Short Bio

Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher.

Long Bio

Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher. He is interested in books, the physicality of images, collecting, cataloging, and counting, playing with value, finding ways to focus a view, subverting expectations, making simple formal moves, collaging, finding moments of humor, and exploring notions of quantity and rigor.

Ben studied Architecture and Visual Arts at Princeton and will receive an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD in June. He has worked as a book cover designer within the Penguin Art Group and is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker. Ben designs and publishes Catalog Press (a small edition artist press) and runs the Instagram @ice_cream_books (praised by Bella Hadid as “the most important Instagram out there today”). He has taught courses at SVA, Parsons, RISD, and Center for Book Arts and has been an artist-in-residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Ben's work has been collected by The Met, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the University of Oxford among other institutions. His work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, Young Guns 16, Society of Illustrators, AIGA, BIGNY, AI-AP, and The New York Times.