Benjamin Sewell Biography
Born, 1972 Esperance, Western Australia.
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.
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.
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.
State Collection Art Gallery of Western Australia, Tom Malone Acquisition, Perth.
La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
Fort James Paper, Chicago USA.
2008 Interior, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.
2005 Symbiosis, Chappell Gallery, New York USA.
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.
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.
Benjamin Sewell Statement
Born: Esperance, Western Australia 1972.
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.
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