Ben Anderson

  • Associate Professor, Three-Dimensional Art and Sculpture, and Department Chair
  • Phone: 401-874-2744
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  • Office Location: Pastore Hall 230
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Ben Anderson is an associate professor of three-dimensional art and sculpture at the University of Rhode Island. Previously he taught at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence; Brown University in Providence; Bryant University in Smithfield, RI; and the University of California at San Diego.

Anderson holds a Master of Fine Art in visual arts from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. He is also the recipient of the 2005 Directors Choice Award from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the 2002 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant.


“Sculpture is truly the meta – medium, spanning the conceptual to the material. What are now independent disciplines at one time were nurtured and developed from infancy by artists who thought of themselves as sculptors. I think in accepting emerging techniques, new materials, hybrid methodologies and a cross-boundary activity, the sculptural field is expansive. I feel it’s my role as the instructor/faculty to be, among other things, a guide through the many possibilities sculpture can offer.”


  • M.F.A., University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1992
  • B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1984