Ben Coleman is a British multi-disciplinary artist residing in Denver, CO. His practice encompasses performance, sonic art, music and mixed-media installation projects.
Coleman received a BA in Contemporary Performance Making from Brunel University, London, during a thriving period for live art and experimental music in the city. He engaged passionately with both scenes, which remain touchstones for his practice.
Moving to the US in 2006, Coleman instigated a slew of bands and other musical projects. Following a number of prolific years making and performing music in popular Atlanta, GA bands Judi Chicago and Noot d’Noot, he earned a Certification in Music Recording & Audio Production at Recording Workshop, OH, to expand his skills as a sonic artist and audio engineer.
2013 saw Coleman refocus his practice from his explicitly musical activities, returning to performance and live art, and assuming entirely new roles as composer, sound designer and sonic artist.
Cross disciplinary collaboration is critical to his current practice, which encompasses work with choreographers (Melissa Word, Malcolm Low/Formal Structure, Fly on a Wall, Staibdance, Erik Thurmond) visual artists (Henry Detweiler, Justin Rabideau), and theater practitioners (Michael Haverty).
His work has been presented by a variety of cultural organizations including the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Gibney Dance, Dashboard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tanz Farm, the Object Group, Seven Stages, and Emory Dance.
Header image: 'No Vacancy' performance and installation, Ben Coleman & Henry Detweiler, for Dashboard. Photographer: David W. Batterman