Ben Kinsley, M.F.A.

Ben Kinsley

Ben Kinsley, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Visual Art Program


Ben Kinsley’s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found).

He has exhibited internationally at venues such as: Queens Museum, NYC; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland; Bureau for Open Culture; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Flux Space, Philadelphia; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence; La Galería de Comercio, Mexico City; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe.

Ben has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland; and Platform, Finland. His work has been featured on NPR, Associated Press, The Washington Post,,,, and Temporary Art Review, among others.


  • M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Courses Taught

Lower Division

  • VAPA: Art in Time and Space
  • Digital Foundations
  • Digital Art & Design

Upper Division

  • Video Art
  • Special Topics: Animation
  • Special Topics: Temporary Public Art

Recent Work