Position Assistant 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 Curriculum Vitae Website benjaminbritton.com Research Focus Benjamin Britton's work often appears at first to function like a dense and colorful abstract painting, but contains representations of nameable things and places. Britton works with color and space to reflect the mechanisms of sensation in the body, to inspire a feeling of motion, and to continually reward the investigation of pictorial space. The paintings are first about the pleasure of looking; he would like to make paintings that make the viewer feel as though they have super powers. He is inspired by experiences where the present is marked by intense but indeterminate sensations of beauty mediated by the plasticity of memory, cognition, sensation, and future intentions. By representing how memory is constructed and perceived, there’s an opportunity for a painting to show how the feeling of one’s location is actually always the feeling of multiple locations. We make the present out of the sensed, residual, and formative. Benjamin Britton was born in Palo Alto, CA, in 1976, and raised 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 commercial galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, and is included in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, GA and the West Collection in Oaks, PA. Britton’s work has been reviewed in Art in America and the LA Times, among others, and included in New American Paintings magazine. He has had solo shows at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York. He is a recipient of the Chiaro Award in painting and an Artist-in-Residence awardee 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. Britton’s work is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery. He teaches drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and lives in Athens, GA.