Ben Cornish is an interdisciplinary artist from Salem, Oregon living in San Francisco.
His images act as unsure timelines of mistakes and anomalies. His paintings, prints and drawings recall tensioned narratives that governed his childhood. Ideologies spoken with a certainty that could only be argued back in a kind of storytelling steeped in repentance. Cornish choses to speak in image. Bosch made paintings for the dungeons, Cornish makes images for houses filled with arguments and quiet anxiousness hidden, for oneself, from an environment built of allegory and alibi.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College. He is earning his MFA in Studio Art from The San Francisco Art Institute. Recently he was awarded the Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan scholarship in 2018 and was selected to show in MFA Now 2019 at Root Division.