I create objects through emergent processes and the excavation of materiality. My work is concerned with the construction of shared experience, knowledge and identity.
— Ben Buswell

Ben Buswell (b. 1974 in Dallas, Oregon) currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Buswell received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and BFA from Oregon State University. Notable solo exhibitions include Projector at CoCA Seattle (2013), The Shadow and the Willing at Helzer Gallery (2010) and TENNESSEE at TILT Gallery and Project Space (2008). Buswell’s work has been included in Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta, The Oregon Biennial 2006 at the Portland Art Museum. In 2014 and 2011, Buswell was awarded Career Opportunity Grants from The Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation. His work is included in several private collections, including that of Jan and Patricia de Bont, and public collections at Portland Community College, Rock Creek and the Oregon Health and Science University, Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Forthcoming solo exhibitions at The Art Gym and the Upfor Gallery are scheduled for early 2015.

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