2011 Master of Fine Art, HD, RMIT University
2001 Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Monash University
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), RMIT University

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2022 Ashen Rainbow, Compendium Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2022 The More Things Change, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2019 Leviathan, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 A Strange Architecture, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2017 Weave, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Themes of Dislocation and Habitation, St. Francis, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Selection, Mycelium, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Monochroamatic Anomalies,Lorimer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Within the Grey, Shangyuan Museum of Modern Art, Beijing
2013 The Sum of its Parts, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Signs, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Exploring Transience: locating meaning within the urban crowd. First Site Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Schism Overwrite, As Soon As Gallery, Hamburg
2009 Graffscapes, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Urban Fractures 2, 5-502, Sydney
2007 Once Upon a Space, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Raumatisiert, Wir sind Woanders, Europien art festival, Hamburg
2007 Urban Fractures, SKAMraum, Hamburg
2006 Surface Variations, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Forms and shadows, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Selected works, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2023 Eureka Art Award, Fairbanks Eye Gallery, Ballarat, Australia
2023 Dark Art 2023, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2023 Antipodes, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2022 Interconnected, New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), NSW, Australia
2022 Hypercontemporary Act II, Hasbrook Galleries, online
2022 Throwback, Six Years of Beinart Gallery Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2021 Dark Art, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2021 Lucid Dreaming, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
2021 Lucid, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2021 Antipodes, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2020 Dark Art, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2020 Antipodes, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2019 Dark Art, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2019 Doug Moran National Prortrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney, Australia
2019 Lester Prize, Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Australia
2018 Australian Art, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 Ephemeral, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2018 Focal Point: New Realist Painting, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2018 Dark Art Show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017 NotFair, Melbourne, Australia
2017 The 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, New York, USA
2017 And if our days wont last, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA, USA
2017 Art Collector Starter Kit, Cory Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016 Metro Summer Show 2016, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Beinart Small Works 2016, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Transmogrify, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Black Swan Prize, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Australia
2016 Metropolis, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Beinart Inaugural Exhibition, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Whyalla art prize exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
2014 Strange Attractor, D11, Melbourne
2014 Shangyuan Resident Artists 2014, Shangyuan Modern art Museum, Beijing
2014 Ben Howe and HaHa, Second Story Studios, Melbourne
2013 Urban, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Your Old Self, Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Exploration 12, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2012 Matter and Space, Ne Na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012 Possibilities, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2012 The Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne
2012 It’s Not You, It’s Me, Eckersley's Open Space Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Climate Change. Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2011 RMIT Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition. Gossard Project Space, Melbourne
2011 The Brunswick Show, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne
2011 Space and the city, Eckersley's Open Space Gallery. Melbourne
2011 Surface: Texture, Materiality and Conceptual Plasticity, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
2010 SoBright, Prague, Melbourne
2010 New, Used and Abused, Loft Gallery, Melbourne
2010 The Brunswick Show, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne
2010 Irenes Street art festival, Irene, Melbourne
2010 Out of Nowhere, 696 INK, Melbourne
2010 Grand Opening Show, 696 INK, Melbourne
2010 Urban Art 10A, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Gaengeviertel, Hamburg
2009 Melbourne stencil festival, Collingwood, Melbourne
2009 Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2009 Painting 09A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Stencil and Freeform Combinations, A.S.A, Hamburg
2007 Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2003 Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia, Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Contingency, RMIT Graduate Show, Span Galleries, Melbourne

A W A R D S   A N D   H O N O U R S

2023 Eureka Art Award 2023, Winner
2022 Bluetumb Art Prize 2022, finalist
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2021, Honourable Mention
2021 Bluetumb Art Prize 2021, finalist
2021 Lester Prize, Finalist
2020 Bluetumb Art Prize 2020, Finalist
2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Finalist
2020 Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize, Finalist
2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Finalist
2019 Lester Prize, Finalist
2018 Bluethumb, Finalist
2017 Hill Smith Award, NotFair
2016 Black Swan, Finalist
2015 Whyalla Art Prize, Finalist
2014 Ian Potter Cultural Trust
2014 Doug Moran, Semi Finalist
2014 Cliftons Art Prize Finalist
2012 Metro Award, Finalist
2012 Doug Moran, Shortlisted
2012 RMIT Vice chancellors List Award for academic excellence
2011 Dark Horse MFA Award
2011 Metro Award, Finalist
2009 Window Frames, Winner
2009 Melbourne stencil festival, emerging artist Award
2008 I Art Sydney Road, 1st prize
2008 Small works 08, Brunswick Street Gallery, Highly commended


2009 Pigeon hole 4, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne
2009 Pigeon hole 3, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne
2009 Conduit, Brunswick street gallery, Melbourne
2009 Pigeon hole 2, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne
2008 Pigeon hole 1, The Pigeon Hole, Melbourne

R E S I D E N C I E S, T E A C H I N G, R E L A T E D   A C T I V I T I E S

2023 Teacher, The Art Room, Melbourne, Australia
2019 - 2021 Teacher, Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2013 - present Teacher, Melbourne Studio of Art, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Double Dialogues: Why do things Break Symposium: ‘Instances of Anomaly’, University of Adelaide
2015 Residency, Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, USA
2014 Residency, Shangyuan Modern Art Museum, Beijing, China
2013-2014 Teacher, Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick
2009 Organised Creative Warehouse Network, North eastern Suburbs
2008 Established ‘Pigeon Hole Studios’, Brunswick
2007 Residency, SKAM, Hamburg, Germany
2005 Research and Teaching: India, Egypt and Europe
2002 - 2009 Teacher, secondary school and adult education. Australia / UK / Germany

I N T E R V I E W S   A N D   P U B L I C A T I O N S

2022 T365 Art + Case 31. Zombie Fashion Show, pp 64-65, Oct
2021 The Evocative Masterpieces of Ben Howe, Hyperrealism Magazine, issue 15, June 2021, pp 02–11
2021 Morrow, Justine. Conceptual & Hyperreal Oils: An Interview with Ben Howe., March 18
2021 Wye, Grace.Packing Room Prize Winner Kathrin Longhurst Shares Her Artist Picks, 02 ,Nov
2021 365 Art + Case 14. Earth/Spring, P 91, Feb
2020 Decena, Guenivere.What it is to be Human; an interview with Ben Howe, Art Satelite, May 2020
2020 Diabolico II: Exploring the Realm of Dark Art, Out of step books, March
2020 Melville, Hermen. Moby Dick, or The Whale, Waterbell books, March
2020 Barden, Elizabeth. Interview with Ben Howe, Artists Can, April
2020 Black & White: Volume Five, Out of step books, volume 5, Feb
2019 Howe, Benjamin, Behind the Painting: How and why I make art. Aug 23
2019 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Sydney Arts Guide
2019 Joruk, Natalia. Primal Impulses & Curious Beauty: is 2019 the Year of the Dark Art Movement?, March 28
2018 Howe, Benjamin. Instances of Anomaly, Double Dialogues, Issue 20, September (incl Cover)
2018 Abdulrahim, Nadiah. Ben Howe – New paintings, Art Guide Australia, Issue 115, September / October. p 52
2018 Miekus, Tiarney. Focal point: New Realist Painting, Art Guide Australia, 8 May
2018 Beinart, Jon. The brilliant, yet often misunderstood paintings of Ben Howe., 30 April
2018 Morrow, Justine. Waxing and Weaving Realities, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Issue 20, March, pp 52-57
2018 Digital Exclusive – An Interview with Ben Howe., Jan 30
2017 Barret, Luke. In conversation with Ben Howe,, September
2017 Henschke, Adam. Ethics in an Age of Surveilance, Cambridge University Press, July
2017 Smith, Andy. Ben Howe’s Arresting New Oil Paintings, Hi-Fructose Magazine, September
2017 Singhi, Manav. Paintings by Ben Howe, Australia,, March
2017 Evans, Hayley. Hyperrealistic Paintings of Fragmented Faces by Ben Howe, Illusion Scene 360 Magazine, March
2016 Holsworth, Mark. The walls of Irene Warehouse, Black Mark,, October
2016 Pügh,A.J. Ben Howe: Piece By Piece, Daub Daily, May
2016 Buermann, Margot. Ben Howe’s Surface Variations’ Feature Eerie, Distorted Faces, Hi-Fructose Magazine, July
2016 Tutor, Zach. Ben Howe’s Daily Motion., March
2015 Hawkins, Celeste. The Art and the Curious, Art Diary 1, Dec
2015 The Beinart Collective: A Shared Facination of the Surreal, Heavy Metal Magazine, issue 278, Dec. p 64
2015 The Arts show, J Air Radio, Alex McCulloch and Demian Gibbins,25 Nov
2015 The Arts show, Highlands FM, Ben Howe and Demian Gibbins, Alex McCulloch. Interview 07 July
2015 Brotchie, Eric. Ben Howe - Constructed Space, Undercoat, 5 March
2014 Ben Howe, Within the Grey.>China Broadway, P159, 1 July
2014 Brotchie, Eric. Ben Howe: Strange Attractor/Paper Dolls, Undercoat, 15 April
2013 Gladwin, Darcy. Ben Howe, Artist Profile, 14 May
2013 Windmiller, Susan. Fitting Together Pieces of Humanity, Stonnington Leader, 23 April
2013 Fehlly,Toby. Ben Howe, The Sum of its Parts, Three Thousand, 22 April
2012 Gleeson, Michael. Thornbury painter's hyper-real creations receive recognition, Nortcote Leader, 24 July
2012 McCulloch, Ann. Can art change minds where science can’t, 11 Feb
2012 Kerr, Justine. Artists paint a different picture of climate change. The 730 Report, 26 Jan
2012 Woodruff, Alan. McCulloch, Ann. Aesthetic Perceptions of Climate Change.
2012 Howe, Benjamin. City and Populace: An Exploration in Paint. 3 March
2011 Kellett, Luke. This city speaks to me: a portrait of Melbourne's underground. Published by Headjam, 2011
2011 Holsworth, Mark. Metro Art Award 2011 July
2009 O’Connell, Brigid. Pigeon Artists Fire Up Coop, Moreland leader, 25 March
2009 Ruiz, Paul. Interview with Ben Howe, Art Catalyst,10 March
2009 Gladwin,Darcy. Creative Brunswick Documentary
2008 Graffiti artist Defends his Work,Mornington Leader, Dec
2008 Mcguiness, Peter. Interview with Ben Howe, 5/502. Pedro TV, 11 August
2007 Feuilleton für die Ohren, Interview. SBS Radio, 11 Dec
2004 Berry, Michael. Selected Contemporary Artists of Australia. Published by Krispin Pty Ltd. p 75 - 76