Ben Boothby, now resides in Portland Maine, happy to be home after 20 years of living out-of-state. That time away concluded with 9 years in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His paintings have been exhibited in NYC, nationally, and in Europe. He received his BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1997. He earned his MFA from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2011. In the gap between degree programs he lived in DC, Iceland, and Oakland. From 2012 to 2019 he taught abstract painting for the Academy's online graduate fine art department. Now Ben is turning his attention to full time art production in his studio at Running With Scissors, in Portland.