Ben Buswell (b. 1974 in Dallas, Oregon) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Buswell received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and BFA from Oregon State University. Notable solo exhibitions were held at Samuel Freeman (Los Angeles, 2016), The Art Gym (Portland, 2015), Upfor (Portland, 2013 and 2015), CoCA Seattle (2013), Helzer Gallery (Portland, 2010) and at TILT Gallery and Project Space (Portland, 2008). His work was included in Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and The Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum (2006). Buswell is a 2015 recipient of a Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the Ford Family Foundation, as well as grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation. His work is included in several private collections, including that of Jan and Patricia de Bont, and public collections of the Portland Art Museum, Portland Community College Oregon Health Sciences University and Portland State University Collaborative Life Sciences Building.