b. 1989 Arcadia, CA

Ben Sanders is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, as well as commissioned by clients all over the world, including Nike, Louis Vuitton, Ssense, and The New York Times.

Raised in a Southern California environment that celebrated art in service of a story, mood, or feeling, Sanders spent much of his childhood in his dad’s workshop where Hollywood sets were designed and fabricated. Sanders’ bodies of work include paintings of food, drinks, logos and other found design imagery, bonsai, gardens, and post-human landscapes—all of which may be painted on terra cotta planting pots, enlarged metal bottle caps, gallery stationary, and on more traditional supports like canvas and wood panel.

For Sanders, practices of gardening and cooking hold as much value as a process-rich, finely rendered painting. Complementing his studio work is an enthusiastic, open-ended list of activities, materials and processes, inspired by the domestic and the designed.

Whether facilitating highly curated social experiences involving food and beverages, or working with members of diverse, non-art communities, Sanders welcomes the influence of the everyday as a path towards meaning.


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Solo Exhibitions
FOG Design + Art Fair, Ochi, San Francisco, CA
New Caps, Marta, Los Angeles, CA
Deep Time, Ochi, Los Angeles, CA
    Post Existence Postcards, Ochi, Untitled, Miami Beach, FL
Strange Attractors, Left Field Gallery, Barely Fair, Chicago, IL
Nine Bottle Caps and a Chimney, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Poppies, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Bonsai, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR 
Items, Left Field, Los Osos, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Ochi, Los Angeles, CA (with Adam Beris)
I Come to the Garden Alone, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Garden & The Church, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (Bathroom Installation)
Foreign & Domestic, Carl & Sloan, Portland, OR
Whiteface, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL (with Stephen Collier)
Graves of Craving, Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions
Art 021 Shanghai, Asia Art Center, Shanghai, China
On the Voyage, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
Dallas Art Fair, Ochi, Dallas, TX
Spring, Primary Projects, Miami, FL
April Selection, Platform, Online
To Bough and To Bend, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Expanded Field, Ochi Aux, Los Angeles, CA
Second Smile, The Hole, New York, NY
To Bough and To Bend, Bridge Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Big Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Holding Space, Big Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
House Museum, curated by Alex Reed, Los Angeles, CA
I Wake Up and Write Down My Dreams, No Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Organized by Big Pictures, Los Angeles)
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
, Blake and Vargas, Berlin, Germany (Organized by Big Pictures, Los Angeles)
Culinaria, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Soft Pretzel, Vacation, New York, NY (Organized by Ochi Projects)
LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts (curated by Rachel Stern), Columbia University LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
DBA, Big Pictures, Los Angeles, CA, CA
Taco Shop Art Show, Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
The Thing Itself, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN
Elysian Redux, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY
Pink & Green, Eddy's Room, New York, NY
Slippery Slope, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
RV, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA
Making an Entrance, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY (curated by LVL3, Chicago)
Tan Lines 3, Solid State, Chicago, IL
FIVE, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Something Within, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rendering, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, The Art Gym, Portland, OR
A La Mode: Painted Method, L'Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Opera Buffa, FIELD Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
High Math, Slow Culture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Post-it Show 8, Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA
Back 2 Basix, Art and Crafts Collective, Los Angeles, CA
Gold, Silver, and Bronze, Kemistry Gallery, London, UK

Food & Beverage Program, Marta, Los Angeles, CA (2019 – 2022)
JDI Day Environmental Murals, Nike World HQ, Beaverton, OR
YMCA Basketball Court Renovation, Crenshaw, CA
Nike LAHQ Murals, Playa Vista, CA
Figueroa Sunset Environemntal Mural, Private Collection, San Marino, CA
Louis Vuitton X Exhibition Murals, Beverly Hills, CA
Bar commission for Culinaria, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Brickell City Centre Murals, Miami, FL
Mural, Cerveceria Insurgente, Tijuana, MX
Dropbox Live Mural, SXSW, Austin, TX
Chateau Le Sploosh (Happy Hour Agency)
21, Group Exhibition, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA (Curatorial)
Taco Biennale, Rosarito Mexican Food Restaurant, Pasadena, CA (Curatorial)
Rm. 227 (Happy Hour Agency)
The Grid Bar (Happy Hour Agency)
Hypertube (Happy Hour Agency)
Gordon’s Garden (Happy Hour Agency)
The Cozy Castle (Happy Hour Agency)
Chilligan’s Island (Happy Hour Agency)

Visiting Artist Lectures & Workshops
Tierra Del Sol, Sunland, CA
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2015 – present)
Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Printmaking  Studio Assistant, Art Center College of Design
ECF Art Centers