Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Ben Van Dyke


Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
33 Kresge Art Center
P 517-884-5945



Ben Van Dyke investigates volatility in systems, language, pattern and typography through site-specific installations. He has been invited to exhibit, lecture, facilitate workshops and collaborate on projects across North America, South America, Europe, Eastern Asia, Western Asia and Australia. In 2006 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands where he was the artist-in-residence at NLXL in The Hague. During this time, he focused on how experimental practices influence mainstream culture.

Ben is the founder and active member of the Rocket Lab — an adventurous collection of misfits and disobedient designers committed to Benevolent Flux, his theory-in-progress. He also serves as Vice President of DesignInquiry — a non-profit design collective focused on research and education. Ben received his MFA from the University of Michigan and a BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design.