contemporary painter and illustrator
Ben is a Numu (northern Paiute) and a member and resident of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Kooyooe Tukadu) of 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 of Fine Arts
degree, majoring in painting.
Ben’s 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:
P.O. Box 368
Wadsworth, NV 89442