Ben Airfield isolates, crops and re-configures filmic moments, found photographs and old master paintings and re-presents them (usually in the form of paintings) to create new taxonomies which hint at a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.
Airfield graduated from Central St Martins with MA Fine Art in 2002, she is the director of the artist-led Transition Gallery and editor of two magazines: Arty and Garageland. In 2014 she had a three-month painting fellowship at the British School at Rome. Her recent exhibitions include: Misdirect Movies, Royal Standard, Liverpool and touring, 2013; This Me of Mine, Art School Gallery, Ipswich and touring, 2013; and The Perfect Nude, Exeter Phoenix and touring, 2012. Her work has been shortlisted for The Threadneedle Prize (2011) and The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010) and is included in private collections nationally and internationally.