Benjamin Sewell

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Biography:



Born, 1972 Esperance, Western Australia.


Current Residence:


Education:

1999           Graduate Diploma, National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University.
1997           Diploma of Visual Arts, National Institute of the Arts, A.N.U. Canberra.
1996           Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University, Western Australia.
1993           Preliminary Certificate, Claremont School of Art,Western Australia.

Awards:

2006           Awarded the Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
2002           Awarded the City of Perth Craft Award for Excellence, Western Australia.
1999           Pilchuck Glass Scholarship, Seattle USA.
1998           Absolute Au Kurant, Juried Invitational, SOFA, Chicago USA.


Grants:

2007           New Work Development Grant, Visual Arts and Craft Board, Australia Council.
2006           Marketing Grant, National Association for Visual Artist’s, NSW.
2005           New Work Development Grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board, Australia Council.
2002           Skills/Arts Development Grant, Visual Arts and Craft Board, Australia Council.


Collections:

State Collection Art Gallery of Western Australia, Tom Malone Acquisition, Perth.
La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
Fort James Paper, Chicago USA.


Solo Exhibitions:

2008           Interior, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.
2005           Symbiosis, Chappell Gallery, New York USA.


Group Exibitions:

2010           Tom Malone Prize, Finalist. Art Gallery Western Australia.
2009           Maestro, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.
                   Ranamok Glass Prize, Finalist, Touring Nationally, Australia.
                   Carnavale,Curator Clare Belfrage Canberra Glassworks, Canberra.
                   Glass Now Auction, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia. USA.
2008           30x30, Curator Adori Bubble, Faculty Gallery Monash University, Melbourne.
                   In Essence, The Legacy of Stephen Procter,Curator Dan Klein, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.
                   Australian Glass Art, Gallery O, Perth.
                   Wonderlust, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
                   Minimalism, Prism Contemporary Glass, Chicago USA.
2007           Mastery in Glass, Singapore Arts Centre, Singapore.
                   Group Show, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne.
                   Off Shore II, Studio Works Gallery Jam Factory, Adelaide.
                   New from Australia, Curator Ben Sewell, Chappell Gallery, New York USA.
                   Urban Glass 30th Anniversary Auction, New York USA.
2006           Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
                   SOFA New York, Chappell Gallery, New York USA.
2005           Seeds of Light, 10th Anniversary Canberra Glass Workshop, ANU Canberra.
                   Australian Glass, Gaffer Glass Gallery, Hong Kong.
2004           Luminous Surface, Australian Contemporary SOFA Chicago USA.
                   Forty, Object Gallery, Sydney.
                   Cross Roads, Chappell Gallery, Boston USA.
                   Tom Malone Glass Prize, Finalist, Perth.
2003           Australian Glass, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland New Zealand.
                   Ranamok Glass Prize, Finalist, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra.
                   Hot Glass 2003, Axia Modern Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2002           City of Perth Craft Award, Craft West Gallery, Perth.
                   Less is More/ Less is a Bore, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane.
2001           Interiors, Object Gallery , Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney.
                   Resonance Within, Chappell Gallery, New York USA.
                   Formal Qualities, Object Gallery, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney.
2000           Essentially Canberra, Hsinchu Glass Festival, Hsinchu Municipal Cultural Centre,
                   Taiwan. Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
1999           Graduate Exhibition, National Institute of the Arts, ANU, Canberra.
1998           Au Kurant, Absolute Vodka Emerging Artists, SOFA, Chicago USA.
                   Talente, Australian Representative Craft Fair, Munich Germany.


Publications:

2008           Craft Arts International, Stephen Procter’s Legacy, Dan Klein.Series 73 pg23
                   Craft Arts International,Towards Deep Simplicity, Article Robert Cook.Series 72.pg46
2006           Urban Glass Art Quarterly Magazine, 500 Glass Objects book review, Felix Li.
                   500 Glass Objects, Maurine Littleton, Lark Books. New York.
2005           Inside Out Magazine, A moment with Benjamin Sewell.
2002           Object Magazine, The one that grabs the eye, Ann Schilo.
                   Craft Culture, Less is More/ Less is a Bore, Peter Gomes.
2001           Object Magazine, Collectors Article Canberra, Meridith Hinchcliffe.


SewellB_CV.pdf

Statement:



Born: Esperance, Western Australia 1972.

Education: Bachelor of Visual Arts, Curtin University Western Australia 1996. Further studies, Diploma of Visual Arts 1997, and Graduate Diploma at the National Institute of the Arts 1999, Australian National University, Canberra.

Benjamin is a recipient of a number of awards including the prestigious City of Perth Craft Award for Excellence in 2002 and the Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2006.

He has had highly successful solo shows at Chappell Gallery New York and at Sabbia Gallery Sydney. Benjamin has also taught at Universities in Sydney and Melbourne and is represented in galleries across Australia and Overseas, with his work featured in Public and Private collections across the World.


SewellB_Artist_statement.pdf

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