About Me

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BIO
Steve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs more than 50 years ago in the age of film and transitioned to digital photography in the late 90s. In addition to creating two-dimensional art, Steve works with a motion-design partner to create large-scale multimedia pieces. His traditional and abstract composites have been displayed in solo exhibits as well as in local and national juried events. Steve’s artwork has also been shown at Google’s Kendall Square (Cambridge, MA) offices, and in various Boston-based software, biotech, and financial services companies. His multimedia collaborations have been featured on the 80-foot tall external LCD wall and the interior 160- foot wide screen at the Boston Convention Center, and is regularly displayed on the 30-foot video wall at the CambridgeSide mall.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My traditional photography includes candid street photographs, “unintentional” still-life compositions, detailed close-up images of natural and human-made subjects barely discernible or invisible to the human eye, and expansive landscapes that inspire a sense of the sublime. The reaction I strive to inspire in viewers: “Ah.” My abstract work consists of photo-based abstracts and composites transformed through digital tools and techniques. The art is designed to launch viewers into virtual realms of imagination—both mine and theirs. I often combine architectural, infrastructure, and technological images with human and natural elements. The resulting work is an invitation to explore alternative realities filled with mystery, suspense, and surprise as viewers navigate between “what is” and “what if” and between the predictable and unpredictable. My desired reaction: “Aha.”


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021
“Cool,” (juried show), Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA “Streetwise,” (juried show), Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
“Collective Consciousness,” Brookline Arts Center (member show, Array Contemporary), Boston, MA
 “Liminal” (juried Show) Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
“Double Vision,” (juried show), Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
 “2021 Members Prize Show” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“The Future is Many Colors,” Joseph Moakley Courthouse (member show, Array Contemporary), Boston, MA

2020
“Winter 2020” (juried show), Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA “Generous Kingdom 5” (juried Show) Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
"Plenty" exhibition, 13 Forrest Gallery, Arlington, MA "Illumination 2020" (juried show), Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
“New Futures” (juried show), Fort Point Arts, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA “AC 5” (member show Array Contemporary), Boston, MA
“Celebration of Art 2020” (juried show), San Rafael, CA
“Sizzle” (juried show), 3rd Place, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
“Summer 2020” (juried show), Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY “Transparency” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“The Experience of Looking” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA “Inside/Outside” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“Art on the Marquee Round 30” (juried show, multimedia collaboration w/Luis Socorro), Boston CyberArts, Boston, MA
“2020 Members Prize Show” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“Liminal Spaces” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA “Nature/Nurture” (juried show), Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA “Broken Beauty” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2019

"Marking a Decade" (member show), Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA

"Illumination 2019" (juried show), Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
“Art on the Marquee BCC2” (juried show, multimedia collaboration w/Luis Socorro), Boston CyberArts, Boston, MA
"Very Superstitious" (juried show), Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA “Open Photo Exhibit 2019” (national juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“re/seeing Humdrum” (juried show), Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
 “Off the Clock” (juried show), Fort Point Arts, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA “Spectrum” (member show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“Art on the Marquee Round 26” (juried show, multimedia collaboration w/Luis Socorro), Boston CyberArts, Boston, MA
“Thrive” (juried show), Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
“2019 National Prize Show” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“Visual Feast” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
“2019 Members Prize Show” (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
"Art, Grief and Land" (juried show), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2018
One-year solo exhibit, Google LLC, Cambridge, MA
"Illumination 2018" (juried show), Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
"Viewpoints" (juried show), Cambridge College, Boston, MA
“Mojave Dreams,” “Flights of Fancy,” & “DigiSphere Explorations” (multimedia collaboration w/Luis Socorro), CambridgeSide, Cambridge, MA
 Freepoint Hotel, (juried selection), Cambridge, MA
 Three-person show, Coldwell Bank, Cambridge, MA

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