Collection: EDEN BENDER


Eden’s sculptures at first glance appear quiet and placid, but upon closer inspection, her narratives and titles reveal a deeper darker side. She explores materials utilizing her knowledge and skills from various sources. Figures appear in most of her work focusing on human relationships, resiliency, her search for purpose, and maintaining balance.

Biography   |   Artist CV


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Eden Bender is an established Toronto-based sculptor and painter. She was selected to work as a technician in the university’s fine arts’ sculpture studio. While spending time sculpting she was honored to win assistant to a visiting international sculptor. Eden continued in an independent studies program in sculpture and during that time aided in the building of the graduate program studios. Eden graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

She has received numerous awards including The Lindsay Morris Memorial Award, The Brain Project People’s Choice Award, Odette Sculpture Award, Ontario Arts Council Award, and the Gardiner Museum Award. She is in multiple publications including Beautiful Home by Studio Pyramid, Objekt International; 500 Figures in Clay, Lark Books; Beneath the Surface, Potpourri – the Gardiner Museum magazine; and The Black and White of Eden Bender, Fusion Magazine. Eden’s work was internationally exhibited at the Stricoff Gallery, New York; Art Basel, Switzerland; Warsaw Poland International Ceramic Exhibition, Poland; Master Class St. Petersburg, Russia; and The International Art Fair, Toronto.


Solo & Group Shows:

2022  Yicca, International Prize of Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy

2022  Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Red Juried Exhibition, Online

2022  Bold Brush, Juried Exhibition, Online

2021  London Art Biennale Juried International Exhibition, 5th Edition, London, England

2021  Gelbsy Art Project, Gelbsy Projects and Magazine, Canada

2021  International Sculpture Center, KANEKO, Omaha, Nebraska

2021  CollexArt, CollexArt Juried International Art Prize, Online

2021  Sculptors Society Of Canada, Resurgence, Toronto, ON

2021  International Sculpture Center, International Sculpture Day, Worldwide

2021  Muse Gallery, A New Day, Toronto, ON

2020  International Mail-Art-Competition – Tandem Humans-Corals, Köln, Germany

2020  Beers London – Red Competition Juried Selection, London, UK 2020 Artavita – Covid Dreams Juried Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA

2020  Muse Gallery – Group Exhibit, Toronto, ON

2020  Light Space Time – Online Art Exhibition 10th Anniversary, Palm Springs, CA

2020  Allied Artist Of America – 107th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY The Lindsay Morris Memorial Award

2020  Circle Foundation For The Arts – Circle Quarterly Art Review/An Examination of Current Trends And Original Practices in Visual Art Juried Exhibition, Lyon, France

2020  NYA Competition – Online Exhibition

2020  The Artbox Project – Collective Installation/ Together We Are One Swiss Art Expo Zurich, Switzerland

2020  Nuit Blanche – Black School Desk Outdoor Installation, Toronto, ON

2019  Citizens of Craft Fusion Fireworks, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, ON

2018  The Brain Project, Union Station, ON

2018  Solo Exhibition, Lost, Gardiner Museum, ON

2018  Collective Show, Muse Gallery, ON

2018  The Artbox Project, The Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY

2017  Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2017  Kudos, The 2017 Art Kudos International Juried Online Exhibition

2017  Fireworks 2017, Rails End Gallery, ON

2017  The 49th Open International Juried Art Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, The Papermill Gallery, ON

2017  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2017, Toronto City Hall, ON

2017  Fireworks 2017, Fusion, Museum London, London, ON

2017  Reflections of Us, Sculptor’s Society of Canada, Toronto, ON

2017  The Artbox Project, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 2017 Craft Ontario ’17 Juried Exhibition, Craft Ontario, Toronto, ON

2017  Ground Works, Shane Norrie Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2017  Solo Exhibition, Come Undone, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

2016  Toronto Potters Biennial Juried Exhibition 2016 Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON 2016 Revitalize, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

2016  Warsaw Poland International Ceramic Photo Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

2016  Official Launch Party of Lab Studio and Design/“Coming to Life” Project Gallery, Toronto, ON