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Ben Pinder is an interdisciplinary artist who creates a surreal visual mythology based on nostalgia for America's "Golden Age", which is really about how American histories, mythologies, and tall tales relate to toxic masculinity, white culture and nationalism. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben was raised in Vermont, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania and is currently in New York. In addition to working in more traditional media such as painting, drawing and video, Ben’s work has involved interventions such as starting “The Mythic History of America, for America Super Pac” and creating a fictional “Travelers Guide to Red Hook” that was then hidden in various stores throughout Brooklyn. He created a collaborative zine of poetry and drawings with poet Meghan Dunn and collaborated on a live music performance and video with Justin Wixson. Among other venues Ben’s work has been exhibited at Brooklyn Arts Council, the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, Smack Mellon and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. 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 17, 2017

"Who Also Will Not Yield" is a collaborative zine of poetry and drawings made with the poet Meghan Dunn. It has it's own web art site. Events to be announced!