Ben BlancAmerican, b. 1976
Ben Blanc is an American born artist and designer. Blanc explores these two disparate and yet often related disciplines through an artistic insistence on collecting and translating materials, techniques and ideas into universal explorations. Using geometric forms to translate ideas into physical space, Blanc creates complex structures that exist to challenge concepts of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional space. Moments are flattened, while space is expanded and transformed. The result is works that demand a visual engagement that employs the viewer’s own physical presence.
Ben’s work has been exhibited at the Musee Des Arts et Métiers in Paris, Salone Internazionale de Mobile in Milan, Edith Gallery in Koln, Germany, Max Lang and Cite galleries in New York, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, the Louis Project Space in Boston, MA, Scion Installation Gallery in L.A, the Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia, Ohio Museum of Craft, RISD Museum of Art, Yale Art Gallery, and most recently at the Design Museum Triennale di Milano. His works have been featured in design publications including the New York Times, Dwell, DesignWithinReach, New American Luxury, Metropolitan Home, MacAddict, Monument, Casa, and Elle Décor. Ben Blanc received his MFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence in 2004.