Kent Edwin Bench 6/3/1964-1/25/2019

 

"Our language is poison. It robs us of ourselves and our ability to create thought.  Does visual art, without words, clarify our real feelings? What are your feelings? "

 

Kent E Bench.

 

For information regarding his paintings please contact me, his widow, 

 

Shawna Hedley

Address:  1 Dunand Ave San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone number: (917) 293-5957

Email: shawnahedley@gmail.com

Personal website:  kentbench.com, kentebench.com

 

Education: 

1993 Art Students League, New York, NY

1991 BFA in Illustration, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA 

 

Residency: 

2007 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

Exhibitions: 

2017 Florence Biennale

2017 Open Studios, Art Span Fall Show, San Francisco, California

2016 Group Gallery Show, Brannan St Art Gallery 

2016 Open Studios, Art Span, Fall Show, San Francisco, California

2016 Open Studios, Hunters Pont Shipyard Artists Spring Show, San Francisco, California

2015  Open Studios,  Hunters Point Shipyard Artists Spring Show, San       Francisco, California

2014  Open Studios, Art Span Fall Show, San Francisco, California

           Group Show, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany curated by Philip Cheung 

           Open Studios, Hunter’s Point Shipyard Artists Spring Show, San Francisco, California

2013  Group Show, Holiday Show, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California

           Open Studios, Art Span  Fall show, San Francisco, California

2012  Open Studio, L.I.C, New York

2010  Open Studio, Clausen Studio, L.I. C., NY

2009  L.I.C Open Studios, Fall Show, New York, NY

2008  L.I.C  Open Studios, Fall Show, New York, NY

2007  L.I.C  Open Studios, Fall Show, New York, NY

          Summer Group Show, SVA , New York, NY

2006 Group Show, Scope NYC Gallery, New York, NY

2005  Solo Show, Super Fine, Brooklyn, NY

2004  Group Show, Nude Portraits, Barthelemy Gallery, New York, NY

2003  Group Show, “Uncrated”, Spike Gallery, New York, NY

2002  Group Show, Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

           Group Show, Super Fine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Group Show, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1996  Group Show, “Our Town”, Alex Viscio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1995  Group Show, CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY 

1993  Group Show, Mars Bar, New York, NY

1992  Group Show, Cultural Center, New York, NY

1991  Group Show, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA

 

Print Media:

Kureishi, Hanif.  “D’Accord, Baby”  The Atlantic Monthly, Sept 1996

Thompson, Rupert. “Air and Fire”  Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1994 

 

Bibliography:

1995 Homoeh, Guye, Galleries Review, The Village Voice, September page 39.

1994 Elias, David, Art in Review, Under the Volcano, Issue #3

 

Teaching Experience: 

1989-90 Academy of Art College, Teacher’s assistant, San Francisco, CA

 


 

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