Ben Schachter

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Ben Schachter (b. 1974) is a graduate of Pratt Institute and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Schachter has exhibited throughout the United States.


“Eruvim” 2014, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery, OH

“This is not a Dream” 2014, American Jewish Museum, PA;

“Jewish Geography” 2013, Les Idees Gallery, PA

“It’s a Thin Line,” 2012, Yeshiva University Museum, NY;

“This Token Partnership” 2012, Yale University Institute for Sacred Music, CT;

“Silent Witnesses” 2012, The Holocaust Memorial Center, MI

“Gestures 14,” 2010, Mattress Factory, PA.


“The Eruv: Urban Drawing, Social Structure,” in Drawing in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Practice, edited by Elizabeth Pergam, Ashgate, Forthcoming

“Aesthetic Interpretations of the Eruv,” In It’s a Thin Line, Eruv from Talmudic to Modern Culture,” edited by Adam Mintz, Yeshiva University Museum, 2014

Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity, Saint Vincent College Gallery, exhibition catalog 2010.

Schachter has also presented papers to the Association of Jewish Studies, College Art Association and Conney Conference on Jewish Art. His blog is and he is working on a book on contemporary Jewish art.


Schachter has received the Hadassah Brandeis Research Grant 2010 and has served as artist in residence to the American Jewish Museum, PA, 2009 and attended the Vermont Studio Center in 2003. He is currently seeking gallery representation.


View this artist’s recent posts here.


  1. […] Ben Schachter. I received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in studio art and art history (I got […]


  2. […] Ben Schachter received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in studio art and art history, and received an MFA in studio art and an MS in art history and criticism from Pratt Institute. He is currently professor of visual art and chair of the Fine Arts department at Saint Vincent College. He exhibits regularly and gives public lectures. In the Fall of 2017 his first book “Image, Action and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” will be published.  […]


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