Ben Sloat often uses elements of the vernacular in his works; generating hybrid social meanings and reflecting the artist's multiracial background. Working across mediums, the projects frequently find themselves considering the capacity of iconography, image, or light based material, in a wide and inclusive definition of the "photographic". Cultural vocabulary is commonly used as a medium in the work, oscillating between an intimately personal voice and a larger societal one.

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Born and raised in New York City, Ben Sloat earned degrees from UC Berkeley and the SMFA.  His work has been shown in venues such as the Havana Biennial, Matanzas; Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Dublin City Gallery/The Hugh Lane, Dublin; Peabody Essex Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Queens Museum. Solo exhibitions include those at Das Klohauschen in Munich; Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston; Coop Gallery in Nashville; Galerie Laroche/Joncas in Montreal; Gallery 126 in Galway; Front Gallery in Oakland; and ACC Gallery in Taipei. 


He is the director of the MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

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