About Kenth Bender
- in search to go beyond the image surface 
to find the moment of conception

Kenth Bender
International Award Winning Artist &
Published Author


Kenth Bender (1947) - Sweden
live in Gothenburg and Falköping, Sweden. His passion for painting began 1987, but it was not untill 2013 that the fire in his heart and the passion for the painting exploded. This has bringing exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, USA, Italy, France and Denmark, so far.

Bender celebrates 30 years in 2017 after he started painting

"I think it is wrong that people think art (paintings in my case) is a lifeless object that hangs on a wall. I would like to show, hopefully, that art can be inspirational and life changing when it has seen and ”used" every day.”


So during 2012/13, I began to experiment more and for the first time, I felt truly and genuinely "home". It's like the novel has opened. The poetry is starting to emerge and I feel more and more music in my work. A new generation onwards. I feel it right now and that gives me a lot of substance, stability and greater depth, and that is what I strive for. It´s about the life. I'm not trying to make our time, contemporary time, but the future of my painting.

Bio Kenth Bender

CV - Resume


Today, I get 6-8 calls each week about exhibitions and various art projects. There are so many, and tend to continue to increase so I see no point in publishing all.

Published Illustrated Children´s Book about Art & Culture
2015, 1st book in the series

Exhibitions - Spring and Summer 2015
2015, “RISE” L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore Castello Estense - Ferrara, Italy
2015, Digital exhibition at Louvre Museum in Paris, July
2015, Exhibition at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, USA.
2015, Art Nordic Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015, Tuscany Nordic, Italy
2015, Salon International Galerie d´l Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
2015/16- European Art Tour

Invitations 2016
jul, invited to participate at 
3:rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Argentina, oct 2016 

jul, invited to participate at Galleria  Il Collezionista, Italy, September 2016

jul, invited to participate at XIth Florence Biennale, Florence, Fortezza da Basso, October 2017

apr, invited to participate in next: 
Art in America Annual Guide
feb, invited to submitt my portfolio to be represented by Gallery874, Atlanta Georgia, USA

feb, invited to an artist´s membership at MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
jan, invited by Prof. Salvatore Constantino, Palermo Italy, to participate apr


Invitations 2015
dec, invited toATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016

dec, invited to: Arte Laguna Prize, an international art award, aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cà Foscari University of Venice among others. There is eleven (11) Curators: Igor Zanti Curator and Head of Jury Italy, Curator and Art Critic

nov, invited to participate in the juried in THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, Venice, Italy
nov, Invited to exhibit at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas USA,
20 January 2016 thru 16 April 2016
nov, invitation to: -THE CENTURY OF THE CHILD: DESIGN – CHILDREN – PARTICIPATION // in Helsinki, Finland

july, invited by Professor Paolo Manzelli, University of Florence, Italy, to participate in an upcoming project initiated by European Comission: (Break Barriers of “Social Responsibility of Science and Art ”)

may, “RISE” L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore Castello Estense - Ferrara, Italy
JURIED EXHIBITION
apr, ArtTour International Magazine, ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2015
mar, invited to participate in a Digital Exhibition at Louvre Museum in Paris
mar, invited to exhibit at a Gallery in Tuscany, Italy
mar, invited to exhibit at a Gallery in Köping, Sweden
feb, invited to apply to Second edition of international Art Exhibition in Barcelona (Spain)
feb, invited to apply as a juried in member to New York Art Group, USA

2014

dec, invited to Gallery Steiner, Vienna
dec, invited to apply to The Prestigious Boticelli Prize, at the ''Casa di Dante'' Museum of Florence, Italy 2015.
nov, invited to apply to Embler Art Gallery, USA
nov, invited to apply to International Contemporary Art Exhibition at The Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, London
oct, invited to apply to 2nd International Biennale RT of Palermo, Italy
oct, invited to the International Conference on Archaeology 2015, Ancient Cultures in the Lands of Bible, Jerusalem 2015
sep, invited to apply to Arte Laguna Prize, Italy
aug, invited to apply to 11th Parallax Exhibition and Art Fair, London
jul,invited to be published in NY Arts Magazine and a group exhibition at Broadway Gallery NYC, USA.
jun, invited to apply to the 9th International Arte Laguna Prize, Italy
may, invited to an "Artist Interview" for a new reality series about artists, USA
may, invited to apply to be represented by Agora Art Gallery, New York
apr, invited to apply to 3rd Annual International Art Fusion, Miami, USA
apr, invited to apply to Embler Art Gallery Exhibition, Usa and Brazil
mar, invited to apply to "Gallery of light" Dubai Community theatre & arts center
feb, invited to apply to exhibition at Parallax Art Fair in Europe, Chelsea Town Hall,  London
feb, invited to apply to exhibition at Maecenas Italy Art
feb, invited to apply to exhibition at 11th. Medial Global Art Annual "Artists of Today", UK
feb, invited to apply to exhibition at,  Art Fair Paris, "Diffusion"

jan, invited to apply to exhibition at Linus Gallery, California, USA
jan, invited to apply to an exhibition at Arte Laguna Art Prize, Italy
jan, invited to apply to exhibition at Culturehall, New York
jan, invited to apply to Art Night Art Fair, Falköping, Sweden
jan, invited to apply to MAB3 the Media 3. Art Biennial Of Contemporary Art 2014, UK
jan, invited to apply to New York Art Group
jan, invited to apply to Artavita 9th Art Contest, USA
jan, invited to apply to Dave Bown Project, USA
jan, invited to apply to 29th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, USA
jan, invited to apply to Nordisk Salong, Helsingborg Sweden
jan, invited to apply to Dublin Biennial 2014
jan, invited to apply to Art Nordic Exhibition, Aarhus Denmark


2013
dec, invited to apply to "International Contemporary Masters" 2014, USA
dec, invited to apply to an art competion in USA
dec, invited to apply to exhibit at Art Nordic Exhibition, Copenhagen Denmark
nov, invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in  USA
nov, invited to apply to an art project and exhibit at a Gallery in Italy
nov, invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in San Clemente, USA
oct, invited to apply to a juried in exhibition at a Swedish Gallery
oct, invited to apply to exhibit at a Swedish Gallery
oct, invited to apply to "International Contemporary Masters", USA
oct, invited to apply a Fine Art organisation in USA
oct, invited to apply to The 4th Annual Art Takes Miami, USA
sept, invited to apply to a Swedish juried exhibition
sept, invited to apply to exhibit in England
aug, invited to apply to an art project and exhibition in USA
invited to apply to exhibit at World Wide Art, Los Angeles
aug, invited to apply to exhibit at SPECTRUM  Art  in Miami, USA
aug, invited to apply to an art project in New York
july, invited to apply to an art project and exhibition in Paris, "Art Takes Paris"
june, invited to apply to an art exhibition, "The Story of The Creative" New York
june, invitated to apply to an art project and exhibition, Venice, Italy
june, invited to apply to an art project and exhibition, New York
april, invited to apply to a solo exhibition in Germany
march, invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in New York
jan, invited to apply to exhibit at a Swedish Gallery
jan, invited to apply to participate in a juried art competition, New York

2012

dec, Invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in New York
sept, Invited to apply to exhibit at a gallery in Sweden
sept, Invited to apply to exhibit at "La Estética y el Arte contemporáneo II" (Aesthetics and Contemporary Art II), sponsored by the government in Argentina.
august, Invited to apply to exhibit at agallery in Sweden
june, Invited to apply to exhibit at a Canadian Gallery
may, Invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in UK,
april, Invited to apply to exhibit at a gallery in Sweden
march, Invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in Sweden

2011
Invited to apply to exhibit at a Danish Gallery.
Invited to apply to exhibit at a German Gallery.
Invited to apply to exhibit at a Gallery in USA. 

Awards

2016

Awarded "First Prince of Salinas Art Critic Award 2016"
<The Evaluation Commission of "First Prince of Salinas Award 2016" is

honored to confer You this prestigious award in recognition of your
artistic achievements>.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Salvatore Costantino

              Chief of artistic-scientific Board Studio Byblos IPH
Italy


The US/Italian art magazine: Art Tour International Magazine has 2015 as one of ATIM's Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, awarded me ATIM'S MASTERS AWARDS 2015.

At The ATIM Masters Award Ceremony august 23, 2015, I´ll receive the Award directly from Arttour International Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Viviana Puello in the presence of art critics and curators invited to this VIP event.

"RISE" L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore, International Exhibition & Award Ceremony

"The ATIM’s Masters Awards mark a new step in the artist’s career and are given in recognition for excellence in the arts, creativity, quality use of their media and composition."

"ATIM TIMELESS AWARDS This award is given in recognition for excellence in the arts to an artist specific work or body of works. Selected artworks are considered “Timeless” images that remain and endure time, masterful creations that you will see and won’t be easy to forget!" Vivianna Puello, Editor in Chief, Art Tour International Magazine.


Designated as one of ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016 by Art Tour International Magazine

2015
Designated as one of ATIM'S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016 by Art Tour International Magazine

2015, Certificate of Excellent, Artavita´s Online Contemprary Masters Contest.
2014, Honorable MentionArtavita´s 9th Contemporary Masters Contest, Juried exhibition Online, USA.
2014, Diploma of Excellence, Honorable Award, 11th Media Global Art Annual, "Artists of Today", London
2012, Honorable MentionArtavita´s 2nd Contemporary Masters Contest, Juried exhibition Online, USA.


Collections
2015, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas USA.
Two art work in the Museum´s Permanent Collections.


2010
Back on track the autumn 2010. But this time my health became worse and worse and I finally landed at hospital february 2011, diagnosed with prostate cancer. Operation and rehabilitation.

Education
2016 - Studying: Art History - 20th Century Art, Halmstad University, Sweden
2010- 2016 Studied Painting at Virtual Art Academy
2003-06 Studied Special Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
1975-78 Studied Classic Guitar in Sweden

Membership
2015, CCA - Creativity Coaching Association

2015, Vivid Arts Network© - US/Italy
2015, Salon International Galerie d´l Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
2015, apr, Swedish Association for Art
2015- feb, Juried in member of New York Art Group, USA
2013, march, Juried in member of Laguna Art Group, California, USA
2010- BUS - Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden
1989-92, 2010 - The Swedish Artist Society – SK

Published
2015, sept, No 3, The visual artist, The art magazine by SK - Swedish Artist Society

2015, The US/Italian art magazine: Art Tour International Magazine, Summer Issue
2015, aug, article published in 4 papers
2015, jan, article published in 3 papers
2014, International Contemporary Master, ICM Volume IX, World Wide Artbooks
2014, jan, article published in 3 papers
2013, june, The visual artist, The art magazine by SK - Swedish Artist Society
2013, april, The painting: Migration, Tolerance - Intolerance, featured in TV, Open Channel, Gothenburg Sweden, april 1:st, 2:nd and 3:rd.
2012, sept, The Visual Artist, The Art Magazine by SK - The Swedish Artist Society
1989-91 selected papers.

Mission

1991 To portrait Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, a Giant in Sweden. A celebrity and one of the most famous entertanier and actor at TV, film and variety between the 50s and 90s. Source: Wikipedia. Please use Google translation.

Donation
1990 Oil on canvas to the governor at the county governor´s residence, Jönkopings Län, Sweden.

Single Exhibitions
2014, Online, 11th Media Global Art Annual, "Artists of Today", London

Online, MAB3 The Media 3. Art Biennial Of Contemporary Art 2014, London
2013, Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany See pictures from the Opening

1992-2012 Break


1991 Procurator Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1990 City Library, Hjo, Sweden
1989 Master Gallery, Vastervik, Sweden

Group Exhibition

2015, Art Nordic Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles USA.
2014, Gallery Quirinus, Köping, Sweden
2014, Art Nordic Exhibition Copenhagen, Denmark. See Pictures
2013, 4th Annual Art Takes Miami, USA
2013, Creative Rising Exhibition, New York

2013, "The Story of The Creative" Gallery: See Me, Long Island City, Queens, New York See pictures from the Opening

1992-2012 Break

1992 The gallery where I lost the paintings (and took a 19 year break in my career)
1991 Procurator Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1990 Tido Castle, Vasteras, Sweden
1990 Tempelgarden, Visingso, Sweden    


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