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 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.      

 

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June 23, 2017
The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
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