Generations old American. Doesn't own a gun.
Admires Democracy.
Questions Capitalism.
Loves the Bald Eagle.

Ben 's work creates a surreal visual narrative of traditional, historic, mythic, and imagined realms of America. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben was raised in Vermont, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. As a child he attended Space Camp. He received his Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute and stuck around Brooklyn for six years before moving to his own compound in the Hudson Valley.



October 23, 2016

The Countdown has begun! All the fun of Advent Calendars with the bonkers absurdity of the 2016 election! #CountdownToElectionDay - Get yours HERE or follow along on Twitter and Instagram

October 7, 2016

All the fun of Advent Calendars with the bonkers absurdity of the 2016 election! 22 tiny windows open revealing surreal, mythic American imagery underneath. The countdown begins October 18th, so order yours today!

June 10, 2016

Drawings from 'The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC' series will be part of Smack Mellon's 'Of the People' exhibition, from June 17th to July 31st. From the press release, "The exhibition...reflects of-the-moment political opinions shaping the 2016 presidential race in the United States. Artworks included in the group show offer critical perspectives on the current electoral process while challenging notions of American democracy today. Formed in 2015, Ben Pinder’s The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC is lawfully recognized here in drawings and genuine articles." Opening reception: Saturday, June 18, 5-8pm.

May 9, 2016

A 2 minute, panoramic version of "Corrigenda" is being shown at the Crane Arts Icebox project space in Philadelphia. Come see it Thursday, May 12, 6-9pm, or catch it throughout the day May 13th.

November 5, 2015

"Corrigenda" is a multimedia performance featuring drawings and animations by me, and the live audio stylings of Justin Wixson's 'Biped Without Wings'. Check out the animation preview here and come for the performance on November 13, 2015 at Seven21 Media Center in Kingston, NY.

September 24, 2015

We've created a Super PAC! "The Mythic History of America, For America" is alive. Learn more about it on the project page To help with initial funding for our first absurd project, we've also started a Kickstarter Project, so head over, take a look, share and help spread absurdity!

August 26, 2015

IPCNY will present Published By The Artist, an exhibition of self-published editions by a varied host of professional printers. The works will be on view at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, from September 10 through September 17, 2015. Most editions are priced at $300 or less. Ben's pamphlets about Nathanael Greene will be on display.

August 20, 2015

Ben's installation "St. Margaret of Red Hook" is part of Red Hook Community Artist's Network "Dog Dayz" popup event. The opening reception is on August 21, 2015 from 5pm-7pm. Food, beer, art, music and performances! More info available at

August 20, 2015

Read the interview with Ben about the installation "St Margaret of Red Hook" in The River Chronicle here.