Ben Peterson, 2009 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.
"To a degree, you can do what you want within the space of the paper. Whereas maybe in the three-dimensional world, there'd be a lot of limitations."
Ben Peterson (b. 1977) creates intensely detailed drawings that depict landscapes filled with collapsed structures set against manicured golf courses, large trees that are uprooted on top of beautiful houses, and cross-sections of architectural structures and the built environment. Some of his recent solo exhibitions include The Pilgrim's Progress, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA; The Ownership Society, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and News at 11, G Fine Art, Washington, D.C. Peterson's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, some of which include Spot Check: Academy Contemporary, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Future Tense, Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY; Locally Localized Gravity, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; and Much Madness Is Divinest Sense, Cohan and Leslie, New York. Peterson received his B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA.