“I make paintings that observe the grey area between representation and non-‐representation in art. I use a photorealistic approach in my process to create imagery that could be read as either abstract or nonrepresentational depending on the interpretation of the viewer.” Bennett Stookey is and Oklahoma born artist and current resident who works with a variety of mediums to achieve a final image that is accomplished in oil paint. Currently Bennett is working towards his BFA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and in the past has been awarded for Excellence in Art and Design at the UCO Gala Awards in 2013. He has worked as a teaching artist for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, as well as displayed work at the Momentum 2014 show at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market. Bennett has displayed work in a collaborative show with artist and friend: Amy Erickson. The show was entitled Faerie Trance, and took place on May 15, 2015 at Wishbone Gallery and Supply (109 N Littler Ave, Edmond, OK 73034) He lives and works in Edmond Oklahoma.