Ben Jundanian is an illustrator and muralist whose work is hugely inspired by the time he spent working as a bike messenger in Boston. The highly detailed drawings and maps he's been dreaming up for the past eleven years reflect his fascination with the nuances that make our cities real: littered back alleys, run-down storefronts, rooftops covered with air conditioners and antennas. By concentrating these details in his illustrations and murals, Ben is inviting`viewers to take a closer look at the things they may otherwise pass by on their walk around the block or their commute to work.
Ben has created original artworks for clients including CTI Youth Services, MACOM Technology Solutions, Uber’s Corporate Offices, Sasaki Architects, Superb Bicycle, and Backlash Brewing. He is also a seasoned educator, having taught illustration as an artist in residence turned faculty at the New Art Center in Newton, MA; as artist in residence at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA; as a drawing teacher at the Francine Delany New School in Asheville, NC. Most recently, Ben led an interactive mural residency with 120 students at the Riverbend Montessori School in Natick, MA.
Ben's exhibitions include EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE at MACOM Technology Solutions in Lowell, MA, PARACOSMOS Solo fine art show and mural installation at UnchARTed Gallery in Lowell, MA; PARACOSMOS II commissioned installation at Sasaki Architects in Watertown, MA; URBAN SCRAWL solo fine art show and mural installation at Lincoln Arts in Waltham, MA; Blanc Gallery grand opening art exhibition in Cambridge, MA. Commissions include Newton’s Artful Piano Project in Newton, MA; Brookline Teen Center main lobby; Three Squares New England’s 2016, 2018, and 2019 Ride for Food Fundraiser illustration and design of cycling jersey, windbreaker, and bib shorts; and Backlash Brewing Stomping Grounds series beer cans, among many others.