Resume

Education

2021 – MFA, Studio Art, University of Arizona
2014 – MA, Journalism, University of Missouri
2007 – BA, Mathematics & Media Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Teaching Experience

2018-2021 – Instructor of Record, University of Arizona
2014-2015 – Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2020 – Marcia Grand Centennial Sculpture Prize
2020 – Medici Scholar
2014 – Bronze Medal, College Photographer of the Year
2013 – North American Nature Photography Association Scholar
2013 – Duffy Fund Grant
2012 – Jack Fields Fellow
2012 – Silver Medal, College Photographer of the Year
2004 – Summer Mathematics Fellow, Claremont Colleges

Artist Residencies & Workshops

2020 – Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop, Aspen, CO
2018 – White Leaves Artist Residency, El Rito, NM
2017 – CENTER Santa Fe Portfolio Review, Santa Fe, NM
2017 – Emmanuel College Artist Residency, Boston, MA
2015 – New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY
2014 – Magnum Foundation Lab, Photography Expanded, New York, NY
2010 – Missouri Photo Workshop, Macon, MO

Solo Exhibitions

2021 – Our Monuments, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (forthcoming)
2020 – Our Monuments, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2019 – Presbyopic Obstruction, 2555 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ
2019 – Handle With Care, Graduate & Alumni Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2018 – Traces, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2017 – Good Earth, Greg Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Collaborative Projects

2021 – My Darlings to Kill (sculptural & video work in collaboration with Drew Nikonowicz)
2019 – Shadow Survey, Superstition Mountains, AZ (performance in collaboration with Celina Osuna)

Selected Group Exhibitions

(*Asterisks indicate juried exhibitions or screenings.)

2020 – MFA Thesis Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (forthcoming)
2020 – Donors & Scholars, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2020 – Full House, Localhost, St. Louis, MO
2020 – Donors & Scholars, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2019 – Matrices, Graduate and Alumni Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2019 – The Order of Things, Graduate and Alumni Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2019 – Bauhaus, Casa de Plegado, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2019 – Wild / Sun, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2019 – Roden Crater Seminar Showcase
2019 – • Gallery of Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2019 – • Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2019 – From Here to Eternity, MoCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ *
2018 – White Leaves Artist Residency
2018 – • Etiquette Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2018 – • Northern New Mexico College, El Rito, NM
2018 – Untitled, Steinfeld Community Arts Warehouse, Tucson, AZ
2018 – Show-Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography
2018 – • Evelyn E. Jorgenson Fine Art Gallery, Missouri Valley College, Moberly, MO
2018 – • Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
2018 – Testing Ground, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2017 – Photo 2017, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA *
2017 – Annual Group Show, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY *
2017 – City, Latitude Chicago, Chicago, IL *
2017 – FOCUS, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL *
2017 – Midwest Photo Emerge, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS *
2016 – Prisons Today, Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site, Philadelphia, PA
2015 – Twelve Captures, Capture12, Phoenix, AZ *
2014 – The Telephone Show, The Craft Studio, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2013 – Survey of the Plains, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS *
2013 – This Ain’t a Scene II, The Armory, Los Angeles, CA
2013 – Seven Saturdays, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA
2013 – Revealing Place
2013 – • St. Edwards Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX
2013 – • Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2013 – • Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

Screenings

2019 – Forward / Reverse, Bring Your Own Beamer, Subspace, Tucson, AZ *
2019 – Forward / Reverse, College Art Association, ARTspace and MediaLounge, New York, NY *
2019 – Press Home to Unlock, Infuse, The Dusty Monk, Tucson, AZ
2012 – The Luthier, Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival, Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia
2012 – My Life My Town: Because of My Dad, Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO
2011 – The Luthier, Don’t Knock the Rock Film Festival, Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
2010 – Broken Needles Don’t Break the Needle, Saluting Shorts, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA *

Publications

You are in the Right Place, Subjectively Objective, Issue 18, mini monograph (Rochester, MI: Subjectively Objective, 2019).
Good Earth, in Obscura Land Volume 6: Four American Places, box set with four monographs, (Rochester, MI: Subjectively, Objective, 2018).
Good Earth, Greg Hardwick Gallery Exhibition Catalog, Introduction by Joe Johnson, artist book, 2017.
An Edge to America, artist book, 2017.
At the Center of the World, artist book, 2013.

Print Media

Amelia Whalen, “Our Monuments,” Sparklezine 2, (April 2020): 17.
Midwest Center for Photography, Ten Years of Photographs, exhibition catalog, (Wichita, KS: Midwest Center for Photography, 2018).
Multiple Exposures Gallery, Photo ’17, exhibition catalog, (Alexandria, VA: Multiple Exposures Gallery, 2017): 8-9.
Light Journal, “Departures,” Light Journal 4, (2017).

Radio

Gina Kaufman, Central Standard, “Inequality in the Story of Lead Contamination and Lead Removal,” KCUR Radio (NPR), Kansas City, MO, March 9, 2020.
Sara Shahriari, Intersections, “Lead’s Pivotal Role in Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future,” KBIA Radio (NPR), Columbia, MO, September 29, 2017.

Selected Online Periodicals and Website Publications

University of Arizona, “Benjamin Dearstyne Hoste Named the 2020 Marcia Grand Centennial Sculpture Prize Winner,” August 7, 2020.
Gina Kaufman, “Seg. 1: Lead Abatement,” KCUR, March 9, 2020.
KXCI 91.3, “Our Monuments, Benjamin Hoste,” February 2020.
Anna Schneider, “‘Good Earth’ by Photographer Benjamin Hoste,” Booooooom, February 26, 2020.
Tucson Weekly, “Our Monuments, Benjamin Hoste,” February 2020.
MoCA Tucson, “Selections from the University of Arizona School of Art,” April 2019.
Southwest Contemporary, “White Leaves Artist Residency 1st Annual Group Show,” November 3, 2018.
El Rito Art Association, “White Leaves Artist Residency First Annual Group Show,” November 2018.
Pitzer College, “Media Studies Artist Talk: Benjamin Hoste – Nothing Can Steal What We Build,” April 2018.
Emmanuel College, “ECAR Visiting Artist – Ben Hoste at Emmanuel College,” March 2018.
Carson Sanders, “Benjamin Hoste,” Ain’t Bad, January 31, 2018.
Multiple Exposures Gallery, “Photo ‘17 is Now on Exhibit,” October 17, 2017.
Sara Shahriari & Abby Ivory-Ganja, “Intersection – Lead’s Pivotal Role in Missouri’s Past, Present and Future,” KBIA, September 29, 2017.
Corin Cesaric, “Photographer Shows How the Old Lead Belt is Surviving After its Defining Industry Ended,” Vox Magazine, September 13, 2017.
Josh Sanburn, “Inside the Fight to Change Baltimore’s Police One Year After Freddie Gray’s Death,” Time Magazine, April 29, 2016.
Stephen Babcock, “National Media Returns to Baltimore on Anniversary of Freddie Gray’s Arrest,” Baltimore Fishbowl, April 12, 2016.
Rachel Lowry, “Searching for Answers in Baltimore a Year After Freddie Gray’s Death,” Time Magazine, April 12, 2016.
John D. Sutter, “Searching for the ‘Center’ of America,” CNN, July 14, 2015.
Revealing Place, “Benjamin Hoste,” 2013.
CNN, “Plato, Missouri: Population 109,” December 5, 2014.
Matthew Rahner, “Ben Hoste – Good Earth,” Der Greif, September 22, 2014.
Brenna Ehrlich, “How SXSW Bands are Using Online Music Videos,” Mashable, March 18, 2010.
Steven Gottlieb, “Watch It: The Happy Hollows ‘Death to Vivek Kemp’,” Video Static, January 29, 2010.

Publications as Author

“Life in Missouri’s Fading Lead Belt,” MSNBC, June 9, 2016.
“Good Earth: Exploring the Old Lead Belt,” Anthropology Now 8, No. 1 (April 2016): 88-106.

Visiting Artist Lectures

2020 – Guest Artist Talk, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2018 – “Nothing Can Steal What We Build,” Visiting Artist Talk, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
2018 – Visiting Artist Lecture, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
2018 – “Peace Be Upon You,” Visiting Artist Talk, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2018 – Visiting Artist Undergraduate Critique, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2017 – Guest Artist Talk, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
2017 – “Good Earth,” Artist Exhibition Talk, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
2017 – Artist Residency Talk, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2016 – Guest Artist Talk, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
2016 – Guest Artist Talk, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2015 – Guest Artist Talk, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2014 – Guest Artist Talk, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2013 – “Cookies,” InfoSocial Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2013 – Fellow Presentation, North American Nature Photography Association, Jacksonville, FL

Collections

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington DC
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Artist Residencies

2018 – White Leaves Artist Residency, El Rito, NM
2017 – Emmanuel Collage Artist Residency, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Professional Organizations

College Art Association (CAA), New York, NY
Society for Photographic Educators (SPE), Cleveland, OH