Anna Freeman Bentley

Anna Freeman Bentley (b. Freeman 1982, London, UK)
Lives and works in London.


2008-2010 MA Painting , Royal College of Art, London
2001-2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2003 Erasmus Exchange, Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin
2000-2001 BTEC Diploma Art Foundation , Camberwell College of Arts, London

solo and two person exhibitions

2022 make believe (part 2), Frestonian Gallery, London, UK
2022 make believe (part 1), Armory Show – Presents section, NY, USA
2021 Armory Show London, Frestonian Gallery, London, UK
2020 Collected and composed, Frestonian Gallery, London, UK
2019 Second home, DENK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2018 Exclusive, Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, CA, USA
2017 Chapters, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK
2015 Descent, North Transept, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, UK
2015 Settlement, Husk Project Space, London, UK
2013 Double Vision with Ale Groen, Fieldstead Gallery, California, USA
2012 Restoration, Pied à Terre, London, UK

Chamber, workshop gallery, Venice, Italy

2010 Threshold with Adam Bainbridge, Blyth Gallery, London, UK
2007 re – collected, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany

selected group exhibitions


Lustrum Frestonian, Frestonian Gallery, London, UK


21st Century Women, curated by Jane Neal and Fru Thulstrop, Unit London, UK


stiwdio/lle curated by LLE Gallery, Bayart Centre, Cardiff, UK


London Now, Space K Gwacheon, Seoul, Korea


Group show curated by Barbara Jenner, 68projects, Berlin, DE


Landing, curated by Kristian Day, Herrick Gallery, London, UK


Sampler, Kristian Day at Arcade Gallery, UK


Your Jewish Museum: Journeys, The Jewish Museum, London, UK


DADU: Conversations, gallery ELL, Nashville, TN, USA


Open West, The Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham, UK


East London Painting Prize Shortlist Show, London, UK


London 2.0, Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany


Sluice Exhibition, The Hospital Club, London, UK


All Things New, Man&Eve Projects, West Square, London, UK


East London Painting Prize Finalists Exhibition, London, UK

2014  Double Blind curated by Thomas Cuckle, 4Windmill Street, London, UK
2013 Shadow and Substance, Durham University & Newcastle, UK
2012 Drift, Lumen United Reformed Church, London, UK
2011  Some Domestic Incidents curated by Matt Price, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, UK
2011 The Florence Trust Summer Show, The Florence Trust, London, UK
2011 Sight Insight, Asylum Arts, London, UK
2011 Prague Biennale 5, “Expanded Painting 4” Some Domestic Incidents, Prague, Czech Rep.
2010 RCA Show Two Battersea, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Manchester and London, UK


There’s Something I’d like to Tell You, IMA Village Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Wunderbar, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany


Wake the town and tell the people, Hockney Gallery, London, UK


Some Other Place, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany


2019 Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy
2019 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation second Grant, Canada
2017 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada
2015-2016 Breathing Space Residency, Space Studios, London, UK
2013-2014 ERDF New Creative Markets Programme, London, UK
2012 Artist-in-Restaurant, Pied à Terre, London, UK
2010-2011 The Florence Trust Artists Residency, London, UK
2009  Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award, London, UK
2009 Villiers David Travel Award
2008 John Moores Painting Prize, longlisted
2006-2008 Artist in Residence, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin, Germany
2007  Hotel Bloom! Room 212, mural commission, Brussels, Belgium


2022 make believe, Catalogue. Edited by Matt Price, Essay by Thomas Marks, Interview with Georgie Paget, Anomie Publishing & Frestonian Gallery, London
2018 Exclusive, Catalogue. Essays by Roberta Ahmanson, John Silvis and Jane Neal. Anomie Publishing and Pinatubo Press, USA
2017 Interview with Emily Spicer, Studio International Online Journal, UK
2016 Interior Realities, text by Matt Price, Fused Magazine, UK
2015 Art + Christianity Journal, "Baroque Folds" feature essay by Jonathan Koestle-Cate

Mobility and Grandeur, Monograph. Edited by Matt Price, Essays by Michele Robecchi, Marina Cashdan and Ben Quash. Anomie Publishing, Wakefield

2011 The Florence Trust Summer Exhibition Catalogue, text by Colin Perry, London
2011 Some Domestic Incidents, text by Matt Price, Prague Biennale Catalogue
2010 RCA Show Catalogue published by the Royal College of Art, London
2010 Modern Painting, Electronic Beats Magazine published by Toni Kappesz, Berlin
2009 New Contemporaries Catalogue published by New Contemporaries


Soho House, Barcelona and Los Angeles
Kolon, Seoul
Hotel Crillon, Paris
Saatchi, London
Pied a Terre, London
Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Collection, California
The Basma Al Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art (Jeddah)
Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
Private collections worldwide.