Gala Bent

Seattle, WA

Gala Bent was born in Michigan, amidst many lakes and to parents who encouraged outdoor exploration and creative inquiry. A large volume of the History of Painting and crucially-timed art teachers helped to form her desire to become an artist. Gala studied painting and received a BFA at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, then received her MFA in visual art at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 1999. Soon after, she was married to fellow artist, Zack Bent. In the summer of 2006, Gala and Zack moved to Seattle, Washington, where they live with their three sons. The Bents also collaborate on art and design projects in various media and venues. Gala currently teaches at Cornish College of the Arts, and is represented in Seattle by G. Gibson Projects.

Photo by Winnie Westergard


Window Art Project

September 12 - October 4, 2009

MadArt was founded in 2009 to produce its inaugural exhibition, The Window Art Project. This collection of temporary art installations enlivened retail storefronts in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, from which MadArt’s name originates. This project was made possible by 18 merchants who offered their valuable window space to 19 local...

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