Ben Volta Image List

1 – 4. “Micro to Macro”, 2014. Mural for the Morton McMichael Public School in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created with youth in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

(The process is posted at http://www.benvolta.com/#!micro-to-macro/cjtn)

5. “Amplify”, 2014. Mural for the Union Transfer music venue in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created with young adults at my studio in partnership with The Restorative Justice GUILD / The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

6. “Written in Wood”, 2012. Mural for The Center for Art in Wood in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created with young adults at my studio in partnership with The Restorative Justice GUILD / The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. 

7 - 8. “Celestial Cascade”, 2015. Suspended sculpture for the secure unit of the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage, AK. Created with the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

9 - 10. “We Are All Neurons”, 2013. Print on a SEPTA subway car. Created with youth at my studio in partnership with the The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

(The process is posted at http://www.benvolta.com/#!we-are-all-neurons/c5bp)

11. “Constellation”, 2011. Public art for the Glen Elm Library, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada.

12. “Coordinates of Play”, 2014. Print installation for Pleasant Playground. Created with youth from Amy Northwest Middle School and The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program.

13 - 15. “Emoji Energy”, 2013. Print installation for the PECO Callowhill substation in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created with youth in partnership with the Asian Arts Initiative, Artplace America, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

(The process is posted at http://www.benvolta.com/#!emoji-energy/cmhg)

16. “Tectonic Quilt”, 2011. 6’ x 20’ pigment print on Hosho paper. Terminal C at the Philadelphia International Airport. Created with youth from Grover Washington Jr. Middle School and The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program.

17. “STEAM”, solo exhibit showcasing five years of art, science and math projects, at the Esther Klein Gallery, The Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.

18. “Frequencies”, 2015. Mural on Nicolas Scrap Metal, 3812 Old York Rd - with youth at the Lenfest Center in North Philadelphia: Created with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Franklin Institute, and the DOW Paint Quality Institute.

 

19. Home That Was, 2010. Print installation on thin plaster remains of a house at 13TH and Lehigh and 10th and Vine St in Philadelphia, PA. Created with youth at my studio in partnership with the The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

20. “Pattern Process”, 2016. Solo exhibition at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

IN PROCESS

U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program, funded by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts:  Collaboration with the Chara Rimpa Project to be presented in Tokyo, Japan during the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

Small Town Big Art,

Public art in Wailuku,

Maui, Hawaii

Large scale Art Integration mural project for Kensington High School,

with Mural Arts Philadelphia

RECENT

Thoreau's Ensemble (2019)

Art for Colts Neck Underpass

with Public Art Reston

Reston, Virginia

Parts Per Million (2018)

with Mural Arts Philadelphia

12,000 sq/ft mural created with environmental science and math students at South Philadelphia High School.

Synaptic Garden (2018)

with the Comcast Art Program

Murals for the 39th, 40th, 41st floor of the new Comcast Technology Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Neuron Garden (2017)

with Art in Transit

Glass windscreens created with youth for the Crandford Train Station, New Jersey Transit, Crandford, NJ.

 

Diligence (2017)

with Percent for Art

Interior mural for the Free Library of Philadelphia Tacony Branch.