Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Ben Grasso
Works | Bio | Exhibitions | Press & Publications

Born 1979, Cleveland, Ohio. Lives and works in New York.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Ars Now Seragiotto, Padua, Italy
2011 Adaptation, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2010 New Territory Jerome- Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2009 Clearing, Thierry Goldberg Projects. New York, NY
2008 Close to Home. Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Rust Belt, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
Explosion, Agenzia04, Bologna, Italy
2006 In My Own Backyard, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2014 Homeland [In] Security, Curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York, NY.
2012 Reinberger Gallery. Cleveland, OH
Good For You, David Klein Gallery. Detroit, MI
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. East Hampton, NY
Arte Fiera Personal Effects on Sale, Curated by Viola Emaldi, Bologna, Italy
2011 Extreme, The New York Foundation of the Arts, New York, NY
Contrast, Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
NYFA Fellows Ben Grasso and Maya Brym, Booz and Co. New York, NY
Burn in the USA, Ars Now Seragiotto. Padua, Italy
Box(e), Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2010 Stand Here and Listen. The James Hotel, New York, NY
(ex) communicate, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2009 Recess, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, NY
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
The Grand, Amelle A. Wallace Center, SUNY Purchase, Old Westbury, NY
2008 Summer Mix, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
DEADLIEST CATCH, Core Club, South Hampton, NY
Supernatural, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
2007 Out Behind the Shed, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
The Atrocity Exhibition, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY
The Big Bang, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
If I Remember Right, Front Room Gallery, Cleveland OH
2006 Hybridity / Ambivalence, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Autumn. Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY
FIAC, with Sixtyseven Gallery, Paris, France
The Witching Hour, Bucketrider Galley. Chicago, IL
Art Chicago; International Invitational, with Sixtyseven Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Neon Forest is My Home, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Euclid Avenue, Arcade, Cleveland, OH
Art Cares: AIDS Benefit. Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2002 ABC: Learning to Paint. J. McCullough Center Gallery. Cleveland, OH
Painting and Drawing Show, ECA. Edinburgh Scotland, UK
2001 Annual Summer Show. Reinberger Gallery. Cleveland, OH


2006 MFA in Painting, Hunter College. New York, NY
2003 BFA in Painting, The Cleveland Institute of Art. Cleveland, OH
2002 Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Awards & Residencies

2011 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (Nominee)
2010 NYFA Fellowship
2009 The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
2003 The Helen Greene Perry Memorial Traveling Scholarship
2002 Joseph McCullough Painting Scholarship Award for Excellence in Painting
2001 Carl Gaertner Memorial Prize
1999 Ohio Choice Grant
Honorary Scholarship


2013 Merijan, Ara H, "Ben Grasso at Thierry Goldberg Gallery", ArtForum Critic's Pick, July
"The Lookout: Ben Grasso at Theirry Goldberg", Art in America, July
Rabarison, Karolle, "We Love Our Homes to Death", The Morning News, July
2011 Kuspit, Donald, “Ben Grasso Doomsday Preacher”,, May
2010 (ex)communicate, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, exhibition catalouge, Milan, January
2009 Harper’s Magazine, Reproduction “Edifice”, pg. 24, August
Lee, Sasha M, “Ben Grasso, Kinkead Contemporary”, Beautiful / Decay, Issue Z
2008 Shad, Ed, “Ben Grasso at Kinkead”,, December
Ruble, Casey, “Ben Grasso at Thierry Goldberg”, Art in America, pg 168, March
2007 Pozzi, Lucio, “Grasso contro l’effetto Serra”, Il Gironale Dell’arte, N. 271, December
Harper’s Magazine, Reproduction “Stars and Stripes”, pg 23,October
Litt, Steven, "CIA Exhibits Celebrates Its Graduates", The Plain Dealer, September
Gill, Michael, "Bang, Bang", Free Times, Volume 15, Issue 19, September
Banai, Nuit, “The Atrocity Exhibition”, Time Out New York, July-August
Kilachand, Tara, “The Atrocity Exhibition”, New York Magazine, July
2006 Amir, Yaelle, “The Invisible Forces of Ben Grasso”, Code Magazine, pg 24-25, Autumn
Kaplan, Steven, "Scope on the Half Shell", Miama Art Exchange, July 21
Hanley, William, "Fair Report:Scope Hamptons", artinfo, July 17
2005 Robinson, Walter, "Maximum Miami,", December 13, 2005
2004 Powhida, William, "The Neon Forest is My Home," The Brooklyn Rail, March