About/CV

| Artist | Educator | Strategist |
| Designer | Developer | Musician |

About

Ben Severns is an interdisciplinary artist whose studio work is centered around the need for some way out of the theoretically evitable cycle of Spectacular distraction and self-involvement that permeates contemporary life.

Shifting media as it suits the project, his work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at Boston University, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Public Functionary Gallery, the Walker Art Center, and others.

His work in community development and social justice organizations has seen him act as a project manager, organizer, and educator. His work is held in private collections in the United States and Brazil.

CV

Education:
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fine Arts Studio

Selected Exhibitions:
2020 Light Spa: Night Walk, East St. Paul, MN
2019 Energy, Made Here, Minneapolis, MN
2018 Wolfpack, Arcana Masonic Lodge, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Out of the Blue, Greylight Projects, Hoensbroek, DE
2017 Future, Made Here, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Body and Machine, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2014 P.O.E.P.O.L., Good CARma, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Faster Than Fast, The Bank, Knoxville, IA
2014 Make it Move, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Bright Lights, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Boston, MA
2013 You and I, alone, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, ME
2013 Master’s Thesis Exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2012 MFA Retrospective, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2012 Ben’s Black Flag, The Blue Ox, Portland, ME
2012 Detritus, Octopi Gallery, Portland, ME
2009 Bury, Art of This Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Curated:
2016 DANGER, Arcana Mason Lodge, Minneapolis, MN
2011 MFA Retrospective, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (with P. Nadal, and T.J. Young)
2010 No Longer, Fallout Urban Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2010 In The Heart, To Soho, Minneapolis, MN (with N. Osborn, and M. Seagren)

Awards:
2013 Young Family Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2012 Presidential Graduate Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2011 Presidential Graduate Grant, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME