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Benjamin Frey

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Birthplace
Waterville, Maine

Birth year
1979

Lives in
Buena Vista, VA

Works in
Acrylic Paint, Collage, and Assemblage

Website

Tags
abstract, modern, surrealism, mixed-media, assemblage, collage, contemporary, figurative, sculpture

Statement


Benjamin Frey has been a professional artist Since 2003, but has been involved in art for most of his life. He was born in Maine in 1979 and, following the examples of his father and grandfather, his early artworks were representational, landscape paintings. In 1998, he was introduced to the idea and possibilities of collage through a professional artist who became his artistic mentor.


EDUCATION:

ART STUDENTS LEAGUE 2004
New York, New York

APPRENTICE TO RICHARD MINSKY, BOOK ARTIST 2002
New York, New York

CENTRE DE LOISIRS ET D'ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANCAIS: Studies in French Language, Literature, and Culture 2000-2001
Saint Germain-en-laye, France

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE: Studies in Philosophy and Classical Literature 1998-2000
Annapolis, Maryland

STUDENT OF COLLAGE ARTIST RODERIC SLATER 1998-current
Waterville, Maine


RECENT SHOWINGS:

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, Virginia [2010 Solo Show]

Reinike Gallery Atlanta, Georgia
Karen Lynn Gallery Boca Raton, Florida
Bennett Galleries Nashville, Tennessee
Michael Tusing Gallery Staunton, Virginia
Gallery 49 New York, New York


AWARDS:

Deer Path Art League, Lake Forest, Illinois (1st Place Painting 2006)

New London Art Fair, New London, Connecticut (1st Place 2004)

Bethesda Row Art Show, Bethesda, Maryland (1st Place Mixed Media 2008)

Skokie Art Fest, Skokie, Illinois (1st Place Mixed Media 2007)

East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, Michigan (1st Place Mixed Media 2007)

Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida (2nd Place Mixed Media 2007)

Stockley Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia (Merit Award 2005; 2nd Place 2006)

Art in Your Eye, Batavia, Illinois (2nd Place 2006)

Cincinnati Summerfair, Cincinnati, Ohio (3rd Place Painting 2006, Judges Choice 2008)

Crosby Arts Fest, Toledo, Ohio (3rd Place 2007)

Art Fest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Florida (3rd Place Mixed Media 2007)

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, Florida (Selected for Judging 2005, 2007, 2008; Judges Choice 2009, 2010)

Lake Mary Art Festival, Lake Mary, Florida (Judges Choice 2009)

Boca Raton Art Fair, Boca Raton, Florida (Judges Choice 2006)

Waynesboro Art Fair, Waynesboro, Virginia (Judges Choice 2004; 2008; 2009, 2010)

Manayunk Art Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Judges Choice 2005)

Plainfield Art In the Park, Plainfield, New Jersey (Judges Choice 2004)

Osceola Art Fest, Kissimmee, Florida (Award of Excellence 2010)

State Street Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Merit Award 2005)

Gosport Arts Festival, Old Town Portsmouth, Virginia (Merit Award 2005)

Glastonbury Art Guild, Glastonbury, Connecticut (Honorable Mention 2005, 2008)

Frederick Festival Of The Arts, Frederick, Maryland (Honorable Mention 2005)

Allentown Outdoor Art Festival, Buffalo, New York (Honorable Mention 2005)

Images, New Smyrna, Florida (Honorable Mention 2006)

Festival of the Masters, Orlando, Florida (Selected for Judging 2006)




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