Bender Gallery, representing artists from around the world, is Asheville's only international fine art and sculpture gallery. Exhibiting some of today's most relevant and sought after artists we also exhibit work by emerging artists creating innovative new work. While the main focus of Bender Gallery is sculpture using glass in its creation we also represent notable painters and sculptors of other mediums. We are located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.

FEATURED ARTISTS

BALDWIN & GUGGISBERG

MARTIN BLANK

EINAR & JAMEX DE LA TORRE

DOROTHY HAFNER

JOSHUA HERSHMAN

CARMEN LOZAR

WILLIAM MORRIS

KARSTEN OAKS

DAVIDE SALVADORE

TOLAND SAND

DAVID SCHWARZ

THOMAS SCOON

STEPHANIE TRENCHARD

BERTIL VALLIEN

HIROSHI YAMANO


Featured Artist
Josh Hershman

Originally from Colorado, Joshua Hershman was born in 1981 and first began working with glass at the age of 17. In 2004, he graduated from the prominent Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2008, he went on to earn a BFA with Distinction from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. Most recently, he was invited to attend the Master’s program at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in the Sculptural/Dimensional Studies program. He graduated from this program in May 2016.

With a background in craft and design, Hershman uses his dynamic range of skills including flameworking, glass blowing, coldworking, and casting to create highly detailed, innovative, and thought provoking sculpture.
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Mistique
Current Exhibition

Mistique
New Work by Kim Goldfarb

December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Engaging, Powerful, Emotional are just three of the many words used to describe Kim’s work. Her paintings are created with the thought that one should want to know what the individual depicted is contemplating. And whatever that is will be different based on your perspective. Kim does not draw out her subjects before painting; she paints extemporaneously and in the moment.

Kim’s paintings will be on exhibition throughout the gallery during December and January.

"As a sculptor, glass designer, and painter, the thread that weaves them together is the thrill of discovery and love of the human and animal form. I am consistently driven to express my love of this beautiful planet and its inhabitants. I feel that we are all connected. In my work I often portray human animal hybrids. In some ways this is my expression of how connected we all are. A lot of the work that I do is stream of consciousness. I feel that somehow I know these beings that I paint on some deep emotional level. They have a need for expression and I am happy to be the vehicle through which they come into being."

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Exciting & Compelling New Work
November 27, 2016

Exhibition from SOFA Chicago 2016 December 1 - January 31

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SOFA Chicago 2016
October 7, 2016

SOFA Expo Chicago 2016 Nov 3 - 6

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FRESH NEW WORK FROM ITALY
September 2, 2016

Fabio Modica, new work shown at Museum Exhibition in Catania, Italy

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