Ben Moore, Artist
Ben Moore’s work can be found in private collections across the United States and Europe. His work has been shown at the Gallery of Graphic Arts and the Ian Peck Gallery in New York City, the Shaker Mountain Festival in the Berkshires, Hamilton College, Gallery North in Clinton, NY, and the Kendall Gallery on Cape Cod. In the fall of 2005, Ben had a solo exhibition of his paintings at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. Main Line News wrote “This is painting that lights up the gallery, painting that is joyous to gaze upon.” In 1992 Moore had his first solo exhibition of oil paintings at the Prince Street Gallery in New York's Soho district. His paintings have also been shown at such places as Philadelphia’s Mangel Gallery, the Munson Williams Proctor Institute in Upstate New York and London’s Wigmore Hall where Moore had a solo exhibition in September 1998. In May of 1999 Ben’s paintings were shown at the celebrated Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Moore currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and an MFA in painting from New York’s Parsons School of Design.
Moore has painted ‘open air’ landscapes across the globe including Italy, Spain and Central America as well as California and his native New York. His diverse subject matter also includes many nudes in natural as well as fanciful environments. His work has been noted for its chromatic harmony and affinity to the French post- impressionists. Critic Darrin Crane writes: “Moore’s compositions have the resonance of Roualt and the brilliantly slack light of Fairfield Porter.” His paintings “Fort Tryon Park -- Morning,” “Coxcombs,” “Kirkland Pond” and “14th Street” provide cover art for CDs (Hyperion) of world renowned pianist Stephen Hough. Images of those works have appeared in Time Magazine. His landscape “Late Afternoon” appears on his own book of art songs released by G. Schirmer in 2006. Ben is currently an educator at the Guggenheim Museum and the Morgan Library in New York City.