Date of birth : 1954
Artistic domains: Mixed Media, Painting
I have been, and will continue to be, a painter all my life. I have worked exclusively in oils since I was 14 years of age. I am now 56. I remember, as a child, seeing a Salvador Dali painting in a book. It was disturbing and exciting and it changed my entire outlook. It was at that moment that I realized what I thought art could and should be.
I think art should challenge the viewer. Great art cannot be passive. The only meaning a painting can have is that which it pulls from the viewer.
My paintings are journeys, both in their creation and in their interpretation. The viewer gives them meaning, and meaning gives them life.
Randy A. Bennett
FEBRUARY 2013. I WON BEST OF SHOW AT THE SALON DES REFUSES, AT THE PARKWOOD GALLERY, TOLEDO, OHIO.
JANUARY 2013. I WON 3RD PLACE IN THE FINDLAY ART LEAGUE PORTRAIT SHOW IN FINDLAY, OHIO.
My painting titled "Somnolence" recieved the Michangelo Award at the 2009 "Salon" show at the Parkwood Gallery in Toledo Ohio. The show ran From 07.10.09-08.24.09.
At the PRISM juried art show held at Bowling Green State University May 28-June 29 2009 I recieved the Da Vinci Award for EndGame and an Honorable Mention for Jack Rabbit Sunrise.
The PRIZM PERSPECTIVE SHOW is at the Toledo Museum of Art,Toledo, Ohio, It runs from 07.22.11 - 10.02.11
2005 BOWLING GREEN ART WALK
2005 BEN FRANKLIN GALLERY SHOW, AWARDED FIRST PLACE
2005 WOOD COUNTY FAIR, PROFESSIONAL CLASS, AWARDED FIRST PLACE AND BEST IN SHOW.
2005 WOOD COUNTY FAIR, PROFESSIONAL CLASS, AWARDED SECOND PLACE.
2005 BTCA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, WINNER OF THE ADULT ART COMPETITION
MARCH 1-31, 2006 ART AT "COSMO'S CAFE"
APRIL 5- 30, 2006 ART AT "GROUNDS FOR THOUGHT"
I HAVE HAD A PAINTING SELECTED FOR DISPLAY IN THE "OHIO EXHIBITION" WHICH IS A JURIED SHOW HELD AT THE ZANESVILLE ART CENTER, IN ZANESVILLE , OHIO, USA. THIS SHOW RUNS FROM AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 16 2006.
I had paintings at "COSMOS CAFE" in Bowling Green, Ohio for the month of February, 2006.