Ben Tritt was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1972. He was educated in New York and Florence. Settling in Israel in 1996, he helped found the Jerusalem Studio School, where he taught for six years as Master Class Instructor. During this period, Ben was also an Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor at the Slade School of Art in London and a Guest Lecturer at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. He subsequently received a presidential fellowship to the University at Albany, taught at Williams College and established the Goliath Institute of Art in Hillsdale, NY were he taught until 2010. Ben relocated to Paris during 2010 and 2011, exhibiting, teaching, and creating public art projects. He currently resides in New York City, where has been working on commissions for indoor and outdoor spaces. He also had the pleasure of creating the stage set for the Manhattan Youth Ballet's production of the Nutcracker at Manhattan Movement and Arts.
Tritt has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally including Rothschild Fine Art and Gallery 33 in Tel Aviv; Espace Loudmer in Paris; Haim Chanin Fine Art, Gallery 33Bond and Salander O'Reilly Galleries in New York City. His work is included in private and public collections throughout England, France, Monaco, Israel and the United States. He received a commission to exhibit a public work, "The Tower" outside the Bourse du Commerce in Paris, during the FIAC, 2010. Tritt was also selected for the Nice Biennale, 2010. He constructed a full interior space at the chateau Grimaldi, Cagnes Sur Mer. Tritt has also been featured at the Scope Art Fair, NY; Cutlog Fair, Paris; Basel Art Fair, Miami, and in numerous group exhibitions worldwide.
Tritt's additional teaching experience includes courses and seminars in museum copying at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery Washington DC and the National Gallery London. Tritt taught at IS183 in the Berkshires and lectured on art and architecture at Art Fest Perugia, Italy; UC Fullerton CA; and IUAV Venice Italy.
Ben Tritt's most recent installation is Analogia, Installation at Bryant Park, the largest free-standing work of its kind integrating two 60-foot paintings within an architectural and sculptural design (www.InstallationatBryantPark.com). The two towering painted facades feature 14 images inspired by sculptures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bridging East and West cultures, this trans-disciplinary project was on display at Bryant Park on the Fountain Terrace in the heart of mid-town Manhattan throughout the month of March 2014. Tritt was artist-in-residence at 5 Bryant Park during the creation of Analogia, using the 15,000 square feet of real estate directly across from Bryant Park to paint the 30 monumental canvases. Ben Tritt is currently executing a commission for a permanent facade of a private museum in NY.