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Ben Aleck

Biography

Ben Aleck, contemporary painter and illustrator

Ben is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Numu Kooyooe Tukadu) of Nevada and is presently
living in Nixon, Nevada.

Ben received his formal education in art at the California College of Art formerly the California College
of Arts and Crafts located in Oakland, California. He graduated in 1972 receiving a Bachelor in Fine Arts
Degree majoring in Painting.

Benís early work consisted of mainly oil painting utilizing the human figure as subject matter. His recent
work consists of drawings using pen and ink and graphite on paper. The human figure is still a major theme
in his work; however he has the ability to incorporate a variety of materials and subjects in his work.

His current work is mixed media using water base paint, ink, dyes, and natural materials. The subject matter
consists of statements relating to cultural issues and environmental concerns.

He has participated in several group shows in Nevada and other Western states. His work has been shown at the
Oakland Museum in Oakland, CA, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., the Stewart Museum in Carson City,
Nevada, and just recently at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada.

Online Links for Ben Aleck:

"Plant the Seed" Video by Regina Revazova

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Interview in First American Art Magazine

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Contact info:

Ben Aleck
(775) 224-1060
P.O. Box 368
Wadsworth, NV 89442