Ned Vena

Ned Vena is an American visual artist who was born in 1982. Vena’s work reveals a practice traversing painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation to question the alchemy of material processes.


Recent work addresses his interest in the elemental tenets of painting through a utilization of materials usually related to vandalism – spray paint, enamel, spray rubber, and acid. His work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo shows at Mas Hans Daniel, Berlin; Clifton Benevento, New York; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; as well as recent group shows at Thierry Goldberg Projects, Nicole Klagsbrun, Barbara Gladstone, and White Columns, New York; Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France; and Autocenter, Berlin. Vena received his BFA at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He lives and works in Brooklyn.