Ben Pinder is an interdisciplinary artist who creates a surreal visual mythology and cosmology that subverts traditional American masculinity. Pinder’s imagery draws from early woodcuts, medieval iconography and children’s drawings to create a playful, funny and yet sharp critique of American myth-making. Pinder’s drawings, sculptures, and videos operate at the intersection of high art traditions and low-brow Americana, piercing through the pride and fantasies of a hyper-masculine society and creating alternative realms to inhabit. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben was raised in Vermont, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania and is currently in New York. Among other venues Ben’s work has been exhibited at Brooklyn Arts Council, the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, Smack Mellon, Wassaic Projects, and The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. He received his Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute and now lives in the Hudson Valley.
"Through The Portal" is a family friendly, interactive art activity created for the Wassaic Project's 2021 August Block Party. Join me on August 28th from 4pm - 6pm, and help rescue Deer Person.
I have a new family friendly art project! visit the website at benpinder.com/The_Mailiad
I'm a featured artist in the Spring 2019 issue of the Indianapolis Review.
I'm thrilled to have three drawings and a video in the Wassaic Project's 2019 Summer Exhibition "Ad Astra Per Aspera" (Through hardship to the stars). It opens May 18th and is up through Sept 21st, is on the metro-north line, and features 70 artists on 7 floors of gallery space. There's no excuse not to check it out!
I'll be performing "Beer Pong Tailgate" at the 2019 Chashama Gala on June 13th.