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John Bent
updated: 06/22/2009
website: www.johncharlesbent.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Godot (Indoor Garden Series)
Gathering Half the Deep
Victoria (Wallpaper)
Untitled
Transference
Untitled (nex)
Stockboy Soul
Woven
Parallel Lines
She Doesn't Know Why
Agony and Excema
Subspace biographies
Flowered (Indoor Garden Series)
Yorick
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  anatomy, biomorphic
 
 
Godot (Indoor Garden Series) by John Bent
Godot (Indoor Garden Series)
Gouache, ink, collage on paper
2009
15 " x  11 " 
Gathering Half the Deep by John Bent
Gathering Half the Deep
Acrylic, gouache on paper
2009
20" x  16" 
Victoria (Wallpaper) by John Bent
Victoria (Wallpaper)
Acrylic, gouache on paper
2009
20" x  16" 
Untitled by John Bent
Untitled
Silkscreen on paper
2009
20" x  16" 
Transference by John Bent
Transference
silkscreen on paper
2009
15" x  11" 
Untitled (nex) by John Bent
Untitled (nex)
silkscreen on paper
2009
15" x  11" 
Stockboy Soul by John Bent
Stockboy Soul
Acrylic, gouache on paper
2009
15" x  11.5" 
Woven by John Bent
Woven
Acrylic, gouache on panel
2009
16" x  23" 
Parallel Lines by John Bent
Parallel Lines
Acrylic, gouache on panel
2009
23" x  16" 
She Doesn't Know Why by John Bent
She Doesn't Know Why
Acrylic, gouache on panel
2009
23" x  16" 
Agony and Excema by John Bent
Agony and Excema
Gouache, enamel on panel
2009
15" x  11" 
Subspace biographies by John Bent
Subspace biographies
Gouache, enamel on panel
2009
20" x  16" 
Flowered (Indoor Garden Series) by John Bent
Flowered (Indoor Garden Series)
Gouache, ink, collage on paper
2009
14 " x  10 " 
Yorick by John Bent
Yorick
Gouache on paper
2008
15" x  11" 
Untitled  by John Bent
Untitled
Gouache, ink on paper
2008
20" x  20" 

Artist Statement
In my work, I deconstruct and reassemble the human figure. Working within the framework of traditional figurative painting (portraiture and allegorical narrative paintings), collage, and abstraction, I'm interested in exploring how we construct our identity, the way the surface is used to conceal the inside and how our "insides" can sneak up, bubble forth, and remind us of the dichotomies and contradictions we all dwell in.

Artist Bio / CV

John Bent
838 Whalley Ave., Apt. 4
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203)389-0275
E-mail: Bentillustration@gmail.com

Education:
M.F.A.  2006   Studio Art   Rutgers University
B.F.A.   2003   Printmaking  University of Connecticut
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions:

2009        

Sensual/Grotesque: John Bent and Tracy Walter Ferry, Albertus Magnus University, New Haven, CT.

2008       

Suspended Animation 1 & 2, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2004            

 New Prints and Paintings, Windham Art Center, Willimantic, CT  

Group Exhibitions:

2009        

Up  & Coming: New Printmakers Make Their Mark, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ    
Sketchbook Project, Arthouse, Atlanta, GA.
2008               

New Faculty Exhibition, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT

AIRS, Curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak and Todd Jokl, Artspace, New Haven, CT                  

2007                        

10th Annual City Wide Open Studios, Artspace, New Haven, CT.
Implode,  Hello my name is Galery, New Haven, CT.
Invasive Exotics, presented by Artspace at The New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, CT.
Flatfile:  Recent Additions, Artspace, New Haven, CT.  
Real pARTy,  Real Art Ways,  Hartford, CT.
 Will 100 Artists Please Draw a 1950 Model Ford From Memory, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonson, Canada   

2006          

9th Annual City Wide Open Studios, Artspace,  New Haven, CT   Print Zero: Portfolio IV,  travelling exhibition shown at:
Sev Shoon Gallery, Seattle, WA
Old Inlet Printmakers, Homer, AK
Basil Howard Gallery, Portland, OR
Rainbow Gallery at The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Fresh Meat, Shorline Institue of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
Disconnect the Dots, Dew Art Gallery, New London, CT
Big Block Portfolio Exchange Exhibition, Philagrafika Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Rutgers University Gallery
          New Brunswick, NJ
2005    

Works On Paper, Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Faculty Exhibition, Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper: New Work, Rutgers Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2004   

First Year Exhibition, Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Community School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, Windham Art Center, Willimantic, CT