TRUDY BENSON

Born 1985, Richmond, VA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION
2010
MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2007
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

Cuts, Paints, team(bungalow), Venice, CA 

Closer Than They Appear, Lyles & King, New York, NY 

Infinite Spiral, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece 

2017

TT52, Lyles & King, New York, NY, with Yann Gerstberger

Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva 

Garden in Motion, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris 

2016

Cosmicomics, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg

Spooky Action at a Distance, Half Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Shapes of Things, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY 

Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY, with Russell Tyler 

East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, New York, with Russell Tyler

2013

PAINT, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Actual/Virtual, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Space Jam, Freight + Volume, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

New Edition: Print from the Past, Present, and Future at Pratt, curated by Caitlin Riordan and Grayson Cox, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Rise, RIBORDY THETAZ, Geneva, Switzerland

Le ciel, l’eau, les dauphins, la vierge, les flics, le sang des nobles, l’ONU, l’Europe, les casques bleus, Facebook,

Twitter; Forde, Geneva, Switzerland

2018

MOONDOG, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, NY

10 Years in Luxembourg, Ceysson & Bénétière, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss, Pablo's Birthday, New York, NY

Group Exhibition, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Come as You Are, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, CA 

Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York, NY

Pro-Forma: Context and Meaning in Abstraction, Work Release Gallery, Norfolk, VA, curated by Vittorio Colaizzi

Unobstructed Views, Hawkins Ferry House, Grosse Point Shores, MI

2016

Bodacioussss, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Re-Planetizer, Regina Rex, NY, curated by The Pit

Splotch, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

The City & The City, Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Non Figuration - un regain d'Intérêt?, Centre d'art, Meymac, France

9999, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age, The Art Gallery at the College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

curated by Mauro Zamora

2015

PaintersNYC, Páramo, Guadalajara, MX; and Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX

Feed the Meter, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

Let's Go Away for Awhile, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY (curated by Erik den Breejen and Maria Calandra)

Swingers WKND, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Tribble & Mancenido)

Anti-Fair, Harper's Books popup at the Carlyle Hotel, New York

Post-Analog Painting, The Hole, New York, NY

2014 

Go With the Flow, The Hole, New York, NY

Sunscreen, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 

OK Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, ACME, LA, CA; and DCKT, New York, NY

This One's Optimistic, Pincushion, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT 

Material Images, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, NY 

The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2013

Merge Visible, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

SPLAZITCH, Side Effects Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Paint On, Paint Off, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY 

Windows, Denny Gallery, New York, NY 

XSTRACTION, The Hole, New York, NY

Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 
2012

Aggro Crag, Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY

Where My Cones At?, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Double Break, San Diego, CA
Pratt Alumni Painters, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
Spindles, curated by Adam Mignanelli, Kinfolk Studios, Brooklyn, NY

WET WET, curated by the BLAAAHg, Brooklyn, NY
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation New Acquisitions and Prints, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
2010
Behind the Green Door, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Pratt MFA Exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Fervor, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Down Below It’s Chaos, ArtJail, New York, NY
A Piece, LABA Artists’ Space at the 14th Street Y, New York, NY
2008
Refinement, Aswoon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Studio 23 Presents LOL the CommandP BFF 4EVA Portfolio, Transmission Gallery, Richmond, VA
Transmission Introduces Studio 23, Transmission Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007
24/7 Fire in the Hole, Plant Zero Art Center, Richmond, VA

 

AWARDS/HONORS
2014, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Nominee

2012, Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

 


PRESENTATIONS

2018, 20 Questions with Trudy Benson, Pratt Institute

2016, Image Tech Panel, The College of New Jersey

2015, Guest Critic, Bruce High Quality Foundation University

2014, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

2013, Visiting Artist Lecture, Alfred University 

2013, Artist Talk, Brooklyn Artist Space

2012, MFA Alumni Panel Series, Pratt Institute

2012, Visiting Artist Lecture, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art

2011, Guest Lecture, Pratt Institute

 


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Schwendener, Martha, Trudy Benson, The New York Times, September 20, 2018.

Miranda, Carolina A., Datebook: Ethereal Architecture, 35 Years of Assemblage, and a Work That Spans a

Quarter-mile, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2018.

Miah, Riad, Trudy Benson - Moving Forward By Looking Into the Past, Art Savvy, October 30, 2018.

Cascone, Sarah, Editors' Picks: 12 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week, artnet.com, September 25.

9 Art Events to Attend in NYC This Week, ARTnews, August 27, 2018.

Trudy Benson, Closer Than They Appear, TimeOut New York, August 26, 2018.

Wrathall, Claire, Young Americans, Christie's Magazine, June - July 2018.

Stopa, Jason, Painting as Total Environment, Hyperallergic, January 6, 2018.

2017

Colaizzi, Vittorio, Robert Ryman, Phaidon, 2017.

Cain, Abigail, Microsoft Paint's Influence on Artists Is Bigger Than You Might Think, Artsy Editorial, August 8, 2017.

Le Gouic, Jean-Claude, Trudy Benson, une peinture cultivée et osée, lacritique.org, May 4, 2017.

Jurek, Irena, An Interview with Painter Trudy Benson: Loving the Smell of Paint, Art F City, February 22, 2017.

Interview: Trudy Benson, ArtofChoice.club, January 23, 2017.

2016

Campbell, Andrianna, Dash, Fragment, Bracket, Even Magazine no. 5, Fall 2016.

Cohen, Alina, The Art World's Most Daring - And Fun - Season, New York Times T Magazine, July 28, 2016.

Halle, Howard, 10 NYC Artists 35 and Under You Should Know, TimeOut New York, June 24, 2016.

Lee, Nathaniel, Trudy Benson, Critic's Picks, Artforum.com, June 3, 2016.

Colaizzi, Vittorio, Joan Thorne, Analytic Ecstasy, Woman's Art Journal, Spring/Summer 2016.

Herriman, Kat, How Five New York Art Couples Share Space, New York Times T Magazine, February 11, 2016.

2015.

Campbell, Andrianna, Frank Stella, Artforum.com, November 27, 2015.

Hogue, Chelsea, Summer is Over and We're All Going to Die, Autre Magazine, September 23, 2015.

Kopel, Dana, Tangible Textures: Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler at Retrospective Gallery, Modern Painters,

November 2015.

Maine, Stephen, Trudy Benson, ARTnews, Summer 2015.

Trudy Benson: Shapes of Things, Time Out New York, April 1, 2015.

Goleas, Janet, Shed a Little, Blinnk.blogspot.com, June, 21, 2015.

Johnson, Paddy and Corinna Kirsch, We Went to Lisa Cooley and Thierry Goldberg: Good Painting, Bad Painting,

ArtFCity.com, April 30, 2015.

Frederick, Jeff, Exhibition Review: Trudy Benson “Shapes of Things” Lisa Cooley, Wallscrawler.blogspot.com,

May 1, 2015.

2014

Johnson, Halley, 11 Must-See Works at NADA Miami Beach, Artsy.net, December 5, 2014.

Consumer Reports: Trudy Benson, ARTnews, November 19, 2014.

Grayson, Kathy, Kathy Grayson's Punk Girl Power Painters, i-D Magazine, August 22, 2014.

Indrisek, Scott, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows: "Go With the Flow" and More, ArtInfo.com, August 7, 2014.

Micchelli, Thomas, The Familiar, the Boisterous, the Unexpected, and the Absurd, Hyperallergic.com, August 2, 2014.

One Burning Question with Trudy Benson, NY Arts, June 6, 2014.

Luke, Ben, Abstract America Today, exhibition review, London Evening Standard, May 28, 2014.

This Week's Best New Art, Time Out London, May 27, 2014.

Artist of the Week: Trudy Benson, LVL3media.com, February 10, 2014.

2013

Rosenberg, Karen, Trudy Benson: Paint, The New York Times, May 9, 2013.

Rivers, Tina, Windows, Critic's Picks, Artforum.com, November 19, 2013.

Goings On About Town: Short List, The New Yorker, June 3, 2013.

Brito, Maria, In the Studio with Trudy Benson, outtherenyc.com, December 14, 2013.

Stopa, Jason, Trudy Benson and the Nature of Paint, Whitewall Magazine, May 31, 2013.

Michelli, Thomas, Running the Gamut: Trudy Benson's Flamboyant Restraint, Hyperallergic, May 4, 2013.

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss, Art in America, May 2, 2013.

Trudy Benson: Digital You Can Touch, Lancia Trendvisions, April 10, 2013.

Stopa, Jason, Whitehot Watch: April 2013, Whitehot, April 2013.

Chapline, Jonathan, Trudy Benson - Navy Yard, #ffffff Walls, 2013.

Markus, Liz, Liz Markus Art Diary April 28 2013, Huffington Post Blog, April 28, 2013.
Johnson, Paddy, 8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30, The L Magazine, March 2013.

Studio Cats, Modern Painters, February 2013.
2012

Cover Image: NY Arts, Vol. 19, Fall 2012.

40 Under 40: Pratt's Rising Stars, PRATTFOLIO, Fall/Winter 2012.

Crowley, Huey, Studio Visit: Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler, Beautiful Decay, December 25, 2012.

Cox, Steven, In Dialogue: Trudy Benson Interview, Hunted Projects, December 2012.

40 Under 40: Pratt's Rising Stars, PRATTFOLIO, Fall/Winter 2012.
​Keeting, Zachary, Trudy Benson, September 2012, Gorky's Granddaughter, September 10, 2012.

Meier, Allison, One-Line Reviews: Our Staff's Pithy Takes On "This Nameless Spectacle," "The Feverish Library," And Other Gallery Shows, ArtInfo.com, September 7, 2012.

Indrisek, Scott.  Trudy Benson: Studio Visit, Modern Painters Daily, September 4, 2012.

Meier, Allison, Three Summer MFA Shows Tackle Painting and its Discontent, Hyperallergic, July 26, 2012. 

​On the Up: Contemporary Artists We're Tipping for Success, Trudy Benson, Modern Edition, June 2012

The Digital Canvas: New Technology and 21st Century Painting, Modern Edition, May/June 2012
Harnish, Tracey. Not Dead Yet: Ten Questions – This Week – Trudy Benson, Huffington Post, March 8, 2012.
Scott, Ron. Contemporary Painting at Oakland University Gallery, art HOPPER, January 18, 2012
Wolin, R. Joseph. Trudy Benson: Review, ARTnews, January 2012
Indrisek, Scott. Reviews In Brief: New York, Modern Painters, January 2012
2011
Keltner, Daniel Levis. Actual Virtual: The works of Trudy Benson, Precipitate Journal of the New Environmental Imagination, December 2011
Stauffer, Tema. Trudy Benson; the Making of Actual/Virtual,The Mana Log, October 2011
Vargas, Mauricio. Interview : Trudy Benson, the BLAAAHg, October 12, 2011
Baker, R.C. Fall Arts: Art Picks, Village Voice, September 7, 2011
2010
Brennan, Michael. In Conversation: Michael Brennan Interviews, Trudy Benson, NY Arts, Fall 2010
Trudy Benson “Space Jam”, New York Art Beat, May 18, 2010
Kalm, James. Trudy Benson at Freight + Volume, The James Kalm Report, May 17, 2010
Nathan, Emily. Material Girl, ArtSlant, May 16, 2010
Indrisek, Scott. Trudy Benson, Modern Painters, May 13, 2010
Space Jam, Fecal Face Dot Com, May 2010
 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Susan and Michael Hort

Beth Rudin DeWoody

Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY

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