Rebecca Bennett

Rebecca Bennett

Austin, TX, United States

About Rebecca Bennett

Originally from New Jersey, in the “garden” part of the Garden State, I made my way to Austin, TX via CA, CO, MO, and KY in 1997. I began a professional art career in 2002 when after painting in a tiled bathroom, my husband and two sons rented studio space for me outside my home for Christmas. I've studied studio and art history throughout my life in art schools and during my BS degree.
My work can be seen in corporate, hotel, residential, and hospitality settings across the US and Europe.
If you're in Austin, come see me at Canopy, a complex in the heart of East Austin's art scene. The complex houses art studios, galleries, creative businesses and retail.

My artist statement:

Using the sensual qualities of oil, I create layered abstractions which explore the dynamics of color, line, and texture. The viewer is encouraged by their abstraction to interpret their experience of the work rather than the work itself.
My work is born of a manipulation of oil paint while the canvas lies on a flat, horizontal surface. I use brushes, palette knife, and/or mineral spirits to move the color. The paint and oil create jewels of sensual, layered, vibrant, color which move on the canvas. Using viscous liquid mediums allows me to explore this movement and fluidity.
Recently, I have enjoyed incorporating the horizon line. What emerges is a piece that is abstract but recalls the landscape.
My process is one in which the artist and the paint are equal partners negotiating the surface of the canvas as if the paint had animate qualities.

Education

Union College, Schenectady, NY
BS Psychology

Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
MSW work

Events

Upcoming:

TOAF Online Studios Dallas edition.

Austin Studio Tour Nov.14,15,21,22 Virtual Edition of Austin's E.A.S.T


Yay! TOAF Dallas Sept.19-22 Booth 129
Come see me!

E.A.S.T November 16,17 & 23,24 11-6
East Austin Studio Tour
Find me at Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702 Bldg. 1 Studio 111

"The Meta Garden"
Georgetown Art Center
Georgetown, TX
January 2020
I'll be exhibiting work in my Meta Bloom collection.

Exhibitions

Here is where some of my work has landed in collections.


Sprinkle Law Firm, Austin, TX
Deloitte & Touche , San Antonio TX
Boyar Miller Law Firm, Houston TX
Ernst & Young, Austin, TX
Key Energy Corporate Headquarters, Houston, TX
Skokie Marriott, Skokie, ILL
The Atlantis, Bahamas
GasRock, Houston, TX
Omega, Austin, TX
Dell Children Center, Austin, TX
Cedar Park Regional Center, Cedar Park, TX
Desert Springs Marriott, Palm Springs, CA
Yardley Salon and Spa, San Antonio, TX
Sarasota Hyatt, Sarasota, FL
Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL
Las Vegas MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
Bar Mar St. Regis, Bahamas
Peachtree City Dolce, Atlanta, GA
Scottsdale Marriott, Scottsdale, AZ
Chicago Wacker, Chicago, IL
Harrah’s, Atlantic City, NJ
Ritz, Atlanta, GA
Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
Marriott, Houston, TX
SMSC Austin, TX
700 Lavaca, Austin, TX
360 Condos, Austin,TX
Sabine, Austin, TX
Orlando Hyatt, Austin, TX
Austonian, Austin,TX
Longhorn Village, Austin,TX
Texas State School of Nursing, Round Rock, TX
Oasis Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
University Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Austonian, Austin,TX
Hyatt Place, USA locations
Bazaarvoice Corporate Headquarters, Austin, TX
Charles Schwab Regional Headquarters, Austin, TX
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