Artist

Ben Schachter

American
Biography
Ben Schachter brings together Jewish law and contemporary art. Each painting, drawing or installation uses particular traditions and laws as guidelines for the creation of the piece in the same way as conceptual artists created rules to determine the form of their work. He has exhibited at the Jewish Museum, CoCA Seattle, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and throughout the country. Recently he was artist-in-residence for the American Jewish Museum in Pittsburgh. Last year he delivered a paper entitled, “Talmudic Law as Conceptual Art” at the Conney Conference on Jewish Art in Madison, WI. He is working on a new project involving Jewish attitudes towards materials. He has also been featured by Zeek magazine and reviewed by The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Ben is associate Professor of Fine Arts at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.
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