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Artist Details


Gretchen Bender was born in 1951 in Seaford, DE. She received a BFA in 1973 from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Bender has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at The Kitchen, New York, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (both 1987); Everson Museum of Art, Syracus, NY (1991); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; and Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (both 2015). She has also participated in several group exhibitions, including Frames of Reference, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1982); Thresholds and Enclosures, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (1993); Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2003); and Collection 1970s—Present, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2019). Bender died in 2004 in New York, NY.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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