Ben Thorp Brown

Part-time Lecturer

Ben Thorp Brown works across a number of artistic disciplines including video, photography, sculpture, and performance. His work often addresses how transformations in technology and capitalism affect embodied experience and memory. Responding to ongoing economic, environmental, and technological change, his work seeks to develop possibilities for human agency within complex systems through embedded research, process, and collaboration with a range of participants.
His recent work has been presented in exhibitions such as Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, The Whitney Museum, Greater New York MoMA PS1; 24/7 the human condition Vienna Biennale, New Media Series St. Louis Art Museum, and Chance Motives SculptureCenter. He has participated in residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He received a B.A. from Williams College, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has taught fine arts at CalArts, NYU, Cooper Union, and currently teaches at Parsons/The New School. He is a 2016 Creative Capital Award recipient.