Bethany Czarnecki

Bio & CV:


Bethany Czarnecki (b. 1980, Westwood, NJ), creates abstract paintings that project an atmospheric sense of place while exploring the paradoxes and complexities of the female form and its representation. Her swirling compositions investigate themes of gender, identity, the human psyche and sensuality. Working slowly with oil paint, Czarnecki carves out multiple layers of concentric, biomorphic shapes that radiate chromatic planes. Ranging from opaque color fields to translucent overlays, nested silhouettes bend and bloom as they foster complex relationships within each composition. The artist’s use of repetitive forms signifies a distortion of time and place that allude to dreamscapes, while color becomes a carrier of emotion that ultimately reveals the unseen.

This year, Bethany Czarnecki was featured in New American Paintings, Northeast, Issue #164 (2023), selected by juror Leile Grothe of The Baltimore Museum of Art. The artist has additionally appeared in numerous print and online publications, including HypeBeast, Artillery, ArtPlugged, Metal Magazine, Widewalls, Elephant (where she was featured as October 2021’s ‘artist to watch’), Matrons and Mistresses, Two Coats of Paint, and ArtZealous. Her work resides in the permanent collections of Capital One Bank and Citizens Bank, in addition to several noteworthy private collections.


B. 1980, Westwood, New Jersey
Lives and works in Greenwich, CT


2003 – BA Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY

Solo Exhibitions:

2023 – Solo Show, Public Service Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden
2023 – A memory eternal, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY
2023 – Dallas Art Fair, Solo presentation with Massey Klein Gallery, Dallas, TX
2022 – Solo viewing room presentation, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2022 – Future Fair, Solo presentation with Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY
2022 – Mother Nature, curated by Natasha Schlesinger and Christine Mack, Core Club, NY
2021 – Splendor, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY
2020 – Enouement, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY
2020 – Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT
2019 – The Edge Effect, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2018 – Common Ground, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT
2018 – SELECTS 2018, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

Group Exhibitions:

2023 – Shades of Abstraction, F2T Gallery, Milan, Italy
2023 – Immersed, curated by Jack Siebert, Jack Siebert Project, Los Angeles, CA
2022 – A Loop, Triangle & Trapezoid, BOZO MAG, Los Angeles, CA