Painting Everyday - About the Artists


Bella Foster studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her recent exhibitions include CANADA, New York, Venus over Los Angeles, White Columns, NY, South Willard, CA, CANADA’s Frieze booth, curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Heiner Contemporary, Washington DC, Salon 94 Gallery, New York, and Art Since the Summer 69 Gallery, New York. (CV)


Polly Shindler received her MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute and attended the Vermont Studio Center.  She completed a yearlong curatorial residency at Trestle Projects in Brooklyn in 2015. Polly has shown recently at Ortega y Gasset, New York, Kehler Liddell, New Haven, CT, Artspace, New Haven, CT, Good Works Gallery, New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, David & Schweitzer Company, New York, and The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY. (CV)


Kathryn Lynch has an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and has received numerous grants and awards, including residencies at Yaddo, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Skowhegan, and The Vermont Studio Center. Recent exhibitions include Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY, Senaspace, New York, Shirley Fiterman Center, New York, The Drawing Room Gallery, Easthampton, NY, and Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Her work is held in public collections of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, Microsoft, WA, and the Ritz Carlton, NY.  (CV)


Gretchen Scherer received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with an MFA from Hunter College. She is the recipient of a Graf travel grant to Berlin and has attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The Vermont Studio Center Residency. Recent shows include Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome, ART 3, Brooklyn, Equity Gallery, New York, Firework Gallery, Brooklyn, Galerie Lake, Oldenburg, Germany, and Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. (CV)


Paul Gagner received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Brooklyn College. Recent shows include Katharine Mulherin Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Allen & Eldridge, New York, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, Driscoll Babcock, New York, and Linda Warren Projects, Chicago. (CV)


Todd Bienvenu received his BFA from Louisiana State University and pursued his MFA from the New York Studio School. Recent exhibitions include Harper’s Books, East Hampton, yours mine & ours, New York, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, 0-0, Los Angeles, Adam Baumgold, New York, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, Louise B. James, New York, and Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA. (CV)

October 10th Painting Everyday II: Kathryn Lynch
November 4th  Painting Everyday III: Gretchen Scherer
December 12th Painting Everyday IV: Paul Gagner and Todd Bienvenu