Whitehouse was born in London in 1962 the son of documentary filmmaker Ronnie Whitehouse. Ben came to prominence in the mid-1990’s as a gifted painter interested in the way light and time shape our experience of the world. His work has been exhibited at over 20 museums and galleries including his current installation at the Crocker Art Museum, CA. Ben also seeks the use of alternative exhibition spaces, In 2006, for example, he created an installation on the Astrovision Screen on Times Square and in 2012 he made an installation in the chapel of a Chicago area church.
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Be on the lookout for Ben's Sunday March 22nd Gallery Talk here at the EAC and a community workshop at the Evanston Civic Center on Saturday April 6th.
Additionally, Ben will be a guest lecturer as part of a series of lectures given by Stephen Alltop at Northwestern University. This lecture on January 23rd will focus on the various ways in which art and music can converge. Ben has long considered merging a video of his to a live symphonic performance. Stephen has asked him to do this in January 2015 with the Elmhurst Symphony, which he directs. At the lecture, Ben will be sharing and discussing the video piece that will later accompany Vivaldi's Winter Allegro 3rd movement with the Elmhurst Symphony.
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