Ben Skiba

benskiba@gmail.com

www.benskiba.com

(715) 417-0761

 

Education

2016                Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2015                Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI                                                                                

 

Experience

2016                Studio Tech/Assistant, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR (current)

 Artist Assistant, Ted Vogel, Portland, OR (current)

Artist Assistant, Whitney Lowe, Portland, OR

Installation Assistant, Ray Grimm Legacy Project Exhibition, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

Installation Tech, Seattle Art Fair (Mindy Solomon Gallery) Seattle, WA

Workshop Assistant, Gerit Grimm, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Volunteer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Kansas City, MO

2015              Studio Assistant, Brian R. Jones, Portland, OR

                      Studio Employee, Mudshark Studios LLC, Portland, OR (current)

Assistant, Suzanne Torres, “Something onto Something ElseGreymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Workshop Assistant, Christa Assad, University Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Assistant, Suzanne Torres, “Liminal Grounds” Public Library 3rd Floor Gallery, Madison, WI

2014              President, University of Wisconsin – Madison Student Clay Collective (until 2015)

                      Assistant, Neil Forrest and John Roloff, Concurrent Exhibition for NCECA Pritzlaff Building, Milwaukee, WI

Coordinating Assistant, Habitat for Humanity, “The Souper Bowl”, Madison, WI

2013              Studio Internship, Midwest Clay Project, Madison, WI (until 2015)

                      Volunteer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017               Knuckle Cracks and Toe TapsRainmaker Residency Gallery, Portland, OR

2016               Chair, Chair, Chair” Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

                       “Ben SkibaMargarine Gallery, online exhibition

Possibly Everything, Possibly Nothing” Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2015               “Studio Structures: Works in Process Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2014               “If You Can’t Laugh at Yourself…” Gelsey Verna Gallery, Madison, WI

                       “Static/Flow” Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, WI

2013               “Holeness of a Fissure” Gelsey Verna Gallery, Madison, WI

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2017              10 Years in the Making” Bison Building, Portland, OR

Facing Forward, Giving Back” Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

2016               Faculty and TA’s” Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

8x8” Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

                      “Suede Boots on a Wooden FloorAsh Street Project, Portland, OR

2015               2015 Emerging Artist Entrance Exhibit” Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

49th Annual Student Juried Exhibition” Fowler-Kellogg Gallery, Chautauqua, NY

“Manifestations” Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2014               “BFA Review ShowGallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

“Gallery Opening” Yellow Rose Gallery, Madison, WI

“Madison Gallery Night” Yellow Rose Gallery, Madison, WI

“Tiny Hands on a Rubber Suit” Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

“Can’t Do” Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

Residencies

2015                Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, Summer Residency, Chautauqua, NY

 

Awards

2015               Tom Beardman Scholarship, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

Jackson Kuhn Ceramics Scholarship, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

2014               Workshop Tuition Scholarship, Mark Skudlarek: Throwing Big Pots, Adamah Clay Studio, Dodgeville, WI

 

Public Lectures

2017              Gallery Talk, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

2016              TA Artist Talk, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Artist Lecture, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

 

Publications

2015              365 Artists/365 Days Project, “Ben Skiba – Madison, WI”, blog, April 8  

Illumination: University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Undergraduate Journal for the Arts, Madison, WI, Spring 2015

2014              Illumination: University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Undergraduate Journal for the Arts, Madison, WI, Spring 2014

 

Workshops Attended

2015              “Christa Assad: Object Reproduction and Professionalism” 2015 Brittingham Scholar, University of Wisconsin - Madison

2014              “Mark Skudlarek: Throwing Big Pots” Adamah Clay Studio, Madison, WI