b. Iowa City, Iowa 1970
Edwards lives and works in Washington D.C. His densely detailed paintings explore contemporary society as hallucinatory and visionary landscapes, composed and layered with transparencies and shifts in figure and ground.
His work deals mainly with "found imagery" collected from media (magazines, the internet, newspapers, video games, photographs, blueprints, logos and graphics) and then manipulated using 2d and 3d graphic software. This imagery is then massed into a "virtual space" on canvas, creating immense depth and vibrant colors. Benjamin Edwards is represented by Greenberg Van Doren in NewYork City.
His first solo exhibition was at the Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, in 2001. The exhibition consisted of two works, Convergence, 2000-2001 and Decoherence, 2001 facing one another from opposite ends of the gallery. His artistic method was described by The Village Voice as "exhaustive", with Convergence taking 2500 hours to complete.
He had a solo show at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan in 2008.