We’re excited to welcome Mr. Benjamin Lira to Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
A Chilean sculptor, painter and printmaker, Mr. Lira’s work has been included in many international corporate collections and exhibited internationally in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, Spain, Japan and throughout the United States.
“My work deals with the human condition,” said Mr. Lira. “Color, form, texture and different art and ethnological traditions, including pre-Columbian cultures, feeds my vocabulary and can be traced in the exploration of the human figure – in oil painting, printmaking, collage, paper constructions and ceramic and bronze sculptures.”
Mr. Lira lives and works in Santiago de Chile, where he recently had a retrospective of his work in the Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. He was a visiting artist at Anderson Ranch in 2011 and received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in New York. He has also attended the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting in London, the Escuela de San Fernando in Madrid and the Architecture School in Valparaiso, Chile.
As a visiting critic to Anderson Ranch, Mr. Lira will be spending time with the current artists-in-residence at the Ranch, visiting their studios to offer guidance and critiques. The public is welcome to join the artists-in-residence, faculty, staff and other guests of the Ranch on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. for Mr. Lira’s lecture. His lecture will be followed by dinner at the Ranch Cafe for $18. To reserve space for dinner, please RSVP prior to Friday, October 25 by calling 970-923-3181.