Ben Bowden Lee
Atlanta, GA
benbowdenlee@gmail.com
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 

  

Exhibitions: 

2019

Split Vision, Mitchell Gallery, Group Show, Curated by John Prince & Jack Deese
Atlanta, GA

2018

Source Material, Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show, Curated by John Feinstein.
New York, NY

GSU Faculty Triennial, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Group Show
Atlanta, GA

2017

Spectre, Illges Gallery - Columbus State University, Curated by Morgan Byrd
Columbus, GA

The Feeling of Being OK - APG Student Prize 2017 Solo Exhibition, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Curated by Beth Lily and Jurors Annette Cone Skelton, Daniel Fuller, Gregory Harris
Atlanta, GA

The Feeling of Being OK, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Atlanta, GA

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 
Columbus, GA

New Works – Duo, CSU: Rankin Gallery 
Columbus, GA

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
Columbus, GA 

Upcoming Freshman Show – Group, CSU: Bay Gallery
Columbus, GA 

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/. 

Awards: 

2017

Atlanta Photography Group Student Prize 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

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