Eben A. Kling



Eben Kling
b. New Haven, Connecticut

Education

2015 MFA – UMass Amherst, Studio Arts Program, Interdisciplinary, Massachusetts 
2009 BFA –  Montserrat College of Art, Printmaking, Beverly, Massachusetts 

Art Instruction 

2017 – Current, Assistant Professor of Illustration and Printmaking, Central Connecticut State University
2018 – Current, Serving Member of Portfolio Review Committee, Central Connecticut State University
2018 – Current, Serving Member of Capstone Advisory Committee, Central Connecticut State University
2016 – 2017 Adjunct Professor of Printmaking, Montserrat College of Art
2016 – 2017 Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Albertus Magnus College
2015 –  Visiting Artist, Montserrat College of Art, Lecture, Critique and Studio Visits
2012 – 2015 Graduate “Assistant”, Printmaking and Drawing, Umass Amherst

Solo Exhibitions

2018 – New Paintings, The Dirty Truth, Northampton, Massachusetts
2017 – Negative Event, Mingo Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts
2016 – Humanoids, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
2016 – Commotion Potion, Occam Projects, Providence, Rhode Island
2016 – Commotion Potion, Hygienic Arts, New London, Connecticut 
2015 – Bends, Carol Schlosberg Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts
2015 – Blundered by the Borrower, Easthampton, Massachusetts 
2013 – Uninhibited Behavior, Mingo Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Tell Us a Story, Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut 
2017 Lack of Better Words, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Connecticut
2016 New Imagism in Contemporary Painting, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 
2016 hello world!, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
2016 Black and White Mass, NoPop Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
2015 By and By, The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut
2015 Inaugural Exhibition, Seen Gallery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2014 Trying, Mingo Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts
2014 Mud and Mercury, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, Massachusetts
2014 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 
2014 Emerging Artists, St. Botolph Club, Boston, Massachusetts 
2014 Enlargement, Headquarters, Northampton, Massachusetts
2013 When We’re Together, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts  
2013 Dreamtime: New Surrealism, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, California 
2013 91-95, George Washington University, Washington DC
2013 Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2012 Seven, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts 

Residencies

Upcoming – Intensive Week Long Workshop, SAW (Sequential Arts Workshop, Gainesville, Florida 
2015 – 2016, Artist in Residence, Artspace New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
2011 – Printmaking Fellowship, Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, Massachusetts. 

Curatorial Work

2016 – Present, Curatorial Advisory Board, Artspace, New Haven
2014 – Tracks, Eastworks, Eastampton, Massachusetts  
2014 – The Odd Job, Eastworks, Easthampton, Massachusetts
2014 – Another Day, Another River, Flying Object, Hadley, Massachusetts 
2013 – Bends, UMass Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts  
2011 – Papergirl Northampton #2, Northampton, Massachusetts 
2010 – And in One Another#2, Northampton, Massachusetts
2010 – Papergirl Northampton #1, Northampton, Massachusetts 
2010 – And in One Another #1, Northampton, Massachusetts
2009 – Take Three Daily, Bear Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts  

Relevant Professional Experience

2015 – 2016 Museum Technician, Yale Museum of Art and Architecture, New Haven
2015 – 2017 Gallery Technician, Artspace, New Haven 
2009 – 2010 Studio Assistant, Peter Kitchell, Ashfield, Massachusetts 
2005 – 2009 Studio Assistant, Thaddeus Beal, Essex, Massachusetts 
2005 – 2009 Gallery Staff, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts 
2005 – 2009 Custom Framer, Hannah Shop Custom Framing, Beverly, Massachusetts 

Reviews, Interviews and Publications

2018 – CARGO #1, Cargo Press, Providence, Rhode Island
2018 – Friday Magazine #2, Portland, Oregon 
2018 – BLACK PRINT BLACK PAPER, NOPOP Press, Miami, Florida
2018 – Connecticut’s Compulsive Cowboy, JUXTAPOZ, John Arvantis
https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/eben-kling-connecticut-s-compulsive-cowboy/
2017 – 10 Emerging New England Artists, Art New England, Alison Williams
http://artnewengland.com/ed_picks/10-emerging-new-england-artists/
2016 – I Was Confused About What I Was Looking At, Take Magazine, Lauren Clark
https://thetakemagazine.com/i-was-confused-about-what-i-was-looking-at/
2016 – Haunted House of Cards, Take Magazine, Erin White
https://thetakemagazine.com/haunted-house-cards/
2016 – Artist in Residence Interview, Sarah Fritchey
https://vimeo.com/197415937
2016 – The Family Arcana, Ninepin Press, Jedediah Berry
2015 –  Connecting Figures (part 2): New Humanism in Recent Contemporary Figurative Painting and Sculpture, Rhino Horn Group, Adam Zucker
https://rhinohornartists.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/connecting-figures-part-2-new-humanism-in-recent-contemporary-figurative-painting-sculpture/
2012 – Cape Anne Contemporary, Art New England, Mary Bucci McCoy
http://www.buccimccoy.com/media/writing/Cape_Ann_ANE.pdf