Sunday, May 19, 2024

Trudy Benson

Trudy Benson

Trudy Benson received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in 2010 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007.

She has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria; Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; SUNNY, New York; Massif Central, Brussels, Belgium; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; and Ceysson & Bénétière, Saint-Étienne, France.

Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna, Austria; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY; m.simons, Amsterdam; Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; and Gaa Projects, Cologne, Germany.

Benson’s work may be found in the collections of the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon; Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, New York; Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY; Portland Museum of Art, ME; Saatchi Gallery, London; Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA; and the Susan and Michael Hort Collection, New York.

The artist lives and works in Newburgh, NY.

In a departure from her first exhibition with Miles McEnery Gallery in October 2021, Benson’s compositions have turned to emphasize fine line work made with an airbrush. From afar, warped planes buzz with motion; when the viewer steps closer, densely-scribbled marks are revealed as the source rather than solid blocks of color. The paintings are rendered in color combinations from monochromatic palettes to power clashing hues, creating harmony in the unexpected.

Trudy Benson, A Cross Across, 2023 Acrylic and oil on canvas 34 x 40 inches 86.4 x 101.6 cm
Trudy Benson, Radiant Sky, 2023, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 80 inches, 152.4 x 203.2 cm
Trudy Benson, Tests Her Limits, 2022, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 61 x 77 inches, 154.9 x 195.6 cm
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  1. […] Trudy Benson joined us to discuss her show, XTATIC, on view at Miles McEnery Gallery until May 11. This exhibition of paintings draws its title from the look of computer art, with much of the work demonstrating orthogonal imagery – that is, images that involve right angles as opposed to softer lines. The second half of the title, static, can bring to mind something that is energetic but at the same time droning. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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