We are excited to share our latest artist collaboration with you – Ben Venom x The Quiet Life.
San Francisco based, textile artist Ben Venom has joined our forces to help created two amazing images for us this season. The capsules contains several embroidered pieces – a jacket, a workshirt, a fleece hood and a crewneck – along with printable long sleeve and short sleeve t’s, hats and lapel pins.
We are thrilled and honored to have Ben as a contributing artist to The Quiet Life family.
To find out more about Ben scroll down to read a brief bio – and be sure to check out his entire collection in our online shop
and additional photos from a quick studio visit ( in San Francisco )
Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including the Levi Strauss Museum (Germany), the National Folk Museum of Korea, the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (Denmark), Wolverhampton Gallery (England), and the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. His work was included in the November 2011 issue of ARTFORUM Magazine, and he was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has been interviewed on NPR: All Things Considered, the Frame, KQED, and Creative Mojo Radio. Venom has lectured at the California College of Arts, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Graphics Council, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. pastly, he was the artist in residence at San Francisco’s de Young Museum and is currently visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.
‘I’m interested in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with extreme elements found on the fringes of society. My work can be described as opposing forces colliding at lightening speed. Imagery found in vintage tattoos, the occult, and motorcycle gangs are stitched together with recycled materials using techniques usually relegated to your Grandmothers sewing circle. Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where ridiculousness becomes genius. The question remains… Can I play with madness?’ – Ben Venom