Ben Crappsley

Biography

In 2011 Ben completed a Masters degree in visual art at Curtin University. He has continued to develop his arts practice through drawing, painting and sculpture. Ben has held three solo exhibitions in the Fremantle area and participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2011. He has also completed several illustration commissions for local clients. His arts practice is an ever growing personal response to thoughts and feelings about his immediate environment. Ben creates work that seeks to solve problems on a personal level and engage with audiences in a way that allows them to bring their own interpretations to the work.

Group Exhibitions

2019
NOW Artsource salon show 2019

"MEDI" Mixed media on plywood panel

Awards

2018
Albany Art Award Finalist

"HABITATION" Mixed media on paper

Collections

Curtin University Art Collection

City of Melville Art Collection

Residencies

2018
Fremantle Arts Center Residency

Ben produced larger scale works on canvas in Studio 9 at the Fremantle Arts Centre. These works were subsequently exhibited at the Bunbury Biennale 2019 and BRILLIANT 2018

Artist Statement

Ben’s work has a strong graphic style using various mixed media techniques. Contemporary trends in the arts: be it fine art, illustration, music or cinema, inform his arts practice. His work was recently exhibited in The Bunbury Biennale 2019 and SCENE 2019, at Nyisztor Studio.