Bennett Vadnais

Born in 1978 - United States


Bennett Vadnais is an American painter born in 1978.

He studied in institutions where the education was mostly traditional, he studied at the Atelier Bougie, the Water Street Atelier and the School of Fine Arts of New York.

Bennett Vadnais' work is at the limit of hyperrealism, with which he has obtained several prestigious awards thanks to which he has traveled during several years searching for new sources of inspiration.

After his return to New York, Bennet Vadnais devoted mostly to art teaching. His work is exposed in several private and group exhibitions in numerous galleries from all around the world, from Paris, New York and San Francisco to Atlanta.

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2003 The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
2002 Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, NY
2000 The Bougie Studio, Minneapolis, MN
1998 A.A., Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA

2003 Edward McDowell Travel Grant
2003 Xavier Gonzalez Travel Grant
2002 The Art Students League of New York, Scholarship
1999 American Society of Classical Realism, Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Galerie L'Oeil du Prince, Paris, France
2013 National Arts Club, “Paintings of New York” New York, NY
2013 George Billis Gallery, “Bennett Vadnais New Works” New York, NY
2009 The Atlanta Art Gallery, “New York Landscapes” Atlanta, GA
2008 KB Gallery, Recent Paintings New York, NY
2007 John Pence Gallery, “Introduction Artist” San Francisco, CA
2005 The Art Students League of NY, “McDowell Travel Grant Recipient Show” New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 George Billis Gallery, “In the City, Artist Views of New York” New York, NY
2013 Bogart Salon, “The Modest Sublime” Brooklyn, NY
2012 Galerie l’oeil du Prince, Paris, France
2012 George Billis Gallery, “City Streets II” New York, NY
2011 John Pence Gallery, “Majestic Landscapes” San Francisco, CA
2011 John Pence Gallery, “Cityscapes” San Francisco, CA
2011 Gowanus Ballroom, “Paintworks” Brooklyn, NY
2010 Chase Edwards Gallery, “Small Landscapes” Oyster Bay, NY
2010 Charity Show, Oyster Bay, NY
2009 Chase Edwards Gallery, “Rising Stars of Contemporary Realism” Oyster Bay, NY
2009 The Atlanta Art Gallery, “Landscapes” Atlanta, GA
2008 Salmagundi Club, “Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
2006 Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
2006 Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, “Slow Painting: A Deliberate Renaissance” Atlanta, GA
2006 John Pence Gallery, “Water Street Atelier Exhibition” San Francisco, CA
2006 John Pence Gallery, “Small Landscapes” San Francisco, CA
2006 Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2003 Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2001 Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX

2010-Present The Teaching Studios of Art, Brooklyn, NY
2009-Present The Teaching Studios of Art, Oyster Bay, NY
2002-2009 Long Island Academy of Fine Arts, Riverhead, NY

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