Myles Bennett

Myles Bennett CV

Myles Bennett is interested in the intersection of architectural drawings, 18th century landscape paintings, and the organized space of woven and raw canvas. For centuries, canvas has been stretched, primed, and conditioned for the creation of a multitude of genres of paintings, has been left bare, has been painted all white and all black, has been gridded with graphite, and has represented what we understand to be a picture plane. It is not that Bennett’s work subverts this, but enters into the conversation of what is a picture plane. His explorative process has led to figurative paintings, sculpture, photography, minimalist and maximalist drawings, and various forms of abstraction that combine these diverse mediums, all delving into what lies within and underneath this historic material. Whether the process lends itself to drawing lines guided by the canvas grain, inking into the cotton fibers, or the precise extraction of the canvas’s warp, leaving the weft behind, all tactics seek to fuse the artist’s curiosities and the surface’s condition into an aesthetic balancing act.

b. 1983, Nashville, TN

BFA Rhode Island School of Design, 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Architecture

Linescape 2, Haas Contemporary, Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY.

Linescaped, Haas Contemporary, Scope Art Fair, Maimim FL.

Sensible Landscapes, Galerie Tangerine, Nashville, TN. Weight And Line, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

The Captive, Victori-Mo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibition at MC Gallery, NY, NY.

Myles Bennett: A 21st Century Luddite Bennett Galleries: Nashville, TN. New Work Think Gallery: New York, NY.

Unsubsantial Territories; Potion Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Art Market, with Pamela Walsh Gallery, San Francisco, Ca Emerging, Lafontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids,MI
A Tournament of Lies, Wassaic Art Project, Wassaic, NY Art Rotterdam, with Rutger Brandt Gallery, Rotterdamn, NL.

11/29-12/4 Liminal, Lafontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Elements, Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN.
A proposition of the Unknown, Espositivo Gallery, Madrid, ES.

Kips Bay Showhouse, curated by Benjamin Vandiver, NY, NY.

‘Art on Paper’ fair, pier 26 with Victori-Mo Contemporary NY, NY. 20"x16", curated by Geoffrey Young at Morgan Lehman, NY, NY
Silo Room, curated by Courtney Johnson at Track One, Nashville, TN XXL Abstract, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Bushwick, Ground Floor Galleries, Brooklyn, NY
‘From the Land of Everywhere’, Victori Contemporary at Birnam Wood/Galleries, NY, NY. Art Wynwood with Victori Contemporary, Miami, FL.
Scope Basel with Victori Contemporary, Basel, Switzerland

Cut Up: Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.
Altered Affect: Myles Bennettt and Timothy Gasbarro, curated by May Shetrit, Brooklyn, NY. 
New York launch of Red, White, and View: Wix Lounge, NY, NY.

Art Basel Open House: MAC Art Gallery, Miami, FL.
Additional Matter: Lyons Wier Gallery Project, Chelsea, New York, NY. Room for Interpretation: Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN.
Nathan and Myles - In Time Out: Cheap Storage, Brooklyn, NY. Re:Materialize: Re:Creative, NY, NY.

Little Deaths: Ana Garces Kiley and Myles Bennett: Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY. The Business of Aura: Broadway Gallery, NY, NY.
New Year, New Work, New Faces: Storefront, Brooklyn, NY.

Overlap: Elga Wimmer Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
Will it happen: Elga Wimmer Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
“Improvisations” Spread Art ’09 Group Show: Brooklyn, NY
Belmont University: Nashville, TN
Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative (ACAC): Little Rock, Ark - Group Show - 3/11. Texas A&M University:College Station, TX - Group Show
Book People: Austin, TX
Art On 5th: Austin, TX
Dogwood Arts Festival - Knoxville, TN- juried exhibition - Best in Show

Work Sold to ‘Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund Painting Collection, Tennessee State Museum.’
BETA Spaces: Inside / Out: Brooklyn, NY
RISD Biennial 2008, Juried: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY. * Touch Structures. Bennett Galleries. Nashville, TN.
Rymer Gallery with band ‘Quote’ release party: July 12, Nashville, TN.

Here and Now. Copy Gallery curated by Luren Jenisen. Philadelphia, PA. Mango Group Show, curated by John Brown, Nashville, TN.
Artrageous, Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN.
Art 45, Metro Spirit. Augusta, GA.
Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects Gallery, New York, NY.

Small Show. Bennett Galleries, curated by Beth Hardcastle, Nashville, TN. Art 45, Arts in the Heart. Augusta, GA.

Gallery Agniel. Opening display curated by Sara Agniel, Providence, RI.