Ben La Rocco, “Saturn Evolution, ” 96” x 48”, oil on masonite, 2015
The re-emergence of the spiritual cosmos in our culture is imminent.
Ben La Rocco
Ben La Rocco is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He has been the recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe artist residency (2005-6) and the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award for Painting from The National Academy of Design Museum. In 2011 he received a residency at the Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin. La Rocco has been a visiting professor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and at Purchase College. He has lectured and been a visiting critic at Rutgers University, Montclair University, Hunter, PS1 and the National Academy Museum. He currently teaches in the fine art department at Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer and editor at large for the Brooklyn Rail and a contributing writer at Hyperallergic. Most recently, he is co-curator of Paintings in Trees, an exhibition in and for The People’s Garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. La Rocco is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. In November, he will exhibit new paintings at Slag Gallery.