Benjamin Butler

Benjamin Butler, Yellow Forest, 2016 oil on linen 55 1/2 x 82 5/8 inches, 140 x 210 cm
Benjamin Butler, Orange Tree (Autumn), 2017 oil on linen 39 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches, 100 × 80 cm
Benjamin Butler, Red Tree (Autumn), 2017 oil on linen 15 ¾ × 11 ¾ inches, 40 × 30 cm
Benjamin Butler, Tree (Ochre), 2017 oil on linen 19 ⅝ × 15 ¾ inches, 50 × 40 cm
Benjamin Butler, Tree (Green, Yellow, Black), 2017 oil on linen 39 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches, 100 × 80 cm
Benjamin Butler, Autumn Forest , 2016 oil on linen 47 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches, 120 x 40 cm
Benjamin Butler, Winter Forest, 2016 oil on linen 78 3/4 x 47 1/4 inches, 200 x 120 cm
Benjamin Butler, Ochre Forest, 2016 oil on linen 19 5/8 x 27 1/2 inches, 50 x 70 cm
Benjamin Butler, Untitled Tree, 2015 oil on linen 59 x 70 ⅞ inches, 150 x 180 cm
Benjamin Butler, Untitled Tree, 2015 oil on linen 59 x 70 ⅞ inches, 150 x 180 cm
Benjamin Butler, Untitled Autumn Tree, 2015 oil on linen 19 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ inches, 50 x 60 cm
Benjamin Butler, Untitled Green/Grey Tree, 2015 oil on linen 19 ⅝ x 23 ⅝ inches, 50 x 60 cm
Benjamin Butler, Dark Tree (Green), 2015 oil on linen 47.24 x 47.24 inches, 119.99 x 119.99 cm
Benjamin Butler, Pastel Forest, 2012 oil on canvas 14 x 11 inches, 35.56 x 27.94 cm
Benjamin Butler, Green Forest, 2013 oil on linen 70.9 x 51.2 inches, 180.09 x 130.05 cm
Green Forest Benjamin Butler, Green Forest, 2013 oil on linen 51.2 x 70.9 inches
Untitled Grey Tree 2 Benjamin Butler, Dark Tree, 2013 oil on linen 39 x 32 inches
Benjamin Butler, Green Forest, 2010 - 2012 oil on five stretched canvases 76 x variable inches
Benjamin Butler, Autumn Forest (Sixty-Three Trees), 2012 oil on canvas 60 x 96 inches
Benjamin Butler, Untitled, 2010 oil on canvas 14 x 11 inches, 35.56 x 27.94 cm
Benjamin Butler, Untitled (Leafless Trees), 2007 oil on linen 60 x 96 inches, 152.4 x 243.8 cm


Born 1975 in Westmoreland, Kansas.
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

MFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2000
BFA, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 1997

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Trees Alone, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Galerie Martin Janda, Another Tree, Another Forest, Vienna, Austria
2014 Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Green Forest, New York, NY
2014 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Selected Trees, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, In the Midst, Between, Betwixt London, England
2012 Galerie Martin Janda, Benjamin Butler: Pastels, Vienna, Austria
2012 Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Some Trees, New York, NY
2010 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Paintings and Drawings 2010, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Galerie Martin Janda, These Trees, Vienna, Austria
2008 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Dark and Leafless, Austin, TX
2007 Galerie Michael Zink, New Trees, Berlin, Germany
2007 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, New Trees, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2007 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Leafless Trees and Sakura, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Lora Reynolds Gallery, New Trees and Forests, Austin, TX
2005 Groeflin Maag Galerie, Paintings, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, New Paintings, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005 Team Gallery, Forest’s Edge, New York, USA
2004 Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Tree Alone, Vienna, Austria
2004 Team Gallery, Trees, New York, NY, USA
2003 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Little Mountain, Project Room, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Early Spring, Toronto, Canada
2002 Team Gallery, Mountain Paintings, New York, NY, USA

Two Person Exhibitions
2010 Klaus von Nichtssagend, Leafless: Glen Baldridge & Benjamin Butler, New York, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

2017 The Secret Life of Plants, curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
2016 Three Paths to the Lake,
Galerie Martin Janda,Vienna, Austria
2014 Verzweigt
, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg (DE)
2014 Short
, Galerie Martin Janda, Wien (AT)
2013 Intersection- Contemporary Abstraction And Figuration, TAMTorrance (US)
2013 XYZ Collective, Imprisoned, Jailbreak, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Land Ho!, curated by Holly Coulis and Ridley Howard, Richmond, VA
2012 Anna Kustera Gallery, Disappearing Acts (Act II), New York, NY
2012 Andrew Edlin Gallery, B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, New York, NY
2012 Bill Brady/KC, East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Kansas City, MO
2010 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Collections-March, Kyoto, Japan
2009 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Mark Making: Dots, Lines, and Curves, Austin, TX
2009 Galerie Martin Janda, Dark Side of the Moon, Vienna, Austria
2008 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Summer Show, Austin, Texas, USA
2008 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, The Big Gift, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2008 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Narcissus, Great Barrington, MA, USA
2008 ATM Gallery, Anne Eastman & Benjamin Butler, New York, NY, USA
2008 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Daikanyama Group Show, Tokyo, Japan
2007 EFA Gallery, Horizon, curated by David Humphrey, New York, NY, USA
2007 Southfirst Gallery, Landscapes, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2007 Thrust Projects, Inside the Pale, curated by Frank Schroder, New York, NY, USA
2006 Nerman Museum/Epsten Gallery, Homecoming, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
2006 Galerie Michael Zink, Approaching Landscape, Munich, Germany
2006 Greenberg van Doren, Palette, curated by Augusto Arbizo, New York, NY, USA
2006 Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Group Show, Los Angeles, USA
2006 Shane Campbell Gallery, Group Show, Oak Park, IL, USA
2006 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Summer Group Show, Austin, TX, USA
2006 Monya Rowe Gallery, AIR, curated by Amy Sillman, New York, NY, USA
2006 Galleria Glance, Benjamin Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Turin, Italy
2005 Sixtyseven, Hello Sunday, curated by Holly Coulis, New York, NY, USA
2005 Christopher Grimes Gallery, Devil’s Punchbowl, curated by Katharina Grosse, Santa Monica, CA
2005 Printed Matter, On the Beach, curated by Justin Lowe, New York, NY, USA
2005 Groeflin Maag Galerie, Honeymoon with Romeo, curated by Holly Coulis, Basel, Switzerland
2005 P.S.1., Greater New York, New York, USA
2005 Illinois State University, Sad Songs, curated by Bill Congers, Normal, IL, USA
2004 Champion Fine Art, where do we come from, what are we? where are we going?, curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2004 Elizabeth Dee Gallery, A.C., New York, NY, USA
2004 Rove/Kenny Schachter, Five Artist Shows, London, UK
2004 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Full Disclosure, Great Barrington, MA, USA
2004 Allston Skirt Gallery, Beat the Reaper, curated by Joe Bradley, Boston, MA, USA
2003 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Greetings from New York, New Abstraction, Salzburg, Austria
2003 Grimm/Rosenfeld Galerie, Game Over, Munich, Germany
2003 678 Echo Park Avenue, The Larger Room, curated by Mari Eastman, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2002 Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Inaugural Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2000 Alternative Space, Electraslip Knife, curated by Stephanie Campos, Chicago, IL, USA
1999 Studio 870, long cold winter in an endlessnameless, curated by Slater Bradley, Jay Batlle and Amy Sarkisian, Los Angeles, CA, USA


2016 Vogel, Sabine, Was ist gute Malerei?,, July 9th, 2016
2016 Sato, Shiori, 幾何学模様の樹木を描き続ける、ベンジャミン・バトラーに聞く,, July 3, 2016
2015 Smith, Roberta, At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status, New York Times, May 14th 2015
2014 Smith, Roberta, Benjamin Butler: Green Forest, New York Times, May 15, 2014
2014 Gopnik, Blake, The Daily Pic,, April 29th, 2014
2012 Scheyerer, Nicole, Zurück zur Nicht-Kunst, Aktuelle Nachrichen, July 12, 2012
2012 Schwabsky, Barry, Frieze Frame: On Art Fairs, The Nation, May 29, 2012
2012 Palmerton, Elwyn, Benjamin Butler at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Artillery, June/July 2012
2012 Heinrich, Will, Out of the Woods: Benjamin Butler at Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York Observer, April 18, 2012
2011 Kley, Elizabeth, New Art in Tokyo,, June 2011
2010 The Open Daybook. Edited by David P. Earle. Catalogue w/ illustration
2010 Michelle Levy, Returning to Branches,
2010 Michael Bilsborough, Taken by Trees,
2010 Global New Art:Taguchi Art Collection #01. Catalogue w/ illustration
2010 Michael Bilsborough, Big in Japan!,
2009 Roberta Smith, Summer Pictures, New York Times, August 7.
2008 Ocvirk,Stinson,Wigg,Bone,Cayton, Art Fundamentals:Theory and Practice, illustration.
2008 Austin American-Statesman, Top Pick: Benjamin Butler:Dark and Leafless, illustration, Nov. 20.
2007 Berliner Zeitung, Rubrik “Termine der Woche”, Nr 295 Dienstag, December 18.
2007 Emma Gray, LA Confidential,, October 12.
2007 Emma Gray, Top Ten Shows in LA, Saatchi Online, Sept. 20.
2007 Amra Brooks, Must See Art, LA Weekly, September 5.
2007 Manami Fujimori, Figaro Japon, September 5.
2006 Alice Thorson, Homecoming, Kansas City Star, Nov. 26.
2006 Suddeutsche Zeitung, Kunstvolle Natur, Hanne Westkott, Nov. 2, S.73.
2006 Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Butler Blends Influences Deftly, Austin American-Statesman, Nov. 7.
2006 Merrily Kerr, Palette, TimeOut/New York, Aug. 17-23.
2006 Roberta Smith, Art in Review:Palette, New York Times, Aug. 11.
2006 Chris Bors, Chroma Trouble,, August 4.
2006 Amra Brooks, Must See Art, LA Weekly, August 2.
2006 Michael Killeen, Color Focus, Bloomberg News, August 1.
2006 Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman, July 29.
2006 Art Moco, Benjamin Butler, illustration, July 20.
2006 Andrew Maerkle, Palette,, July 12.
2006 Ken Johnson, Air, New York Times, July 7.
2006 Bridget L. Goodbody, Air, TimeOut/New York, July 6-12, issue 562.
2006 Yvonne Olivas, Benjamin Butler at Team, Art in America, illustration, p. 134, February.
2006 Amra Brooks, Benjamin Butler, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Artforum, illustration, p. 231, January.
2005 Greater New York Book, Published by PS1 and MOMA, illustration, with essay by Irene Shum.
2005 Sad Songs, catalog for exhibition at University Galleries of Illinois State University, curated by Bill Conger.
2005 Adrian Aebi, Basler Zeitung, Kulturmagazin, December 8.
2005 Ken Johnson, Benjamin Butler, Forest’s Edge, New York Times, New York, USA, June 4.
2005 Elisabeth Kley, Greater New York 2005, Artnews, illustration, May.
2005 Betsy Andrews, Getting ourselves Back to the Garden, Gay City News, illustration, April 28.
2005 Jerry Saltz, Lesser New York, Village Voice, p. 77, 28 March.
2005 Brian Muller, Painting today, a Cat among the Pigeons, panel discussion, ARCO 05.
2004 Sarah Douglas, London Letter,, 27 October
2004 Jerry Saltz, Five Points, 17-23 March.
2004 Andrea Bellini, I Nuovissimi di New York, ill., Flash Art, pp. 83-84.
2003 Thomas Hirschmann, Earthy Tones: Four Spring Shows Mark the Greening of the Gallery Circuit, Now Toronto, 3 April.
2002 Roberta Smith, Review: Benjamin Butler–Mountain Paintings, The New York Times, December 20.