Gala Bent Creates Illustrations that Blends Fantasy and Expressionism

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 27, 2011 • References: galabent and booooooom
Looking through Gala Bent's portfolio, it's hard to not be completely enthralled with her memorable and unique style, one that eschews the complicated and hyper-detailed for strong minimalism.

Gala Bent is a Seattle-based illustrator with a skilled history in classical art training. She earned her BFA in Painting from Ball State University, and then her MFA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the State University of New York in Buffalo.

Gala Bent's distinct aesthetic has made her popular with art curators around the United States. Her work has appeared in galleries across the country from Louisville, Kentucky to Los Angeles, California.

Up next for the talented illustrator: A gallery show at the Ampersand International Arts museum in San Francisco, set for 2012. Click through Gala Bent's selected portfolio to see what about her work has curators and critics raving.