Ben Skiba

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Ben Skiba was born and raised in a small Northern Wisconsin town bordering Minnesota. Intending to leave college with a degree in the sciences, he ended up spending countless nights sleeping on studio floors and receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Upon graduation he moved to Portland, OR to pursue the yearlong Emerging Artist Mentorship Program at Ash Street Project. Since completing the program he spends his time assisting around the studio at Ash Street Project, working with other artists, creating his own work and showing regularly.

Education
2016
Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Concentration in Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking

Solo Exhibitions/Projects
2018
Not yet titled, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR (Upcoming, May 2018)
Not yet titled, Frontier Space, Missoula, MT (Upcoming, March 2018)
Ben Skiba, PDX Contemporary Art: Window Project, Portland, OR

2017
Knuckle Cracks and Toe Taps, Rainmaker Residency Gallery, Portland, OR

2016
Chair, Chair, Chair, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR
Ben Skiba, Margarine Gallery, online exhibition
Possibly Everything, Possibly Nothing, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2015
Studio Structures: Works in Process, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

2014
If You Can’t Laugh at Yourself…, Gelsey Verna Gallery, Madison, WI
Static/Flow, Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, WI

2013
Holeness of a Fissure, Gelsey Verna Gallery, Madison, WI

Group Exhibitions
2017
F O R E V E R 22+, Specialist., Seattle, WA
10 Years in the Making, Bison Building, Portland, OR
Facing Forward, Giving Back, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, OR

2016
Faculty and TA’s, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
8x8, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Suede Boots on a Wooden Floor, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2015
2015 Emerging Artist Entrance Exhibit, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR
49th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
Manifestations, Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2014
BFA Review Show, Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Gallery Opening, Yellow Rose Gallery, Madison, WI
Madison Gallery Night, Yellow Rose Gallery, Madison, WI
Tiny Hands on a Rubber Suit, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Can’t Do, Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI