Guy Ben-Ari (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist born in Tel Aviv. Ben-Ari works with painting in relation to the mechanism of language, and is investigating the connection between psychoanalytic theory, semiotics and the medium of painting. His solo exhibitions include Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellows exhibition at the Elizabeth Foundation for The Arts, NY (2015; Out of Sight, Scaramouche (2013); The Time Element, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (2012); and Yes to Burning Eyes, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2012). His group exhibitions include Constellations, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Dorian Gray, Second Guest Projects, NYC (2012); Potential Imagery, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA (2012); Executions, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2011); Here We Aren’t, So Quickly, Thierry Goldberg Projects, NYC (2010); and B-Sides, 6-8 Months Project Space, NYC (2010). Ben-Ari was awarded the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP award by the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (2014), a residency by the International Artists Residency Program by the NARS Foundation (2014), a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace residency (2012-2013), a project grant from the Artis Contemporary Isareli Art Fund (2012), a residency by The Wassaic Project (2011), The Artis Fellowship by Columbia University (2009-2011), and the Loren and Mitchell Persser Award for Excellence in Painting by the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009). He studied Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and received his B.F.A. at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel and his M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York.
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