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  • CV

        born Merrillville, IN           

        lives and works in Chicago, IL                                                                 

     

    Education _____________________________________________________

    2013  MFA University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

    2011  BFA Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

    2003  Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France

    2000  AA American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

     

    Solo and Two Person Exhibitions _______________________________

    2017    In Life Review - moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL

    2015    The Armory Show - Carol Jackson and Ben Murray, with moniquemeloche, New York, NY

    2014    Centervillemoniquemeloche, Chicago, IL

    2006    A Moot Documentary  - Flux Space, Indianapolis, IN

     

    Group Exhibitions ______________________________________________

    2016     Not Just Another Pretty Face - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

    2015     #BemisPainters 1982 - 2015 - Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

                 New American Paintings: Midwest Edition - Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

     2014    Ground Floor - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                 Art Expo - with Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

     2013    Recent Paintings - Kaplan A.I.R. Exhibitions, curated by John Neff - NWU, Evanston, IL

                 Revisiting Undomesticated - Design Cloud, Chicago, IL

                 A strange house in my voice. - UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition – Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

                 J'Adore - Ste. 3206 , 400 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL

                 Winter Group Exhibition: No-Show -West Pilsen Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL

     2012    MDW Fair - UIC MFA Booth, Chicago, IL

     2010    Bootleg Vol. 2 - Bootleg Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                 Friends of Chautauqua - ASU Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

     2009    Bootleg Vol. 1 - Bootleg Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

     2007    Flux Closing - Flux Space, Indianapolis, IN

     2006    Interchange - Indianapolis, IN

                 Surface Communication - Madison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                 Resurgence - Madison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

                 Group Show  - Eskenazi Hall, Indianapolis, IN

     2005    Janus Ball - Indiana Rooftop Ballroom, Indianapolis, IN

                 Is, Was, Will Be - Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, FR

                 Is, Was, Will Be - Espace Melanie, Riec-sur-Belon, FR

     

    Awards & Residencies___________________________________________

     2014    Artist in Residence - Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts  -  Omaha, NE, USA

     2012    MFA Artist in Residence -  Ox-Bow  -  Saugatuck, MI, USA

                 Dedalus Award Nominee - University of Illinois at Chicago

                 Dean’s Scholar Nominee - University of Illinois at Chicago

     2011    Board of Trustees Waiver - University of Illinois at Chicago

     2006    Best of Show - Senior Exhibition – Herron School of Art

     2003    Rev. A. G. Fraser International Travel Award – Herron School of Art

                 Joseph Vansickle Scholarship – Herron School of Art

     

     Selected Bibliography _________________________________________

    Zarley, B. David. “Cinema Fatalité: Ben Murray at Monique Meloche,” New American Paintings, March 13, 2017

    Mauser, Nicole. “Painting, Gone in a Flash”, Newcity, March 3, 2017

    “Art Top 5: March 2017”, Newcity, March 2, 2017

     “Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season”, The Chicago Tribune, January 2, 2015

     "Hyde Park Art Center Presents Chicago MFA Grads at EXPO and Winter Showcase", Newcity, September 2014

    News: Hyde Park Art Center Presents Chicago MFA Grads at Expo and in Winter Showcase - See more at: http://art.newcity.com/2014/09/16/news-hyde-park-art-center-presents-chicago-mfa-grads-at-expo-and-in-winter-showcase/#sthash.rM38q0Z1.dpuf
    News: Hyde Park Art Center Presents Chicago MFA Grads at Expo and in Winter Showcase - See more at: http://art.newcity.com/2014/09/16/news-hyde-park-art-center-presents-chicago-mfa-grads-at-expo-and-in-winter-showcase/#sthash.rM38q0Z1.dpuf

      New American Paintings (Noteworthy Artist - Editor's Pick), No. 113 Midwestern Issue, curated by Staci Boris

     "Ben Murray / Monique Meloche Gallery" (Recommended and Reviewed), Newcity, May 2014

     "Ben Murray" (Editorial Feature), Visual Art Resource, May 2014

     Gomez, Gail. "Centerville - Ben Murray at Monique Meloche Gallery", ChiCritics, April 2014

     "Ben Murray” (Featured Artist),  MakeSpace.net, May 2013

     Gomez, Gail. "Stories From the Inside - an Interview with MFA student Ben Murray",  Gallery 400 blog, March 2013

     Dluzen, Robyn "Smallness and Sameness at Chicago’s MDW Fair",  Art F City, November 2012

     Maehl, Sarah. "George Benedict Murray III",  Conduit Chicago, September 2009

     "A Moot Documentary",  OntheCusp.org, February 2006

     

    Artist Lectures _________________________________________________

    2017    Conversation with Andy Coolquitt and Ben Murray, moderated by Jennifer Reeder, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2014    Chicago as Muse (panelist with Assaf Evron, Essau McGee, and Julie Weber), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

                Conversation with Ben Murray and Andreas Fischer, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Art Talk, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    2013    Conversation with Ben Murray and John Neff, Kaplan A.I.R. Exhibitions @ NWU, Evanston, IL

                A strange house in my voice., University of Illinois at Chicago

                Mutual Interpretations, University of Illinois at Chicago

     

    Related Employment __________________________________________

    2016  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL

    Painting 1, Independant Study Advisor

    2016  Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Beginning Painting, Beginning Drawing

    2013-present   Teacher Artist,  Patrick Henry Elementary, George Washington High School, CAPE, Chicago, IL

    Contemporary Art Foundations

    2013-present   Visiting Assistant Professor,  Bridge Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2012–13   Instructor of Record,  Drawing I, the Beginning, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2012  Graduate Assistant  (Studio/Sculpture Shop Technician Assistant & Art Education Assistant), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2012  Teaching Assistant  (Assistant Professor Dianna Frid), Topics in Drawing I

                       & Advanced Topics in Drawing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    2005 - 07   Sol LeWitt Wall Painting Draftsman,  Indianapolis, IN, New York, NY

    2005  Teacher Artist,  VSA Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN