Born in 1977 in Clearwater Florida, Benjamin has been trained in Florence, Italy and the SF Academy of Art University (BFA).

His work was first presented in the De Young Museum of Fine Arts ‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’ of 2001. He has been creating monumental oil paintings since 2002 and has been recognized for his portraiture by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Benjamin was selected by Converse for a national ad campaign as their All Star artist and his work was the subject of a presentation on London’s Channel 4 TV. He has shown work nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Venice and LA. He currently lives and works near Santa Barbara, Ca.

Benjamin is currently represented by:

 

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts

Whistler Contemporary

Conrad West Gallery

MK Contemporary

Susan Street Fine Art

 

Benjamin Anderson: CV

Born 1977, Clearwater, Florida.

Lives and works in Santa Barbara, California

Education

 1998-2002.  B.F.A. Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Ca

 1998             Alaska Indian Arts Center, Haines, Alaska

 1997             Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence, Italy

Museum Shows & Exhibitions

2019    ‘The Imaginary’ Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, Ca

 2011    ‘The Brothers Anderson’ Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, Ca

 2011    ‘Splash’ Ventura County Museum of Art, Ventura, Ca

 2005    ‘Portrait of an Artist’, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Solo Exhibitions

2019      ‘Summer Fix’ Person Ryan Gallery, Summerland, Ca

2011      Anderson ART Collective, Portraits, Carpinteria, Ca

2010      ‘Just Add Water’ Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

2010      ‘Just Add Water’ Anderson ART Collective, Carpinteria, Ca

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023     Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, Ca 

2022     Conrad West Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2022     Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, Ca

2022     Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, B.C.

2022     Red Bank Gallery , Red Bank, NJ

2022     Curated, Santa Cruz, Ca

2019     Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, Ca

2018     Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, B.C.

2015     Sullivan Goss, ‘Figurations’ Santa Barbara, Ca

2015     Eisenhower Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Ma

2015     Creutzberg | Van Dunn, Netherlands

2014     Rarity Gallery, Summer Salon Show, Mykonos, Greece

2014     Gallery Van Den Doel & Van Dunn, Netherlands

2014     Christopher Hill Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Healdsburg, Ca

2013     Rarity Gallery, Summer Salon Show, Mykonos, Greece

2013     Santa Barbara Arts Fund, ‘aqua’ , Santa Barbara, Ca

2013     Christopher Hill Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Healdsburg, Ca

2012     ‘100 Grand’, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca

2012     ‘Benjamin Anderson and Daniel Mourning, New Works

                 Simon-Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, Ca

2012     WADE, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, Ca

2011     ‘100’ Grand, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca

2011      Sherman/McNulty Gallery, Los Angeles Ca

2010      ‘Rogue Wave II’ Anderson ART Collective, Carpinteria, Ca

2010      ‘Summer Exhibition’ Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, Ca

2009      Anderson ART Collective, ‘M-E-Y-K’ , Carpinteria, Ca

2009      Anderson ART Collective, ‘Rogue Wave’ Carpinteria, Ca

2009      Rumble Art Fair, Santa Barbara, Ca

2007      George Billis Gallery ‘I(Heart)Pop Realism’ Los Angeles, Ca

2007      IAM Gallery ‘Sensa Peso’ Venice, Italy

2007      CastelARTe 07, Abruzzo, Italy

Publications/Film

2023       Elle Decor France Magazine, August 2023 issue

2023       Carpinteria Magazine, Summer 2023 issue

2012       Carpinteria Magazine, Winter 2012 issue

2012       The Coffin Factory, issue 2

2010       Surfer Magazine, May 2010 issue, Ca

2009       Computer Arts Magazine, Sept. 09 issue, London, UK

2009       Trip Magazine, Sept. 09 issue, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2008       Target/Converse All-Stars ad campaign, national television, print

2008       Channel Four London, Los Angeles Artist, Reality series.

 
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