Benjamin Todd Wills
University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa. Master of Fine Arts (2017).
University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa. Master of Arts (2016).
University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Georgia. Bachelor of Fine Arts (2012).
Faculty Positions in Higher Education:
Washburn University, Catron Visiting Professor of Art. 2017- Present.
University of Iowa, Instructor of Record. 2014-2017.
A Lifer's World, ASGEFA Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa. (2017).
House of Postcards, Sinclair Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2016).
Fire Breathing Pegacorn, Porch Gallery, Iowa City Iowa. (2015).
Salina Biennial, Midwest Region, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas. (2018).
Faculty Exhibition, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas. (2018).
MFA, Class of '17, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (2017).
Rendered Visible, Arcade Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis Missouri. (2016).
And Art Show, Traveling Exhibition,
-Gallery 1010, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2015).
-UW Gesley Verna Gallery, University Wisconsin- Madison (2015).
-Eve Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, (2015).
Write a Letter to a Prisoner, Iowa City, Iowa (2015).
BYOBeamer- Projection Show, PS1, Iowa City IA (2015).
Metal-O-Rama, The Ark Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa (2014).
11 Tiny Performances, Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City, Iowa (2014).
Pick A Vegetable, Make It Big, The Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa (2014).
Hambidge Art Auction, The Goat Farm, Atlanta, Georgia (2014).
Leap Year, Mint Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia (2013).
Not Pipes: Art X BFA Exit Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Gallery 101, Athens, Georgia (2011).
FANX, Cine Athens, Athens, Georgia (2011).
Mostra, Cortona, Italy (2011).
I Heart Net Art, www.iheartnetart.com (2011).
Collect, Bulldog Inn, Athens, Georgia (2011).
Go Show, Go Bar, Athens, Georgia (2011).
Potential, Bulldog Inn, Athens, Georgia (2011).
Artist Lectures and Panels:
Panelist: Eight Studio Practices - Sculpture, Mulvane Art Museum, 2018.
Guest Lecturer, Salina Art Center, 2018.
Lawrence Art Center Instructor- Inflatable Sculpture. Summer Session, 2018.
Panelist: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Mulvane Art Museum, 2017.
Guest Lecturer, Sculpture Lecturer- West Branch High School (2017).
Guest Lecturer, Foil Imaging - University of Iowa (2016).
Awards, Honors & Residencies:
Mulvane Art Museum, Artfair - Juror. (2018). Guest Presenter, The Bubbler, Artist in Residence, Madison, Wisc (2016). Hambidge Center for the Arts - Rabun Gap, Georgia (2015). Iowa Arts Scholarship, (2014-2015).
Idea Capital Grant, Atlanta, Georgia (2013).
Related Works and Service:
Chalk Talk, Faculty Sponsor-
Working with the Department of leadership, oversaw a Campus Action Project. Created interactive chalk- art space in the Union Commons.
Sick Scarves Organizer-
Created organization that provides free yarn working lessons in the Topeka KS area, to create scarves, gloves and hats for Topeka’s underserved population. (2017- Present).
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, Atlanta, Georgia (2013).