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B. 1985 Australia

Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA


2011     Bachelor of Arts (Art) (Honours), Curtin University, Australia

             Visiting Scholar, École Nationale Supérieur d’Art de Dijon, France



2014       Physical Therapy, Furini Arte Contemporanea. Arezzp, Italy     

               Dance Music, Venn Gallery, Perth, Australia
               Surround Sound, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2013       Untitled, Art Untitled International Contemporary Art Fair (Highlight Gallery), Miami Beach, USA
               Self Help, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, USA

2012       weaves, painting paintings, Gallery A.S., Sydney, Australia

2011       See Sounds, OK Gallery, Perth, Australia

               Wail Songs, The Museum of Natural Mystery, Perth, Australia

2010       fan band, Free Range Gallery, Perth, Australia



2014      Summer Show 2014, Venn Gallery, Perth

             100% Potential(with Jonathan Zawada), 119W 36th Place, Los Angeles

              FOG Design + Art Fair (Highlight Gallery), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, USA

2013       Mod Con, Sydney, Australia
               Sea Stories Between the Tides, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, USA
               Art Pad Art Fair (The Popular Workshop), The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, USA
               Transitions, Art Park, Byron Bay, Australia

2012      Sugar Mountain, (Painting Performance with Sun Araw), The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

2011      Hi Tied for SELF EST. Gallery A.S., Sydney, Australia
              Graduation Show, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
              Sugar Mountain, The Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

2010      Home Open – Fremantle Artists and Their Collections, Fremantle Art Centre, Perth, Australia
              Suspended Motion, The Bakery, Perth, Australia
              TIHWR, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009      Big in Japan, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
              Batteries Not Included, Curated by Joseph Allen Shea and Malcolm Smith, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

2008      hereye yearhe, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, Australia
              Underbelly Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia



Jane Albert, VogueARTS; Critics’ Choice: Mark Hughes, Vogue Australia, p163, March 2014

From A to S, Brace Magazine, Issue 2, p36 – 39, March 2014

Domenico de Chirico, Ben Barretto, Dust Magazine (online), 6 December 2013

PFW: Ellery S/S 2014, Instyle Magazine, October 2013

Bianca Wendt and Anouk Haegens, The Portfolio: Viewpoint’s selection of the season’s talents to watch in art, design, display and innovation, Viewpoint Magazine, Issue No. 33, p86, Autumn/Winter 2013

Francesca Capone, A Man With a Loom: Ethan Cook, Ben Barretto and Brent Wadden, Textiles Arts Centre, 29 August 2013

Buttoned down art is series ‘Snap Painting’ by Ben Barretto, Lancia Trend Visions (online), July 2013

Woven art by Ben Barretto, Artichoke Magazine, Issue 42, p43, March 2013

Leora Lutz, “SELF HELP”: New works by Ben Barretto at The Popular Workshop, San Francisco Art Quarterly Online, March 2013

Anneliese Vobis and Alan Bamberger, The Popular Workshop: Self Help – Ben Barretto, Art Business (online), March 2013

Brooke Hodge, A New Art Direction, The New York Times: T Magazine, 17 March 2013

Jason Crombie, People: Ben Barretto, Monster Children Magazine, Issue 37, p54 & 55 December 2012

Weaves, painting paintings, The Sydney Morning Herald: Spectrum Magazine, p13, 3 – 4 November 2012

Weaves, Painting Paintings – Ben Barretto @ Gallery A.S., STROBED (online), October 29 2012

Kate Weiss, Ben Barretto, Beat Magazine (online), Issue 1302,  11 January 2012

Street Level with Ben Barretto, The Brag, Issue 438, 14 November 2011

Andrew Varano, Catalogue essay for See Sounds, Ok Gallery, December 2011

David Egan, Interview with Ben Barretto for Wail Songs, The Museum of Natural Mystery, 2011

Joseph Allen Shea and Malcolm Smith, Catalogue essay for Batteries Not Included, Australian Centre for Photography, Izrock Publications, 2009


2012       Artstart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2011       Quick Response Grant, Department for Culture and the Arts