Trudy Benson (b. 1985 in Richmond, VA) received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria; Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; SUNNY, New York, NY; Massif Central, Brussels, Belgium; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; and Ceysson & Bénétière, Saint-Étienne, France.
Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY; m.simons, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY; Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Gaa Projects, Cologne, Germany; and The Hole, East Hampton, NY.
Benson’s work may be found in the collections of the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon; Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, New York, NY; Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA; and the Susan and Michael Hort Collection, New York, NY.
The artist lives and works in Newburgh, NY.
Lauren Nickou reviews Trudy Benson's exhibition Plastic Paintings at Galerie Krinzinger.
Trudy Benson's Kintsugi (2021) is available to bid on in the Rema Hort Mann Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala Silent Benefit Auction 2022.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is delighted to announce its representation of Trudy Benson.
Reminiscent of 1980s computer graphics and early image manipulation programs, Benson’s abstract paintings form a digital language that elicit sensations of nostalgia. What distinguishes Benson’s work from digital image-making techniques of the past is her attention to the experience of seeing and handling the dynamic nature of paint. As an artist, Trudy Benson recognizes the importance of referencing the past while also positioning herself in a place to move and grow beyond the history in which her work developed.