Ben Howe

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The Long Walk
oil on canvas
86 x 132 cm
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Something Old Something New
Stencil on canvas
93 x 65 cm
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Pink Explosion
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Ben  Howe A Second Underground 7
A Second Underground 7
oil on canvas
22 x 19 cm
Ben  Howe Cataclysm
Stencil on canvas
91 x 168 cm
Ben  Howe Crossing
oil on canvas
52 x 62 cm
Ben  Howe Green
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
Ben  Howe Lacuna
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Ben  Howe Migration
oil on canvas
61 x 198 cm
Ben  Howe
Over And Under
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 cm
Ben  Howe
oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
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Rote Flora (Red Flowers)
acrylic on canvas
35 x 40 cm
Ben  Howe Scooter 1
Scooter 1
oil on canvas
76 x 76 cm
Ben  Howe Scooter 2
Scooter 2
oil on canvas
92 x 76 cm
Ben  Howe Silver
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
Ben  Howe
acrylic on canvas
35 x 60 cm
Ben  Howe
Skam #3
acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Ben  Howe Yellow
oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm

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Ben  Howe

Ben Howe

Ben Howe Biography

Visual artist, teacher and composer based in Melbourne, Australia and Hamburg, Germany.

The bulk of my work circles issues of representation, structure and consciousness. Coming from a background of hyper realist painting, I often produce the initial subjects in sculptural form, and use them as the basis for my artworks. Other works have more political leanings and initiate dialogues concerning gentrification, aesthetic beauty and mass movements.


Ben Howe Resumé



2011                        Master of Fine Art, HD, RMIT University

2001                        Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Monash University

1998                        Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), RMIT University 

Solo Exhibitions

2018                        A Strange Architecture, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2018                        Gallimaufry, Melbourne Studio of Art, Melbourne, Australia

2017                        Weave, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017                        Selection, Mycelium, Melbourne

2016                        Themes of Dislocation and Habitation, St Francis, Melbourne

2015                        Monochroamatic Anomalies, Lorimer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014                        Within the Grey, Shangyuan Museum of Modern Art, Beijing, China

2013                        The Sum of its Parts, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2012                        Signs, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

2011                        Exploring Transience: locating meaning within the urban crowd. First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2010                        Schism Overwrite, As Soon As Gallery, Hamburg             

2009                        Graffscapes, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne     

2008                        Urban Fractures 2, 5-502, Sydney                       

2007                        Once Upon a Space, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne           

2007                        Raumatisiert, Wir sind Woanders, Europien art festival, Hamburg  

2007                        Urban Fractures, SKAMraum, Hamburg            

2006                        Surface Variations, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2004                        Forms and shadows, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne        

2003                        Selected works, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                        Ephemeral, Modern Eden Gallery, San Fransisco, USA

2018                        Australian Art, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne

2018                        Focal Point: New Realist Painting. Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2018                        Dark Art Show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne

2017                        NotFair 2017, Melbourne

2017                        The 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, New York, USA

2017                        If Our days won’t Last, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA, USA

2017                        Art collecter starter kit, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2016                        Metro Summer Show 2016, Melbourne        

2016                        Beinart Small Works 2016, Melbourne

2016                        Metropolis, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

2016                        Transmogrify, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne

2016                        Beinart Inaugural Exhibition, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne

2014                        Shangyuan Resident Artists 2014

2014                        Ben Howe and HaHa – Second Story Studio, Melbourne

2014                        Strange Attractor, D11 Docklands

2013                        Supporters Exhibition, D11 Docklands

2013                        Urban, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

2013                        Your Old Self, Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne
2012                        Exploration 12. Flinders Land Gallery, Melbourne

2012                        Melbourne Art fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2012                        Matter and Space. Ne Na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2012                        Possibilities, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2012                        Dark Horse. The Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne

2012                        It’s Not You, It’s Me, Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne

2012                        Climate Change. Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2011                        RMIT Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition. Gossard Project Space, Melbourne

2011                        The Brunswick Show, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne

2011                        Space and the city, Eckersley's Open Space Gallery. Melbourne

2011                        Surface: Texture, Materiality and Conceptual Plasticity, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2010                        SoBright, Prague, Melbourne

2010                        New, Used and Abused, Loft Gallery, Melbourne

2010                        The Brunswick Show, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne 

2010                        Irenes Street art festival, Irene, Melbourne

2010                        Out of Nowhere, 696 INK, Melbourne

2010                        Grand Opening Show, 696 INK, Melbourne     

2010                        Urban Art 10A, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne              

2009                        Gaengeviertel, Hamburg

2009                        Melbourne stencil festival, Collingwood, Melbourne

2009                        Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2009                        Painting 09A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne         

2007                        Stencil and Freeform Combinations, A.S.A, Hamburg

2007                        Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2003                        Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne 

1997                        Contingency, RMIT Graduate Show, Span Galleries, Melbourne


2009                        Pigeon hole 4, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne    

2009                        Pigeon hole 3, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne                    

2009                        Conduit, Brunswick street gallery, Melbourne  

2009                        Pigeon hole 2, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne    

2008                        Pigeon hole 1, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne    

Residencies / Teaching and Related Activities

2016                        Double Dialogues: Why do things Break Symposium: ‘Instances of Anomaly’, University of Adelaide

2015                        Residency: Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, USA

2014                        Residency: Shangyuan Modern Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013-14                   Teacher, Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick, Australia

2009                        Organised Creative Warehouse Network, Brunswick/Northcote, Australia

2008                        Established ‘Pigeon Hole Studios’, Brunswick, Australia

2007                        Residency: SKAM, Hamburg, Germany

2005                        Research and Teaching: India, Egypt and Europe

2002 – 2009            Teacher, secondary school and adult education. Australia/ U.K / Germany

Awards and Honours

2018                        Bluethumb, Finalist

2017                        Hill Smith Award

2016                        Black Swan, Finalist

2015                        Whyalla Art Prize, Finalist

2014                        Doug Moran Semi Finalist

2014                        Ian Potter Cultural Trust

2014                        Cliftons Art prize, Finalist

2012                        Metro Award, Finalist

2012                        Doug Moran, Shortlisted

2012                        RMIT Vice Chancellors List Award for academic excellence

2011                        Dark Horse MFA Award

2011                        Metro Award, Finalist

2009                        Window Frames, Winner      

2009                        Melbourne stencil festival, emerging artist Award                           

2008                        I Art Sydney Road, 1st prize

2008                        Small works 08, Brunswick Street Gallery, Highly commended       

Interviews and Publications

2018                        Beautiful Bizare issue 20, Waxing and Weaving Realities, Justine Morrow, March

2017              , In conversation with Ben Howe, Luke Barrett, September

2017                        HiFructose, Ben Howe’s Arresting New Oil Paintings, Andy Smith, September

2017                        Ethics in an Age of Surveilance, Adam Henschke, Cambridge University Press, July

2017                        Illusion Scene 360 Magazine, Hyperrealistic Paintings of Fragmented Faces by Ben Howe, Hayley Evans, March

2017              , Paintings by Ben Howe, Australia, Manav Singhi, March

2016                        Daub Daily, Ben Howe: Piece By Piece, AJ Pügh, May

2016                        HiFructose, Ben Howe’s Surface Variations’ Feature Eerie, Distorted Faces, Margot Buermann, July

2015                        The Art and the Curious, Art Diary 1, Celeste Hawkins, Dec

2015                        Heavy Metal Magazine, TheBeinart Collective: A Shared Facination of the Surreal, issue #278, Dec

2015                        The Arts show, J-Air Radio, Alex McCulloch and Demian Gibbons, 25 Nov

2015                        The Arts show, Highlands FM 100.7 FM, Ben Howe and Demian Gibbons, Alex McCulloch. Interview 07 July

2014                        China Broadway, Ben Howe, 1 July, pp 129

2014                        Undercoat, Ben Howe, Constructed Space, Eric Brotchie, 5 March

2013                        Stonnington Leader, Fitting Together Pieces of Humanity, Susan Windmiller, 23 April

2013                        Three Thousand, Ben Howe, The Sum of its Parts, Toby Fehlly, 22 April

2012                        Nortcote Leader, Thornbury painter's hyper-real creations receive recognition, Michael Gleeson, 24 July

2012              , Can art change minds where science can’t? ProfessorAnn McCulloch, 11 Feb

2012                        The 730 reports, Artists paint a different picture of climate change, Justine Kerr 26 Jan

2012                        Aesthetic Perceptions of Climate Change. Alan Woodruff, ProfessorAnn McCulloch

2012                        City and Populace: an exploration in Paint. Ben Howe, 3 March

2009                        Moreland leader, Pigeon Artists Fire Up Coop, Brigid O’Connell, 25 March

2009                        Art Catalyst, Interview with Paul Ruiz, 10 March

2009                        Creative Brunswick Documentary, Interview with Darcy Gladwin,               

2008                        Mornington Leader, Graffiti artist Defends his Work, Dec

2008                        Pedro TV, Interview with Peter Mcguiness, 11 August

2007                        SBS Radio, Feuilleton für die Ohren, Interview. 11 Dec

2004                       Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia. Michael Berry. Published by Krispin Pty Ltd. 

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