EDUCATION

University of Georgia Athens, Georgia, 1998  | Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture
State University of New York at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, New York, 1996 | Bachelor of Arts, Sculpture
Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Instituto di Studi Italiani Florence, Italy, 1994 | Painting and Drawing


GRANTS & AWARDS

Public Art Affairs Grant Forecast Public Artworks | St. Paul, MN | 2006
Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Residency at The St. John’s Pottery | Collegeville, MN | 2006
Centro Colombo Americano | Collaborative Exhibition Grant | Medellin, Colombia | June 2002
New York State Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend | October 2000


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Distance Woodstock Artists Association & Museum | Woodstock, NY | June 2010
Studio 611 Parker Studios | Brooklyn, NY | November 2008
Point of Origin La Casa de Cultura, Raul Otero Reiche (Gallery) | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | October 2000


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition | Strand Center Gallery | Plattsburgh, NY | May 2017
East Coast Mish Mash | Rochester Community and Technical College | Rochester, MN | January 2017
Material Message | Wired Gallery | High Falls, NY | July 2015
USUK Iron Olympics Exhibition | Salem Art Works | Salem, NY | June 2012
The Picture Show | Van Brunt Gallery | Beacon, NY | August 2010
Atmosferric | Salem Art Works | Salem, NY | June 2009
Benjamin Jose and Josephine Bloodgood | Muddycup Studios | Kingston, NY | August 2008
9th Annual Sculpture Invitational Exhibition | Unison Arts Center | New Paltz | New York, 2007
Group Exhibition | Hopkins Center for the Arts | Hopkins, MN | December 2005 & 2004
Artists and Nature: Bolivia | Missouri Botanical Gardens | St. Louis, MS | April 2005
A Common Thread 2004 | Textile Center of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN | January 2004
Peace Work | Clinton County Community College Gallery | Clinton County, NY | October 2003
Clay, Collage, Silver and Lead | Bluseed Studios | Saranac Lake, NY | August 2003
Artists and Nature: Bolivia | Athens Academy Gallery | Athens, GA | 2003
Artists and Nature: Bolivia, ENSAT Center. Athens, Georgia, 2003
Pulgar #11, IV Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro | Ex Teressa-Arte Actual | Mexico City, MEX | June 2002 Curated by Guillermo Santamarina
Water/Agua Coherencia | Lugar Sala Principal, Museo Universitario | Universidad de Antioquia | Medellin, Colombia | June 2002 catalogue
Sculpture Invitational | Unison Arts Center Sculpture Garden | New Paltz, NY | June 2002
Artists and Nature: Bolivia | W.J. Thompson Gallery | University of Georgia | Athens, GA | 2001
Artists and Nature: Bolivia | Gallery Three | University of Arkansas | Little Rock, AR | 2001
Artists and Nature: Bolivia | Russell Fine Arts Gallery | Henderson State University | Arkadelphia, AR | 2001
Km0 Workshop | Organized by the Triangle Artist Trust | “Las Barreras” | Warnes, Bolivia | November 2001 catalogue
Sculpture Invitational | Unison Arts Center Sculpture Garden | New Paltz, NY | June 2001
Photography Exhibition | Robert Lowery Gallery | Danielsville, GA | August 2000
First Years | Visual Arts Gallery | Adirondack Community College | Queensbury, NY | May 2000
Double Vision | Unison Arts Center | New Paltz, NY | July 1999
Horizons/ Horizontes | Centro Colombo Americano Gallery | Medellin, Colombia | June 1999 Site-specific installation in collaboration with Colombian artist Diego Dominguez
Sculpture Terrace | SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum | Plattsburgh, NY | October 1998
Heartists in the Marketplace | Centro Colombo Americano Gallery | Medellin, Colombia | November 1998


RESIDENCIES

USUK Iron Symposium | Salem Art Works | Salem, NY | 2009 | A ten day iron casting and moldmaking workshop. Final day hosted an Iron Pour and the opening of the show entitled “Atmosferric”.
Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Residency at The St. John’s Pottery | Collegeville, MN | 2006 | A two month residency at The St. John’s Pottery at St. John’s University. During this time my attention was focused on an intensive period of work and research in utilizing clay as an end medium. The impressive history of surface research; through the wood burning techniques, have contributed to exciting surfaces in medium and large scale sculptural and utilitarian forms. At the Pottery I was able to complete of a body of work that juxtaposed the clay and other sculptural forms. The culmination of this residency was the participation in firing the Johanna Kiln (87’x6’x6’ Pacific Rim Designed Kiln).
Water/Agua | Lugar Sala Principal, Museo Universitario | Universidad de Antioquia | Medellin, Colombia | June 2002 | A week-long collaboration between artists from the United States and Colombia focusing attention on the Rio de Medellin and its ecological rebound after years of neglect. The resulting installation work addressed the water crisis of the region.
Km0 Workshop | Triangle Artist’s Workshop | Warnes, Bolivia | November 2001 | An intensive, two-week workshop culminating in an open studio that showcased the work of artists from fourteen countries. Sponsored by the Triangle Artist’s Trust.
Artistas Y Naturaleza | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | October 2000 | Ten-day collaboration between American and Bolivian artists to create an installation of faux animal heads and bodies of the endangered Black Caiman to deter would-be poachers. Project also included creating a “snake bridge” sculpture in Santa Cruz.
Horizontes/Horizons | Centro Colombo Americano | Medellin, Colombia | June 1999 | Ten-day collaboration with Colombian artist Diego Dominguez to create an installation on the effects of globalization, and to invite dialogue and discussion within the community.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Becker, Jack | “From The Home Front” | Public Art Review | Spring/ Summer, 2007
Becker, Jack | “From The Home Front” | Public Art Review | Spring/ Summer, 2006
“Coloquio Sobre Arte Contemporàno” | El Deber | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | November 18, 2001
Dedam, Kim Smith | “BluSeed Studio: Sculpting an old railroad freight building” | Free Trader Today | September 20, 2003
Double Vision catalog | Unison Arts Center | 1999
“Double Vision” review | Almanac | Kingston, NY | September 9, 1999
Gaviria, Juan Alberto | Horizontes/Horizons catalogue | Galleria Centro Colombo Americano | Medellin, Colombia | 1999
Hammes, Mary Jessica | “Finding a ‘common road’ in Medellin” | Athens, GA | Banner-Herald | July 22, 2002
Keitel, Glenn | Scene From The Sidewalk | Fall 2009 | Adventure Publications
Link, Melissa | “Bust A Move” | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA | April 22, 1998
Mejia, Beatriz Mesa | “El agua une a artistas de Colombia y E.U.” | El Colombiano | Medellin, Colombi | July 9, 2002
Morris, Stacey | “The First Years,” The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY), May 20, 2000
Ortiz, Pablo | “Km0, un punto de partido para promocionar arte de Bolivia” | El Deber | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | December 3, 2001
“Pulgar #11” | Compact disc of multi-media sound sculptures and sound compositions curated by Natalia Blanch and Luis Romero | June 2002.   
Schwartz, Raquel | Kilometro Cero catalogue | KM0 Workshop | Warnes, Bolivia | 2001
Smart, Paul | "Rawhide and Tiretracks" | The Woodstock Times | Woodstock, NY | 2010
Souza, Miquel Angel | “El latex, el cuero y el bronce se instalan en la “Raùl Otero Reiche” El Deber | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | October 21, 2000
Tyo, Keith | “The Melting Pot” | Plattsburgh Magazine | Plattsburgh, New York | Winter 2000
Wyrick, Christopher | “Solecism: Brent Coffman, Ben Jose and Greg Pond” | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA | February 11, 1998
Zuluaga, Pedro Adrian |  “La intimidad de las palabras” | El Mundo | Medellin, Colombia | June 15, 1999


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Guest Artist/ Workshop | North Country Community College | Malone, NY, 2010
Lecturer | Salem Art Works | Salem, NY | July 2009
Lecturer | St. John’s University | Collegeville, MN | January 2009
Lecturer | Centro Colombo Americano | Medellin, Colombia | June 2002
Guest Speaker | La Casa Municipal de Cultura | Santa Cruz, Bolivia | October 2000 & 2001
Guest Speaker | Centro Colombo Americano | Medellin, Colombia | June 1999