Ben Sewell

Ben Sewell

Australian, b. 1972

Place of Birth: Australia

Specialities: Contemporary Art

Biography

BENJAMIN SEWELL

1972 Born, Australia

EDUCATION

1999 Graduate Diploma, National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1997  Diploma of Visual Arts, National Institute of the Arts, ANU Canberra, Australia

1996  Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University, Western Australia.

WORKSHOPS

2002 The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Edols and Elliot (teaching assistant)

     The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Harcuba and Rosol

1999 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA, Czech Glass, Petr Novotny and Borek Sipek

     Canberra School of Art, ACT, Australia, Michael Scheiner Workshop

1997 Canberra School of Art, ACT, Australia, Latitudes, Bullseye workshop (assistant)

1996 Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia, Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni/ Ben Edols.

EXHIBITIONS

2006 Chappell Gallery, New York "Synbiosis" (solo)

2005 ANU School of Art Gallery, Australia "Seeds of Light"

2004 Chappell Gallery, New York, NY On the Edge

     SOFA Chicago, Australian Crafts Council

2003 SOFA Chicago, Chappell Gallery

     Beaver Gallery Canberra, Canberra Glass

     Anna Bibby Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, Australian Glass

     Canberra Museum and Gallery Canberra, Ranamok Glass Prize  

     Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, Hot Glass 2003.

     City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart.

2002 Craft West Gallery, Perth, City of Perth Craft Award

     Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Liquidity, Emerging Artists

     Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Less is More/ Less is a Bore

     Chappell Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

     Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney , Australia, Dialogue, Stephen Procter Traveling Fellowship

     Chappell Gallery, Boston MA, USA , Cross roads - Australian and New Zealand glass

2001  SOFA, Chappell Gallery, Chicago, USA.

     Object Gallery, Australian Center for Craft and Design, Sydney, Australia, Interiors

     Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia, Australian Glass

     Chappell Gallery, New York, USA, Resonance Within

Object Gallery, Australian Center for Craft and Design, Sydney, Australia, Formal Qualities   

2000 Chappell Gallery, Boston Massachusetts, USA, Global Village

     Hsinchu Glass Festival, Hsinchu Municipal Cultural Center, Taiwan, Essentially Canberra  

Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.

1999 Resource Finance Corporation, Sydney, Australia, Touring Exhibition

     Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia, New Directions

     SOFA, Chappell Gallery, New York, USA.

     Beaver Gallery, ACT, Australia, Canberra Glass

     National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, Graduate Exhibition

1998 Venezia Aperto Vetro, Istituto Statale Del' Arte, Venice, Italy, Essentially Canberra

     SOFA, Chicago, USA, Chappell Gallery

     Craft Fair Munich, Germany, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Talente Australian Representative

AWARDS

2006  Tom Malone Award, Western Australia, First Prize

2004  Tom Malone Award, Western Australia, Finalist

2003  Canberra Museum and Gallery Canberra, Ranamok Glass Prize Finalist

2002  City of Perth Craft Award, Western Australia, Excellence Award

Visual Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council, Skills and Arts Development Award

1996 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA, Scholarship

SOFA Chicago, IL, USA, Absolute Au Kurant, Juried Invitational of Emerging Talent

COLLECTIONS

La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

Fort James Paper, Chicago USA

Art Gallery of Western Australia,

Tom Malone Acquisitioned Collection, Perth.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2002  Object Magazine, The one that grabs the eye, Ann Schilo.

     Craft Culture, Less is More/ Less is a Bore, Peter Gomes.

2001 Object Magazine, Collectors Article Canberra, Meridith Hinchcliffe

1999 Object Magazine, Collectors Article Canberra, Meridith Hinchcliffe.

     The Sydney Morning Herald, Domain Article Shattered, George Epaminonda

1998 Kunsthandwerk and Design Magazine, Munich Talente Exhibition, Dr Angela Bock
Artist statementMy work looks at balance and explores the relationship between opposites. Through the inter playing of the symbiotic nature of opposites, I aim to establish a sense of balance within the whole. I do this by cutting graphic qualities on into the surface of a hand blown glass form to create a sense of the various parts that make the whole.
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