Associate Professor of Art and Design
Office Location: 338 Fine Arts Center
Benjamin Gardner's website
Gardner's work featured on Make Space
Gardner's work featured on Beautiful/Decay
Benjamin Gardner is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Drake University. Gardner also teaches in the Honors Program at Drake, and has co-taught travel seminars to Cyprus and Cuba. He received his M.F.A. from Illinois State University and B.F.A. from Millikin University. Gardner has had recent exhibitions at Gallery Molly Krom in New York, DUSK Editions in Brooklyn, and at the Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina. One of his short experimental films will be screened at CICA in South Korea in the fall of 2017, and he has exhibited works on paper in France and Germany.
As a multi-disciplinary artists, Gardner's studio work involves research in mythology, ontology, and visual culture. His studio practice investigates existence, time, memory, and human work and production. Cosmological existence of the human race, why we produce culture, and the state of after-existence are important references in his paintings and sculptures. He is represented by Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa.