Ben Herbert is a fine artist currently based in Chicago, IL who works primarily in the intersection of photography and sculpture; exploring themes of queerness and finding the sublime in the mundane. Constructing intricate scenes made out of various printed cutouts, objects, and materials, Herbert creates compositions inherent to the medium of photography, with the end result image being reminiscent of paintings and drawings.
Herbert holds a BFA in New Studio Practice: Fine Arts from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (2022). In 2021, Herbert was awarded the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Fellowship through the Yale University School of Art. Herbert has also exhibited through the Green Gallery West (Milwaukee, WI), The Alice Wilds (Milwaukee, WI) the Tom of Finland Foundation (Los Angeles, CA), Well Well Projects (Portland, OR), and the CICA Museum (Gimpo, South Korea), BUDDY Chicago, and EXPO Chicago.
See my freelance documentation work here.