Benjamin Lussier | 1988 | Woodstock, Connecticut
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Artist Bio

A Bachelor or philosophy in Russian Literature and Language, Benjamin Lussier, continues his pursuit of knowledge at Colombia University, where he has already received his Masters degree. Although he has received private instruction in oil painting from his father since 2006, it was only this past year he decided to paint full -time. 

Having grown up in North-eastern Connecticut, Benjamin Lussier is drawn to scenes familiar to most plein-air-painters, quiet pastures, rolling clouds, and boats docked along a harbor. These scenes, painted in Lussier’s impasto technique, create a texturally interesting piece that will captivate anyone. 

Lussier shows promising talent at a very early age, and has already been awarded for his work from the Salmagundi Club in 2016. 

 

EDUCATION

Columbia University : New York, NY

MPhil in Russian Literature : May 2017

MA in Russian Literature : February 2015

Thesis : “Zhizn’ v svoem nelepom proyavlenii”: Alfred Jarry and

the Pataphysics of Daniil Kharms

Readers : Boris Gasparov, Rad Borislavov

Oberlin College : Oberlin, OH

BA in Philosophy, Russian Literature and Language : May 2010

 

ART EDUCATION AND RESIDENCIES

David Lussier : private instruction in oils : 2006-present

Emerson Landing Artist Residency : Wye Mills, MD : June 2016

 

AWARDS

Andrew and Kathleen Brennan Memorial Award : “The Washerwoman” :

Salmagundi Club, 2018

Gamblin Materials Award : “Little Whitehead” : Salmagundi Club, 2017

Winsor & Newton ColArt Americas, Inc. Material(s) Award : “Rooftops Over

Yerevan” : Salmagundi Club, 2016

 

AFFILIATIONS

Salmagundi Club : Member : Anticipated December 2016


Artist Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Overstate, Understate, Tell the Truth— Paintings from Saint
Petersburg, New York, and Yerevan : Harriman Institute at Columbia
University: New York, NY : March 2016 - May 2016
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND AUCTIONS
SCNY Junior/Scholarship Exhibition : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY :
January 2018
SCNY Landscape Exhibition : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY : January
2018
SCNY Centennial Thumb-Box Exhibition : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY :
December-January 2017
Annual Members’ Exhibition : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY : November
2017
Sag and the City : Grenning Gallery : Sag Harbor, NY : October 2017
SCNY Nautical Exhibition : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY : July 2017
SCNY 2017 Spring Auctions : Salmagundi Club : New York, NY : March 2017
2017 SCNY Junior/Scholarship Exhibition : Salmagundi Club Lower Gallery :
New York, NY : January 2017
2017 SCNY New Members’ Exhibition : Salmagundi Club Upper Gallery : New
York, NY : January 2017
Miracle on Madison Street : Grenning Gallery : Sag Harbor, NY : December
2016
American Artists Professional League 88th Grand National Exhibition :
Salmagundi Club Upper and Lower Galleries : New York, NY :
November 2016
Salmagundi Club 38th Annual Juried Non-Members’ Painting and Sculpture
Exhibition : Salmagundi Club Upper Gallery : New York, NY : July 2016
Hudson Valley Art Association 83rd Annual National Juried Exhibition :
Salmagundi Club Upper Gallery: New York, NY : March 2016

Artist Works | 20 RESULTS
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