Nina Bentley Resume
University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S. in English, 1962
Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY
Chelsea Art School, London

One-Person Exhibitions

2007 Art Space, New Haven, CT.  John/Jane Project “Room for Reflection”
2006  Vassos Gallery, Silvermine Guild, CT.  “Self Improvement”
2004  Barneys New York Madison Avenue. Featured artist, Where Fashion Meets Art
2003 Jeffrey Weiss Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2001 New Britain Museum of American Art, CT: New/Now Series of American Artists
2000 Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1999 Picture This Gallery, Westport, CT
1999 Stuart Weitzman windows, Madison Avenue, NYC and Boston, MA
1998 H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan Library, CT
1995 Mort Rosenfeld Gallery, Westport Art Center, CT
1988 Galerie Werner Bommer, Zug, Switzerland
1982 Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY
1981 Rye Library, Rye, NY
1980 Courtyard Gallery, Chappaqua, NY
1979 Galerie Roswitha Benkert, Zurich, Switzerland
1978 Atelier Steiner & Cie., Baden, Switzerland


2008 Greenwich Art Society, 91st Annual Exhibit, 3rd Prize “101 Dresses”. Adam Weinberg, juror.
2005 New Haven Paint & Clay Club. Lucille Davis Prize “Maid’s Apron”
2004 Spectra ’04 National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Guild “Cutting Edge”
2001 Connecticut Women Artists 73rd Annual. First Prize: Veiled Threats.
2002 New Haven Paint and Clay 102nd. First Prize: The Good Doctors
2002 Northeast USA Silvermine Guild. MM Prize: Staid, Stayed, Stay. Ann Tempkin, juror
2000 Connecticut Women Artists 72nd Annual. MM Prize. Judith Tannenbaum, juror
1999 42nd Annual, Discovery Museum. Honorable Mention. Howardena Pindell, juror
Mattatuck Museum Biennial. Second Prize: Veiled Threats. Douglas Highland, juror
1998 GYVTA, Greenwich, CT. Featured Artist
Women’s Caucus for Art, Discovery Museum. First Prize: Climbing Shoe. Ben Ortiz, juror
Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild. Sculpture Award: Crows Over Wheat Fields.
Allan Stone, juror

Selected Group Exhibitions

Westport Arts Center, Paradox of Water.  Mary Sabbatino, juror
Greenwich Art Society 91st Annual Exhibit, Benheim Gallery, Adam Weinberg, juror
Silvermine Guild, Sight and Sound, Faith Ringold, juror
Picture This Inaugural Exhibition, nine person show.  Wendy Nylen, curator
Rye Art Center, Text Message.  Margo Clark Junkins, curator
Sacred Heart University Gallery, Contemporary Fiber
Fairfield Library art show.  Jane Sutherland, juror
John Slade Ely House, Connecticut Women Artists Exhibit.  Patricia Miranda, juror           

Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, NY.  Group Show
Art Space, New Haven, CT  “101 Dresses”  Denise Markonish, curator
Vassos Gallery, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT  “Dialog Project” a five women collaboration
Vassos Gallery, Silvermine Guild, Culture and DNA
Affordable Art Fair, New York City, a five women show
Silvermine Guild,  Collaboration with Jeanine Esposito

John Slade Ely House, Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Show, Patricia Miranda, juror

Zoe & Floyd Gallery, Seymor, CT. “Heart Mumurs”
Beauty & The Beast, Silvermine Guild
Hallbrook Group Show, Westport, CT
Westport Arts Center, “In Situ”, Sharon Kurland, curator
70th Annual Cooperstown Art Association, S. Cadwalader, juror
Silvermine Guild  5th Juried Triennial Craft USA
Katonah Museum of Art, “Artistic Fragments” Benny Andreus, juror

Connecticut Women Artists, Juried Show, Thomas J. Walsh Gallery, Fairfield, CT
Please Be Seated, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Artists Play House “The Time Out Room”, Stamford Museum

Fashion Statement: Clothing With Content, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
The Common Thread/Fiber Show, Westport Arts Center, CT. Tom Grotta, Juror
GYVTA, Benheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Boxes as Art, Flynn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Cindy Ross, curator
CWA Juried Show, Lyman Alyn Museum, New London, CT
Juried Portrait Exhibit, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
Woman’s Work, Ridgefield Guild, CT
Redemption, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT
The Backpack Project, Artspace, New Haven, CT. Helen Kauder, curator
Cycles, Jeffrey Weiss Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
New Members Exhibit, Silvermine Guild, CT
25th Annual, Ridgefield Guild, CT. William Zimmer, juror
Souvenirs of Memory, Silvermine Guild, CT. Salvador Scalora, juror

Amalgamations, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT. Eileen Doktorski, curator
GYVTA, YWCA, Greenwich, CT. Lynn Owens, curator
52nd Art of the Northeast, Silvemine Guild, CT. Bill Arning, juror
Contemporary Christian Art, Fox-Martin Fine Art Gallery, Housatonic, MD
Canton Art Association Juried Show, CT. Richard Klein, juror
Changing the Image, Westport Arts Center, CT. Pam Einarsen, curator
Breaking the Rules/Art 2001, Katonah Museum of Art, NY. Eugene Tsai, juror

1x1x1 Vision of the Millennium, Greenwich Arts Council, CT
30th New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, CT. Lauren Ross, juror
Time’s Up, Westport Arts Center, CT
51st Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild, CT. George G. King, juror
Off the Wall, Greenwich Arts Council, CT
Wearable Art Invitational, Flynn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Debra Fram, curator
A Show of Hands, Westport Historical Society, CT
GYVTA, YWCA, Greenwich, CT

Talent 1999: Allan Stone Gallery, NY, NY
64th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
41st Annual Exhibition, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT. James Monford, juror
USA Craft Today – 3rd Juried Beinnial, Silvermine Guild, CT. Jeremy Adamson, juror
Art in the Garden, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT. George Jorden, curator
Sculpture Invitational, Westport Library, CT. Howard Munce, curator

New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, CT. James Rondeau, juror
CWA 69th Annual Juried Show, New Britain Museum, CT. Judy Chicago, juror
GYVTA, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Lynn Owens, curator

New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, CT. Ann Philbin, juror
Woman’s Work, Westport Arts Center, CT

Loose Tongues and Lost Soles, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, CD
Artists Invite Artists, Art Place, Southport, CT
New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, CT. Jill Snyder, juror

35th Annual Barnum Festival, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT. James Bondeau, juror

Juried Show, Hudson River Museum, NY
Print Invitational, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

The Diner, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY. Susan Shoulet, curator

Assemblage Invitational, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

Juried Show, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, NY

Juried Shows: Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society
Cobble Hill Annual Show
Brooklyn Museum Annual Juried Show

Art of the Northeast Juried Shows, Silvermine, CT
59th 2008: Juror:  Thomas Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum, juror
53rd 2002:  Juror:   Ann Tempkin, Christine Dombrowski Award
52nd 2001:  Juror:  Bill Arning, MIT, Cambridge (mixed media award)
51st 2000:  Juror:  George G. King, Georgia O’Keefe Museum
50th 1999:  Juror:  Allan Stone, Alan Stone Gallery, NYC (award winner)
39th 1988:  Juror:  Lowery Sims, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 pieces)
35th 1984:  Juror:  Hilton Kramer
33rd 1982:  Juror:  Theodore E. Stebbins, Fine Arts Museum, Boston

Exhibits curated by Nina Bentley
2006  The Dogs of Winslow, photographic exhibit, Westport Historical Society.  Miggs Burroughs, co-curator
2004: Please Be Seated (75 artist invitational), Flynn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2003: Fashion Statement: Clothing With Content, Rye Arts Center
2002: Winners Circle, Westport Arts Center
2001: A Show of Hands (40 person show), Westport Historical Society
2000: Time’s Up (14 person show), Westport Arts Center
1999:  A Piece of Cake (14 person show), Westport Arts Center
1998: Woman’s Work (9 woman show), Westport Arts Center
1997: America (7 person show), Westport Arts Center

Selected Bibliography
Mary Gerster, The Rye Record, January 11, 2008
Lorraine Gengo, Fairfield County Weekly, September 27, 2007
Carol King, Westport News, August 31, 2007
Betty Caughlin, review.  Greenwich Times.  April 13, 2003
L.P. Streitfeld, review.  Greenwich Times.  September 7, 2003
Benjamin Genocchio, review.  NY Times, April 6, 2003
Judy Birke, review.  New Haven Register.  May 19, 2002
Kim Cooper, profile.  Westport News.  February, 2002
L.P. Streitfeld, review.  Greenwich Times.  January 20, 2002
Steve Starger, review.  Art New England, April, 2001
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  January 28, 2001
Owen McNally, review.  The Hartford Courant.  March 30, 2001
A.J. Hewat, interview.  Fairfield County Times.  April, 2001
Bess Liebenson, review.  NY Times.  April 1, 2001
Desiree Grand, review.  New Britain News.  March 1, 2001
Hank Hoffman, review.  The New Haven Advocate.  January 25, 2001
Judith Marks White, artist profile.  Westport Magazine.  December, 2000
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  May 28, 2000
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  January 2, 2000
Bess Liebenson, review.  NY Times.  November 19, 2000
Betty Tyler, review.  Minuteman.  June 22, 2000
Cara Mathews, review.  Connecticut Post.  March 13, 2000
Bess Liebenson, review.  NY Times.  December 31, 2000
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  April 25, 1999
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  June 6, 1999
Eileen Fisher, review.  Connecticut Post.  October 15, 1999
Barbara Borst, review.  Morningcalm Magazine.  January, 1997
Lee Scharf, review.  Westport Minuteman.  October 16, 1997
Amanda Killian, review.  The Tattler. College of New Rochelle.  1988
Kathie Beals, review.  Gannet Westchester Newspapers.  November 6, 1988
Kathie Beals, review.  Gannet Westchester Newspapers.  February 28, 1988
Carol Zahorski, profile.  Gannett Westchester Newspapers.  May 1, 1988
Pius Sidler, review.  Zuger Nachrichten, Switzerland.  October 24, 1988
Vivian Raynor, review.  NY Times.  February 14, 1988
William Zimmer, review.  NY Times.  December 7, 1986
Elizabeth Kolbert, review.  NY Times. Novembe 28, 1986
Maura Concannon, profile.  Spotlight Magazine, 1981
Arlene Weiss, profile. Spotlight Magazine. September, 1981
Aargauer Volksblatt, March, 1977
M.H. review, Badener Tagblatt., Switzerland. March 19, 1977

Associations and Memberships
Trustee, Silvermine Guild of Artists
Member, Silvermine Guild of Artists
Connecticut Graphic Arts Association
Women’s Caucus for the Arts
Connecticut Women Artists Association
New England Paint & Clay Club
Westport Arts Center Board Member

Selected Commissions (life-size fiberglass sculptures)
1999 COW PARADE, Stamford, CT Triple Salcow
2000 CAR PARADE, Stamford, CT Lemon and Cattlelac
2001 STAR PARADE, Norwalk, CT Starry, Starry Night

Bankers Trust Company
Manufacturers Hanover Trust
Chemical Bank
Swedish Consulate
Mr. & Mrs. van Ligten
Mr. & Mrs. Lindvall
Mr. & Mrs. Amrein
Mr. & Mrs. Ammann
Mr. Girsberger
Dr. jur. J.J. Müller
Mr. G. Kramm
Dr. A. Barzelli
Mr. & Mrs. B. Larsson
Mr. & Mrs. A. Hackel
Mrs. Liedel
Ms. Tschudi
Mr. H. Wenger
Mrs. O. Steiner
Mrs. F. Garland

Mr. & Mrs. J. Stahl
Dr. & Mrs. Tatham
Mr. & Mrs. D. Cronin

Mr. & Mrs. J. Prising
Mr. & Mrs. Gunterberg
Mr. Dätweiler
Mrs. Birrer

Mr. & Mrs. Actis-Grande

Mr. & Mrs. C. Dominguez

New Britain Museum of American Art
Westport Public Schools’ Permanent Art Collection
Mr. Malcolm Forbes, Jr.
Mr. Ben Ortiz
Ms. Marci Nusbaum
Mr. & Mrs. D. Collins
Mr. & Mrs. N. Prior, Jr.
Mr. G. Jordan
Mr. & Mrs. J. Tully
Mr. & Mrs. N. Warner
Mr. & Mrs. F. Steinberg
Mr. & Mrs. P. Millock
Mr. & Mrs. C. Monahan
Mr. & Mrs. A. Clark
Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler
Mr. & Mrs. A. Gerster
Mr. & Mrs. Zuckerman
Ms. Jane Brody
Mr. & Mrs. G. Monick
Mr. & Mrs. W. McNee
Mr. Charles Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. J. Whittemore
Mr. & Mrs. R. Walter
Ms. Lorna Wendt
Mr. & Mrs. S. Becker
Ms. Iris Simon
Mr. & Mrs. J. Holman
Mr. Steve Lance
Ms. Ginger Ivey
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Weitzman
Ms. Hope Hageman
Mr. & Mrs. C. Halper
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bellman
Ms. J. Esposito
Mr. & Mrs. R. Pauker
Kim Cooper
Miggs Burroughs

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