Position Associate Professor of Art Academic Area Drawing and Painting Office Hours By Appointment Only Location Lamar Dodd School of Art, Main Art Building | Room S382 Email firstname.lastname@example.org CV CV 2023 Website benjaminbritton.com Research Focus Benjamin Britton’s paintings use color and space to reflect the mechanisms of sensation in the body, to inspire a feeling of motion or displacement, and to invite the investigation of pictorial space. His research subjects are the representation of ecologies, planetary relations, human emotion, and inquiry into the nature of consciousness and abstraction. His work often proposes a loss of coherency between the knowledge of where and when the observing body is in the landscape and the sensation of its current place in space and time. For Britton, these topics are visual, “I think we form the conscious present out of the sensed, residual, and formative. By painting how the apprehension of the present is constructed and perceived through layers of representation and abstraction and arranging them in a multitude of prepositional relationships there is an opportunity for a painting to show how the feeling of one’s location is almost always the feeling of multiple locations, among other possible revelatory moments. My work is to reveal a human figuring of ecological conditions; a relational position for humans within the planetary that cannot be calculated or understood through the frame of language or our current civilization. The paintings are about what it looks like for me to think about feelings.” Benjamin Britton is a painter who was born in 1976 and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 1999 and his MFA in painting from UCLA in 2008. His work has been shown primarily in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Atlanta. His paintings are in the collections of the High Museum, the Ballinglen Museum of Fine Art, and the West Collection. Britton’s work has been reviewed in Art in America and the LA Times, among others. Britton has had solo shows at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York, among others. He is a recipient of the Chiaro Award in painting, an Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, a recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland, and a J.B. Blunk Residency from the Lucid Art Foundation in Inverness, CA. He teaches painting at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.