Ben Boothby

Studio Building
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Studio Location
"Beach Chairs & Fishing Poles" Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 38x48" 2014
"Driftwood Smoke & Herring on Matzoh" Acrylic, Silkscreen, and Oil on Panel, 24x30" 2014
"Wagon Rust & Coppertone" Acrylic, Silkscreen, and Oil on Panel, 16x20", 2013
"Charcoal & Chlorine" Ink, Acrylic, and Oil on Panel, 48x36" 2011
"Porch" Oil on Panel, 30x40" 2011
Artist's Statement

My paintings are built entirely from memories of architectural moments. They are mnemonic structures; holding a multitude of conflicting emotions from that space. Through this study of the architectural nature of my memories, I am creating visualizations of the way memories exist in all of our minds.

Memory is made of layers of spatial ambiguities and shifting degrees of focus, scattered with representational details. Memory is in flux, when we try to pin it down to examine the details, it will not sit still. I strive to capture the pulsation of a memory as it vibrates in self-contradictions.


Ben Boothby, a Maine native, currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

2011 MFA Painting Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
1997 BA Painting Wesleyan University Middletown, CT

Group Shows
2014 Reality Distort, Jeffery Leder Gallery, LIC, NYC
2014 Unstructured, Yes Gallery, Greenpoint, NYC
2014 Seeking Space, The Active Space, Bushwick, NYC
2014 Without Boundary, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
2014 International Painting III, Jeffery Leder Gallery, LIC, NYC
2014 Painting Invitational, Clemens Gallery, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah KY
2013 Seeking Space, 3rd Ward, Bushwick, NYC
2012 Balance, Jeffery Leder Gallery, LIC, NYC
2012 Small Works, Jeffery Leder Gallery, LIC, NYC
2012 Anywhere But Here, Gallery Bar, LES, NYC
2011 MFA Thesis, 625 Sutter Gallery San Francisco, CA
2006 Emerging Artist Series, Calloway Fine Arts Georgetown, DC