About

Birmingham, AL 35022 / 205-527-2279
justinbanger@mac.com / www.justinbanger.com

b. 1985, Milledgeville, GA.

B.F.A in Printmaking/Painting, University of Montevallo, Montevallo Alabama 2008



Justin works in various mediums as an artist. He is drawn to printmaking in particular because the work exists as ‘multiple originals.’  It revitalizes the notion of reproducibility in a world where cheap reproduction is evading.  He uses centuries old intaglio printmaking techniques of the likes of Rembrandt, Durer, and Goya; but in doing so he explores the religious and mythic tensions that could only arise in our 21st century.


exhibitions

2013 Maryland Federation of Art, 36th Annual Works on Paper, Annapolis, MD

2012 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show, Birmingham, AL. 3rd Place in  Drawing/Printmaking
2012 49th Annual Bluff Park Art Show, Hoover, AL.  Bluff Park Village Merchant Award
2012 Birmingham Artwalk, Birmingham, AL
2012 Bluff Park Preview Show, Hoover Library, Hoover, AL
2012 Reflections of Food in Alabama Art, Art Folk, Birmingham, AL
2012 Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition, TAMU, Corpus Christi, TX
2012 32nd Annual National Print Exhibit, ArtLink, Fort Wayne, IN. Merit Award
2012 America’s 2012 Works on Paper, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, ND
2011 November Show, Hoover Public Library Theater Gallery, Hoover, AL
2011 48th Annual Bluff Park Art Show, Hoover, AL
2011 Birmingham Artwalk, Birmingham, AL
2011 Bluff Park Preview Show, Hoover Library, Hoover, AL
2011 33rd Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL
2011 “First Impressions” An Introduction to Alabama Printmaking, Lite Box Gallery,  Birmingham, AL
2010 Birmingham Artwalk, Birmingham, AL
2010 ArtHouse Print Exchange Show, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Lessedra World Print Annual, Sophia, Bulgaria
2010 Alias, Lite Box Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2010 Sixty Square Inches, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2009 Birmingham Artwalk, Birmingham, AL
2009 This is What You Think it Is,  University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL
2009 Things Can Be Guns and Other Things Too; or I Think I’ve got a Bad Case of the Stigmata, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden AL. 2 artist show.
2009 Lessedra World Print Annual, Sophia, Bulgaria
2008 Things Can Be Guns and Other Things Too; or I Think I’ve got a Bad Case of the Stigmata, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL. 2 artist show.
2008 Fiction, Lies, and Evasion, Projekt30.com online exhibition
2008 America’s 2000 Works on Paper, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, ND.  Merit Award
2008 S.A.A. 20x20 Juried Show, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL.  Merit Award
2005 Prints with a Purpose, Montgomery Museum of Art


collections
Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL.



​bibliography
Chapter illustrations, The Hopeful Skeptic:  Revisiting Christianity from the Outside by Nick Fiedler, IVP Press.  2009.
“The Cable of Meaning,” Illustration for The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle, Baker Books.  2008.
“Moss Rock Preserve Drawing,” Birmingham Hoover Sketchbook, Indigo Publishers.  2007.



​reviews & publications
2010 Birmingham News review of Alias
2011 Birmingham News review of First Impressions
2011 Birmingham Black & White City Paper Artwalk Review
2011 Birmingham Magazine Artwalk review
2011 Birmingham Weekly In the Studio Review of Bluff Park Art Show