Ben DiNino (1973) is an American artist who started seriously showing his work in 2018 after attending the first Kolaj Fest in New Orleans. Since that time he has been in over 50 exhibitions internationally, has been featured in a variety of print and online publications, and has designed covers for magazines, books, and albums. In 2019 Ben was awarded a public arts grant with the city of Minneapolis, and he also founded the Twin Cities Collage
Collective with some local artists. In the work Formative Abscence he hints at the idea of silence, suffocation, and restriction, while still embodying a feeling of movement, energy and the illusion of three-dimensionality.