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Ron Bennett is a Louisiana based artist in the New Orleans area who is currently a founding member of the Second Story Gallery in New Orleans. He received a BFA from Louisiana Tech university and an MFA from East Carolina University and continues to teach in the New Orleans area. He has exhibited in various National and regional Juried and invitational shows and is represented in various private and institutional collections. Exhibition venues include the New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Barristers Gallery, Jonathan Ferrera Gallery, The Front gallery (NOLA),Wellington B Gray Gallery, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, Austin Peay University ,University of Mobile, Englewood Colorado Center for the Arts, University of Pesque Isle Maine, Rocky Mount Center for the Arts, St. Tammany Arts Association and the Baton Rouge Gallery, He has also received a Louisiana Fellowship from the State of Louisiana and various artists grants.
My work entails taking various elements from source material (pictorial, literary, historical, or observational)
and transforming these through materials into an image that engages, confounds, and ultimately resonates with the viewer hopefully creating more questions than answers.
My favorite quote by Matisse-"Whoever wishes to devote himself to painting should begin by cutting out his own tongue."
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