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    I Know Where I'm Going
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    I Know Where I'm Going

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 160 x 210 cm

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    I Know Where I'm Going (Detail)
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    I Know Where I'm Going (Detail)

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 160 x 210 cm

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    Under The Sky
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    Under The Sky

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 160 x 210 cm

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    Under The Sky (Detail)
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    Under The Sky (Detail)

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 160 x 210 cm

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    She's My Girl Now
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    She's My Girl Now

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

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    She's My Girl Now (Detail)
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    She's My Girl Now (Detail)

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 160 x 210 cm

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    It Was Written
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    It Was Written

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

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    Several Thousands of Miles
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    Several Thousands of Miles

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on polyester, 130 x 180 cm

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    Can't Stop Thinking About It
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    Can't Stop Thinking About It

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on canvas, 130 x 160 cm

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    From The Hearth
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    From The Hearth

    , Louis Bennett, 2021, oil and alkyd on polyester, 200 x 150 cm

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  11. Louis Bennett – MA/MFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    2013-17 
    Glasgow School of Art 
    First Class BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking 

    2018-2021 
    Slade School of Fine Art 
    MFA in Fine Art Painting 

    Publications

    Tears Like Northern Rain’, Where’s The Frame? (Online Publication), 2020:

    Awards

    Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize 2019 
    Slade Print Fair Scholarship 2019 
    Stevenston Award for a Painter of Merit, RSA New Contemporaries 2018 

    Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2020 
    RCA/Slade Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020 
    Offshoot Winter Salon, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019-20 
    Engendering Men’s Health (With Grayson Perry), UCL, London, 2019 
    Cartoons and Cereal, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019 
    Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London, 2019 
    Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool Biennial/South London Gallery, 2018 
    Steady State? (two person show), King St Studios, Lancaster, 2018 
    RSA New Contemporaries 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, 2018 
    Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, 2017 
    Best of Scottish Degree Shows, Resonate Arts House, Alloa, 2017 
    ArtServing Suggestion, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2016 
    2 Years Licked, The Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 2015 

    Solo Exhibitions

    Ariel, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2021 
    Tears Like Northern Rain, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020 
    Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize, Senate House Library, London, 2019 
    Louis Bennett: Three Paintings, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster, 2017 

    Experience

    Visiting Tutor, Camberwell College of Art, February 2020 
    Private Art Tuition, June 2020 – Present 
    Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, January 2021 

  12. Louis BennettMA/MFA

    Price List

    I Know Where I’m Going
    2021
    Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 160 x 210 cm
    £5000 

    Under The Sky
    2021
    Oil and Alkyd on Canvas
    160 x 210 cm
    £5000 

    She’s My Girl Now
    2021
    Oil and Alkyd on Canvas
    150 x 200cm
    £4600 


    The rest of the paintings are not for sale.

    For all sales enquiries, please contact the artist directly via their website.

    All works are unframed, unless otherwise stated, and prices shown do not include postage and packaging.

    NB: The Slade School of Fine Art does not act as an intermediary for sales, nor is it liable for any disputes arising from sales of artworks.

Louis Bennett – MA/MFA

I am a British painter exploring autobiography within shifting historical contexts. Through painting, I reflect on inherited identity, accountability, and being a white, northern artist working in a country in the death throes of a toxic, colonial nationalism.

My paintings follow a thread of British history from the distant past to the present day. Different decades allide, eras bleed together, and parallels are drawn between them. I am interested in the myth of England that grew with Empire and how it pertains to my hometown, an ex-slave port in the post-industrial north of England. My paintings explore the false idyll of green and pleasant England with a critical eye. My paintings have become increasingly autobiographical, turning focus onto my own relationships and mental health. I allow myself to emerge as a protagonist, picking through the visual detritus of a dead empire searching for answers to deeply personal struggles.