b. 1980; Westwood, NJ

 Bethany Czarnecki creates abstract paintings that project an atmospheric sense of place while exploring the paradoxes and complexities of the female form and its representation. Her swirling compositions investigate themes of gender, identity, the human psyche and sensuality. Working slowly with oil paint, Czarnecki carves out multiple layers of concentric, biomorphic shapes that radiate chromatic planes. Ranging from opaque color fields to translucent overlays, nested silhouettes bend and bloom as they foster complex relationships within each composition. The artist's use of repetitive forms signifies a distortion of time and place that allude to dreamscapes, while color becomes a carrier of emotion that ultimately reveals the unseen.


Bethany Czarnecki graduated with a BA in Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2003. Her work was recently included in a group exhibition curated by Jack Siebert (Los Angeles, CA) and was featured in a solo viewing room presentation at Night Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and a group exhibition at BOZO MAG (Los Angeles, CA).  In 2023, the artist will have a solo exhibition at Massey Klein Gallery (New York City, NY), as well as a group exhibition at F2T Gallery (Milan, Italy). Her work has previously been exhibited at galleries and museums, including the Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY), Hollis Taggart (Southport, CT), The Core Club (New York City, NY), and the Westport Art Center (Westport, CT), to name a few. The artist has previously presented two solo exhibitions with Massey Klein Gallery, splendor and enouement, and was selected for a solo presentation with the gallery at the 2022 edition of Future Fair in New York City, where the sold out booth received a press mention in Artillery.  She has been interviewed for numerous print and online publications, including ArtPlugged, Metal Magazine, Widewalls, Elephant (where she was featured as October 2021’s ‘artist to watch’), Matrons and Mistresses, Two Coats of Paint, and ArtZelaous. 

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