M.F.A. Art Studio, University of California-Davis, 2011
B.F.A., Fine Arts (Concentration in Electronic Time-Based Media), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2006.
Benjamin Rosenthal received his MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2011, his B.F.A. in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, and studied briefly at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design in Komaki City, Japan in 2005. Working across a variety of disciplines, he investigates the strategies of how we perform—systems of control, manipulation, psychological conditioning, and violence—establishing a tension between these strategies and their counterparts in popular and mediated culture. His work has been screened and/or exhibited at such venues as FstForward>> in Antwerp, Belgium, the Kunsthalle Basel (VIPER Basel) in Basel, Switzerland, the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Villa Paolina Bonaparte Museum in Viareggio, Italy.