Ben Giles (b.1992.Uk)

benlewisgiles@hotmail.co.uk

 Instagram, Etsy

 Facebook,, Society 6, Flickr

“I found myself suddenly neighbour to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them ” - Henry David Thoreau

Nature, metamorphosis, light, colour, collage,collaboration, juxtaposition, repetition, excitement, evolution, manipulation,music, television, improvisation, participation and seduction are all components in my practice.

Education

Kingston University, 2012 - 2015 - BA Fine Art

West Suffolk College - Btech, Art and Design

Exhibitions and Events


2017

"Life Works" - Apex, Bury St Edmunds - 20 October - 5 November

"Light and Space" - St Marys Shoe Factory, Norwich - 7th - 21st August. 


"Cut It Out" - Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA.  "Pop Up" solo show, Two Fat Ladies Gallery, Norwich - "Language Of Flowers"  - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, USA - "Blah Blossom" - Elizabeth Street Gallery, New York -- "Solo show" - Franks Bar, Norwich. --"Legs to walk us, Drop us" - Jam Factory, Oxford.


2016 - May, Artist in Residency, KH Messen, Alvik, Norway. 

2015 - "Cut & Stick", Line Gallery, Stroud. - , "Open Exhibition ", Firstsite, Colchester. 

2014 - Ming Of Harlem - Set Builder-, Kingston University, Collage workshops - ,  Collagerie - Stew Gallery - Norwich  - ,  Wild Magazine "Bestiary Art Auction"  October 2nd - , "Open" Etsy Uk Artists - Base Gallery - London - October 17th - 19th - ,,  In Residence - Sainsbury Institue for Art Presents: Movement in Modernism - Norwich - February - , Ex Nihilo - July 4th - , SHAPESHIFTING Zine, - May - , 

2013 Patchwork Project - Group Show - Elsewhere Factory - Rome - 10th October - , Collage Workshop's - RPM - London - September - , Creatives Rising - Group Show - ,Kingston museum - Group Show - , Mass - Group Show - Kingston - 22nd February - , Scopophilia - , Collagerie - Group Show - Stew Gallery - Norwich - November - 

2012 Clapham Picturehouse - Solo - London - 25th October - , Disruptions and Creations - Group Show - Underground Gallery - London - 12th July

Commissions and Clients include


New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Winc Journal, Honey Mi Honey, Bodega - Nottingham, 55DSL, Conde Nast Traveller, Princeton Architectural Press, Mystery Jets, Riverhead Books, Front MagazineFish Tank, Spirograph Records, Shoes and Socks Off, Holiday Magazine


 Selected Publications

Printed;

  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Winc Journal
  • Honey Mi Honey
  • Paris Review
  • Conde Nast Traveller
  • Society6 Quarterly 2016
  • Rookie, Yearbook Two
  • Flaunt Mag "Fabrication Issue"
  • Holiday Mag "Scottish Issue"
  • Wild Mag "Bestiary"
  • Visual Interview for Wild Mag "Animal Issue"
  • Visual Interview  for Mash Magazine
  • Yen mag "Creative Issue " Front page.
  • Yen Mag "Adventure Issue"
  • Sleek "Autumn 2013"
  • Avec Mag "Issue 1"
  • East Anglian Daily Times
  • Front Magazine "Issue 170"
  • 22 Mag "Volume 4, 2014"
  • IP1 "issue 43" Front Page
  • In Parenthesis "Issue 1, Volume 3"


Online ;

No Culture Icons, Fecal Face, First Line Mag, Moustache Mag, SYN, Jung Katz Blog, Baiser Mag, NSMBL, Artnau, Weird Show, Uppercase, Honestly WTF, Miss Moss, Get Inspired, New York Magazine, Saccades Project, U+Mag, Quiet Lunch, Portable TV, Cake , Atlas Magazine


Collaborations

  • Studio Dagda with Elle Hardwick
  • Rookie Mag with Elle Hardwick
  • Kneon Magazine with Rebekah Campbell
  • Yen Magazine with Rebekah Campbell
  • Line a Journal with Rebekah Campell
  • Cake with Leanne Surfleet
  • Kneon Magazine with Leanne Surfleet
  • Matters with Miriam Waldner
  • Kneon Magazine with Ana Mercedes



Using Format