Ben Anderson holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. He has taught at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Brown University, Providence; Bryant University in Smithfield, RI; and the University of California at San Diego. He is an Assistant Professor in the URI Art Department teaching courses in Three Dimensional Art and Sculpture.
"Sculpture is truly the meta - medium, spanning the conceptual to the material. What are now independent disciplines at one time were nurtured and developed from infancy by artists who thought of themselves as sculptors. I think in accepting emerging techniques, new materials, hybrid methodologies and a cross boundary activity, the sculptural field is expansive. I feel it's my role as the instructor/faculty to be, among other things, a guide through the many possibilities sculpture can offer."