Benjamin Degen

New York-based artist Benjamin Degen utilizes a vibrant color palette that radiates with movement and intricacy to create paintings that simultaneously represent multiple elements such as figures, landscapes and diagrams. Born in Brooklyn, Degen received a Yale Norfolk Painting Fellowship in 1997 and earned his BFA from the Cooper Union in 1998. His paintings have appeared in museum and gallery exhibitions in Belgium, Italy, Malaysia and Switzerland and in the US at the Susan Inglett Gallery in NYC, Kantor/Feuer Gallery in Los Angeles and with Guil & Greyshkul in New York. Gegen’s work was also featured in the PS1 MOMA’s Greater New York exhibition and is included in the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • FOUND-1001-08 Studio:drawing
  • BFA, The Cooper Union


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