Benjamin Thorpe

Art & English Teacher/Mentor

Benjamin teaches Art, English, and various electives at Fusion Academy. He moved to the Bay Area recently from New York City, where he completed a MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts. As a practicing artist, Benjamin has presented his work in gallery exhibitions, at academic conferences, and in collaboration with musicians, and as a teacher he similarly enjoys forming connections across disciplines to make for a vivid and expansive learning experience.

He was born and spent most of his childhood in Bangladesh before his family moved to Maine at age ten. His parents, who are both educators, encouraged his love of the arts from a young age. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys playing soccer and piano, talking art with friends, and attending his wife's classical music performances around town.