BIO

Ben Willis is an artist working in Tempe, Arizona. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Arizona to pursue his Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the Herberger Institute for Design an the Arts, School of Art at Arizona State University.

Since graduating in 2013, Willis has been investigating patterning through the use of geometry, color relationships, layering and texture. His latest body of work is technically significant in that it presents the artists desire to consistently evolve his practice by re-inventing and expanding his visual language.

Professionally Willis is currently Painting and Drawing Adjunct Faculty at Phoenix College and Prepartor at Phoenix Art Museum. Ben’s work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States. In 2014 he was awarded a Contemporary Forum Artist Grant and his work was recently published via International Contemporary Artists (Vol. 10), Figure 50 (Season 2), and Studio Visit Magazine (Vol. 24).