Ben Butler | Assistant Professor
Office: 315 Clough Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3441 | Email:


Ben Butler received his B.A. from Bowdoin College in 2000 and his M.F.A. in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.  Solo exhibitions of his sculptures and drawings have been shown in Chicago at Zg Gallery, in New York at Coleman Burke Gallery and Plane Space, at John Davis Gallery in Hudson New York, and at Suyama Space in Seattle, among other venues.  He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Individual Artist Grant and has attended numerous artist residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the Ucross Foundation. 


Ben Butler Website

B.A., Bowdoin College
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Art 101 – Drawing

Art 107 – Sculpture

Art 166 – Topic: Building Music

Art 166 – Topic: Sculpture, Trees and the Life of Wood

Art 166 – Topic: Public Art

Art 207 – Intermediate Sculpture

Art 307 – Advanced Sculpture

Art 366 – Advanced Topics in Studio Art

Art 485 – Senior Seminar

Art 486 – Senior Thesis