September 9, 2010

Time Out Chicago. Weinberg, Lauren. “Ben Stone” September 23-29, 2010

ArtSlant. Richie, Abraham. “Who Will Curate a Major Sports Exhibition?” September 2010

Chicago Art Review. Ruiz, Steve. “Opening Weekend Reviews” September 2010

Beautiful Decay. Christian, Ryan. “Ben Stone” September 2010

NBC Chicago.com. Allt, Kate. “Chicagoan Stakes Claim to First Robot Wedding” May 21

WGN-TV. WGN Morning News, Chicago, May 23, 2010

 

2009 Chicago Tribune. Waxman, Lori. “Artist-run galleries, laid bare at HPAC” June 12, 2009

 

2008 ARTFORUM. Yood, James. Review. January 2008

 

2005 Time Out Chicago. Ferrara, Annette. “INterACTION” June 9-16,2005

Hyde Park Herald. Devitt, Caitlin. “An Art Walk around Hyde Park” June 1, 2005

 

2004 KWWL-TV. KWWL-7 News at Six, Waterloo, IA, September 20, 2004

WBBM-TV. Channel 2 News at Ten, Chicago, September 22, 2004

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 5 o’clock, Chicago, September 22, 2004

WGN-TV. WGN Morning News, Chicago, October 13, 2004

Red Eye. Potash, Larry. “Wedding Robot Gets the Job Done” October 2004

The Midweek. Brockett, Hank. “When Art, Robots, and Wedding Cake Collide” November 2004

 

2003 Bridge. Walz, Marie. “Visual Art Portfolio: Realm of the Lair Revisited” Summer/Fall

Bridge online. Speh, Scott. “Realm of The Lair” January 2003

 

2002 Artnet.com. Velez, Pedro. “Summer Thrills” July 2002

 

2000 New City. Bulka, Michael. “Hot Sauce at TBA” June 2000

Ten By Ten. Neuhoff, Tony. “Hot Sauce” Summer 2000

Artnet.com. Erickson, Karl. “Chicago Five” August 2000

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 10 o’clock, Chicago, July 17, 2000

 

1999 Dialogue. Brunetti, John. “Ben Stone” February 1999

Cakewalk. Bryan, Edgar. “Perfect Sleeper” Winter 1999

Chicago Reader. Camper, Fred. “Image Problems” January 1999

New City. Wiens, Ann. “Ben Stone” February 1999

Art in America. Snodgrass, Susan. “Report From Chicago, Staying Alive” April 1999

 

1998 New Art Examiner. Bulka, Michael. “Chicago’s Last Five Minutes of Art History” October 1998

New Art Examiner. Grabner, Michelle. “1998 New Artists in Chicago at Terra Museum of American Art” May 1998 WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 4 o’clock, Chicago, January 13, 1998

WGN-TV. WGN Morning News, Chicago, April 24, 1998

WMAQ-TV. Channel 5 10 o’clock News, Chicago, September 28, 1998

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 10 o’clock, Chicago, September 28, 1998

WGN-TV. WGN Nine o’clock News. Chicago, September 29, 1998

WFLD-TV. Fox Thing in the Morning. Chicago, September 29, 1998