CROSSLINK: Tandem Exhibition with Fred Krueger

March 29, 2023 by Benjy Barnhart in Uncategorized 0 comments
Artists from the HP8 studios exhibit their work in the Aspekte Galerie in Gasteig HP8 After the large joint show “crosslink”, the exhibition cycle “crosslink -Tandem 01 to 06” will show works by two artists from each of the HP8 studios. In Tandem 06, the two painters Benjy Barnhart and Fred Krueger put their work into a dialogical relationship with each other. I’ll be showing new works that arose during our lockdown experience. As a father, I was able to temporarily lose myself in my daughter’s imaginative world in the woods and on playgrounds. Somewhat removed from the pandemic and accompanying questions about the future, it provided moments of simple arcadian beauty. It also evoked memories of my own childhood spent playing in the fields and woods and ravines on the edge of suburbia, with others but also sometimes alone with my thoughts and fantasies. Back then there were also times of quiet melancholy as I was awakening from blissful naiveté to a broader more threatening world. Benjy Barnhart: “Fred is an obsessed, uncompromising realist! He’s also not afraid to hold up a somewhat oblique mirror to the absurdities of our modern situation, and his precise details give these visions […]

Mercedes Matter Awards Show

October 01, 2021 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
I am honored to be an awards recipient for my painting Gametime amongst many fine colleagues from this year’s New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition. Many thanks to the school, the awards committee, especially Professor Florence Lynch, the organizing committee including Michael Tcheyan and Debbie Margalit, Susu Pianchupattana, Suzanna Schlemm and Don Kimes. There will be an actual exhibition of the awards winners in the paint Oct. 7 – Dec. 31, 2021 at 122 Grand Street, New York, NY. Open Mon-Fri, 9-5    

NEVER STOP LOOKING in Kulturzentrum Trudering

September 29, 2021 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
This solo exhibition is a survey of paintings and drawings of the past 12 years and encompasses several series, including the Cyclists, the Schlachthof Subculture inspired by the sprayer scene in Munich's meatpacking district and the large-scale drawing installations for the off-space WELTRAUM. Opening: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7 pm Exhibition dates: October 1 - 27, 2021

New York Studio School 2021 Alumni Exhibition online at Artsy

August 04, 2021 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
  I am pleased to be part of the NYSS 2021 Alumni Exhibition now online at until September 30. There are 181 works online from a broad spectrum of Studio School Alumni, most available for purchase. My painting, Gametime, is included.


October 19, 2020 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions, Painting 0 comments
We need art now more than ever. After months of solitary work in the refugium of my studio, I am happy for the opportunity to show some of my newest paintings next week at the ARTMUC.

I speak with about my daily painting of their concert hall construction

May 14, 2020 by Benjy Barnhart in Painting, Press 0 comments
An interview about my current painting project appears in the online magazine of Gasteig, Munich's cultural center. I am painting the ongoing construction of their temporary concert hall, documenting the daily changes happening just outside of my studio window. The linked interview is in German but below is a rough translation.

Painting the Gasteig concert hall construction outside my studio window

April 20, 2020 by Benjy Barnhart in Painting 0 comments
I’ve been keeping myself occupied with drawing and painting the big construction site directly outside my studio window. Munich’s cultural center, Gasteig, is going to undergo a renovation and they are building a temporary (!) concert hall for the Munich Philharmonic. It’s an interesting challenge to try to react to the daily changes, adding layers as construction builds while leaving the process open. I’m working at a large scale but with only a vertical section visible at a time, rotating through as work progresses. I’m also working with slightly different times of day, with the far right section being morning and the left mostly afternoon. This is an ongoing project which will only be complete when the building has also been completed. Follow me on Instagram for weekly updates on my progress. I’ve also posted a video on my YouTube channel explaining my work process (in German) Ich habe mich damit beschäftigt, die große Baustelle direkt vor meinem Atelierfenster zu zeichnen und zu malen. Das Münchner Kulturzentrum Gasteig wird renoviert, und sie bauen einen temporären (!) Konzertsaal für die Münchner Philharmoniker. Es ist eine interessante Herausforderung zu versuchen, auf die täglichen Veränderungen zu reagieren, indem man versucht, während des Baus […]

ARTMUC Art Fair at Praterinsel, October 17-20th

September 12, 2019 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
I’ll be showing at the ARTMUC art fair at the Praterinsel in Munich, October 17-20, 2019. Thursday, 7 – 10 pm – Friday, 12 – 7 pm – Saturday, 12 – 7 pm, Sunday, 12 – 6 pm

Interview in Neurotransmitter Magazine

June 12, 2019 by Benjy Barnhart in Art, Press 0 comments
I was interviewed by Dr. Angelika Otto in the April issue of Neurotransmitter Magazine. We spoke about the relationship between people and spaces they shape and live in, and about my depictions of specific urban spaces in Munich. If you can read German, the article is below! (Neurotransmitter 2019_30 (4)

touché Haus F Studios

May 30, 2019 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
I was a guest artist at the open studios and fest at the Haus F studios in May. My on-site drawings of the Halle E and Haus G before their respective renovation and destruction were on display.

Benjy Barnhart – Wolfgang Müller-Jacob – Michael Wörle

April 14, 2019 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
Wolfgang Müller-Jacob, Michael Wörle and Benjy Barnhart, three docents from Akthof art school are showing together in the Bohemian Gallery. Opening April 18, 2019  7 pm April 19 – May 5, 2019 Türkenstr. 78 Rgb. 80799 München

Kolbermoor Art Academy Docents Show

February 01, 2019 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
  The Academy of Fine Arts Kolbermoor docents show was on January 13, 2019 and I participated with two large charcoal drawings. My 4 day seminar on large-scale drawing in charcoal will be November 7 – 10, 2019. Full course description and registration at  

Munich Art House

November 20, 2018 by Benjy Barnhart in Art, Exhibitions, Painting 0 comments
This promises to be an interesting pop-up art event I am participating in in an off-location, right in the heart of Munich! Over 80 artists and galleries present their art and installations over an entire floor of the Alte Akademie from November 22 until December 2. I will be showing a large selection of works together with the painter Gloria Gans. There will also be small formats, art prints and works on paper at affordable prices – give someone (or yourself!) the gift of art! Click here for the Facebook Event   Spannende Kunstausstellung in Off-Location, nur für kurze Zeit! Mehr als 80 Künstler und Galerien präsentieren in den Räumen der Alten Akademie, mitten in der Münchner Einkaufsmeile, von Donnerstag dem 22. November bis Sonntag dem 02. Dezember ihre Kunstwerke und Installationen. Ich zeige eine große Auswahl meiner Arbeiten auf 32qm, zusammen mit der Malerin Gloria Gans. Dabei sind auch Kleinformate, Kunstdrucke und Papierarbeiten zu erschwinglichen Preisen zu haben – schenk’ deinen liebsten oder dir selbst Kunst! Öffnungszeiten ART HOUSE: Do 22.11. – 18:00 – 22:00 Uhr Fr 23.11. / Sa 24.11. / Mi 28.11. / Do 29.11. / Fr 30.11. / Sa 01.12. jeweils 12:00 – 20:00 Uhr So […]

Ander Art Festival

September 22, 2018 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions, Painting 0 comments
Next Saturday, September 29, I will be participating in the Ander Art Festival with a large exhibition pavilion. The international music festival is at Odeonsplatz from noon till 10 pm and I’ll be showing new works from my Schlachthof series along with some bicycle motifs. The complete program can be found here: Ander Art Flyer (6 MB) Hope to see you there! I can be found on the north end of the square.   Ich bin am kommenden Samstag, 29. September mit einem großen Ausstellungspavillon am Ander Art Festival am Odeonsplatz beteiligt. Es gibt neue Bilder aus meiner Schlachthof Serie zu sehen. Das interkulturelle Festival mit seinem unfangreichen Musik- und Kunstprogramm läuft von 12 – 22 Uhr. Das komplette Programm können Sie hier herunterladen: Ander Art Flyer (6 MB) Ich würde mich freuen euch dort zu sehen! Ihr findet mich an der nördlichen Stirnseite des Platzes.

Schlachthof Subkultur im Mehrzweckraum

November 20, 2017 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
Slaughterhouse Subculture: Szenen aus dem Viehhof // Scenes from the Viehhof in Munich von 24.11.2017 - 27.01.2018. Die Vernissage findet am 24.11.2017 von 17.00 bis 20:00 Uhr statt // Opening on November 24, 2017, 5 - 8 pm

Retrospective: Zweiradgeschichten in Galerie eigenArt

September 20, 2017 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
München als Radelhauptstadt. Dies ist dem amerikanischen Künstler Benjy Barnhart, selbst passionierter Radfahrer, als erstes in die Augen gestochen. In seiner Cyclists Serie greift er dieses Thema auf. Die flüchtig eingefangenen Momente bestechen durch ihren Schwung, die eingefangenen Atmosphäre und Geschichten, die sie erzählen.

Jahresausstellung/Annual Juried Show 2017 – Kunstverein Ebersberg

March 08, 2017 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions, Painting 0 comments
11. März bis 9. April 2017 Jahresausstellung 2017 des Kunstvereins Ebersberg e.V. Jahresausstellung 2017 in der Galerie Alte Brennerei Eröffnung durch Hubert Maier Samstag, 11. März um 19.30 Uhr Künstlergespräch und Finissage: Sonntag, 9. April um 16 Uhr Öffnungszeiten Jahresausstellung: Freitag 18 – 20 Uhr, Samstag & Sonntag 14 – 18 Uhr

MKG1868 Jahresausstellung – Annual Group Show

March 01, 2017 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions, Painting 0 comments tags: exhibition, india, painting, show
My painting "Indian Red" is a guest at the Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft's annual group show in Munich's State Museum of Egyptian Art.

Zeichnen des WELTRAUMs / Drawing the creation of WELTRAUM

June 10, 2016 by Benjy Barnhart in Drawing 0 comments tags: Drawing, exhibition, Installation, show
A time-lapse video of my week-long drawing during construction of the WELTRAUM installation in the Rathausgalerie. The final drawing is approximately 3 x 4 meters.    


December 08, 2015 by Benjy Barnhart in Exhibitions 0 comments
This coming Friday - the WELTRAUM JAHRHUNDERTGABEN! Come and get your piece of the WELTRAUM Collection - maybe mine!