Art to help make sense of our world in flux.
Ben Hamburger is a painter, muralist, community artist, and educator born and raised outside of Washington DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement, Hamburger creates artwork and facilitates artistic experiences with diverse communities in the United States and around the world. The diverse range of his artistic practice is grounded in his belief in the universality of art and its potential to find meaning in complex and rapidly evolving world we live in.
Hamburger holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Hamburger has worked in schools, cultural institutions, and non-profit organizations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Baltimore, Maryland; Cochabamba, Bolivia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Gujarat, India amongst others. Hamburger has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships and is a funded member of Alternate ROOTS, an arts and activism organization in the Southern United States. Hamburger’s work has been featured in Tampa Bay Times, The Baltimore Sun, local public radio station, WYPR, and Baltimore Style.
As of recently, Hamburger is based in Carrboro, North Carolina where he is exploring his new cultural landscape, maintaining an avid studio practice, traveling, teaching, and working on commissions with a design firm.