Bennett Vadnais (b. 1978) grew up in Washington State. He began pursuing art seriously in his early teens and trained in the classical tradition at such schools as, the Bougie Studio, MN, the Water Street Atelier, NY, and the Art Students League of New York. His work has earned him various awards, including the first scholarship given by the American Society of Classical Realism and a merit scholarship from the Art Students League. In 2003, he was the recipient of both the Edward McDowell and the Xavier Gonzalez travel grants. These grants allowed Vadnais the opportunity to study independently in Europe for nearly two years.
Vadnais has shown work with Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA, Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Century Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, KB Gallery, New York, NY, and had a solo exhibition at the Art Students League in 2005. Currently he is exhibiting with Galerie l’oeil du prince, Paris, France and the George Billis Gallery, New York, NY.
Vadnais works primarily in acrylic and other water media. Though he explores a variety of subject matter, his specialty is urban landscape.