Ben Jackel
Selected works
2002 - 2006
Works 2002 - 2006
Ben Jackel<BR>
Cannon, 2002<BR>
stoneware, wood<BR>
54 x 23 x 3 in (137.2 x 58.4 x 7.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Mortar, 2003<BR>
earthenware<BR>
19 x 17 x 13 in (48.3 x 43.2 x 33 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Remember the Maine, 2004<BR>
Douglas Fir<BR>
60 x 16.5 x 8.5 in (152.4 x 41.9 x 21.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Ironclad 1, 2004<BR>
stoneware, acrylic<BR>
36 x 10 x 9 in (91.4 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Catapillar, 2004<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
42 x 20 x 20 in (106.7 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
stealth bomber, 2004<BR>
wood<BR>
7 x 50 x 50 in (17.8 x 127 x 127 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Dignity and Purpose, 2005<BR>
stoneware, Douglas Fir<BR>
84 x 90 x 48 in (213.4 x 228.6 x 121.9 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fallen, 2005<BR>
stoneware, aluminum, hardware<BR>
240 x 120 x 108 in (609.6 x 304.8 x 274.3 cm)
2007 - 2008
Ben Jackel<BR>
Burial, 2007<BR>
stoneware and beeswax (2 elements)<BR>
Installed dimensions: 21 x 36 x 14 in (53.3 x 91.4 x 35.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Cremation, 2007<BR>
stoneware and ebony<BR>
36 x 36 x 6 in. (91.4 x 91.4 x 15.2 cm)
Water Resolution, 2007<BR>
stoneware, acrylic and beeswax<BR>
77 x 12 x 13 in (195.6 x 30.5 x 33 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Installation photography<BR>
Rogue Wave '07 12 Artists from Los Angeles<BR>
28 June - 18 August 2007
Installation photography<BR>
Rogue Wave '07 12 Artists from Los Angeles<BR>
28 June - 18 August 2007
Works 2007 - 2008
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fire Extinguisher 'Japanese', 2007<BR>
stoneware and walnut<BR>
26 x 10 x 8 in (66 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Small Fire Extinguisher, 2007<BR>
stoneware and hardware<BR>
13 x 5 x 4 in (33 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
IED, 2008<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
32 x 17 x 17 in (81.3 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)
2009 - 2010
Compliance Solutions
L.A. Louver, 2009
Ben Jackel<BR>
Sprinkler heads, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony<BR>
14 x 8 x 4 in. (35.6 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fire Hose, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware, ebony<BR>
42 x 30 x 1 in (106.7 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fire extinguisher, CO2, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony; bronze<BR>
32 x 16 x 2 in. (81.3 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fire Axe, 2008-2009<BR>
stoneware, ebony<BR>
16 1/2 x 46 1/2 x 3 1/2 in (41.9 x 118.1 x 8.9 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Deaf as a Cannon, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware<BR>
32 x 20 x 15 in (81.3 x 50.8 x 38.1 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Syntagma, 2008 - 2009<BR>
porcelain, mahogany, bismuth alloy<BR>
overall: 72 x 60 x 16 in (182.9 x 152.4 x 40.6 cm)<BR>
each: 6 in. (15.2 cm); total 256 soldiers<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Down to the Bone, 2008-2009<BR>
redwood<BR>
120 x 90 x 16 in (304.8 x 228.6 x 40.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
In the Hearts of Men, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; marble<BR>
34 x 28 x 20 in (86.4 x 71.1 x 50.8 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
'Miles to Go Until We Sleep' installation, 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony<BR>
variable dimensions
Ben Jackel<BR>
USS Johnston (from 'Miles to Go Until We Sleep' Installation), 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony<BR>
38 x 5 x 4 in. (96.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
USS Dennis (from 'Miles to Go Until We Sleep' Installation), 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony<BR>
30 x 4 x 4 in. (76.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
USS Heermann (from 'Miles to Go Until We Sleep' Installation), 2008 - 2009<BR>
stoneware; ebony<BR>
38 x 5 x 4 in (96.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Installation photography, Ben Jackel, Compliance Solutions, 15 May - 3 July 2009
Works 2009 - 2010
Ben Jackel<BR>
Exsanguination, 2009<BR>
stoneware<BR>
10 1/2 x 37 x 14 in (26.7 x 94 x 35.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Victory, 2009<BR>
stoneware, ebony, beeswax<BR>
36 L x 10 H x 8 W in (91.4 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Resolution Authority, 2009<BR>
mahogany; graphite<BR>
13 x 69 1/2 x 39 in (33 x 176.5 x 99.1 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Global Hawk, 2009<BR>
mahogany, graphite<BR>
36 L x 94 W x 12 H in (91.4 x 238.8 x 30.5 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Fortress Sedan, 2010<BR>
stoneware, ebony and beeswax<BR>
21 x 11 x 1 1/4 in (53.3 x 27.9 x 3.1 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Taste the Fear, 2010<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
32 H x 14 x 18 in (81.3 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm)
2011 - 2012
Zero Percent Contained
L.A. Louver, 2012
Ben Jackel<BR>
SF Hydrant, 2011<BR>
Stoneware and ebony<BR>
32 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (82.6 x 34.3 x 26.7 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Ruby St., 2011<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
28 x 18 x 14 in (71.1 x 45.7 x 35.6 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
NY Standpipes, 2012<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
overall: 20 x 26 x 13 in (50.8 x 66 x 33 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
NY Standpipes with Spikes, 2012<BR>
stoneware, beeswax, and ebony<BR>
overall: 20 x 26 x 13 in. (50.8 x 66 x 33 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Triple Standpipe, 2012<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
30 x 18 x 8 in (76.2 x 45.7 x 20.3 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Wrapped Firehose, 2012<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
24 x 16 x 4 in (61 x 40.6 x 10.2 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Garrison, 2012<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
18 x 40 x 21 in (45.7 x 101.6 x 53.3 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
Star Alarm Bell, 2012<BR>
stoneware and beeswax<BR>
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 in (24.1 x 24.1 x 6.4 cm)<BR>
Edition 1 of 5
Ben Jackel<BR>
Emergency Horn, 2011<BR>
stoneware, ebony and beeswax<BR>
8 x 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 in (20.3 x 18.4 x 14.6 cm)<BR>
Edition 1 of 4
Ben Jackel<BR>
Tanaris, 2012<BR>
mahogany, graphite, and ebony<BR>
7 x 39 x 47 in (17.8 x 99.1 x 119.4 cm)
Ben Jackel<BR>
nEUROn, 2012<BR>
mahogany, graphite, and ebony<BR>
5 x 34 x 48 in (12.7 x 86.4 x 121.9 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Phantom Ray, 2011<BR>
mahogany, ebony, graphite<BR>
5 x 48 x 40 in. (12.7 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)<BR>
Private collection
Ben Jackel<BR>
Pay Attention, 2012<BR>
pine wood and graphite<BR>
162 x 64 x 11 in (411.5 x 162.6 x 27.9 cm)
2013 - 2014
American Imperium
L.A. Louver, 2015
Ben Jackel<br>
Coiled Navy Hose, 2014<br>
stoneware, beeswax<br>
13 x 27 x 6 1/2 in. (33 x 68.6 x 16.5 cm)
Ben Jackel<br>
Close Helm, Maximillian, 2014<br>
stoneware, beeswax<br>
19 x 14 x 23 in. (48.3 x 35.6 x 58.4 cm)
Ben Jackel<br>
Polecat, 2013<br>
mahogany, graphite, ebony<br>
6 x 24 x 96 in. (15.2 x 61 x 243.8 cm)
Ben Jackel<br>
Pauldron Vambrace, 2015<br>
stoneware, beeswax, walnut, and brass <br>
2 pieces, overall: 56 x 59 x 12 in. (142.2 x 149.9 x 30.5 cm)
Ben Jackel<br>
Large headed hydrant, youth, 2013 <br>
stoneware, beeswax<br>
34 x 12 x 9 in. (86.4 x 30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Bio

Born 1977
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education:
2005 MFA University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate Division
2000 BFA University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Arts and Sciences

selected biography | selected bibliography

Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
18 Feb 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
24 May 2012 - 30 Jun 2012
15 May 2009 - 3 Jul 2009
Selected museum exhibitions
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
17 Jan 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
Torrance Art Museum
Torrance, CA
29 Mar 2014 - 15 May 2014
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
10 Mar 2014 - 31 Mar 2014
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
10 Oct 2009 - 10 Jan 2011
Publication
Catalog
Features works from 2008 - 2014, videos of the artist and descriptions of the works
Video
Selected articles
Clark, Garth. "Ben Jackel: Search, Destroy, and Rescue."
C-File, January 7, 2015.
cfileonline.org | full article, PDF

Whitney, Kathleen. "Ben Jackel: Use in Case of Emergency."
Ceramics Monthly. February 2014.
full article, PDF

Ollman, Leah. "The Happy Medium,"
Art in America.  December, 2012: 156-151.
full article, PDF

Bush, Bill. "Ben Jackel: Zero Percent Contained".
Artweek. 12 June 2012.
ArtWeek.la

Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Day of the Jackel".
LA Weekly. 18 - 42 May 2012.
full article, PDF
Myers, Holly. "In the Studio: Ben Jackel uses broad ax strokes".
Los Angeles Times. 6 May 2012.
www.latimes.com | full article, PDF

Knight, Christopher. "L.A.'s growing pains, status"
Los Angeles Times. 20 December 2009.
latimes.com

Miles, Christopher. "Ben Jackel"
ArtForum. September 2009.
full article, PDF

Myers, Holly. "Review: 'Compliance Solutions' at LA Louver"
Los Angeles Times. 21 May 2009.
full article, PDF

Melrod, George. "Young at art: Ben Jackel"
Art Ltd, West Coast Art + Design. May 2008
full article, PDF
Podcast
Adair, Benjamin. "Garageland: Ben Jackel"
Weekend America Radio Show. 20 December 2008
listen to the podcast
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