1975 born in Westmoreland, Kansas (US)
1997 BFA, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas (US)
2000 MFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (US)
lives and works in Vienna (AT)

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018
The Tree, aura gallery, Beijing (CN)
Recent Trees and Monochromes, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2016
Forest(s), Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (US)
Trees Alone, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2015
Another Tree, Another Forest, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2014
Green Forest, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (US)
Selected Trees,
8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2013
In the Midst, Between, Betwixt, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (UK)

2012
Pastels, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)
Some Trees, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (US)

2010
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2009
These Trees, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2008
Dark and Leafless, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (US)

2007
New Trees, Galerie Michael Zink, Berlin (DE)
New Trees, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
Leafless Trees and Sakura, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2006
New Trees and Forests, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (US)

2005
Paintings, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel (CH)
New Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
Forest’s Edge, Team Gallery, New York (US)

2004
Tree Alone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna (AT)
Trees, Team Gallery, New York (US)

2003
Little Mountain, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
Early Spring, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto (CA)

2002
Mountain Paintings, Team Gallery, New York (US)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018
Uncanny Valley, VinVin, Vienna (AT)
Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 3, 8; ART GALLERY; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2017
Somewhere, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta (US)
The Secret Life of Plants, Freight+Volume, New York (US)

2016
Three Paths to the Lake, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2015
The Missing Link, Sigmund, Vienna (AT)

2014
Verzweigt, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg (DE)
Short
, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2013
Intersection- Contemporary Abstraction And Figuration, TAMTorrance (US)
Imprisoned, Jailbreak, XYZ collective, Tokyo (JP)

2012
Disappearing Acts: Act II, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York (US)
East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Bill Brady / KC, Kansas City (US)
B-Out,Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York (US)

2010
Leafless, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (US)
Collections-March, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto (JP)

2009
Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (US)
Dark Side of the Moon, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (AT)

2008
Summer Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (US)
The Big Gift, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary (CA)
Narcissus, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (US)
Anne Eastman & Benjamin Butler, ATM Gallery, New York (US)
Daikanyama Group Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (JP)

2007
Horizon, EFA Gallery, New York (US)
Landscapes, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn (US)
Inside the Pale, Thrust Projects, New York (US)

2006
Homecoming, Nerman Museum / Epsten Gallery, Overland Park (US)
Approaching Landscape, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich (DE)
Palette, Greenberg van Doren, New York (US)
Group Show, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
Group Show, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park (US)
Summer Group Show, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (US)
AIR, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (US)
Benjamin Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Galleria Glance, Turin (IT)

2005
Hello Sunday, Sixtyseven, New York (US)
Devil’s Punchbowl, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica (US)
On the Beach, Printed Matter, New York (US)
Honeymoon with Romeo, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel (CH)
Greater New York, P.S.1., New York (US)
Sad Songs, Illinois State University, Normal (US)
PULP, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles (US)

2004
where do we come from, what are we? where are we going?, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles (US)
A.C., Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (US)
Five Artist Shows, Rove / Kenny Schachter, London (UK)
Full Disclosure, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington (US)
Beat the Reaper, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston (US)

2003
Greetings from New York. New Abstraction, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (AT)
Game Over, Grimm / Rosenfeld Galerie, Munich (DE)
The Larger Room, 678 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles (US)

2002
Inaugural Exhibition, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto (CA)  

2000
Electraslip Knife, Alternative Space, Chicago (US)

1999
long cold winter in an endlessnameless, Studio 870, Los Angeles (US)