Education:

MFA in Painting, 2003, Tyler School of Art

Graduate Seminar in Art Theory/Art Criticism, Temple University Rome, Italy, 2003

MSA in Painting, with High Distinctions, 2000, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

BFA in Art, 1997, Carnegie Mellon University

Study Abroad at Temple University, Rome, Italy, 1996

 

Notable:

2011, Short-List, West Prize, West Collection, Oaks, PA

2011, Fellow, Career Development Program, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2010, finalist, 2010/2011 Fleisher Challenge Exhibition Competition, Philadelphia, PA

2009, Cover art, International Drawing Annual 4, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

2009, Honorable Mention, 23rd International Juried Exhibition, curated by Adelina Vlas, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2004, Resident Artist, Ora Lerman Trust, Laceyville, PA

2002, University Fellowship, Temple University

1997, University Honors; College of Fine Arts Honors, Carnegie Mellon University

1997, Samuel Rosenberg Award, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

 

Curated Registry:

The Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

 

Curated Flat Files:

Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY

 

Solo Exhibits

2012/2013, Clickpath, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2012, Upheaval, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal E

2011, Fall SOLOS, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2011, Splinters, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2010, Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2009, Pattern Language, AHN|VHS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009, Solo Series 2009, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, curated by Sue Spaid

2008, Urban Reef,  Inliquid at the Bride series, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA, curated by Sean Stoops.

2004, Instability, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibits

2014

Young and Fun: Abstraction, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Art Miami 2013, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Miami, FL

Dallas Art Fair 2013, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Dallas, TX

2012

Art Miami 2012, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Miami, FL

Summer Pop Up Gallery, Bridgette Mayer Gallery at Michael Ryan Architects, Loveladies, NJ

Shifting Speeds, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Collage Perspectives, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Karmic Abstraction, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Urbanism : Reimagining the Lived Environment, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

CONSTRUCT, CFEVA Fellows, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

Victory for Tyler : Works on Paper, Ice Box Project Space, Robert Storr, juror, Philadelphia, PA

Introductions 2011, CFEVA 2011 CDP Fellows, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Inliquid at Sundance, Sundance Channel, New York, NY

Paint Snob 2011, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2010

Seepages, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA

On the Rise: The Gallery at City Hall Inaugural Exhibition of Emerging Philadelphia Artists , The Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Paint Snob 2010, Gallery 500X, Dallas, TX

2009

Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wimington, DE (Darsie Alexander, juror)

23rd International Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (Adelina Vlas, juror)

Back on My Feet, Benefit Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Rack and File : Selected Works from the Flat File, AHN/VHS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA (William Pym, juror)

One Planet, One Experiment, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Leslie Cole and Linda Sobel, jurors)

Paint Snob Invitational,McLennan Community College CSC Gallery, Waco, Texas.

Sneak Peek : CFEVA’s Artists and Programs,The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Selections from the 6th Bureau, Tyler Alumni Exhibition, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2006

Works on Paper: 2006, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (Cornelia Butler, juror)

2004

Junto, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Selections : 5, Paley and Levy Galleries, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Brian Wallace

Summer Dialogue, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2003

MFA Biennial:The Future is Now,Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE.

 

Publications

2013

New American Paintings #104, juror: Nina Gara Bozicnik

2012

Drawing, “Exhuberant Chaos”, by Ken Procter, Summer issue.

2011        

International Painting Annual #1, Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

2009       

Drawing, Effective Use of Color”, by Ken Procter, Summer Issue

International Drawing Annual#4, Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

New American Painting #81, juror: George Kinghorn, Director, University of Maine Museum of Art

 

Public Collections

The West Collection at SEI, Oaks, PA

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

 

Public Lectures/Panels

2012

University of the Arts M.F.A. Program, visiting artist lecture

“Looking in Philadelphia”, Tyler School of Art/Temple University department of Intellectual Heritage, with Kenneth Finkel, Amy Hillier, and Mary Seton Corboy.

2011

“Collage Perspectives”, panel discussion, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

“The Role of Place in Contemporary Art”, Panel Discussion with Roberta Fallon, Libby Rosof, Mark Harris, Greg Cook, and Ben Petersen, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Art Salad, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

 

Bibliography

2014

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Summer Fun”, Edith Newhall, July 27

the artblog, “Young and Fun : Abstraction at Bridgette Mayer Gallery” (with image), Lauren Findlay, July 18

2013

New American Paintings blog, “Must see Painting Shows : January 2013”, January 9

the artblog, “Chaos and harmony in Arden Bendler Browning’s cityscapes at Bridgette Mayer Gallery”, Maegan Arthurs, January 3

2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Bendler Browning’s kaleidoscopic images”, Edith Newhall, December 23

Philadelphia Style, “map quest”, Marni Prichard Manko, December issue

The Morning News, “Street Skew”, Karolle Rabarison, December 3

the artblog, “Art Miami 2012 – Traffic everywhere and a show stopper at Miami Project”, Andrea Kirsh, December 10

Drawing, “Exhuberant Chaos”, Ken Procter, August

2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Painterly Collage”, Edith Newhall, November 26 (with image of “Lag”)

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “‘Karmic Abstraction’ brings a tint of turquoise to renovated Bridgette Mayer Gallery”, Edith Newhall, November 20

Inliquid Art + Design Blog, “Five Artists Collage”, Kira Grennan, November 16

Old Town Crier and American Contemporary Art Magazine, “AAC Fall Solos 2011”, Lenny Campello, November 11

The Philadelphia Weekly, “Urban Jungle : There’s Still Time to Catch PAFA’s Take on City Life”, Darren White, August 17

Title Magazine, “Urbanism”, Edward Carey, August 

theartblog, “Intimacy and dynamism in PAFA’s Urbanism”, Mary Murphy, August 10

Icon Magazine, “Urbanism”, Burt Wasserman, August 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “’Urbanism’ focuses on renewal and decay in cities”, Ed Sozanski, July 31

Broad Street Review, “‘Urbanism’ at Pennsylvania Academy :  The City we inhabit (but never saw)”, Anne R. Fabbri, July 9

The Philadelphia Weekly, “July First Friday Picks : Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts/ Urbanism”, Katherine Rochester, June 29

theartblog ,Construct, from CFEVA, at the Ice Box“, Libby Rosof, June 24

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Sixteen display their work in the show ‘Construct’”, Victoria Donohoe, June 24

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Artful Images of Abandonment”, (with image), Victoria Donohoe, March 2

The Philadelphia City Paper, “See This Now: CFEVA Presents their 2011 Fellows”, (with image), Ryan Carey, February 3

2010       

artblog, “Last Chance: Fleisher Challenge”, Libby Rosof, November 20

artblog, “Wind Challenge Exhibition talk with Sue Spaid at Fleisher Art Memorial”, Erica Minutella, November 16

Polis, blog, “Featured Artist : Arden Bendler Browning”, Peter Sigrist, 9/4

ArtsCriticsATL.com, “Caroline Lathan-Stiefel and crew make ‘Seepages’ worth a view, at Whitespace”, (with image),         Catherine Fox, July 10

Access Atlanta, “Context shapes message of pieces in Whitespace show”, Catherine Fox for the Atlanta Journal         Constitution, July 8

Creative Loafing Atlanta, “Artists exchange ideas, techniques, in ‘Seepages’”, Deanna Sirlin, July 2

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily Magazine, “Debut of new gallery – and emphasis on arts and culture – at City Hall”,         Stephen Salisbury, June 17

The Philadelphia Weekly, “Art Time, Summer in the City : Art Gallery in City Hall”, Roberta Fallon, June 15

2009       

Funnel Pages, blog, “It’s Christmahanakwanzakah Time,  People: Year in Review”, (with image), Shaun Baer, 12/21

artblog, “First Friday Layer cake”, Libby Rosof, October 8

Times Chronicle, “Abington Scores with Four Dynamic ‘Solos’”, Joanne Holden, 3/11/2009

Uwishunu blog, “Spring Solo Series @ Abington Art Center”, Jaqueline Rupp, 3/13/09

2008       

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Meyer at Main Line”, Victoria Donohoe,  November 14, 2008

2006       

The Philadelphia City Paper, “Paper Champion”, Lori Hill,  April 13-19, 2006

the artblog; “Anti-Matter and Fresh Air at Arcadia”, Libby Rosof, April 5, 2006

2004       

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Young and Talented”, Edward J. Sozanski,  December 24, 2004

The Philadelphia Weekly, “Editor’s Pick : ‘Junto’”, Roberta Fallon, December 22, 2004

The Philadelphia City Paper, “Shiny Happy People”, Robin Rice, August 26-September 1, 2004

The Philadelphia Weekly, “Young at Art”, Roberta Fallon, June 20-July 6, 2004