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Benjamin Fredrickson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Benjamin Fredrickson (b..1980, Minneapolis, MN).  Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  


2003  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

2024  Wedgies, NAD Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019  Benjamin Fredrickson, Daniel Cooney Fine Art , New York, NY 

2016  Salon, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, The LGBT Center, New York, NY

2016  Nydia (with Juan Betancurth)Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY


2015  Benjamin Fredrickson, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024  I'll Be Your Mirror: Reflections of the Contemporary Queer, CCS-Center Galleries, Detroit,MI

2024  Self Exposure, NAD Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2023  BOYS!BOYS!BOYS!, Working Dog Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2022  Free to Be, Culture Lab LIC, Long Island City, NY

2019  From the Margins, Gallery 102, George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

2019  Circus of Books, Fierman Gallery, New York, NY

2018  Friends of Dorothy, Mott NYC, New York, NY 

2017  Magic Mirror, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2017  Occupy Mana, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2016  Queering Space, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2016  Scarlet Muse, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY 

2015  INTERFACELeslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art , New York, NY

2014  Ephemera as Evidence, La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY


2011  Benjamin Fredrickson, Artist, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, December 8, 2011

Selected Reviews/Interviews

"Meet Benjamin Fredrickson, the Wedgie Artist" by Mikelle Street, OUT, March 10, 2020

"Meet Benjamin Fredrickson, the ‘wedgie artist’ redefining eroticism." by Abby Moss, March 10, 2020. i-D/Vice.

"Benjamin Fredrickson's Portraits celebrate the Male Body", Sara Rosen, November 2019,

"Benjamin Fredrickson at Daniel Cooney Fine Art", Tyler Akers,, November 2019,

"Benjamin Fredrickson explores intimacy and desire in a PrEP World", Michael Luong,, 2019,

"Benjamin Fredrickson", Eduardo Gion,, 2019,

"The Photographer who documented his sex work and hookups through Polaroids", Sara Rosen,, January 25, 2019​

"These nudes swap explicit for emotional intimacy", Ashleigh Kane,, January 26, 2016

"Breaking Silence And Invisibility Through Photography", Emily Colucci,, February 1, 2015

"Benjamin Fredrickson" , Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, January 16, 2015

"Self Portraiture, sex work and finding real beauty", Lydia Morrish,, January 8, 2015

"Delayed Gratification", Lauren Elise Van, Out Magazine, June 24, 2014

"Photographer's Bold Nudes of Gay Men in Minneapolis", Bryson Rand,, October 15, 2013

Selected Publications

2024  Fantastic Man, It Fits!, Issue 38

2023 BUTT, Unzip!, Issue 33

2023  Body Politics: On Masculinity, Wedgies, Volume 1

2022  Sensitive Content, Wedgies, Volume 1

2022  Kink/Cuaderno, Wedgies, Issue 36/17

2021 apartamento, Victor Barragan, Issue 27

2021 Interview, Reno Gold, Issue 535,

2020  Gayletter, Wedgies, Issue 12,

2019  apartamento, issue 23, Telfar Clemens

2019 ODDA, Issue 16, Benjamin Fredrickson 

2018 Pleasure Garden, Volume 3

2018  Spunk: Art & Perspectives, Issue No. 12: Day For Night

2018  Sedition, Volume 2

2017  Ponytale, Issue 4, Susan Cianciolo

2017  Gayletter, Number 7

2017 Sedition, Volume 1

2016  NEWSPAPER, Vol. V, No. 1

2016  apartamento, issue 17, Klaus Biesenbach

2016  Gayletter, Number 5


2016  Vaczine, Number 3

2016  Secret Behavior, Issue 3: Exhibitionism

2014  PIN-UP, Issue 15, Melissa Burns 

2014  apartamento, Issue 12, Scott Ewalt

2013  Capricious, Issue 14: Masculine

2013  Kink, Vol.2, No.19

2012  apartamento, Issue 10, Dis: David Toro & Solomon Chase

2012  BUTT Calendar

2012  Satanica Magazine, number 1

2012  Document Journal, Issue 1

2011  Oakazine, Number 4, Jane Forth & Corey Grant Tippin

2009  BUTT, Number 26, Polaroids


2024  Wedgies, Baron 

2021 New Queer Photography: Focus on the Margins, Verlag Kettler/Gingko Press


2018  The World of Apartamento, Abrams

2015  Benjamin Fredrickson, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Exhibition Catalog

2015  INTERFACE, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition Catalog

2014  Forever BUTT, Taschen

2014  NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Exhibition Catalog

2014  Ephemera as Evidence, Visual AIDS/La Mama GalleriaExhibition Catalog

Artist Lectures/Presentations

2015   School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Commercial Clients

Calvin Klein, Inc. 

Good Parts

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