Ben Bowden Lee

25 Bradley St. SE – Apt#8

Atlanta, GA – 30312   

Blee51@GSU.EDU

706.615.3272

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education: 

2017  

Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA 

MFA: Photography – Summa Cum Laude

2013

Columbus State University: Columbus, GA 

BFA: Studio Arts – Magna Cum Laude 

2012

New York University/Columbus State University 

New York Summer Program – Digital Photography 

2010

Waterford Institute of Technology/Columbus State University 

Ireland Program – Philosophy, Plein Air Painting 

 

Awards: 

2017

Ernest G. Welch Graduate Photography Award 

2016

Georgia State University Art Student Union Travel Grant 

Graduate Funding Award

2014

GSU Foundation Scholarship 

17th Annual Juried Show Honorable Mention

2012

Frances H Ellis Art Scholarship 

Janet B Hollis Art Scholarship 

Bebe Smith Art Scholarship 

Columbus Jr Women’s Club Art Endowment

2011

Ed Shorter Scholarship

2010

Ed Shorter Scholarship 

Passailaigue Scholarship

2009

Art Student of the Year 

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Ledger Enquirer’s Page One Award – Art

Strifler-Hamby Leadership Grant

R.W. Woodruff Servant Leadership Award 

Ed Shorter Scholarship

 

Shows: 

2016

Ernest G Welch Graduate Booth, Aqua Art Fair, Curated by Anthony Craig Drennen, William Downs, and Sarah Workneh 

Miami, FL 

Second Annual CageSpace Show, CageSpace. Curated by: Genevieve Milliken and ASU 

Atlanta, GA 

Creatures of Who You Are, Gallery 377. Curated By: Maggie Callahan and Morgan Byrd 

Atlanta, GA 

Trifecta: MFA Exhibition, Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art. Curated By: Courtney Ryan and Jessamy McManus 

Augusta, GA 

Inspired Georgia, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and University of Georgia Press photography and literature publication. Curated and Edited By: Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy, and Karen L. Paty. 

Athens, GA 

FSU + GSU Exhibition, Thomas Dean Gallery. Curated By: Amelia Carley and Judith Rushin 

Atlanta, GA 

Re-Context Juried Exhibition, Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Curated By: Ariel Shaneberg 

Denver, CO 

Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been: Mint 3rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Mint Gallery. Curated By: Micah and Whitney Stansell. 

Atlanta, GA 

2015

The Cage Space Show: ASU at GSU, Cage Space. Curated By: Anne Weems and Genevieve Milliken 

Atlanta, GA 

17th Annual Juried Exhibition, GSU: Ernest G Welch Gallery. Curated by: Daniel Fuller 

Atlanta, GA 

Alternate | Alternate, Doppler Projects. Curated by: Derek Faust and Stephanie Marinone 

Atlanta, GA 

Interpolation, GSU: Ernest G Welch Gallery. Curated by: Krista Clark, Meta Gary and Tori Tinsley 

Atlanta, GA 

2014

New Kids on the Block II: Juried Exhibition, Mint Gallery. Curated by: Mary Stanley 

Atlanta, GA 

 

2013

High Life, Low Light, and Little To Do – Group, CSU: Bay Gallery 

New Works – Duo, CSU: Rankin Gallery 

And It Was Good… – Group, CSU: Illges Gallery 

Columbus, GA 

2012

Internet Explorers – Group, CSU: Bay Gallery 

Columbus, GA 

2011

The Things We Do – Curator, If I Had A Hammer Gallery Space 

Phenix City, AL 

Three Little Words – Curator, CSU: Fulcrum Gallery 

Columbus, GA 

2009

Anarchy in Asylum – Set Design, CSU: Bay Gallery 

Upcoming Freshman Show – Group, CSU: Bay Gallery 

Hardaway High School Cultural Celebration Mural  

Columbus, GA 

 

Press: 

2016

“Re-context” Westworld. June 3, 2016. http://www.westword.com/event/re-context-8041516 

“MFA Grad Candidate Ben B. Lee Awarded a Summer Elsewhere Residency” Georgia State University Newsletter, April 7,2016 

http://artdesign.gsu.edu/2016/04/07/55357/ 

2015

"Doppler Projects Struts Its Stuff in East Atlanta." Burn Away, September 25, 2015 http://burnaway.org/interview/doppler-projects-struts-its-stuff-in-east-atlanta/. 

 

Additional Professional Activity: 

2017

Artist Residency Program: Elsewhere Summer 2017

Grennsboro, NC 

2016

Photo Assistant for Jill Frank Summer 2016 

Atlanta, GA 

Studio Hand for Steve Schaefer Pet Photography 

Atlanta, GA 

2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Intro to Photography 

Georgia State University 

Society for Photographic Education – Participant 

Greenville, SC 

2014

Freelance Portrait Photographer 

Baton Rouge & New Orleans, LA 

2013

Society for Photographic Education – Volunteer 

Chicago, IL 

2012

Gallery Assistant – John Lumpkin 

Curatorial Intern – Hannah Israel 

Columbus State University: 

Bay, Illges, Rankin, and Fulcrum Gallery 

2010

Bridal Consultant & Wedding Photography 

Columbus, GA