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Benjamin Lankton

Benjamin Lankton (b. 1990, Hartford, CT) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He studied Painting at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio, Italy in 2010, and received his B.F.A. with an emphasis in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2012. He has shown work in CT and NY with Goldberg Designs, Field Projects, First Street Gallery, and Lazy Suzan Gallery. His paintings are all done on site en plein air. They are about human perception and the sensory experience of witnessing a passage of time. They aim to capture the aura of the day, with each mark and shape of paint stripped down to become a simple, yet decisive descriptor of that aura. Each painting aims to be a portrait of a certain place within a specific time and space, viewing the landscape as a living, breathing sitter, whose mood is manifested by the weather of the passing moment. It is in the spontaneous act of looking, that the paintings unfold and reveal themselves, capturing the essence of the moment. The paintings depicted in this show are from excursions in New York and upstate in the Catskills region, as well as trips to New Orleans, Vermont, and Connecticut. They are a visual diary of sorts, a record of experience for the artist to translate to the viewer.


Out & Out, Chamot Gallery, Syracuse, NY(2023)

As Solid As Fog Lazy Susan Gallery, NY, NY (2019)
Art Bangall, Bangall
, NY (2018)
Show #35: Julie spoke softly under her long skinny nose, Field Projects, NY, NY (2016)
2016 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Chelsea (2016)
Postcards From the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Chelsea (2016)
Postcards From the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, Chelsea (2015)
From Life: Paintings and Drawings by Ryan Gallagher, Benjamin Lankton, and Edward Whelan, Goldberg Designs, Glastonbury, CT. (2014)
Benjamin Lankton: New Paintings, Goldberg Designs, Glastonbury CT (2014)
Innenwelt/Umwelt, Pratt Institute (2012)
M.A.D. Summer Art Auction, New Britain Museum of American Art (2011)
Brooklyn Goes East, Hampton Coffee, Water Mill, NY (2009)

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