Benjamin Gardner

‌Associate Professor of Art and Design
Department Chair
Office Location: 338 Fine Arts Center
515-271-3166
benjamin.gardner@drake.edu
Benjamin Gardner's website 
Gardner's work featured on Make Space 
Gardner's work featured on Beautiful/Decay 

Benjamin Gardner teaches drawing at Drake University. He received his M.F.A. from Illinois State University and B.F.A. from Millikin University. Gardner has had recent solo exhibitions at Box 13 Artspace in Houston, Texas; FLUXX gallery in Des Moines, Iowa; Heavy Brow Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois. His work has also been featured in exhibitions at Design Cloud in Chicago, Illinois; Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Des Moines Art Center in the exhibition Iowa Artists 2010. Gardner also teaches courses within the Honors Program at Drake.

Working with painting, drawing, woodworking, and found materials, Gardner's studio work involves research in superstition, divination, folk traditions and how these ideas relate to our identity and understanding of space and time. The implications of the individual being involved in non-scientific practices that transcend understanding or explanation are a vehicle for his studio production. To this end Gardner has been working with numerology, hex signs, mandalas, and constellations in his most recent mixed media paintings and sculptures.

Fine Arts Events
December 5, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
December 6, 2016
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December 6, 2016
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Fine Arts News
November 21, 2016
Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 28.
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