CV

Below is a highlight of my exhibitions and art related experience. For a full CV click here.

Solo Exhibitions

​2014 • imPRINT, Galaxy Series - Gallery, Chadron, NE – Curator Shellie Johns

​2013 • Tethered to the Past, Perkinson Gallery, Decatur, IL – Curator Lyle Salmi

2012 • Indelible, Edna Carlsten Gallery, Stevens Point, WI – Curator Caren Heft

2011 • First Thursday, Jim’s Place, Appleton, WI – Curator Tyler Sjostrom

2010 • Paint / Print, Founders Hall Gallery, Manitowoc, WI – Curator Berel Lutsky

2009 • PG: Parental Guidance, Wriston Art Gallery, Appleton, WI – Curator Frank Lewis
          • Accepted, Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, MS – Curator Sandra Murchison
          • Method to Mockup, Priebe Annex Gallery, Oshkosh, WI – Curator Andrew Reddington
          • Veneer, Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO – Curator Donya Allison

2008 • Family Tries, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY – Curator Anneli Arms

2005 • Wimplemeena, StoneMetal Press & Candle Light Cafe, San Antonio, TX – Curators Duane Johnson & Chris Parsons

2003 • searching for home, Hannah’s Lava Lounge, New York, NY – Curator Bob Taylor

1999 •  Bent, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY – Curator  Brian Hannon

1998 •  Bitter-Sweet, Murphy J. Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1997 •  Remembrance, Barnes and Noble Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA – Curator Rod Parker
          •  Idiosyncratic Compulsions, Perks Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA – Curator George Marks

 

Education

1998  Louisiana State University – Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking - Baton Rouge
1994  Herron School of Art/IUPUI – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Distinction - Indianapolis, Minors in Drawing and Sculpture


Teaching Experience

• LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY – Associate Professor & Studio Art Coordinator - All Levels of Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking (2006-present)
 

• The Center for Book Arts – Instructor - for basic & intermediate bookbinding, altered book, artist books, poetry as the muse, book binding for teachers, paper lithography, linoleum block, queer book class, beginning, intermediate letter press & primary outreach instructor (1998-present)
 

• RUTGERS (Mason Gross School of the Arts)Part Time Lecturer - Word & Print I & II, Artists' Books: Bookworks I & II (2005-06)

• PRATT INSTITUTEAdjunct/Visiting Professor - Art of the Book (2006)

• Fordham UniversityAdjunct Professor - Introduction to Graphic Design & Book Design (2004-06)

• Long Island UniversityAdjunct Professor - Introduction to Watercolor & Unique Book Structures (2004-06)

• FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY)Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Book Construction (2005)

• Manhattan Graphics CenterInstructor - for Woodcut Portfolio, Western Woodcut & Contemporary Woodcut classes. (2002-06) 


Design Experience

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), EVC (Educational Video Center), Vera Institute of Justice, Stepping Out Studios, Human Rights Watch, GothamCasino.com, Xadax Inc., IntimaPress, bgirl.com, Robin Drake Designs, PR Week, CopyKat, Psybersquare, Freeagent.com, Eisenman Associates, Body Positive Magazine, Reader's Digest Online At Home and Christmas Websites, Lawrence University


Computers

Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Advanced HTML (BBEdit & DreamWeaver), Basic Java Script, Quark & File Maker Pro

Biography

Benjamin D. Rinehart specializes in multimedia images with a strong focus in printmaking, book constructions, painting and drawing. His socially charged work is a part of many public and private collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Ben received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Herron School of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has taught in New York & New Jersey at Pratt Institute, Rutgers/Mason Gross School of the Arts, Long Island University, Fordham University, FIT, and Manhattan Graphics Center. He has continued to teach as a visiting artist at various institutions around the country like the Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Ben is the author of a book titled, "Creating Books & Boxes." For examples of his work visit www.benrinehart.com.