Ben is an artist, educator and consultant with a diverse history of artistic and creative direction.
He has exhibited worldwide and has completed residencies in Ireland, France, Slovenia, China, Thailand, and Portugal. Solo exhibitions include: Diaclasis, The Return Gallery, Goethe Institut (curator Mark Garry). Circadian, DLR Lexicon. Ben Readman (Prix Mourlot), ESBAM, Marseille. Of This Earth, Rua Red. Two Person exhibitions include: Adaptation, Toot Young Art Centre, Bangkok (curator Myrtille Tibayrenc). Of This Earth, Rua Red, Dublin. Group Exhibitions include: Convergence, Siemens Art Space, Beijing. New Living Art, IMOCA (curator Claire Feeley). Marseille Now, NewB Gallery, Shanghai
He was awarded the Prix Mourlot (Mourlot Prize) for painting in Marseille in 2010 and has been awarded funding from several bodies including the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. His work is in several public and private collections, including the Office of Public Works, DIT, Key Capital Investment, Mason Hayes & Curran, Deutsche Bank, Shelbourne Hotel, Sichaun University, Petch Osathanugrah, Bangkok University (B.U.G.).
Ben is a lecturer at the Dublin School of Creative Art at TU Dublin and formerly was the Chairman and Artistic Director of BLOCK T from 2010-2015. He is a member of the Visual Arts Centre. He is currently on the board of Visual Artists Ireland, and the Chair of the IDI student graduate awards.