Featured Artist: Benjamin Cirgin



Benjamin Cirgin (b.1979) is a visual artist and educator who worked as a craftsman building furniture and renovating historic homes before earning his BFA in ceramics and sculpture fromIndiana University Bloomington, and his MFA in studio art from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Benjamin has worked as an exhibitions coordinator for the GrunwaldGallery of Art and California College of the Arts undergraduate galleries, studio manager and community arts instructor at the Bloomington Clay Studio while teaching workshops and attending residencies across the country in the field of ceramics and sculpture. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country, and has received numerous awards and grants in the field of art and craft. In 2015, Benjamin became an advising board member for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts residency program, active member of the Artist and Scientist collective, and cofounded the collective One + One + Two; four professional artists aiming to strengthen the Bay Area arts community by providing short term residency opportunities and public programing. Benjamin is currently an instructor, artist in residence, and studio technician at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.