Benjamin R. Cirgin
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Benjamin Cirgin (b.1979) is a maker and educator who worked as a craftsman building furniture and renovating historic homes before earning his BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Indiana University Bloomington, and his MFA in studio art from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Benjamin’s work has representation in galleries across the country, and has received numerous awards and grants in the field of art and craft. He also serves an advising board member for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts residency program, active member of the Artist and Scientist collective, and co-founded the artist collective One + One + Two; four professional artists aiming to strengthen the San Francisco Bay Area arts community and beyond, providing short term residency opportunities and public programing. Benjamin is currently an instructor, artist in residence, and studio technician at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.