Benjamin McVey was born in 1971 in Houston, TX. He received his BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University in 1995 and his MFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012. Previously, he studied painting and drawing in New York City at the Art Students League and National Academy School. He currently lives in San Antonio, TX where he maintains a vigorous studio practice along with teaching painting, drawing, and sculpture at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also taught drawing and art appreciation at Northwest Vista College and painting and drawing at the Southwest School of Art. He has exhibited extensively and has works in both private and public collections.