Ben Godward

United States
Brooklyn, NY
born 1980 USA
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born 1980 Indianapolis IN
been lots of other places in between
currently living in Brooklyn NY
MFA 2007 University at Albany
BFA 2003 Alfred University

Artist Statement

Recently my sculptures have started to respond to the slick and saturated media of the world we live in. They are reflections of myself, contradictory and impulsive. Carrying references to food, sex, and toxic sludge in their bright organic formations of foam they are exacerbations of material excess and imperial gluttony. Pure carnival joy harmonizes unselfconsciously with commodity culture. Their chaotic exuberance demands attention with vigor equal to that of our marketed landscape.

Solo Exhibitions
2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY
2004 BFA Thesis show, Alfred, NY
2003 Departmental Display case, Alfred, NY

Group Exhibitions

Oct 2007 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

2007 SFOS 2007, Sewing Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2007 CHAIRity auction, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2007 Fuzed, The Fuze Box, Albany, NY

2007 49th International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute,San Diego, CA

2007 The he.ART, Amrose and Sable Gallery, Albany, NY
2006 Controlled Burn, University at Albany, Albany, NY
2006 CHAIRity auction, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
2006 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY

Permanently Installed Works

2004 Heaven and Hell, Samuel C. Williams Library, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Artworks available from this artist:
the black wave (heroin)
Sculpture 34 x 48 x 20 inches & 30 lbs.