Benjamin Todd Wills

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Education:

2017     University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa. Master of Fine Arts.

2016     University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa. Master of Arts.

2012    University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Georgia. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

2011     University of Georgia, Cortona Italy, Study Abroad.


Faculty Positions:

2017- Present    Washburn University, Catron Visiting Professor of Art.

2014-2017    University of Iowa, Instructor of Record.


Solo Exhibitions and Performances:

2019    Aeronautic Visual Art Program, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas. (Forthcoming).
        Pissarro IV, Theis Park, Kansas City, Missouri.
        Pissarro IIl, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Kansas.
        Olde Timey Grilled Cheesery, Charlotte Street Studio Residence.  Kansas City, Kansas.
        Airplanes, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  
        Airplanes, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri. 

2018     Narrow Witness, (Produced with Johanna Winters) The Drugstore, Kansas City, Missouri.

2017     A Lifer's World, ASGEFA Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.

2016     House of Postcards, Sinclair Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

2015     Fire Breathing Pegacorn, Porch Gallery, Iowa City Iowa.


Group Exhibitions:

2019    Faculty Art Exhibition, Mulvane Museum of Art, Topeka, Kansas.

2018    A Fine Art, NOTO Arts Center, Topeka, Kansas.
        Can’t Take You Anywhere,Resident Arts, Columbia, Missouri.
        Salina Biennial, Midwest Region, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas.
        8 Studio Practices, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas.

2017    MFA, Class of '17, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa,

2016    Rendered Visible, Arcade Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis Missouri.

2015    And Art Show, Traveling Exhibition,
-Gallery 1010, University of Tennessee, Knoxville -UW Gesley Verna Gallery, University Wisconsin- Madison.
-Eve Drewelowe Gallery, UIowa.
        Write a Letter to a Prisoner, Iowa City, Iowa.
        BYOBeamer- Projection Show, PS1, Iowa City, Iowa.

2014     Metal-O-Rama, The Ark Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.
        11 Tiny Performances, Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City, Iowa.
        Pick A Vegetable, Make It Big, The Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.
        Hambidge Art Auction, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, Georgia.

2013    Leap Year, Mint Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia.

2011    Not Pipes: Art X BFA Exit Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Gallery 101, Athens, Georgia.
        FANX, Cine Athens, Athens, Georgia.
        Mostra, Cortona, Italy.


Artist Lectures, Workshops and Panels:

2019    Visiting Artist, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York.
        Social Stitchery, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas.
        Write a Letter to a Prisoner, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas Cirty, Missouri.
        Social Stitchery, Guest Lecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
        Making Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri.

2018    Narrative, Installation and Performance, KACA Conference, Topeka KS, Panelist
        Artist Democratic Materials, Salina Art Center, Salina Kansas.
        Write a Letter to a Prisoner Workshop, Black Mountain College, ReViewing 10, Asheville North Carolina.
        Write a Letter to a Prisoner,Salina Art Center, Salina Kansas.
        Eight Studio Practices, Mulvane Art Museum, Panelist. 

2017    Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Mulvane Art Museum, Panelist.
        Tape Molds, GuestLecturer, Sculpture Lecturer- West Branch High School.

2016    Write a Letter to a Prisoner, University of Iowa Libraries.
        Foil Imaging,Guest Lecturer,University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.


Residencies:

2019-20    Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident, Kansas City, Missouri.

2019    Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Troy, New York.

2018-19    Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident, Kansas City, Missouri.

2016    The Bubbler, Artist in Residence, Madison, Wisconsin.

2015    Hambidge Center for the Arts - Rabun Gap, Georgia.

 
Awards & Honors:

2019    Rocket Grant, Spencer Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
        Center for Teaching Excellent and Learning, Curriculum Development Grant, Washburn University.
        Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning, Small Grant, Washburn University.
        Faculty Development Grant, Washburn University.

2018    HICEP Scholar, Washburn University.
        Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning, Classroom Development Grant, Washburn University.
        Mulvane Art Museum, Artfair,Juror.
2014    Iowa Arts Scholarship.

2013    Idea Capital Grant, Atlanta, Georgia.


Related Works and Service:

Lawrence Art Center, Instructor, - Social Stitching, Political Printmaking.

Salina Art Center Faculty in Residence-Inflatable Sculpture. Summer Session, 2018.

Washburn University Art Department’s High School Art Day Event Organizer-
Organized a daylong event hosting high school students in art workshops.  Managing 30 volunteers and Over 150 High School Students from Kansas. Secured scholarships, sponsorships, writing curriculum, and creating art exhibition.
Mulvane Art Museum Topeka Teens Organizer-
Created semester long program for Topeka High School students interested in contemporary art practices.
Gallery Coordinator, University of Iowa, 2016-2017.
Studio Assistant, Corrina Mensoff, Blacksmithing. Atlanta, Georgia, 2013.



Publications


2019

  • Rocket Grants Award 60K to 11 Artists Projects


2018    


2017