Benjamin Klein was born in Chicago and grew up in Montreal.
He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Montreal, Quebec. 



MFA Studio Art University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario


BFA Studio Art Concordia University w/ Great Distinction, Montreal, Quebec


BA English Literature Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Solo Exhibitions


Veilleuses/Night Lights

Research Institute of the MUHC Glen site

Montreal, Quebec

Glider Shifter Bender

Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain 

Toronto, Ontario

Shifter Bender Striker

Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain 

Montreal, Quebec


Art Toronto Fair

Galerie Joyce Yahouda, 

Toronto, Ontario



Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Montreal, Quebec


Galerie McClure

Montreal, Quebec



Boardinghouse Gallery

Guelph, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions




Montreal, Quebec

Group Show

Richard Heller Gallery, 

Los Angeles, California


“The Domain Beyond the Territory”

Galerie Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain

Montreal, Quebec


Art Toronto Fair

Galerie Joyce Yahouda, 

Toronto, Ontario

Exposition de groupe 

Galerie Michel Guimont

Quebec City, Quebec

Tenirs les murs

Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Montreal, Quebec

Sightings 17: The Time Of The Work

Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery

Montreal, Quebec

Back to the Future II

Galerie Joyce Yahouda

Montreal, Quebec


Joyce Yahouda


Space Womb Gallery,

New York City, NY


In The Outfield 

Olga Korper Gallery 

Toronto, Ontario


Choi & Lager Gallery

Cologne, Germany


Union Gallery, London Art Fair 

London, U.K.


Union Gallery

London, U.K.


No Horizons

L.A. Predestrians, Los Angeles Art Platform 2011, CO/LAB section

Los Angeles, California


RBC National Painting Competition 

Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Peinture Extreme

Galerie Joyce Yahouda 

Montreal, Quebec


Pan! Peinture!

Galerie 36

Quebec City, Quebec

Ghosts of Things That Are

Lambton Gallery

Sarnia, Ontario


Peinture Fraiche

Galerie Art Mur

Montreal, Quebec

Beauty is Hard to Define and Power is Elusive 

Galerie Lafabriq

Montreal, Quebec

Monsters and Madmen 

Bumper Gallery

Montreal, Quebec

Selected Artist Bibliography

Delgado, Jerome"Paysages bienveillants”, Le Devoir, 29th December, 2018. 

Skene, Cameron. “Shifter Bender Striker” review, Border Crossings

El-Sheik, Tammer. “Shifter Bender Striker” review, Akimbo 

Martens, Tess. “Gallery Visit: Ben Klein: Shifter Bender Striker”, Culture Fancier, 2018.

Ruiz-Wilson, Marx. “Ben Klein”, Into This Podcast, 2018.

Enright, Robert. “Embracing the Invisible: Benjamin Klein and the Nature of Painting.” Border Crossings Magazine, 2017.

Bentley Mays, John. “On Certain Paintings by Benjamin Klein. Generator Catalog, 2014. 

Johnson, Ashley. “ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home.” Generator Catalog, 2014. 

Diehl, Travis. “Corner-Thru”,  Corner-Thru Catalog, 2012. 

Bentley Mays, John. “In Excess”, International Architecture & Design Magazine, 2011.

Naubert-Riser, Constance. “Attention, peinture!” Vie Des Arts Magazine, Montreal, QC. pp. 80. N. 220, Fall 2010. 

Anthony, Robyn. “Beauty At The Bank”. National Post, Toronto, Ont. October 27th, 2010 (AL 4-5).

RBC Painting Competition Catalog, 2010.

Mavrikakis, Nicolas. "Sortir du cadre". Le Voir, Montreal, QC. August 12th, 2010. 

Mavrikakis, Nicolas. "Peinture Extreme". Catalog Essay, Galerie Joyce Yahouda, Montreal, QC. 2010. 

Mays, John Bentley. "Extreme Painting". Canadian Art Magazine, Toronto, Ont. pp. 74-78. Summer, 2010.

Levesque, Sarah. "Le Reveil D'Une Ville (L'art contemporain celebre l'audace d'une ville et de ses artistes avec Peinture Extreme)". Nightlife Magazine, Montreal, QC. #117, pg. 70, 2010.

Cote, Natalie. "Atelier Ouvert". Le Soleil, Quebec City, QC. August 5th, 2006 (A15).

Robinet, Karen. "Work of Montreal Artists to be Featured". Sarnia and Lambton Observer, Sarnia, Ont. February 17th, 2006 (B4).

Plotek, Leopold. "Ghosts of Things That Are". Catalog Essay, Lambton Gallery, 2006.

Lehmann, Henry. "It's All On The Surface". Montreal Gazette, Montreal, QC. August 20th, 2005 (W3).

Krstich, Vesna. "Thoughts on the work of Hage and Klein". Catalog Essay for "Beauty is Hard to Define, and Power is Elusive". Galerie Lafabriq, Montreal, QC. 2005.

Hanspal, Vrajesh. Catalog Essay, Galerie Lafabriq, 2005.

Watts, Joseph. "Art Matters". McGill Daily, Montreal, QC. March 21st, 2005 (20).

Selected Curatorial Bibliography

El-Sheikh, Tammer. "Star Rider at Deux Poissons", Akimbo, 2018.

Kozinska, Dorota. “Come As You Are”, at Antoine Ertaskiran, Vie Des Arts, 2017. 

The Gaze. “Come As You Are”, at Antoine Ertaskiran, Ion Magazine, 2017. 

Robichaud, Genevieve. In Conversation with Benjamin Klein : Fabrications a Pop-Up Show. Lemon Hound. Montreal, Quebec, November 22nd, 2013. 

Neumann, Helene Brunet. "Bonnie Baxter Le Voyage Mémoriel". Vie des Arts Magazine. Montréal, Québec, April 2010. No. 218, p. 64-65

Charron, Marie-Éve. "Stratégies diverses". Journal Le Devoir, Montréal, Québec. April 25th, 2010. P.15

Rahman, Ali. "Sense of Enlightenment". The Hour, Montreal, QC. January 14th, 2010. 

Callaghan, Lori. "Montreal Galleries Driven to Abstraction". Montreal Gazette, Montreal, QC. July 2nd, 2010.

Jackson, Sacha. "Spirited Solo". Montreal Mirror, Montreal, QC. March 5th, 2009.

Campbell, James D. "Christian Knudsen". Canadian Art Magazine, Toronto, Ont. Summer 2009, pp. 98-99.

Tousignant, Issa. "Divide and Conquer". The Hour, Montreal, QC. july 17th, 2008.

Roberts, Lorne. "Go Team!" Montreal Mirror, Montreal, QC. May 29th 2008. Vol.23 No.49.

Awards and Scholarships

SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardie Canada Graduate Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

FQRSC Graduate Scholarship

RBC National Painting Competition Finalist

Concordia University Guido Molinari Prize in Studio Arts





Private Collections