international drawing annual 5 exhibition-in-print
online resource

Benjamin Shamback
Mobile, Alabama

University of South Alabama, Associate Professor

pages 161-162


A good drawing can be simultaneously precious and disposable, searingly truthful and a profound impossibility. I intend for my drawings to be all of those things.



born:1974, Hartford, Connecticut


Fontbonne University, Master of Fine Arts Painting, 1999
Central Connecticut University, Bachelor of Arts Illustration, 1996                                  

selected awards/honors

First Place Award in Drawing, 11th Annual Lines into Shapes Exhibition, Estes Park, Colorado, 2007
First Award, The Florida International Combined Talents Exhibition, Florida State University, 2005
Allied Artists of America Gold Medal of Honor for Painting, New York, NY, 2004 Faber Birren Color Award, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Conneciticut, 2003

selected publications

2nd Place Still Life, 25th Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition, December 2008
2006 National Drawing Annual, Manifest Press
2005 National Drawing Annual, Manifest Press

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Hidell Brooks Gallery, Paintings: Benjamin J. Shamback, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2010
Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Paintings by Benjamin J. Shamback, Valdosta, Georgia, 2010
LeMieux Galleries, Oil on Copper: Paintings by Benjamin J. Shamback, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
Hidell Brooks Gallery, Color and Copper: Benjamin J. Shamback, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2007

selected group shows

Ben Shahn Gallery, Studio Montclair, Departures: 12th National Open Exhibition, Montclair, NJ, 2010
Stamford Art Association, Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition, Stamford, Connecticut, 2008
Salmagundi Club, 95th National Juried Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, 2008
Prince Street Gallery, 2nd National Juried Exhibitiion, New York, NY, 2007

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