Todd Bienvenu

Pure Class, 2014, oil on canvas, 52.5 x 46.5 inches
Image courtesy of Life on Mars Gallery
Showing at Trestle Gallery in April 2015

Talking About Abstract Painting

Everyone loves this immensely talented and prolific Bushwick painter. And it seems everyone has their own Todd Bienvenu, their own dialogue with some facet of his work. His paintings are a fusion of New York School sophistication and American lowbrow. Double-barreled, withering, and frequently hilarious. There's a lot of range in Bienvenu's work, and many spooky pitstops.

Inventory and Prices for Todd Bienvenu
artist's website
Kang Hoodoo, Bienvenu and Basquait October 2014
The Gatorman Cometh, May 2013
more on Bienvenu in our gallery notebook 2014

I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised, oil on canvas, 2014

Zombie, oil on small canvass, 2013

Press for Todd Bienvenu

James Panero, Exile on Bogart Street, New Criterion 11/15
Wild Man of Bushwickian Abstraction, Hyperallergic 6/11/15
Beer with a Painter, Jennifer Sammet, Hyperallergic 9/27/14
Borrowing Tomorrow's Fun, review by Eliot Markell, 9/29/14
Artnet covers "Gorky" show at Outlet Fine Art, 6/26/14
Arts In Bushwick, MIXTAPE! at No. 4 Studio, 6/16/14
Art Critical, 5/30/14
Todd Bienvenu at Life on Mars, 11/6/13, blog entry
video profile by Laura Alesci
Three at Valentine, Anne Russinof, 12/10/13

Painting Impossible at Life on Mars, Julia Morrisroe, 12/6/13
Fearlessly Raising the Volume: Painting Impossible at Life on Mars, Etty Yaniv, 11/19/13
Spotted! Painters on Mars, Heather Zizes, 18 November 2013
Painting Impossible at Life on Mars, Bull and Ram, Eve Lateiner and Yevgeniya Baras, 11/12/13
Art Fag City, Corinna Kirsch, 11/5/13
Cool Palettes at Bushwick Beat Nite, Raggedy Ann's Foot, Elizabeth Condon, 10/26/13 
Scale at Life on Mars, Gallery Travels, Anne Russinoff, 10/23/13
Todd Bienvenu's Paintings Are of a Dirty Voodoo World, Mutantspace, 9/3013
Bushwick Open Studios, Art Observed, 6/6/13
Young Artists Flock to Ridgewood, Queens Ledger, John Lars Zwerenz, 5/1/13
Brooklyn Art in 2013, What to Watch, Paul D'Agostino, L Magazine, 1/2/13
Todd Bienvenu, Tskly, 12/24/12 
Bushwick Short List, Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, 8/21/12
A Hot and Colorful Day on the Northside, Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, 6/23/11
Northside Open Studios, Benjamin Sutton, L Magazine, 6/20/11