Gregory Bennett (b. Aotearoa New Zealand) is a digital artist who explores the ideologies and representation of the multiplied digital body. In Bennetts work, figures and objects move in synchronous and asynchronous time flattening out perspectival space in a manner that recalls the representational systems employed in Japanese art and architectural drawings. These virtual environments can be read as a series of choreographed psychological spaces that fluctuate between utopian and dystopian, ritual and routine. Bennett has a Masters degree from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and is currently Head of Department for Digital Design and Visual Arts at the School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology.
His works have been exhibited in a wide-range of local and international art galleries, large-scale outdoor public venues, online exhibitions and curated screening programmes including the USA, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and Europe. Notable exhibitions include real-fake.org.2.0, a 2016 survey of digital artists at the BronxArtSpace, New York; the 2019 Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art in Paris and Berlin; the juried exhibition at the 2016 International Symposium on Electronic Art in Hong Kong; the Supernova 2018 Digital Animation Festival in Denver, USA; and the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia. He was a finalist in the 7th Screengrab International Media Arts Award in Australia in 2015 and was selected for Narracje 2013, Installations and Interventions in Public Space in Gdansk, Poland, and the Video Contemporary exhibition at the 2015 Sydney Contemporary International Art Fair. His work is represented in the collections of the Videotage Media Art Collection Hong Kong, Justin Art House Museum Collection Australia, the University of Auckland Art Collection, Chartwell Collection, J B Gibbs Trust Collection, James Wallace Arts Trust, Westpac Bank Art Collection as well as private collections in New Zealand and Australia.