Benjamin Degen was born in 1976 in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union in 1998.
Select exhibitions include “In Waves,” Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY; “Inner Landscapes,” Galleria Anna Marra, Rome, IT; “Painting as a Radical Form,” Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, IT; and “Greater New York,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, IT; The Nerman MoCA, Overland Park, KS.
Degen has lectured and taught at The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University School of Art Norfolk, Brooklyn College, Fashion Institute of Technology. Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Brandeis University, Pioneer Works, The Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Spec. Topics in Drawing: The Narrative Sketchbook