photo by Cassandra Croft 

photo by Cassandra Croft 

Syd earned her BFA magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013. She lives and works in Seattle, where she can be found surrounded by a library of fairy tales, comic books, and two fat cats.

"Syd Bee is a Seattle-based painter that creates figurative paintings that often appear to exist in a dreamlike state. Working in oils, the artist employs a technique of creating a pastel-hued glow around her subjects. Bee enjoys the way the soft outer edges of the paintings feel optically; which enhances the mysterious effect produced by her oil paintings." - Nathan Spoor, Hi-Fructose online

"Syd Bee’s vibrant oil paintings emit a radiant pastel neon glow, while the large glossy eyes of her subjects cast haunting stares and lure the viewer closer to the velvety soft images of her subtly macabre figures. Soft lines and pastel colors give the Seattle artist’s gorgeous work a delicate and feminine feel. This technique creates interesting contrast when paired with the sullen faces and melancholy glances of the animal or person she portrays. Tension and unrest play well with a would-be cheerful color palette, as she creates an atmosphere of a sweet dream, just seconds away from surrendering to a haunting one." - Jaide Marchand, Paint Pens Collective

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

Current & Upcoming
05/2017 - Sunder & Swell - solo show, Haven Gallery Northport NY
07/2017 -  ThreeA US Venture curated by Ashley Wood, Sparks Gallery, San Diego CA
09/2017 - Room of a Thousand Doors: WOW x WOW Online Group Show
11/2017 - Group Show, Thinkspace x SpokeArt, New York NY

More exciting things to be announced, stay tuned....

Solo Events
06/2015 In My Bones, Antler Gallery, Portland OR

Selected Group Events
2017 - The 6th Annual The Supersonic Invitational, SpokeArt Gallery,  New York NY
2016 - Suggestivism: Resonance, SpokeArt Gallery, San Francisco CA
2016 SODO Track mural (collab with Casey Weldon)
2016 Death and the Maiden Final Show, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA
2016  La Lune, Haven Gallery, Northport NY
2016 LA Art Show, Littletopia with Antler Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2016 The 5th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
2015 Return To The Wilderness, Auguste Clown Gallery, Victoria Australia
2015 Les Petit Fours presented by Beautiful Bizarre, Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney Australia
2015 Verdant, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
2015 Beacon, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco CA
2015 Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2015 1st Annual Small Works Invitational, Baker Hesseldenz Fine Art, Tucsan AZ
2015 Uchronia Group Show, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA
2015 ONE PAGE: A study in sequential storytelling, curated by Robbie Lowery, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA
2014 LAX/SFO Thinkspace & Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA
2014 Le Chat Noir Group Show, Modern Eden, San Francisco CA
2014 Unnatural Histories, Antler Gallery, Portland OR
2014 Coaster Show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2014 Contemporary Contemporary, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco CA
2014 UNIVERSE: Art of Existence, Modern Eden, San Francisco CA
2014 Inner Portrait, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island WA
2014 Revolver: Antler/Hellion Gallery Swap, curated by Antler Gallery, PDX
2014 Like a Rolling Stone: A Rock & Roll Reflection, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles CA
2014 Unpredictable Gravity: curated by Robbie Lowery, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA
2013 One Year Anniversary Show: Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013 Bad Dads, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013 Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters - Benefit Auction, Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA
2013 Looking At You, Looking Back, Cornish Alumni Gallery, Seattle WA
2013 Beer Is Art, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2013 Lil Bub show, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013 Lady Parts, True Love Gallery, Seattle WA
2013 Saturday Morning, LTD Gallery, Seattle WA
2013 Cornish BFA EXPO, Seattle WA
2013 MINTcondition Issue #2, A Comic Book inspired Art Show, LTD Gallery Seattle WA
2012 B: an Art Show Tribute to B-Movies, LTD Gallery, Seattle WA
2012 Can’t Beat Em, Join Em: The Zombie Show, Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2012 Spring Art Show, The Bemis Building, Seattle WA
2012 Love, Longing & Loss Show, NYU Steinhardt Black Box Theater, New York NY