Ben Iluzada (b. 1993 in Texas) is a Philadelphia-based printmaker, papermaker, and book artist whose work has recently begun to explore his relationship to his ethnic identity and what it means to be a Filipino American who grew up isolated from other ethnic communities in the South. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as their very first Graduate Presidential Fellow and received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Iluzada’s work has been collected by libraries and museums, and can be found in the artist book section in Special Collections at the Toronto Public Library, the Zukerman Museum of Art, the Special Collections Library at the University of the Arts, and many more. He has exhibited in numerous group shows including the 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Printmaking Exhibition in Hawaii and The Print Effect: Small Works/Big Impact at the Manhattan Graphic Center in New York, and has displayed at conferences including the 2018 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Las Vegas and the 2018 Mid-American Print Council Conference in Laramie, Wyoming. In addition to his own work, Ben has collaborated and printed with many professional artists both through his own small collaborative editions studio and through larger institutions.