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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

KEITH BENTLEY

KEITH BENTLEY

Artist Work

Lead Tears
2012
re-purposed resin figure, lead, plaster, paint
24" x 11" x 8"
Untitled #2(Borghese Series)
2012-2013
re-purposed cast chalk figurines, plastic, steel, rubber
11" x 8" x 5" (average size)
Untitled (boy)
2012
fiberglass, plaster, wood, paint, steel, rubber, leather
50" x 25" x 25"
Untitled (for Louise)
2013
re-purposed resin lawn sculpture, plaster, and rubber.
35" x 18" x 20"
Float
2012
re-purposed resin figure, plastic floats, paint, plaster and steel
34" x 15" x 10"
The Widow
2012
re-purposed ceramic, hand knit mohair
20" x 6" x 6"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2014

Artist Statement

The art of Keith W. Bentley is shaped as much by the artist’s east-coast heritage as it is by his love for the inorganic and the morbid. Born in Burlington, Vermont and raised just over the Canadian Border in New Brunswick, his multi-disciplinary approach and bizarre use of materials seek to immortalize bodies and practices that have since passed: everything from dead animals and salvaged industrial objects, to the most obscure of Victorian traditions. Currently dividing his time between Toronto and Baltimore, his works have been exhibited throughout North America and are currently making their way into public and private collections worldwide.

Artist Bio

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
2012 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007 – Cauda Equina, Reflections in Miniature, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibition (selected)
2013 – PhysiogNONomy, Catonsville Art Gallery, Catonsville, Maryland
2012-2013: Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
2012 – Sondheim Award Semi Final Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 – in-organic, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2010 – Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010 – 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – Accumulations, b42 Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2008 – Fiberworks’08 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Gallery, Ontario
2007 – BIG FIBER little fiber, Gladstone Hotel’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2004 – Accumulations, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Publications
Bentley’s work has been featured in publications and blogs around the globe. Some of these are (selected) New York Times (USA) , New Yorker Magazine (USA) , Sculpture Magazine (USA) , UK Crafts Magazine (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), VECO (China) and NuktaArt (Pakistan)

Residency
2011 – Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship Award Winner), Johnson, Vt
2009 – White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia,

Art Fairs
2013 – AQUA, Miami, USA (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – artMRKT San Francisco (plm Gallery)
2010, 2011- Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (plm Gallery)
2011 – The Armory Show, New York NY (Art Dealers Assoc. of Canada)

Other
2009 – present: Designer for Red Spruce Rugs, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010-2011: board of directors, White Rabbit Project, Nova Scotia, CanadaSolo Exhibitions (selected)
2012 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007 – Cauda Equina, Reflections in Miniature, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibition (selected)
2013 – PhysiogNONomy, Catonsville Art Gallery, Catonsville, Maryland
2012-2013: Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
2012 – Sondheim Award Semi Final Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 – in-organic, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2010 – Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010 – 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – Accumulations, b42 Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2008 – Fiberworks’08 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Gallery, Ontario
2007 – BIG FIBER little fiber, Gladstone Hotel’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2004 – Accumulations, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Publications
Bentley’s work has been featured in publications and blogs around the globe. Some of these are (selected) New York Times (USA) , New Yorker Magazine (USA) , Sculpture Magazine (USA) , UK Crafts Magazine (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), VECO (China) and NuktaArt (Pakistan)

Residency
2011 – Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship Award Winner), Johnson, Vt
2009 – White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia,

Art Fairs
2013 – AQUA, Miami, USA (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – artMRKT San Francisco (plm Gallery)
2010, 2011- Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (plm Gallery)
2011 – The Armory Show, New York NY (Art Dealers Assoc. of Canada)

Other
2009 – present: Designer for Red Spruce Rugs, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010-2011: board of directors, White Rabbit Project, Nova Scotia, CanadaSolo Exhibitions (selected)
2012 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007 – Cauda Equina, Reflections in Miniature, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibition (selected)
2013 – PhysiogNONomy, Catonsville Art Gallery, Catonsville, Maryland
2012-2013: Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
2012 – Sondheim Award Semi Final Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 – in-organic, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2010 – Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010 – 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – Accumulations, b42 Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2008 – Fiberworks’08 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Gallery, Ontario
2007 – BIG FIBER little fiber, Gladstone Hotel’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2004 – Accumulations, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Publications
Bentley’s work has been featured in publications and blogs around the globe. Some of these are (selected) New York Times (USA) , New Yorker Magazine (USA) , Sculpture Magazine (USA) , UK Crafts Magazine (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), VECO (China) and NuktaArt (Pakistan)

Residency
2011 – Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship Award Winner), Johnson, Vt
2009 – White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia,

Art Fairs
2013 – AQUA, Miami, USA (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – artMRKT San Francisco (plm Gallery)
2010, 2011- Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (plm Gallery)
2011 – The Armory Show, New York NY (Art Dealers Assoc. of Canada)

Other
2009 – present: Designer for Red Spruce Rugs, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010-2011: board of directors, White Rabbit Project, Nova Scotia, CanadaSolo Exhibitions (selected)
2012 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 – New Works, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007 – Cauda Equina, Reflections in Miniature, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibition (selected)
2013 – PhysiogNONomy, Catonsville Art Gallery, Catonsville, Maryland
2012-2013: Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
2012 – Sondheim Award Semi Final Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 – in-organic, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2010 – Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010 – 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, plm Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – Accumulations, b42 Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2008 – Fiberworks’08 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Gallery, Ontario
2007 – BIG FIBER little fiber, Gladstone Hotel’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2004 – Accumulations, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Publications
Bentley’s work has been featured in publications and blogs around the globe. Some of these are (selected) New York Times (USA) , New Yorker Magazine (USA) , Sculpture Magazine (USA) , UK Crafts Magazine (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), VECO (China) and NuktaArt (Pakistan)

Residency
2011 – Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship Award Winner), Johnson, Vt
2009 – White Rabbit Open Air Arts Project, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia,

Art Fairs
2013 – AQUA, Miami, USA (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (Lonsdale Gallery)
2013 – artMRKT San Francisco (plm Gallery)
2010, 2011- Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada (plm Gallery)
2011 – The Armory Show, New York NY (Art Dealers Assoc. of Canada)

Other
2009 – present: Designer for Red Spruce Rugs, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010-2011: board of directors, White Rabbit Project, Nova Scotia, Canada