Benjamin Butler

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

2020 Tomio Koyama Gallery,  Tokyo, Japan, Forthcoming February

2019 Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Silver/Landscapes, New York, NY

2018 Galerie Martin Janda, Recent Trees and Monochromes, Vienna, Austria

2018 Aura Gallery, Beijing, China

2016 Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Forest(s), New York, NY

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 New Space, Grand Exhibition Opening, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China

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, TAM, Torrance (US)

2013 XYZ Collective, Imprisoned, Jailbreak, Tokyo, Japan

2013 Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Land Ho!, curated by Holly Coulis & 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 Benjamin Butler on Alex Katz, Harper’s Bazaar Art (China), July 29, 2016