b.1975 in Westmoreland, Kansas
lives and works in Vienna, Austria
MFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Two-Tones, Monochromes, and Other Landscapes, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Silver/Landscapes, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Recent Trees and Monochromes, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Aura Gallery, Beijing, China
Forest(s), Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Trees Alone, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Another Tree, Another Forest, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Green Forest, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Selected Trees, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
In the Midst, Between, Betwixt, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
Benjamin Butler: Pastels, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Some Trees, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Gallery, Paintings and Drawings 2010, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
These Trees, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Dark and Leafless, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
New Trees, Galerie Michael Zink, Berlin, Germany
New Trees, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Leafless Trees and Sakura, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
New Trees and Forests, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Paintings, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
New Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Forest’s Edge, Team Gallery, New York
Tree Alone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
Trees, Team Gallery, New York
Little Mountain, Tomio Koyama Gallery, project room, Tokyo, Japan
Early Spring, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
Mountain Paintings, Team Gallery, New York
Two Person Exhibitions
Leipzig/Ludlow: Benjamin Butler and Bastian Muhr, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany
Ludlow/Leipzig: Benjamin Butler and Bastian Muhr, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Leafless: Glen Baldridge & Benjamin Butler, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
sotto voce, curated by Robert Bordo, Bortolami Gallery, New York
Globe as a Palette; Contemporary Art from The Taguchi Art Collection, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art/Kushiro Art Museum/Hakodate Museum of Art/Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
The Secret Life of Plants, curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence, Freight + Volume, New York
Three Paths to the Lake, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Verzweigt, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Short, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Intersection – Contemporary Abstraction and Figuration, TAM, Torrance, CA
Imprisoned, Jailbreak, XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan
Land Ho!, curated by Holly Coulis and Ridley Howard, Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Disappearing Acts (Act II), Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, MO
Collections-March, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Mark Making: Dots, Lines, and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Dark Side of the Moon, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
The Big Gift, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Narcissus, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Anne Eastman & Benjamin Butler, ATM Gallery, New York
Daikanyama Group Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Horizon, curated by David Humphrey, EFA Gallery, New York
Landscapes, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Inside the Pale, curated by Frank Schroder, Thrust Projects, New York
Homecoming, Nerman Museum/Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KA
Approaching Landscape, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
Palette, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Greenberg van Doren, New York
Group Show, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
Summer Group Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
AIR, curated by Amy Sillman, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York
Benjamin Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy
Hello Sunday, curated by Holly Coulis, Sixtyseven, New York
Devil’s Punchbowl, curated by Katharina Grosse, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
On the Beach, curated by Justin Lowe, Printed Matter, New York
Honeymoon with Romeo, curated by Holly Coulis, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1, New York
Sad Songs, curated by Bill Congers, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
where do we come from, what are we? where are we going?, curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
A.C., Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
Five Artist Shows, Rove/Kenny Schachter, London, UK
Full Disclosure, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Beat the Reaper, curated by Joe Bradley, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
Greetings from New York, New Abstraction, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Game Over, Grimm/Rosenfeld Galerie, Munich, Germany
The Larger Room, curated by Mari Eastman, 678 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Electraslip Knife, curated by Stephanie Campos, Alternative Space, Chicago, IL
long cold winter in an endlessnameless, curated by Slater Bradley, Jay Batlle and Amy Sarkisian, Studio 870, Los Angeles, CA
Goodman, Jonathan, “Ludlow/Leipzig” at Klaus von Nichtssagend, Whitehot Magazine, August 2020
Yuki Higashino, “Benjamin Butler: Recent Trees and Monochromes”, Critics Picks, Artforum.com
Heinrich, Will, “Benjamin Butler”, New York Times, November 4
Vogel, Sabine, “Was ist gute Malerei?,” DiePresse.com, July 9
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,” bitecho.me, July 3
Smith, Roberta, “At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status,” The New York Times, May 14
Smith, Roberta, “Benjamin Butler: Green Forest,” The New York Times, May 15
Gopnik, Blake, “The Daily Pic,” ArtInfo.com, April 29
Scheyerer, Nicole, “Zurück zur Nicht-Kunst,” Aktuelle Nachrichen, July 12
Schwabsky, Barry, “Frieze Frame: On Art Fairs,” The Nation, May 29
Palmerton, Elwyn, “Benjamin Butler at Klaus von Nichtssagend,” Artillery, June/July 2012
Heinrich, Will, “Out of the Woods: Benjamin Butler at Klaus von Nichtssagend,” New York Observer, April 18
Kley, Elizabeth, “New Art in Tokyo,” Artnet.com, June 2011
The Open Daybook, edited by David P. Earle, catalogue with illustration
Levy, Michelle, “Returning to Branches”,Artslant (Online)
Bilsborough, Michael, “Taken by Trees,”
School of Visual Arts (Online)
Global New Art: Taguchi Art Collection #01, catalogue with illustration
Bilsborough, Michael, “Big in Japan!,” School of Visual Arts (Online)
Smith, Roberta, “Summer Pictures,” The New York Times, August 7
Ocvirk, Otto, Robert E. Stinson, Philip R. Wigg, Robert O. Bone, and David L. Cayton, Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice, illustration
“Top Pick: Benjamin Butler:Dark and Leafless,” Austin American-Statesman, illustration, November 20
Berliner Zeitung, Rubrik, “Termine der Woche,” Nr 295 Dienstag, December 18
Gray, Emma, “LA Confidential,” Artnet.com, October 12
Gray, Emma, “Top Ten Shows in LA,” Saatchi Online, September 2007
Brooks, Amra “Must See Art,” LA Weekly, September 5
Fujimori, Manami, “Figaro” Japon, September 5
Thorson, Alice, “Homecoming,” Kansas City Star, November 26.
Westkott, Hanne, “Kunstvolle Natur,” Suddeutsche Zeitung, November 2.
Zeitung, Suddeutsche, “Kunstvolle Natur”, Hanne Westkott, November 2, S.73.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, “Butler Blends Influences Deftly,” Austin American-Statesman, November 7.
Kerr, Merrily, “Palette,” Time Out New York, August 17-23.
Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Palette,” The New York Times, August 11.
Bors, Chris “Chroma Trouble,” Artnet.com, August 4.
Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art,” LA Weekly, August 2.
Killeen, Michael, “Color Focus,” Bloomberg News, August 1.
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, Austin American-Statesman, July 29.
“Benjamin Butler,” Art Moco, illustration, July 20.
Maerkle, Andrew, “Palette,” flavorpill.com, July 12.
Johnson, Ken, “Air,” The New York Times, July 7.
Goodbody, Bridget L., “Air,” Time Out New York, issue 562, July 6-12.
Olivas, Yvonne, “Benjamin Butler at Team,” Art in America, illustration, p. 134, February.
Brooks, Amra, “Benjamin Butler, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery,” Artforum, illustration, p. 231, January.
Greater New York, published by MoMA P.S.1, illustration, with essay by Irene Shum
Aebi, Adrian, “Basler Zeitung,” Kulturmagazin, December 8.
Johnson, Ken, “Benjamin Butler, Forest’s Edge,” The New York Times, June 4.
Kley, Elisabeth, “Greater New York 2005,” Artnews, illustration, May.
Andrews, Betsy, “Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden,” Gay City News, illustration, April 28.
Saltz, Jerry, “Lesser New York,” Village Voice, p. 77, March 28.
Douglas, Sarah, “London Letter,” Artnet.com, October 27.
Saltz, Jerry, “Five Points,” March 17-23.
Bellini, Andrea, “I Nuovissimi di New York,” ill., Flash Art, p. 83-84.
Hirschmann, Thomas, “Earthy Tones: Four Spring Shows Mark the Greening of the Gallery Circuit,” Now Toronto, April 3.
Smith, Roberta, “Benjamin Butler–Mountain Paintings,” review, The New York Times, December 20.
Glenbow Collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas