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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Benjamin Sostrom

Artist Everyday Props – Designs by Ben Sostrom


Ben Sostrom is a woodworker and mixed-media sculptor based in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up, he first developed an affinity for wood in his grandfather’s garage workshop, and exploring the woods along the banks of the Olentangy River. Later, by way of the contrasting worlds of astronomy, theatre and furniture design, he found his way back to wood sculpture, with a particular focus on blending elements from his scientific background with the dramatic forms of the natural world.

The artist is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Departments of Theatre and Astronomy and has worked as an actor and props designer in theatre and film for over 15 years. His sculptural work was the subject of the shows “beingnonbeing” (2019) and “These Are Not For You” (2021) and has been exhibited in spaces throughout Columbus. He has been represented by Studios on High Gallery since 2018.


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