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b. 1980; Westwood, NJ; Lives and works in Greenwich, CT

 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.


Czarnecki has exhibited nationally at galleries and museums, including The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, and Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT. Her work is in the collection of Capital One and Citizens Bank Corporate Office, Bentonville, AR.   

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