The Bennett Prize


Aneka Ingold

Aneka Ingold’s artwork consists of ambiguous narratives combining flat color and pattern with realism. She specializes in mixed media techniques, combining drawing and painting processes. As an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, Aneka was the recipient of the Alexander Calder Honors Scholarship and the Advanced Visual Arts Scholarship. She received her MFA at Kendall College of Art and Design where she was awarded the Kendall Scholarship of Merit Award in 2011 and in 2013.
In 2016, Ingold was awarded first place by juror Carrie Ann Baade at the Valdosta National All-Media Juried Competition at Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University in Georgia. She was the featured artist at the national juried exhibition, Women in Art, at Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Her work was also selected by Juror Elizabeth McGrath for the Surreal Salon 8, at Baton Rouge Center for Contemporary Art, presented by Juxtapoz magazine.

In 2015, she was the grand prize winner at the Vying show during Miami Art Basel, at Viophilia Gallery in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Other exhibitions of 2015 include Strange Figurations at Limner Art Gallery in Hudson, New York, and Immortality and Vulnerability at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
Ingold’s art has been published in INDA: International Drawing Annual, presented by Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center. The Annual is designed to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current and relevant works of drawing from around the world. Her work has also been published in the magazine Poets and Artists, curated by Sergio Gomez of 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, as well as the drawing textbook, "Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation," by Deborah Rockman.
Major collections include the Howard A. and Judith Tullman Art Collection in Chicago, West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan and the University of Tampa.
As an adjunct professor, Ingold currently teaches drawing at the University of Tampa and design at Hillsborough Community College.


Instagram: @anekaingold
Facebook: Aneka Ingold

Ingold resides in Tampa, Florida. 

Mixed media on paper, 50” x 40”, 2018.
Tributary, Mixed media on paper, 50” x 40”, 2018.
Mixed media on vinyl, 84” x 72”, 2015.
Aberration, Mixed media on vinyl, 84” x 72”, 2015.
Mixed media on paper, 72” x 48”, 2018.
Postpartum, Mixed media on paper, 72” x 48”, 2018.


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