Benjamin Adelmann

Benjamin Adelmann

Seattle, WA, United States

About Benjamin Adelmann

With an academic background in painting and philosophy, Benjamin is deeply interested in the use of art as actionable events within theories of knowledge. Benjamin's paintings are noted for their epistemic bearing in the questions that they invoke- problems within cognition, truth and the limits of knowledge are wrestled with and exposed. Concept, process and visual outcome align as one, producing work that witnesses through its own self-evidence. View each piece to learn more about the conceptual elements in their respective series.

Education

2013
SSPI Intensive Painting Prog., Directed by Wallace Whitney, Tyler School of Art, PA

2012
1 year Assistantship to Artist Jonathan Zawada (zawada.com.au)

2011
California State University Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

Internship, Prism, 8746 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood CA

Events

PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2020
Yasmine El Shaer, Frontrunner Magazine, July
Anthony Haden-Guest, Whitehot Magazine, February
Kate Mothes, Young Space Interview (yngspc.com), January
2019
Stephanie Browne, “Warped” Exhibition Essay (roma.sh), October
2018
Jessica McQueen, “One To Watch” Saatchi Art, June
2017
Victoria Kennedy, “Stranger Techniques”, Saatchi Art Canvas, November
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 40, The Open Studios Press
2016
Laurence Guenoun, “Numéro 91”, Plateform Magazine, September
2015
Lesley Frenz, “Learning Process: Benjamin Adelmann”, The Artsy Forager, January
2014
Sharon Butler, “The Backstory...”, Two Coats of Paint, October

2014
Winner, 6th 2014 Showcase Competition, ArtSlant
Honorable Mention, International Art Festival, NY
Selected Participant, “GEISAI #20,” Art Fair by KaiKaiKiKi Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Nomination, Masur Museum of Art “51st Annual Juried Competition,” Monroe LA 2013
Recipient, SSPI Intensive Painting Program, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

Exhibitions

2019
“Warped”, Roma Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2018
“Inside-out, Upside-down”, Pop-up Collaborative, Brentwood, CA
"Spectrum Gestalt 5", Gestalt Projects, Santa Monica, CA
“Constructed”, curated by Victoria Kennedy, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Abstraction and Its Discontents, curated by Deborah Brown, Storefront Ten Eyck, NY
Masur Museum of Art 51st Annual Juried Show, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
Komuniko II, Yellow Cube, Tokyo, Japan
GEISAI #20, Art Fair by KaiKaiKiKi Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Benjamin Adelmann: Collisions, Art For Thought Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Mhmm, The Ice Box at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA