Nina Bentley, ‘Pearls of Wisdom’, 2016-2018, Elisa Contemporary
Nina Bentley, ‘Pearls of Wisdom’, 2016-2018, Elisa Contemporary
Nina Bentley, ‘Pearls of Wisdom’, 2016-2018, Elisa Contemporary

A long-term resident of Westport, Connecticut, Nina Bentley was born in Brooklyn and raised in Great Neck, New York. In 1962 she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English, later studying art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Chelsea Art School, London. Married young, she moved around the world with her husband, then an international banker, living in Bologna, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Santiago, and Caracas. A mother of three, her view of life has been molded by ”a lifetime of changing roles-wife, mother, copy writer, window designer, art center director.”

Bentley began exhibiting in 1965 and has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions, here and abroad, since 1978.

An inveterate collector of ”stuff,” Bentley makes art from anything and everything. She deliberately juxtaposes objects whose scale, textures, or categories of use combine to make statements, at once biting and humorous, about the human condition.

About Nina Bentley