Grace Bentley-Scheck


Scheck lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island where she maintains her studio, Sassafras Press. She holds BFA and MFA degrees from the State University of New York at Alfred University. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland and Australia and has been included in many private and public collections including The Portland Art Museum, Oregon, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, and the Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island.

She was featured in American Artist in June, 1987 and August, 1999 in an article titled “Urban Landscapes in Transition”. In April, 2008, she was a visiting artist at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her work has been reviewed by Journal of the Print World, The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle, The Boston Globe, The Syracuse Herald American, and the Providence Journal . She is represented in Secrets of Buying Art: Original Prints and Reproductions by Mary Ann Wenniger and Mace Wenniger, and in The Artists Illustrated Encyclopedia by Phil Metzger.

For many years, her works have dealt with architecture as space humans enclose which becomes dynamic via its passage through time. The process of building a collagraph plate layer by layer, much as time and exposure to elements have created the subject, and the marks that result from the printing process provide an evocative medium through which structural changes, layers of paint, weathered surfaces, slight shifts in color, or play of light and shadow become visual symbols expressive of an intersection of time and space.


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