Ben Jackel
 
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

full biography
   

Selected L.A. Louver Exhibitions

Ben Jackel: Grandpa's Knuckle Dusters (Bronze)
08 May 2014 - 28 June 2014
Group show
30 May - 6 July 2013
     
Ben Jackel: Zero Percent Contained
24 May - 30 June 2012
  Loose Canon
Second floor and Skyroom
13 October 2011 - 12 November 2011
     
Compliance Solutions
15 May - 3 July 2009
Rogue Wave '07
12 Artists from Los Angeles

28 June - 18 August 2007
    → view all past L.A. Louver exhibitions

Selected museum exhibitions

BEN JACKEL: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2014
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
10 March 2014 - 31 March 2014
USPS-LA
includes Ben Jackel
27 February - 2 April 2013
Houston Community College Central, Houston, TX
central.hccs.edu
     
Even Better Than the Real Thing
23 August - 25 September 2010
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
www.chaffey.edu
  Tools
with work by Ben Jackel
10 October 2009 - 10 January 2010
Art Center College of Design
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
    → view all past museum exhibitions

Selected articles

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. "Notes on the decade,
L.A.'s growing pains, status"
Los Angeles Times. 20 December 2009.
full article, PDF
     
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
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Videos

     

2002 - 2006

2007 - 2008

2009 - 2010

2011 - 2012


Zero Percent Contained
24 May - 30 June 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)

SF Hydrant


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)

Ruby St.

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

NY Standpipes

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)

NY Standpipes with Spikes

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)

Triple Standpipe

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

Wrapped Firehose

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)

Garrison

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

Star Alarm Bell

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

Emergency Horn

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)

Tanaris

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

nEUROn

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

Phantom Ray

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)

Pay Attention