Benjamin Degen


Born 1976 Brooklyn, New York. Lives and works in New York City.

Solo Exhibitions
2013 “Shadow, Ripple and Reflection” Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “Out of the dark, into the air” Museum 52, New York, NY
2008 “We can’t stop living” Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
2007 “Brick Layer” Mario Diacono, Boston, MA
2007 “Medium” St Barthelemy, French West Indies
2006 “A Tree is Falling” Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 “Land Lives and Still Scapes” Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2013 “Amor Fati” Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
2013 “Bathers” Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2013 “The Goddess” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2012 “Gran Prix” Gresham’s Ghost/Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2012 “Painting as a Radical Form” Collezione Maramotti,Reggio Emilia, Italy
2012 “Graphomania” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2012 “Night X” Benjamin Degen & Yuri Masnyj. American Contemporary, NY
2012 “Brucennial” Bruce High Quality Foundation, NY
2011 “From Where You Just Arrived” Curated by Ryan Schneider, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2011 “Drawing Crazy Patterns on the Sheets” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2011 “Thisorganized” Curated by Hope Gangloff, Susan Inglett Gallery, NY
2011 “LANY” Curated by Mario Diacono, Peter Blum Gallery, NY
2010 “Reclining Nudes” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2010 “With Walls” Museum 52 Gallery, NY
2010 “Natural Renditions” Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, NY
2009 “Kings County Biennial” Kidd Yellin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Body Language” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2009 “Cave Painting” Curated by Bob Nickas, Gresham’s Ghost Gallery, New York, NY
2009 “New Work New York” Fortune Cookie Projects, Singapore
2009 “Beyond Bounds – Glow” The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS
2009 “Pink Panther” Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Hannah Dumes and Nicole O’rourke, Kumukumu Gallery, New York, NY
2009 “The Ankle Bones are Higher on the Inside” Museum 52 Gallery, New York, NY
2009 “Garish” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2009 “Variations on a Theme” Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 “Transitions: Painting at the (other) End of Art” Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2008 Bob Nickas Collection, New York Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2007, White Columns, New York
2008 “Three Landscapes (or More) in the Modern Style” Western Exhibitions Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 “Painting as Fact, Fact as Fiction” Curated By Bob Nickas, DePury & Luxembourg, Zurich
2006 “Occupation” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2006 “View Eleven: Upstate” Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “Collection 2005/2006” Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
2005 “Among the Trees” The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2005 “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” with Yuri Masnyj, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
2005 “Looking at Words” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “The General’s Jamboree” Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
2005 “Bebe le Strange” D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2005 “Ultimate Concern” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2005 “Greater New York” PS1 MOMA, Long Island City, NY
2005 “Landings” Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
2004 “Colored Pencil” ,KS Art New York, NY
2004 Guild & Greyshkul at Placemaker Gallery, Miami, FL
2003 “My Sources Say Yes” Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
2003 “The New Topography” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.

Collections
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Nerman MoCA, Kansas
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York
Contemporary Drawings Collection, New York
Brandolini Collection, Paris
Yellin Family Collection, Hawaii
The Horts Foundation, New York
Douglas Oliver Collection, New York

Bibliography
2012 “Archetypes and Historicity: Painting and Other Radical Forms 1995-2007” Mario Diacono. Silvana Editoriale. Italy.
2012 “New American Painting #98” Open Studio Press. Boston.
2011 “Vitamin P2” Phaidon Press.
2009 “The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, Catalog Raisonne” Museum of Modern Art.  New York.
2009 “Beyond Bounds-Glow” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Overland Park, Kansas.
2009 “Off the books – Drawing in Text Space” Frederieke Taylor Gallery. New York.
2008 “Oppenheimer Collection” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Overland Park, Kansas.
2008 “Post-war and contemporary art 17 may 2008” Rago Art and Auction Center. Lambertville, New Jersey.
2007 “Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction” de Pury & Luxembourg. Zurich, Switzerland.
2005 “Greater New York” P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center / Museum of Modern Art. New York.

Education
1998 Cooper Union School of Art and Science B.F.A.
1997 Yale Norfolk Painting Fellowship

Residencies
2007 Me.di.um, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies