• My Artwork "There Before" has been selected to be exhibited at Sydney University's Verge Gallery
    A studio based practice & Documents, Alternatives #2

    Opening January 18 2018, 6pm-8pm
    Continuing to February 24

  • Karen Benton Conceal Exhibition.
    Dedspace Gallery SCA Sydney Uni.
    Opening Thursday 6th April 2017 4-7pm

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  • In the Studio

    The evolution and realisation of my concepts

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  • Karen Benton Exposed Exhibition.
    Factory 49.
    Opening Thursday 9th March 2017 6-8pm
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  • Art Science Fashion

    Exploring changeability, erasure and camouflage in science and fashion. 

  • Assemblage

    Painting in the Expanded Field

  • The Space in Between Exhibition
    Solo Exhibition at Artspace on the Concourse, Chatswood

  • Urbstraction

    Drawing inspiration from expressionism and street art

  • Geometric and Linear


    Central to my practice is the production of a visual language which celebrates abstracting and distilling everyday imagery while also provoking an aura of suggestion.

  • Galleries

    Many galleries have sold my art. Thankyou David Hart, DTD, Frances Keevil, Global Gallery, Manyung, Moulton, Schubert Contemporary, SOHO, South Yarra Arthouse, Trevor Victor Harvey, Way of Design.

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  • Interiors

    Artwork available for both the private and corporate sectors. Clients include  Luke Mangan's Salt restaurant Tokyo, Sheraton on the Park Sydney and Tennis Australia.

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My art practice extracts and distills from the urban space while considering the dualities seen/unseen, transient/permanent and absent/present.


I am a Sydney based, multi-disciplinary artist. 

My background in design and science with an interest in fashion and urban space is reflected in my art practice.

My practice in the  field of expanded painting often involves extracting and distilling from the urban environment and sourcing and manipulating materials to create dialogue between colour, line and surface. 

I am intrigued by the dualities seen/unseen, absence/presence, movement/stillness, transience/permanence and often explore processes to address these.

I recently graduated from Sydney University SCA with a Bachelor of Visual Arts(BVA) and hold a Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Marine Science from University of NSW, and a Diploma in Visual Arts from International School of Colour and Design. 

My art has been exhibited in galleries throughout Australia and has been acquired by many private and corporate clients including Luke Mangan’s  Salt Restaurant Tokyo, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney and Tennis Australia.

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