Benjamin Donaldson

Benjamin Parker Donaldson

ben@benjamindonaldson.com

Born 1969 Hanover, New Hampshire

 

Education:

2001 MFA, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT

1998 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

 

Teaching:

2016 Critic and Photography Department Coordinator, Yale University, School of Art

2009-2016 Lecturer, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven CT

2017  Faculty, SIE Program, East China Normal School, Shanghai, China

2014  Faculty, SIE Program, East China Normal School, Shanghai, China

2011  Visiting Critic, Massachusetts College of Art

2006  Visiting Artist, Yale University, School of Architecture

2006  Visiting Critic, Yale University, School of Architecture 

2006-2009 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Hunter College, CUNY 

2006  San Francisco Art Institute, Faculty, MFA Program (off Site) 

2005  Visiting Artist, Yale University, School of Art

2005  Visiting Critic, Yale University, School of Art

2003-2008 Faculty, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2004  Adjunct Professor, New Jersey City University, NJ

2004  Visiting Lecturer, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

2004  Visiting Lecturer, Yale University

2002-2006 Faculty, International Center of Photography, NYC

2002  ICP Graduate Program Advisory Committee

2001  Visiting Lecturer, LaGuardia Community College, NY

2001  Teaching Assistant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2001  Visiting Lecturer, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

Solo:

2010   Leete's Island, Davenport College Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2007   Summerland, Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring St. NY, NY

2004   Terrain, Kimball Union Academy Gallery, NH, October

            Mouth of the Hudson, Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring St. NY, NY,

2001   MFA Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, May

 

Group:

2015   “Photogenic Nature”, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

2013   “For Ed: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad and Lass”, Yale Art Gallery

2012   “DIY: Artists on Books”, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 

2010   “Hands on/Hands Off”, Yale University School of Art, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

            “Housed”, Alice Austen House, NY, NY

2009   “Intrepid Unearthed”, USS Intrepid Museum, New York, NY

            “Soft Serve”, CCT Gallery at One Constitution Plaza, Hartford Connecticut

            “The National Invitational Postcard Exhibit”, Bridge Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

            “Massachusetts College of Art 20th Annual Benefit Auction”, Huntington Gallery,Boston

 2007  “Points of Departure”, Fox Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2006   “American Beauty”, International Center of Photography, NY, NY

            “Meditations in an Emergency”, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY, NY

            “Film Fest”, Balaton Leisure and Conference Center, Balatonfüred, Hungary


2004   “Holiday Show”, Wallspace Gallery, NY, NY

            “Art of the Neighborhood”, Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

            Pinup Redux, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY, NY

“Lynne Cohen Cancer Foundation Benefit Auction”, Sotheby’s, NY, NY, May (in conjunction with Wallspace Gallery, NY, NY) 

            “Home”, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY, NY

2003   December Group Show, Wallspace Gallery, NY, NY

            “8 1/2x11”, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY, NY

            “Best of Williamsburg”, Gallery 717 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

            “Patrick McMullan, Alan Cumming & Cynthia Rowley's Valentine Event Auction”, Michael Perez Pop Art Gallery, NY, NY

            “Portraiture, Salon Style”, Diamantina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002   “The House of Light”, School of the International Center of Photography

            December Group Show, Wallspace Gallery, NY, NY

            Slide Fest (curated by Allen Frame) International Center of Photography, NY, NY

            “Aftermath”, International Center of Photography, NY, NY

2001  “Here is New York”, 116 Prince Street, New York, NY (also traveling to Chicago, Las Vegas, Arles, Tampa and other venues pending)

            Second Year Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

            “Coriolis”, Metro 971 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999   First Year Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

            Massachusetts College of Art 10th Annual Benefit Auction, Huntington Gallery, Boston, 

1998  Circles Photo Collaborative, Taub Hall Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Andy Grundberg, curator
         

           10th Annual Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA
         

            Senior Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Huntington Gallery, Boston,MA
         

           Massachusetts College of Art 9th Annual Benefit Auction, Huntington Gallery, Boston, MA,

         

          “In the Shadows-28 Boston Photographers”, Artists for Humanity Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998     

         

          The Philosophy of Physicality-4 Photographers on Portraiture Bakalar Gallery, Boston, 


           “The Art of July”, William Scott Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997

 

Publications/ Media:

2017   “Side Show” catalogue, curated by Lisa Kerszi, Yale University Press

2015  “Roman and Williams” Glamour Magazine, Germany, September

2012   “No Excuses (2012)”

           “Malcolm Morley in a Nutshell”, Yale University Press

             “Blutiger Ernst”, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, March

            “Kiki Smith” Wall Street Journal Magazine, March

2011   Horizontal NY , Rizzoli Publications

            “9/11” New York Magazine, September

           “Lauren Kill”, Wall Street Journal Magazine, February

2010   “Housed”, Dear Dave Magazine, May

2008   “What to Drink Now” Conde Nast Traveller London, July

2007   “Steve Zahn”, Men’s Journal, December

2006   “Spring Awakening”, W, November

            “Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan”, W, September

            “Sarah Morris”, W, September

            “Laura Benati” W, January

            “Male Biological Clock”, Details, June

2005   Zingmagazine Issue 20, “Priory”

“Mammie Gummer” W, November

            “Natori” W, October

            “Christie’s” W, September

            “Whiskey” Details, August

            “Priory” Zingmagazine, March

            “Maxim Vengerov”, Details, March

            “Abraham Lincoln Home and Museum” House and Garden, July

2004   “Ingrid Hill”, The London Telegraph Sunday Magazine

            “Karine Ohana”, Time Magazine, Style and Design, Spring 

2003   “My Turn”, Newsweek, November

            Cremaster.net (Matthew Barney site), March

            "Free to Play and be Gooey (Matthew Barney)", The New York Times, March 

            "PDN's 30" Photo District News, February

            "Young Funeral Home Directors", Details, February

2002   The Manchester Guardian, UK, September

            International Center of Photography Bulletin, Fall

            Here is New York, SCALO, August

            "What We Lost," The Hartford Courant, September 11

            "A Cross to Bear," Details, August

            "Public Enemy," Details, March

            "Cold Ease," Nylon, March

            "Uncorked," Details, February

            "Sweat," Jane, March

            Stern (television), Germany

2001   "The Road Ahead" ARTnews, December

            Fiction, The New Yorker, November 19

            "Steve Zahn," Nylon, September

            Photo Close Up on NYC MetroTV 

            Graduate Photography at Yale 2001, June

            Lineup Magazine, May

            Yale Literary Magazine, December

            American Photo on Campus, September 

 

 

Reviews:

2015  “Photogenic Nature Exhibition Reminds Us of the Little Things”, Joshua Peters Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC

2011  “Housed”, Critics Pick, Art Forum

2010  “A Guided Tour”, Susie Bright 

2010   “Leete's Island”, Yale Daily News 

2002   Photo District News’ “30”

2002   Aletti, Vince. Village Voice “Pick”

2001   "The Road Ahead" ARTnews

 

Awards:

2008   Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Grant

2006   CSOPAK Artist Residency, Balaton, Hungary

2002   Photo District News’ “30”

 

Lectures:

2017  Dikeou Collection, with Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum,

            and Lisa Kereszi

2005   School of Visual Arts Lecture Series

2003   Slide Fest, International Center of Photography, NYC, April

 

Writing:

2013 Fototazo, The Image: Benjamin Donaldson, "Pheasant, Csopak, Hungary 2006"

 

 Film and Collaboration:

2018   As yet untitled film project (as Technical Director), New Line Pictures

2004 “Brighter Days” Directed by Godofredo Astudillo, Produced and broadcast by Showtime

 
Curatorial:

2003   Sea (co-curated with Lisa Kereszi), Jen Bekman Gallery, NY, NY, August

(Artists included: Richard Benson, Pete Maunay, David Hilliard, Katie Murray, Stephen Shore             and Mark Wyse)

 

1997-1999    Polaroid Collection, Curatorial Assistant

 

Collections:

Yale University Art Gallery

            Yale University Libraries

            The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

 

Gallery/ Consignment:

Getty Images

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