Biography

BA paletteBEN ARONSON

American, b. 1958

EDUCATION

1980-82 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Boston University, Massachusetts
1976-80 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Boston University, Massachusetts

AWARDS

2006 Childe Hassam Purchase Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

2005 Academician Appointment, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

2004 Benjamin Altman Landscape Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

2004 J. Sanford Saltus Gold Medal, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

1992 Ogden M. Pleissner Painting Award, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

1991 Thomas Fisher Award, American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, New York, New York

1990 William P. & Gertrude Schweitzer Painting Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

1988 The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting

1988 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Grant

1988 The St. Botolph Foundation Grant in Painting

1987 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lottery Grant for Painting

1986 The Blanche E. Coleman Award for Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “Cityscapes by Ben Aronson”, Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina

2013 “Cityscapes by Ben Aronson”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

2013 “Ben Aronson”, Ann Norton Sculpture Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida

2011 Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine

2011 Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 “Risk and Reward”, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York, exhibition catalogue, essay Donald Kuspit

2009 “The Urban Signature”, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2008 “Urban Currents”, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York, exhibition catalogue, essay Donald Kuspit

2008 “The Figure in Context”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, exhibition catalogue

2007 “Explorations”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006 “Ben Aronson: Recent Works”, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, exhibition catalogue, essay Joanna Fink

2005  “Ben Aronson: Recent Works”, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York, exhibition catalogue

2004 “Painterly Visualizations”, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, exhibition catalogue, essay Gerald Nordland

2003 “Ben Aronson”, DFN Gallery, New York, New York

2002 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2000 Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1999 Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla, California

1998 Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Hollywood, California

1997 MB Modern, New York, New York

1996 Horwitch Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

1996 Jerry Solomon Gallery, Hollywood, California

1994 Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to Hockney, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, Nevada

2010 Changing Soils: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Japan

2010 ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States of America Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia

2009 People, Place, and Things: The Art of ARONSON, BABB, and SOTH, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

2009 Urban Perspectives, Mark Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey

2009 On Paper, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2009 Summertime…, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2009 Winter Haiku, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008 Contemporary Still Lifes, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

2008 Text and Textures: An Exhibition from the Permanent Collection, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2008 Beyond Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007 Master Prints, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

2007 Landscapes: Rural and Urban, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

2007 Anniversary Exhibition,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007 Good Night Sun: Nocturnes, Storms, and Sunsets, George Billis Gallery, New York, New York

2007 Representation,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2007 Interiors,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006 Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

2006 The Figure in American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine

2006 From Private Walls, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, Florida

2006 Celebrate Summer,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006 Cities Different, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 Winter Haiku,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005 Re-Presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York

2005 Looking Back, Seeing Forward, Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005 Seventh Annual Realism Invitational,  Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, New York

2004 Dualities, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 Still Life and Streets, Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

2004 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2003 The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, New York

2002 Form & Conscience: Figurative Art from Mid-Century to Present, Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla, California

2002 Regional, Merrill Lynch Building Gallery, New York , New York

2000 Contemporary Portraits, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1999 The Aronson’s, Alter & Gil Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

1999 Altered Streets: Boston Painters Paint Boston, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1998 Meridian International Traveling Exhibition, sponsored by Exxon-Mobil, traveled to US, China, Pakistan, Iran, Israel, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa (through 2000)

1998 Town & Country, MB Modern, New York, New York

1998 Perspectives, MB Modern, New York, New York

1998 Urban Suburban, Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Hollywood, California

1998 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997 Contemporary Figures, MB Modern, New York, New York

1997 The Distinct Still Life, Pepper Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1996 About American Realism: Part I, Horwitch Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

1995 Only in America, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1994 Contemporary Perspectives II, Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

1994 Interiors, Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

1992 167th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design Museum,
New York, New York

1992 National Convention Exhibition, American Institute of Architects, Boston, Massachusetts

1992 American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Traveling Exhibition, Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1992 American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Traveling Exhibition, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1992 American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Traveling Exhibition, Mickelson Gallery, Washington DC

1991 American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Traveling Exhibition, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington DC

1991 American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Traveling Exhibition, Urban Center of the Municipal Art Society,
New York, New York

1991 Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts

1990 165th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, New York

1988 DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1982 Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1980 Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts