Benjamin Swallow Duke
 
Education                   
 
2006      M.F.A.- Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting
 
2002      B.F.A.- University of Utah, Painting and Drawing Emphasis.
 
2001      Yale University Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk.
 
Teaching Experience
 
2006-Present               Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
 
2004-2006                   Teaching Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 
Gallery Representation-
 
Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL
A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
Galerie Bruno Massa, Paris, France
 
Scholarships, Awards and Residencies
 
2015                Artist In Residence: The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Residency                              Award: May 23-July 18 2015, Maryland Institute College of Art, Brittany,                                    France.
                       
                        Artist In Residence and Public Commission: Inaugural Artist for The Artist 
                        in Residence Program for Louisville Metro Hall, Louisville KY
 
                        Humanities and Arts Research Program Grant: The Flesh of This World,                              Michigan State University: 2015-16
 
2011                Individual Artist Award, Roy B Biv Gallery, Columbus OH
 
2010                Best in Show: Figuratively Speaking, Village Gallery, Montgomery, AL
 
                        Artist In Residence: Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Dec2009 –Jan
                        2010 Taipei, Taiwan
 
2009                Artist In Residence: Bamboo Culture Residency: June 2009- August 2009.                            Taiwan.
 
2008                Intramural Research Grant: Michigan State University: 2008
 
2006                Research Enhancement Grant, Michigan State University
                        Full Fellowship Award, Vermont studio Center
                        Best in Show, Go Figure, Maryland Federation of Art
 
2005                Best in Show, Emerging Artists, Maryland Federation of Art
 
2004                Hoffberger Fellowship, Maryland Institute College of Art
                        USA Funds Scholarship, 2004,05
 
2003                 Merit Award, Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum
 
2002                 Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship and Residency, Yale University
                         Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT
                         Carmen Morton Christensen Scholarship, Department of
                         Art and Art History, University of Utah, 2000-2002
 
2001                David Dornan Purchase Award and Residency: Helper, UT,

Exhibitions
2017   
Context, (International Art Fair), Galerie Bruno Massa, NYC
 
The Sideways, (Solo Show), Curated by Bruno Massa, Hosted by Atlantic Gallery,                  NYC

 Art:Gwangju, (International Art Fair), Galerie Bruno Massa, Gwangju, South Korea
 
 Distortion, (Group Show), Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL

2016
‘It Was A Real Place…’ (Solo Show), Cressman Center Gallery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
 
Aqua Art Miami, (International Art Fair), Galerie Bruno Massa, Miami, FL
 
Gallery Group, (Group Show), A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
 
One Year After, (Group Show), Hiram College, OH
 
Affordable Art Fair, (International Art Fair), Galerie Bruno Massa, NYC
 
The Nude Figure, (Juried Show), Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
            Jurors: Scott Noel and Paul Dusold
 
Summer Solstice Show, (Group Show), A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
 
2015
Benjamin Swallow Duke, (Solo Show) Delta College, University Center, MI
 
Full of Life, Now (Public Art Commission) Mayor’s large conference room, 4th floor Metro Hall, Louisville, KY
 
Perpetual Now (Invitational Group Show) Adrian College Valade Gallery, Adrian, MI
 
Exposition des Artistes Americains (Group Show) l’Abbaye de Lehon, Lehon, France
 
The Anti-Fair (Juried) Clio Art Fair, New York, NY
 
The Power of Three, (Group Show) A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
 
The Suburbs Eyes: Picturing the Sprawl, (Invitational Group Show) Ernestine M.      Raclin Gallery, Indiana University, South Bend, IN
 
2014
21 and Counting, (Group Show) The Painting Center, New York City, NY
 
A River Without Banks, (Solo Show) Paul Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
 
The Contemporary Figure, Ben Duke & Robert McCann, (Two-Person Show) Moss-Thorn Gallery of Art, Fort Hays, KS
 
2013
Gallery Group, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Unnatural Selection, Duke, McCann and Dunn (Three-Person Show) Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
 
Benjamin Swallow Duke and Nathan Barnes, (Two-person Show) Emerson Center For the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT
 
4th Culture @ Scene Metrospace, (Group Show) Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
 
 Green Show, (Group Show) A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
 
Benjamin Swallow Duke and Esther Randall, (Two-person Show) Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH
 
Season Opener, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Thresholds, (Solo Show) Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
 
2012
Sublime Rupture, (Solo Show) Target Gallery, Alexandria VA
Catalog with essay by Dominique Nahas
 
Open Studios, (Open Studios) 4th Culture Studios, Lansing, MI
 
Unhinged, (Solo Show) Mott Community College, Flint, MI
 
Forms of ID, (Group Show) New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
 
2011
Season Opener, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Gallery Group, (Group show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Extremes, (Invitational) Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Imagined Communities, (Invitational) Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Curated by Chris Lee.
 
Identity In Itself, (Two-person show) Lapham Gallery, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center, Glens Falls, NY
 
Benjamin Duke, Tony Shumsky, (Two-person show) Roy G. Biv Gallery,
Columbus, OH
*Awarded 2011 Individual Artist Award
 
UPHEAVAL, (Traveling Solo Show) University Art Gallery, Saginaw Valley
State University, Saginaw, MI
 
EPHEMERA, (National Juried) Northwest Missouri State University, Juror,
Dan Keegan, Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Maryville, MO
 
Open Studios, (Open Studios) 4th Culture Studios, Lansing, MI
 
2010
UPHEAVAL, (Traveling Solo Show) Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
 
Floating, (Solo Show) Fitton Art Center, Hamilton, OH
 
Contemporary Painting, (Three Person Show) Coburn Gallery at Ashland University, Ashland Ohio
 
Chicago Art Gallery Artists (Invitational) Intercontinental Hotel, O’Hare Airport, Chicago IL
 
Artworks Chicago (Invitational) Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago IL
 
Figure/ Ground, (Invitational) Anton Art Center, Mount Clemons, MI
 
Untitled Show, (Invitational) Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Figuratively Speaking, (National Juried) Village Gallery, Montgomery AL
*Awarded Best of Show
 
2010 Realism Biennial, (National Juried) Fort Wayne Museum of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN                                         
Creation of Identity, (National Juried Group) Nightingale Gallery, Eastern
Oregon University, La Grande, OR
 
Art Chicago 2010 (International Art Fair) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Oklahoma Friendly 2010, (National Juried) Oklahoma Art Guild,
           
Kuandu Museum Residency Show and Open Studio (Residency)
Kuandu Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
 
2009
Notwithstanding, (Two-person show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Disrupted Particulars, (Two-person show) Macomb Center for the
Performing Arts, Clinton Township, MI
 
River 2: Tracking Upstream-International Urban Exchange Project,
(international Invitational) Bitan, Taiwan
(http://www.sunartstw.com/river2/index.html)
 
Weak Painting Group, (international Invitational)  Kuandu Museum of
Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan http://www.weakpainting.com/
 
Weak Painting Group, (international Invitational)  Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung City, Taiwan
 
Art Chicago 2009 (International Art Fair) Chicago IL
 
SOFA New York 2009: (International Art Fair) Park Avenue Armory, New
York City
 
Realitease, (Three artists) Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State
University, Huntsville, TX
 
Biennial 25, (National Juried) South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Juror: William Lieberman, of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
ArtPrize, (National Juried) Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand
Rapids, MI
 
28th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, (Regional Juried)
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
 
Kentucky National 2009, (National Juried) Murray State University,
Murray, KT
 
2008
We Drew a Circle and Called it an Island, (Two-person collaborative
show) Garden City Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Benjamin Duke and Teresa Dunn, (Two-person show) University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
 
Imaginary Cities, (Solo show) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
 
Awakening, (Two Person show) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Space Place Life Exhibition, (National Juried) Eastern Kentucky
University, Richmond, KY
 
Figurative Fictions, (Three Painters) Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton OH. curator: Joe Houston of the Columbus Museum of Art
 
Helper Workshops 2007 Exhibition, (national invitational) Gallery East, College of Eastern Utah. Price, Utah, curator: David Dornan
 
Palm Beach 3 (International Art Fair) Palm Beach, FL
 
Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
 
2007
SOFA New York 2007: The 10th Anniversary, (International Art Fair) Park Avenue Armory, New York City
                                                                       
Art Chicago 2007 (International Art Fair) Chicago IL
 
Palm Beach 3 (International Art Fair) Palm Beach, FL
 
Above & Beyond (Six Painters) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Baker Arts Center 10th National Juried Exhibition: Liberal, KS
 
Nude International (National Juried) Lexington Art League, KY
Curator: Vincent Desiderio, Senior Critic New York Academy of Art
 
2006
Biennial Faculty Exhibition: Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
 
Launch (Graduate Thesis Show) Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 
Second Chance (Solo Show) Brewer’s Art, Baltimore, MD
 
Academy 2006 (Regional Invitational) Connor Contemporary,
Washington, DC
 
Opening Exhibition (Two Person Show) Touchet Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 
Only Human (National Juried) School 33, Baltimore, MD
 
Go Figure (National Juried) Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD
 
2005
Hoffberger Group Show: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
           
Boxing (Local Invitational) Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD
                       
Emerging Artists (National Juried) Maryland federation of Art, Baltimore,
MD
                                          
Artscape (National Juried Art Festival) Baltimore, MD
 
2004
Clamor (Solo Show) Rose Wagner Center for the Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Emerging Artists (National Juried) Maryland federation of Art, Baltimore,
MD
 
Regional Show: Saint George Art Museum, Saint George, UT
 
Arts Festival Invitational: Salt Lake Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Spring Salon (Regional Juried) Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT
 
Show Us Your Stuff (Local Invitational) Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City,
UT
 
2003
 Paintings (Solo Show) Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Spring Salon (Regional Juried) Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT
 
2001
Seen and Unseen (Solo Show) Union Art Gallery. Salt Lake City, UT  
 
Press/ Publications
 
Studio Break. Podcast Interview with David Linneweh: http://studiobreak.com/ben-duke/
 
Louisville MetroTV Spot: http://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T01343&video=260067
 
Rusty Satellite Show. Interview with Rick Redding: http://rustysatelliteshow.com/knockin-it-out-with-jack-wolf-experience-art-with-ben-duke/
 
Robert Sparrow Jones. Benjamin Duke: A River Without Banks, Michigan Quarterly Review, 2015 http://www.michiganquarterlyreview.com/2015/01/benjamin-duke-a-river-without-banks/
 
Dominique Nahas. Sublime Rupture, Target Gallery, 2012
 
“4th Culture Studios Brainchild of Painter/Professional,” Art Serve Michigan, 2012.
 
Interview on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbiSW6vhPlo
Interview conducted by Michigan State University Faculty Conversations.
 
International Painting Annual, Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, 2011.
 
“Cultivating the Arts in Lansing,” Capital Gains, November 2011.
 
Benjamin Duke. Benjamin Duke: Works 2001-2010, Taipei: Garden City Publishing, 2010.
 
Su Yuan, Chang Ching-Wen. Weak Painting, Taipei: Garden City Publishing, 2009.
 
Direct Art, Volume 16
 
“The Art of Building a School,” American Art Collector Magazine, April, 08. Image included in this special feature on Chicago based collector Howard Tullman.
 
Art Buzz, 2008 Collection
 
Studio Visit Magazine, 2008/09/16 editions
 
“Painting With Imagination.” American Artist, December 2007.
Feature Article written by Joseph Hoff, including seven photos of my work.
 
Richeson 75: Figure/ Portrait Competition Catalogue, 2007
 
Interview on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wl2_WOBIpE
Interview conducted by independent Baltimore documentary film maker Hsuan-YU Pan.
 
“Artworks This Week.” Maryland Public Television, 2006
 
“Academy 2006.” Connor Contemporary Art, Washington DC. Podcast Interview. 2006
 
 
 

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