Ben Piwowar is a Baltimore-based artist whose practice combines painting, drawing, and site-resposive installation. His work uses abstraction and material play to reflect on fragility, adaptation, and regeneration. He received an MFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut in 2011 and holds undergraduate degrees in painting and literature from the University of Maryland.
Notable recent exhibitions include shows at Artspace New Haven (CT), the Rice Gallery at McDaniel College (MD), and a solo project at VisArts in Rockville (MD). A two-time semi-finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, Piwowar has taught at the University of Connecticut and UMBC. In 2017 he received an Individual Artist Award in Sculpture and Installation from the Maryland State Arts Council, and he was a finalist for the 2017 Trawick Prize.