Bad at Sports podcast, audio interview by Dana Bassett, Elysia Borowy-Reeder, and Duncan Mackenzie, July 20, 2016.

Claes Oldenburg’s statement ‘I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic . . . or violent, or whatever is necessary’ can readily be applied to the art of Ben Stone, whose six recent works explore pathos in contemporary American life, particularly as manifested by tragi-comic characters in his native Chicago.
— Susan Snodgrass, Art in America

Newcity. “Review: We Do What We Like and Like What We Do,” by Erin Toale, July 3, 2014.

Newcity. "Review: Ben Stone / Western Exhibitions," by Chris Miller, January 18, 2014.

art ltd. “Critic’s Picks,” by James Yood, January 2014.

Blackbook. "The Best Art of 2013: A Definitive Survey," by Scott Indrisek and Jose Lerma, December 24, 2013.

Hyperallergic. "Making Art in the Midwest," by Alicia Eler, December 20, 2013.

Goofy, earnest and consistently brilliant . . . if you ask around, you’ll find out [Stone] is the most underrated artist in the city.
— Jose Lerma, BlackBook


Chicago Now. “MDW Fair preview,” by Abraham Ritchie, April 21, 2011.

Art in America. "Ben Stone," review by Susan Snodgrass, February 2011.

ArtSlant. "What Are We Afraid Of?” by Abraham Ritchie, March 27, 2011.

What strikes me about the sculptures is how rightfully pungent they are in their portrayal of the Hollywood-type clichés and veiled racism many harbor about the Midwest . . . not to say they are judgmental; on the contrary, they are kind of sad and contemplative, embracing sports culture with respect and as valuable subject matter, not as punch line.
— Pedro Velez, Newcity


Newcity. “The Sport of Violence: We’re Living in the Ben Stone Age,” by Pedro Velez, September 8, 2010.

Chicago Tribune. "Berwyn: A Better 'Burb for Entertainment," by Lauren Viera, October 7, 2010.

Time Out Chicago. “Ben Stone,” review by Lauren Weinberg, Issue 291, September 23-29, 2010.

Artslant. “Who Will Curate a Major Sports Exhibition?” by Abraham Ritchie, September 27, 2010.

Time Out Chicago. “Open Citywide (Ben Stone),” by Lauren Weinberg, Issue 289, September 9-15, 2010.

Artslant. “Welcome Back,” by Abraham Ritchie, September 13, 2010.

Beautiful Decay. "Ben Stone," by Ryan Christian, September 28, 2010.

Chicago Art Review. “Opening Weekend Reviews / Impressions,” by Steve Ruiz and Erik Wenzel, September 17, 2010.

Artnet. “Summer of Plop,” by Pedro Velez, August 20, 2010.

Time Out Chicago. “The Art of Laughter,” by Jason A. Heidemann, July 1-7, 2010.

Hyperallergic. “A Firsthand Report from Art Chicago,” by Jay Jordan, May 12, 2010.

NBC-5 Chicago. “Chicagoan Stakes Claim to First Robot Wedding,” by Kate Alt, May 22, 2010.

[Stone is] so sensitively attuned to the pathetic earnestness of lowbrow culture as to always make it seem dignified and important.
— James Yood, art ltd.


ARTFORUM. “Ben Stone,” review by James Yood, January 2008.


Time Out Chicago. "INterACTION," by Annette Ferrara, June 9-16, 2005.

Hyde Park Herald. "An Art Walk Around Hyde Park," by Caitlin Devitt, June 1, 2005.


KWWL-TV. KWWL-7 News at Six, Waterloo, IA, September 20, 2004.

WBBM-TV. Channel 2 News at Ten, Chicago, September 22, 2004.

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 5 o'clock, Chicago, September 22, 2004.

WGN-TV. WGN Morning News, Chicago, October 13, 2004.

Red Eye. "Wedding Robot Gets the Job Done," by Larry Potash, October 2004.

The Midweek. "When Art, Robots, and Wedding Cake Collide," by Hank Brockett, November 2004.


Bridge. "Visual Art Portfolio: Realm of the Lair Revisited," by Marie Walz, Summer / Fall 2003.

Bridge online. "Realm of the Lair," by Scott Speh, January 2003.


Artnet.com, "Summer Thrills," by Pedro Velez, July 2002.


New City. “Hot Sauce at TBA," by Michael Bulka, June 2000.

Ten By Ten. "Hot Sauce," by Tony Neuhoff, Summer 2000.

Artnet.com. "Chicago Five," by Karl Erickson, August 2000.

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 10 o'clock, Chicago, July 17, 2000.


Dialogue. "Ben Stone," by John Brunetti, February 1999.

Cakewalk. Perfect Sleeper," by Edgar Bryan, Winter 1999.

Chicago Reader. “Image Problems," by Fred Camper, January 1999.

New City. "Ben Stone," by Ann Wiens, February 1999.

Art in America. "Report From Chicago, Staying Alive" by Susan Snodgrass, April 1999.


New Art Examiner. "Chicago's Last Five Minutes of Art History," by Micahel Bulka, October 1998.

New Art Examiner. "1998 New Artists in Chicago at Terra Museum of American Art," by Michelle Grabner.

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 4 o'clock, Chicago, January 13, 1998.

WGN-TV. WGN Morning News, Chicago, April 24, 1998.

WMAQ-TV. Channel 5 10 o'clock News, Chicago, September 28, 1998.

WLS-TV. Channel 7 News at 10 o'clock, Chicago, September 28, 1998.

WGN-TV. WGN Nine o'clock News. Chicago, September 29, 1998.

WFLD-TV. Fox Thing in the Morning. Chicago, September 29, 1998.