• Que des Femmes Exhibition 2021
    Factory 49 Group Show
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  • 'Lightness of Being' 
    Group Show at Articulate Project Space
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    29 May - 13 June 2021

  • Group Sculptural Show
    Factory 49
    12 May - 5 June 2021

  • Alternating Current Art Space
    COMPACT Small work Group Show
    Until 12th June

  • Group Show
    Meaningful Manoeuvres 2021
    Gaffa Gallery
    Opening Saturday 6th March 
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  • FRACAS 6 2021
    Group Exhibition at Articulate Project Space Sydney
    Opening 19th -21st February 2021
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  • Factory 49 Annual Group Show 2020

    Opening 2nd September 2020

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  • "Open to Uncertainty" Exhibition 2020
    Solo Exhibition at Five Walls Gallery Melbourne

  • Ambiguity of Spaces Between
    Upcoming show at GAFFA Gallery Sydney
    Opening 12th September 2019 6-8pm

  • Large Sculpture Group Show
    Factory 49, Marrickville NSW

    On until 4th May 2019

  • 2018  SCA Undergraduate Degree Show Opening
    All Welcome

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
    University of Sydney College of the Arts
    Rozelle Campus Balmain Road, Lilyfield, New South Wales,

  • 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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  • Karen Benton Exposed Exhibition 2017
    Factory 49.
    Opening Thursday 9th March 2017 6-8pm
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  • The Space in Between Exhibition 2017
    Solo Exhibition at Artspace on the Concourse, Chatswood

Exploring the language of materials to depict, reveal, suggest, provoke.......


Based in Sydney's Northern Beaches, I have an evolving and experimental art practice that explores the language of material to stimulate thought and embody emotion..

My material manipulations reflect a visual language within the broad scope of non-objective art and foreground an interplay between form and process and between painting and sculpture.

It’s impossible to be totally uninfluenced by the space one inhabits. My interests move between the urban architectural space, wellness and fashion rather than purely painting and manipulating materials and shapes or attempting to express the sublime. 

I assemble an eclectic mix of materials with choices determined by the materials’ intrinsic properties such as malleability and rawness. 

My work while non-objective is not entirely self-referential.

Although the works exist as self contained units, as explorations of colour, shape, texture and form, they also alludes to the emotional highs and lows we experience when moving between spaces of containment and freedom; between control and spontaneity and between the familiar and unknown.

The artworks reflect choreographed events where spontaneity and process overlap with intention and form and intertwine with emotions and feelings. 

I am an alumna of both Sydney University College of the Arts; and University of NSW.

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