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Exhibitions

2017
The Plates of the Present ,So Far, Praz Delavallade, Paris, FR
Material Mythos,Geary Contemporary, NY, NY
Garden Dwellers, Regina Rex, NY, NY
Morning People, Holiday Forever, Jackson Hole, WY

2016
NADA Art Fair Maimi, helper, Miami, FL
BASE Four Letter Words Projects, Brooklyn, NY
SIX: A benefit for Regina Rex, Regina Rex, NY, NY
Ben Dowell/Shaun Krupa, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Das Ding, Sister Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mute Mud, GCA , Brooklyn, NY
NADA Art Fair, Safe Gallery , NY, NY
Material Pressure, Spring Break Art Fair curated by Andrea Mcginty , NY, NY
Anthem of the Sun, CANADA , NY, NY
Material Art Fair, Beverly's, Mexico City, MX

2015
Untitled Fair,helper , Miami, FL
Pure Potentiality, Achter De Boom, NY, NY
DUST-Plates of the Present, CCNY at Baxter St, NY, NY
The Future is Whatever, Nighthawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY
New Release, 60 Mulberry St, NY, NY
Material Art Fair, helper, Mexico City, MX
Making Strategies, Jack Geary Contemporary, NY,NY

2014
Secret Satan's Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Ben Dowell, George Hofmann, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY
Apostle Islands, Ergoline Basalt, Wonalancet, NH
Transom, 1 New York Plaza, NY, NY
Articulated Lair's, helper, Brooklyn, NY
Bright,Brookfield, NY, NY
Former Models curated by Merkx and Gwynne, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Auction, The Lodge, NY, NY
Cat Camp, helper, Brooklyn, NY
2013/2023, 964 Dean, Brooklyn, NY
Porcher, helper, Brooklyn, NY
Liars, Actors, and Believers, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY
Painting Painting, The ArtPadSF Contemporary Art Fair, Beta Pictoris, San Francisco, CA
Desiccated Punch Bowl, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Drift, Beta Pictoris, Birmingham, AL
Best of Best of Best of, helper, Brooklyn, NY
Erased, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY
Kelly's Eye Club, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Can't Stop the Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY
Channel to Channel, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011
XIII International, Luis Adelantado Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Fireside Follies, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
Grounded, 88 Eldridge, New York, NY
School Nite, Festival of Ideas for the New City, The New Museum, New York, NY
Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
Tide Pool, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Future 86, Parksville, NY
Lateralisms: Dike Blair, James Woodfill, Stephen Westfall and Ben Dowell, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Compose, SMITH-STEWART at DKP, New York, NY

2009
Hypnotizing the Humongous Mind, Galleria Alberto Sendros, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Seven Easy Steps: Social Improvement, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Works: Raphael Taylor, Claudia Pena, Ben Dowell, 101 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Super/Prime, 717 Prospect Pl., Brooklyn, NY

2008
Yellow, New York, NY. Curated by Courtney Puckett
Nakedly, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
Cut the Cord! From up Here Everything Makes Sense, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX

2007
Wu-Tang/Googolplex Show(Congress), Gavin Brown╩╝s Enterprise @Passerby, New York, NY. Curated by Darren Bader.
The Singer Sucks, but the Band... Finding the Good in an Otherwise Dismal World, SUNDAY Gallery, New York, NY
Recent/Final Things, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
Neurotic Naturalism, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY
Wow, Man Take Me Away, Okay Mountain, Austin,TX

2006
Anxiety of Influence, Wight Biennial, Los Angeles, CA
Rorschach, Skowhegan, ME. Curated by Eduardo Navarro.

Bibliography
Sonel Breslav,DUST:Plates of the Present, Secretary Press/Blonde Art Books, 2015
Martha Raoli,No Neutral Spaces:Material Art Fair 2015, The Miami Rail, March 2015
Matt Stromberg, In Mexico an Alternative Art Fair Builds A Community, Hyperallergic, 2015
Piri Halasz, 4 for the Future, (an Appropriate Distance) From the Mayors Doorstep, Oct. 2014
Paul Corio, Seen in New York , Abstractcritical, Sept. 2014
George Hofmann, Gestural Painting, Abstractcritical, July 2014
David M Roth, The SF Art Fair Report, Squarecylinder, 2013
Walter Lewellyn, Stop Making Sense , Weld, 2012
Eve Perry, Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2012
Hrag Vartanian, Minimalism╩╝s Lateral Move at the Hogar Collection, Hyperallergic, 2010
Jackson Mcdade, Minimalism Sideways, Artslant, 2010
Ben Dowell + , O Sirhan O Sirhan #2, 2008

Education and Awards
2013 Ox-Bow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI Visiting Faculty
2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Fellowship, NY, NY
2007 Hunter College, New York, NY, MFA, Combined Media
2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME / Fellowship
2001 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, BFA, Painting