“Caught on the 7”: Ben Grasso

Ben Grasso and the Blue Screen

Ben and the Blue Screen

In association with Queens Art Express, Ben Grasso’s work is currently on view in the group exhibition Rece$$, curated by Jennifer Junkermeier at Crossing Art in Flushing, Queens.

What is your subway stop?
Nassau, G

What is the best musician or artist you saw performing on a subway platform?
I’m more impressed with the kids who break dance on crowded trains.

Do you regularly see other artists performing in the area (if so what type)?
No.

What type of work do you do?
Hard.

What do you do for fun in Queens or the metropolitan area?
I ride a bike.

Do you have any questions for us at Queens Art Express?
When I default on my student loans how will the bank foreclose on my education?

What was your first art/performance experience like? Where was it?
I remember going to the Cleveland Museum of Art as a kid. It seemed official.

What are you working on now?
Getting out of debt.

What are you working on in the future?
Probably more paintings.

Ben Grasso was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lives and works in New York. He received his BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003 and his MFA in painting from Hunter College in 2006. Grasso has a solo exhibition opening May 8th at Thierry Goldberg Projects on the Lower Eastside.

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