Ben is a multi-disciplinary artist and academic working with expanded drawing practices. His PhD research, completed in 2020, examined the capacity for ‘drawings in progress’ to better articulate nationalistic representation and ideologies. Generally, his practice considers contemporary social, political and identity issues.

He is an Associate Lecturer in the Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) at RMIT and holds a BFA with Honours in drawing from the VCA Melbourne. He has contributed to conference programs both creatively and academically including AAANZ at UWA in Perth and RMIT Melbourne, Drawing International Brisbane at Griffith University, Brisbane.

He has exhibited locally, interstate and overseas with work collected in the USA, France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Norway. He is the founding member of Ways and Means – an experimental collaborative drawing project and is the instigator of The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins (BOO) project. 

Ben acknowledges the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands he works and lives. He also acknowledges the Wathawurrung peoples on whose land he has grown up playing  and continues to with his young family.

He respectfully acknowledges the Old Peoples connection to land and nature that contemporary Australia can learn so much from.