Born in Iowa City in 1978, Merris holds a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art. His paintings have recently been exhibited at the Amsterdam Art Fair and the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art. The artist will soon present his works at the Kunsthal Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the Ancient and Modern Gallery in London, as well as an exhibition in Berlin at the Max Hans Daniel gallery and with the artist Baldwin Ringsted.Ben Merris is represented by Galerie Cokkie Snoei in the Netherlands. Galerie PUSH is proud to have the privilege of presenting the first Canadian exhibition of Ben Merris entitled Happy as an Asteroid from October 21 to November 21, 2010.