Benjamin Gardner is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work involves research in mythology, ontology, and visual culture, and is based in folklore, superstition and storytelling. His practice also investigates time, memory, human work and production; and our cosmological existence: why we produce culture, and the state of after-existence are important references in his paintings and sculpture. He received his MFA from Illinois State University (Normal, IL) and BFA from Millikin University (Dekatur, IL). Gardner has had recent exhibitions at Gallery Molly Krom in New York, DUSK Editions in Brooklyn, and at the Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina. One of his short experimental films was screened at CICA in South Korea in the fall of 2017, and he has exhibited works on paper in France and Germany. He is Associate Professor of Art and Design at Drake University, where he also teaches in the Honors Program.