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Ben Quesnel

1987 Broad Brook, Connecticut, United States

5 Works exhibited

Current location

Stamford, Connecticut

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Ben Quesnel’s decontextualized forms challenge viewers to apprehend the meanings that have been attached to these objects and to evaluate them with a new understanding. Through his acts of deconstructing, he exposes the inner attachments that one develops with the objects, as they are simultaneously detached from their primary function. Swaying between a definable object and an unreachable thing, Quesnel’s pieces hover between the nameable and unnameable, inviting the viewer to acknowledge that the things with which we surround ourselves will never fully be comprehended.

Quesnel is a multimedia artist and art curator working in Stamford, Connecticut. His latest works were exhibited at Satellite Art Fair in Miami, Governors Island Art Fair in New York, and the Seattle Art Fair. In 2018, he was unanimously selected for a one year residency program with the Clementina Arts Foundation for his social practice project, Undelivered. He has performed public and private installations throughout the tri-state area, and is the co-founder of Sour Milk, a curatorial art project utilizing the latent potential of vacant spaces. Quesnel is a graduate of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he received the ​Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for outstanding art practice and the School of Visual Art’s Thesis Grant. His work has been in a variety of publications including Bmore Art, Gothamist, Hampton’s Art Hub, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times.    

EXHIBITIONS:

2019
What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?, St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
Art Palm Beach Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL
2018
Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY
Deconstruction, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Opioid: Express Yourself, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
(Be)come a Collector, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
Clementina Arts Foundation, Sprouting Spaces Residency, Wilton, CT
Sprouting Spaces, Wilton, CT
2017
Satellite Art Fair, Miami, FL
Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY
Disoriented Objects, The Hollows, Brooklyn, NY
1X1, Danger Gallery, Stamford, CT
Circadian Rhythm in Dark Matter, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2016
Family and Friends, Danger Gallery, Stamford, CT
Timeshare, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Filmideo, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
SVA Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Recycle, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Overlooked, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
Fernando Luis Alvarez Residency, Stamford, CT
Thank You CT, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2013
Thank You CT, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT

PUBLICATIONS:

2019
WBUR
2018
Hamptons Art Hub
Gothamist
Hartford Courant 
FC Beat Magazine
The Hour, CT
Greenwich Times
Channel 12 News, CT
New York Times
2017
Bmore Art
Hyperallergic 
Gothamist
Stamford Advocate
2015
Dekkit Magazine
2014
Papercut Magazine
Its Relevant
CT Post
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich Times
Cultation 
Chic Black Sheep
True Activist
For Example
Good Morning Connecticut
2013
Hartford Courant

NYC, The School of Visual Arts, MFA
​Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, 2017
SVA AP Thesis Grant recipient, 2017

Clementina Arts Foundation, Sprouting Spaces
Residency Recipient, 2018
 

Works by Ben Quesnel

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2017

72 x 96 cm

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2018

21 x 21 x 11 cm

1720,00 €

2016

147 x 122 x 4 cm

10858,00 €

2016

120 x 140 cm

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