GUY BEN-ARI  (born 1984 in Tel-Aviv, Israel) lives and works in New York City. He is a recent Artist in Residence at the Triangle Residency in Brooklyn and the Keyholder Residency Program at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York. Guy is a SIP Award recipient from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and a former Artist-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program, New York. He is a Co-Founding Director and curator at Meta Meta Meta, LLC, an arts organization based in DUMBO, and a current recipient of Two Trees' Cultural Space Subsidy Program.

Ben-Ari received his MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2011, and his BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2009, where he received the Presser Award for Excellence in Painting. In 2008, Ben-Ari was selected for the Exchange Program for Merit Students to study Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London. Ben-Ari's recent solo exhibitions were held at Scaramouche, NY, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and Hamidrasha Gallery in Tel-Aviv. His work has been featured in exhibitions in New York City at Thierry Goldberg, Smack Mellon, Denny Gallery, Planthouse, The Jewish Museum, Fisher Landau Center for Art, and SculptureCenter.


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EDUCATION
2011 - MFA Visual Arts, School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York, New York
2009 - BFA (with honors), The Romie and Blanche Shapiro Department of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2008 - Exchange Program for Merit Students - Painting Department, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom      

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2017-19 - Cultural Space Subsidy Program, Two Trees, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Triangle Residency Program, Triangle Arts Association, New York, NY
2015 - Keyholder Residency Program, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2014 - SIP Award, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2014 - International Artists Residency Program, NARS Foundation , Brooklyn, NY
2013 - Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2012 - Artis Project Grant, Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, New York, NY
2011 - The Wassaic Project Residency, Wassaic, NY
2011 - Ocean Breeze Residency, Bat Yam, Israel
2009-11 - Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY
2009-11 - Artis Fellowship, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2009-11 - Department Research Advisor Fellowship, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2009 - Loren and Mitchell Presser Award for Excellence in Painting, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
2009 - International Painting Seminar, Torre Canavese, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 - Out of Sight, Scaramouche, New York, NY
2012 - Yes to Burning Eyes, Curated by Andrew Suggs, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 - The Time Element, Curated by Boaz Arad, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 - Say A Little Prayer for U.S., Planthouse, New York, NY
2017 - Sing While You’re Burning, Circle1 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 - Victory Garden, Planthouse, New York, NY
2016 - The Split between the Eye and the Gaze, Kunstraum Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - The Ballot Show, The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Of the People, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Art &... Democracy as Medium, Triangle, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Risk, TNC Gallery, New York, NY
2015 - Alone Together, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2015 - Published by the Artist, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
2015 - SIP Fellowship Show: Recent Work, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY
2015 - In Response: Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
2015 - Art Tag Sale, The Shandaken Project and Creative Time, New York, NY
2014 - Dutch Courage, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
2014 - Icons of Liberation, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York, NY
2014 - Correspondence, PS Hudson, Catskill, NY
2014 - Share This!, Denny Gallery, New York, NY
2014 - LMCC Autumn Exhibition, William Holman Gallery, New York, NY
2014 - Small Goods, Project 722, Brooklyn, NY
2013 - Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York, NY
2013 - Tracing the Fish Bladder, Radiator Gallery, Queens, NY
2013 - Constellations, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2013 - Fruit and Vegetable Stand, a project by Paul Branca, Long Island City, NY
2013 - Gongju International Art Exhibition, LimLip Art Museum, Gongju, South Korea
2012 - The Dorian Project, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY
2012 - Potential Images, curated by Emily Smith, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2012 - Artis Shuck Project, NADA Art Fair, New York, NY
2012 - LIC Block Party, SculptureCenter, Queens, New York, NY
2012 - Aporetics, curated by Kat Balkoski, Postcrypt Gallery, New York, NY
2012 - Wet Paint, curated by Sergio Gomez, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 - There’re Meatballs in the Fridge, Curated by Boaz Arad, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 - Tigers in Red Weather, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2011 - Executions, curated by Galia Yahav, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2011 - Shelf Life, curated by Rachel Valinsky, Postcrypt Gallery, New York, NY
2011 - Artis Booth, NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2011 - Temporary States, Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
2011 - Conspiracy Theory, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 - Exprist Painting Show, curated by Jesse Greenberg, Bob Pavilion, New York, NY
2010 - Here We Aren’t, So Quickly, curated by Ron Segev, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2010 - De Ja Vu, curated by Rachel Collens and Olivia Casa, Postcrypt Gallery, New York, NY
2010 - Bread and Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2010 - Scaramouche, Volta Art Fair, New York, NY
2009 - Search Engines, curated by Talia Israeli, Dollinger Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2009 - Barter Art, P8 Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2009 - International Painting Seminar Exhibition, Torre Canavese Gallery, Torre Canavese, Italy
2008 - A Different Screen, curated by Alona Friedberg, On The Seam Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2008 - Covering the Sun, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2008 - TrashCountryBilliz, curated by Hadas Reshaf, Comfort 13, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2007 - One Night in Barbur, curated by Avi Sabah, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2007 - Restroom Signs Installation, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006 - Final Exhibition, The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017 - Pattern Interrupt, AGENCY, Brooklyn, NY (Co-curated with Leah Wolff) 
2017 - Double Take, AGENCY, Brooklyn, NY (Co-curated with Leah Wolff) 
2016 - No Regrets, The Neiman Gallery, New York, NY (Co-curated with Leah Wolff) 
2016 - The Split between the Eye and the Gaze, Kunstraum Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curator)
2014 - Waiting Room, This Red Door at Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York, NY (Co-curated with Leah Wolff)
2012 - Man on Fire, published by Meta Meta Meta LLC, New York, NY (Curator)
2010 - Durer’s Rhinoceros, group exhibition, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY (Co-curated with Leah Wolff)
2010 - B-Sides, group exhibition,  6-8 Months Project Space, New York, NY (Co-produced with Leah Wolff)
2009 - Two-Twenty-Two, group exhibition, 22nd Two St., Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 - Multispace, Art Event, Jerusalem, Israel (Co-curated with Ruslana Lichtzier)
2008 - Aftershock,  group exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel (Co-curated with Ruslana Lichtzier and Elad Rosen) 

PUBLICATIONS
2016 - Eric Sutphin, Guy Ben-Ari: Democracy Soup, artist’s book, Meta Meta Meta, LLC, New York, Fall 2016
2016 - Boaz Arad (Ed.), Hamidrasha Magazine, Issue 19, Hamidrasha Beit Berl, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 2016
2016 - Beverly Acha (Ed.), "Love for Love / Hate for Hate : A Glossary of Our Time" (Zine), December 2016
2016 - Raymond Queneau, Exercises in Style, translated by Rotem Atar, Cover image, Makom Leshira, Jerusalem
2015 - Theresa Hioki, Another Strong Year for In Response, The Jewish Museum Blog, May 29, 2015
2014 - Moments of Silence, Issue 29, Bezalel’s History and Theory Department’s Protocols, Jan 2014
2013 - Josefina Ayerza (Ed.), Symptom, Art After Lacan [Image], Issue 14, July 2013
2013 - Daniele Ugolini, Guy Ben-Ari: Out of Sight, exhibition catalog, Scaramouche, New York, NY
2013 - Gongju International Art Exhibition Catalog, LimLip Art Museum, Gongju, South Korea
2012 - Nayia Moysidis (Ed.), Writer’s Bloq, Quarterly No. 1 (Cover image), New York, NY, Dec. 2012
2012 - Guy Ben-Ari: Reprojections, SculptureCenter Tumblr, Sept 8-10, 2012
2012 - Ilan Cohen and Quang Bao, The Dorian Project, SecondGuest, New York, NY, Fall 2012
2012 - Artis Shuk, NADA Art Fair guide, New York, NY, May 5
2012 - Kat Balkoski, Aporetics - exhibition catalog, Postcrypt ArtGallery, April 13, p. 1-2
2012 - Boaz Arad, Guy Ben-Ari:The Time Element, exhibition catalog, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 - Sergio Gomez, National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL, January
2011 - Fia Backström, Conversation Extracts, Borderless Bastards, Moderna Museet, Sternberg Press, p.66-68
2011 - Daniel Leuwers (Ed.), Les Tres Riches Heures du Livre Pauvre, Gallimard, “Mythite”, p. 185. 
2011 - Yekutieli, Adi, Time Loops, Ocean Breeze Exhibition Catalog, Israel, 2011. p.138
2011 - New American Paintings, issue No. 93 MFA Annual, Open Studios Press
2011 - Ktovet - Poetry magazine (cover+ all images), Issue #4, June 2011, Jerusalem, israel
2010 - De Ja Vu, curated by Rachel Collens and Olivia Casa, exhibition catalog, Postcrypt Gallery, New York, NY
2010 - Durer’s Rhinoceros - exhibition catalog, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2010 - Bank Leumi Art Collection catalog, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2010 - TimeOut Tel Aviv Magazine, Fresh Paint Art Fair Special Edition (Cover Image), May 5
2010 - Fresh Paint 3 Art Fair Catalog, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 5, p.24-25
2009 - Executions Series, Virtual exhibition, Bezalel’s History and Theory Department’s Protocols, July 2009
2009 - Secret Art - exhibition catalog, Leumi Building, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2009 - Ktovet Poetry magazine, (images), Issue #1, July 2009 (page 63, 153, 174), Jerusalem, israel

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017 - Judith Selkowitz, "Our Favorites from Art Fair Week in New York", ArtSmart News, March issue
2016 - "If Art Could Vote: Artists reflect on America’s pivotal 2016 election season", The Huffington Post, Aug 15
2016 - Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley, "This Week’s Must-See Art Events", Art F City, Aug 15
2016 - Judith Selkowitz, "Fresh Talent in NYC Summer Shows", ArtSmart News, July issue
2015 - Rachel MacFarlane & Nora Rodriguez, "Studio visit: Guy Ben-Ari, Painter", Studio Beat, New York, April 21
2015 - Priya Singh, “In the Studio with Guy Ben-Ari”, Perpetual Solipsism, 6/7
2015 - Ryan Steadman, "11 Things To Do in New York’s Art World Before December 14", Observer.com, Dec 11
2015 - Allison Meier, "Contemporary Takes on the Self in a Manhattan Church", Hyperallergic, Sept 14
2014 - Jim Planck, "Publication Studio art gallery opens", The Daily Mail, March 9
2013 - Howard Halle, "Ten Art Exhibitions You Should See", TimeOut New York Online, March 23
2013 - Hillary Casavant, "30 Under Thirty", Art Business News, Summer issue
2013 - "Guy Ben-Ari: Out of Sight", Art Section, Wall Street International, Feb 27
2012 - Yasmin Shemesh, "Artist on Wall Street", Yediot America, July 19, p. 4
2012 - Rebecca Barnabi, "History of painting on view in 'Potential Images' at 1708 Gallery", Examiner.com, May 11
2012 - "How Much Does It Cost Us: Guy Ben-Ari", TimeOut Tel Aviv Magazine, May 5
2012 - "New Exhibitions - Operation Meatball", Haaretz Daily Newspaper, April 11
2012 - Uzi Zur, Closing One Eye, “Deep into the Painting”, Haaretz daily newspaper, March 30
2012 - To See and Be Seen, “Avi Sabach to Visit Guy Ben-Ari’s Show”, Haaretz, March 8
2012 - Ellie Armon Azoulay, "Art in the Internet age", Haaretz.com, March 8
2012 - Roberta Fallon, "Vox’s four January artists – Investigators of things great and small", TheArtBlog.org, Jan 31
2012 - "Featured Artist: Guy Ben-Ari", America Israel Cultural Foundation, Jan 12
2012 - Chip Schwartz, "Eclectic Visuals and Sound at Vox", Knight Arts online, Jan 12
2012 - "National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012", Chicago Art Magazine, Jan 4
2012 - Katherine Rochester, "January First Friday Picks", Philadelphia Weekly, Jan 3
2011 - Yonatan Amir, "Theatre of Government", Erev Rav website, July
2011 - Esty Segal, "Execution (or Publication)", Words Words website, June 28
2010 - Peter Brock, “Guy Ben-Ari & Leah Wolff, Guleah”, ARTonAIR Interviews, www.ArtOnAir.org, Dec 3
2010 - Erin Tireses, “Here We Aren’t, So Quickly” at Thierry Goldberg Projects, Gallery Crawl, July 26
2010 - Andrew Russeth, "In New York: Gallery Openings this Weekend", July 15
2009 - Dana Gilerman, “Teudat Bagrut: Overdraft”, Calcalist, July 19
2008 - Yaniv Yehuda-Aiger, “In the Boundaries of Reason: Art World Predictions for the New Year”, NRG.co.il,  Sept 2
2008 - Ruti Direktor, “Weekend Recommended”, RutiDirektorNow (Blog) , Aug 22
2008 - Ido Rosen, “Multispace Art Event in Jerusalem”, Galatz On-Line Aug 1
2008 - Chagit Peleg-Rotem, “Art in the Streets of Jerusalem”, Globes newspaper, Aug 1
2008 - Liron Koren, “Multispace is taking over Jerusalem”, Mouse Online, August 17.

TEACHING
2017 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Basic Drawing, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2016 - Visiting Artist, Senior Thesis, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY
2015 - Visiting Artist, In The Making, Education Department, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2015 - Visiting Artist, Intro to Drawing, PI Center, New York, NY
2014 - Visiting Artist, Painting, Professor Nicole Wittenberg, New York Studio School, New York, NY
2014 - Visiting Artist, Painting Critique, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
2013 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Painting I, Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY
2013 - Visiting Scholar, Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Resources (Arts), NYU
2013 - Visiting Artist, Dept. of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2013 - Visiting Artist, Dept. of Multidisciplinary Art, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
2012 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Basic Drawing, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2010 - Teacher, Local Sites of Contemporary Art: CA/T Intro Class, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2010 - Teacher, Art in Context: CA/T Intro Class, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2010 - Teaching Assistant, Drawing I: Professor Natalie Beall, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2009 - Teaching Assistant, Painting I: Professor Emily Smith, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2005 - Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Printmaking, Professor Morris Kahan, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
    - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
    - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
    - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    - Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    - Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
    - International Print Center New York, New York
    - Lower East Side Printshop, New York
    - Columbia University, New York
    - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    - Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    - City National Bank, New York
    - Pryor Cashman LLP, New York
    - Leumi Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
    - Hapoalim Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel
    - Jimenez-Colon, Puerto Rico
    - Torre Canavese, Italy