'But while Benson acknowledges this digital legacy, so too does she stage a small act of resistance against the cold, two-dimensionality of the screen. Repeatedly, her work applies pressure to its own surface, pushing up and out of its skin via forceful acrylic schmears, angular lacerations and interconnected slugs of paint piped directly from the tube." - Harry Thorne
Trudy Benson is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1985. She received an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Sperone Westwater, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Centre d'Art Meymac, France; and Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX. She has had solo exhibitions at LOYAL, Stockholm; Team (bungalow), Los Angeles; Lyles & King, New York; Lisa Cooley, New York; Half Gallery, New York; Ceysson & Bénétière, Saint-Étienne, Luxembourg and Paris, and Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, and Modern Painters, among others. She is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery; SUNNY NY; LOYAL; Ribordy Contemporary; and Ceysson & Bénétière.