Ben Coonley

Ben Coonley is an artist working with video, computers, 3D, and cats. His work has exhibited in “3D: Double Vision” at LACMA in Los Angeles; “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Flat is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision,” at Lincoln Center, New York; “Continuing Education for Dead Adults,” New Museum, New York; “3D in the 21st Century,” Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY;  and “Greater New York: Cinema,” MoMA PS1, Queens, NY, among others. Coonley’s works have also been screened widely including at Performa, Anthology Film Archives, the Moscow Biennale, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His works are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, and have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Artsy, Frieze, Hyperallergic, The Wall Street Journal, among others. Ben Coonley studied Art Semiotics as an undergraduate at Brown University, and received an MFA from Bard College in 2003. He was born in Boston, MA and currently lives and works between New York City and the Hudson Valley, New York.

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  1. […] Ben Coonley spoke to us in early May 2022. He is about a year out from his next large-scale exhibition and is busy hoarding old technology at the moment. His process, he admits, tends to be quite messy, quite the opposite of what he would advise for his students when putting together large bodies of work. All the same, he is creating a new body of work involving 3-D monitors, something he has explored in the past. As he gathers materials, he is still hammering out the deeper philosophical angle of the project. To hear a conversation about this work and more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Ben Coonley spoke to us in early May 2022. He is about a year out from his next large-scale exhibition and is busy hoarding old technology at the moment. His process, he admits, tends to be quite messy, quite the opposite of what he would advise for his students when putting together large bodies of work. All the same, he is creating a new body of work involving 3-D monitors, something he has explored in the past. As he gathers materials, he is still hammering out the deeper philosophical angle of the project. To hear a conversation about this work and more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  3. […] Ben Coonley spoke to us in early May 2022. He is about a year out from his next large-scale exhibition and is busy hoarding old technology at the moment. His process, he admits, tends to be quite messy, quite the opposite of what he would advise for his students when putting together large bodies of work. All the same, he is creating a new body of work involving 3-D monitors, something he has explored in the past. As he gathers materials, he is still hammering out the deeper philosophical angle of the project. To hear a conversation about this work and more, listen to the complete interview. […]