New Orleans-based artist Raine Bedsole received a Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Auburn University. A prizewinner in the Florence Biennale and the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation public sculpture grant. Her work is in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, South Carolina Museum of Art, and the Mobile Museum of Art. In September 2018, her 27-foot steel sculpture, Justitia, was unveiled at the newly constructed U.S. Federal courthouse for the southern district of Alabama. In 2017, Bedsole was selected as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, and most recently she served as a visiting artist at Kent State University. In January 2020, her work will be exhibited at Hathaway Contemporary Gallery in Atlanta.




1989   MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1983   BFA Auburn University, Auburn, AL


2020   Untitled, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA (forthcoming)

2019   The Alchemist’s Armada, Murphy Fine Arts Center, Mobile, AL

2018   Passage, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2016   Unseen Currents, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2015   You Are The River, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

2014   Imagined Shores, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2012   Dream Documents, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2011   Ghost Fleet, Callan Contemporary  (formerly Gallery Bienvenu) LA

2009   Recent Work, Callan Contemporary (formerly Gallery Bienvenu ) LA

2009   Instruments for Navigation, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

2008   Beneath the Surface, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2007   Fragments of Lost Days, Callan Contemporary (formerly Gallery Bienvenu) LA

2007   Lost Moorings, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2006   Lost Moorings, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2005   Raine Bedsole: Recent Work, Greenville County Art Museum, Greenville, SC

2004   Navigation, Marguerite Oestreicher, New Orleans, LA

2003   Ashes, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL

2002   Navigating Light, Marguerite Oestricher Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

2002   Without Borders, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2001   Ephemera, Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, Delgado College, New Orleans, LA

2000 Diary 2000, Eichold Gallery, Springhill College, Mobile, AL

1999 Boats of Myself, Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

1999 Memory of Flight, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1998 Gallery 28, Del Ray Beach, FL

1997 Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

1996 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1995 Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1994 Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Art, New Orleans, LA

1992 Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1991 Suzanne Dey  Gallery, Menlo Park, CA

1990 Hall Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA


2018 Vessels of Mercy, Vessels of Wrath, Barrister's Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2017 Migration: P.S. Satellite Exhibition Prospect. 4 - Crevasse 22, LA

2016 Natural Response – Springhill College - Mobile, AL

2015 Bywater Biennial, Bywater Art Center - New Orleans, LA

2014 Crevasse 22: P.S. Satellite Exhibition Prospect. 3 - New Orleans, LA

2014 The Art and Design of Mardi Gras, Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL

2014 Imago Mundi Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art - New Orleans, LA

2014 Paper, Curated by Stan Hackney, Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL

2014 Trees, Sibley Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2010 Women Artists in Louisiana: 1825-1965, NOMA - New Orleans, LA

2009 Float, Clark Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Gallery Artist Group Show, Maralyn Wilson Gallery - Birmingham, AL

2009 Gallery Artist Group Show, Wade Wilson Gallery - Houston, TX

2009 Visiting Artist Exhibition, NOCCA - New Orleans, LA

2009 40 Days and 40 Nights, Louisiana State Archives - Baton Rouge, LA

2008 Sculpture New Orleans, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2008 Kaleidoscope Katrina, Lord and Taylor - New York, NY

2007 Raine Bedsole and Ron Bechet, Loyola University - New Orleans, LA

2007   Elemental, Steve Martin Gallery - Miami, FL

2007   Body Image, Lee Gallery - Clemson, SC

2006   Vernissage, US Embassy to NATO - Brussels, Belgium

2006   Haverstraw Sculpture Exhibition - Haverstraw, NY

2006   Art from the Gulf, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Silver Spring, MD

2006   Dedicated to New Orleans, The Swan Coach House Gallery - Atlanta, GA

2005   Made in New Orleans, Bradbury Gallery - Jonesboro, AK

2005   Contemporary Arts Center - New Orleans, LA

2004   Opening Exhibition, Center for the Living Arts - Mobile, AL

2004   Glass and the Bigger Picture, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2004   Summer Group Exhibition, Maralyn Wilson Gallery - Birmingham, AL

2004   Five New Orleans Artists, Arthouse - Houston, TX

2003   Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL

2003   Exhibition Celebrating Art, Saenger Theater - Mobile, AL

2001   The International Biennale - Florence, Italy

2001   Julia Street North, Masur Museum of Art - Monroe, LA

2001   Repetition, Sandler Hudson Gallery - Atlanta, GA

2001   Works on Paper, Whitney Museum - Baton Rouge, LA

2001   Assemblage, Barrister’s Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2000   New Orleans Artists, University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL

2000   Petite Physique, Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta, GA

1999   Triennial 1999, Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL

1999   The Written Word: Text in Art, Cumberland Gallery - Nashville, TN

1999   Goliad: A Cultural Convergence - Goliad, Texas

1998   Unbound: An Exhibition of Artists Books, Weintrab Thomas Gallery - Sacramento, CA

1998   Shrines: The Sacred and Secular in Contemporary Southern Art - Atlanta, GA

1998   In the Footsteps of the Muse, Bushbarn Art Center - Salem, OR

1997   Drawing Invitational, Galerie Simonne Stern - New Orleans, LA

1997   Dix Artistes de Louisiane, Artists’ Alliance - Lafayette, LA

1996   Southeastern Juried Competition, Mobile Museum of Art - Mobile, AL

1996   Sculpture Invitational Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond, LA

1995   Innocence Lost and Found Elise Goodheart Fine Arts - Sag Harbor, NY

1995   Alabama Impact, Huntsville Museum of Art - Huntsville, AL

1994   Underexposed, Contemporary Art Center - New Orleans, LA

1993   Timely and Timeless, The Aldrich Museum - Ridgefield, CT

1993   The Women’s Invitational Exhibition, Center for Creative Arts - Clarksville, TN

1992   New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Museum - Austin, TX

1992   Selections, University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA


2019   Kent State University, Visiting Artist

2017   The American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

2014   The Gibbes Museum 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern, Finalist

2009   Jefferson Parish Public Art Initiative Grant Recipient

2008   The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Public Sculpture Grant Recipient

2006   Vernissage, American Artist Exhibition, U.S. Embassy, Brussels

2003   The Mesa, Utah, Artist-in-Residency Program

2003   Special Exhibit, U.S. Embassy - Kathmandu, Nepal

2002   Anderson Ranch Art Center Scholarship, Aspen, Colorado

2002   Student Art Exhibition, Loyola University, Juror

2001   The Florence Biennale, “Grafica” Bronze Medal International Awarded Artist

1992   Merit Award Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Juror


The Helis Foundation Collection

Sonoma State University Art Gallery, California

The Collins C. Diboll Gallery at Loyola University, Louisiana

The Columbia Museum of Art at the University of South Carolina

The Armstrong Art Collection, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The Art Collection at Xavier University

Iberia Bank Art Collection, New Orleans & Lafayette, Louisiana

The Art Collection at Argo Group U.S., Texas

Imago Mundi - New Orleans: Reparation Collection

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana

Hibernia National Bank Collection

The Capital One Art Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Autograph Collection at the Grand Hotel Marriott, Point Clear, Alabama

U.S. Embassy in Surabaya, Indonesia

U.S Embassy, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Collection, Brussels, Belgium

U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal

U.S. Embassy in Bayan, Kuwait

Nordstrom Collection, Seattle, Washington

Mobile Press Register Art Collection

The Benziger Family, Imagery Estate Collection, Sonoma Valley, CA

Tommy and Dathel Coleman, New Orleans, Louisiana

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Nashville, Tennessee


“Passages” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 18, 2018

“Artist Profile.” WYES, June 2016

“l’Odyssée de Katrina” - Gilles Biassette, Paris, France, July 16, 2015

“Imagined Shores” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 7, 2014“Art for Art’s Sake” - Doug MacCash, Lagniappe Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA Oct. 3, 2014

“Fragments of Memories” – Karl Volkmar, New Orleans Art Review, October/November/December 2012

“Lofty Pursuits” - Doug MacCash, Inside Out Times Picayune, November 12, 2011

“Books and Art Tango...” - The Tennessean, September 25, 2011

“Veranda Magazine” - May/June Issue, 2010

“Close up” - Thomasina Bartlett, New Orleans Art Review, 2008

“Kaleidoscope Katrina” - New York Times, Sunday September 23, 2007

“Skin Deep” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, 2007

“24 Hours in Berlin” - There Magazine, New York, NY, 2007

“The Fragile Journey” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, September 28, 2004

“Celestial Navigation” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, December 11, 2002

 “Encaustic” - Southern Living Magazine, March 2002

“Ephemera” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, June 1, 2001

“Catch a Wave” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, May 29, 2001

“Great Art in the Big Easy” - Julia Reed, Southern Accents Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2000

“Cool Raine” - Thomas B. Harrison, Mobile Register, October 1, 2000

“New American Paintings” - Volume 28, The Open Studios Press, June 2000

“The Big Picture” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, April 1, 2000

“Raine Bedsole: The Course of Mystery” - Christopher Fischer, New Orleans Art Review, Nov/Dec, 1999

“Small Boats and Flowers” - D Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, Oct. 12, 1999

“The Picture of Success” - Doug McCash, Times Picayune, October 3, 1999

“Going Ape” - Paul McClean, In Review, Nashville, TN, March 23, 1999

“More Than Words” - Donna Dorian Wall, Southern Accents Magazine, Sept/Oct 1998

“Artbooks” - The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, December 14. 1997

“Raine Bedsole @ Marguerite Oestricher” - D Eric Bookhardt, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA July 1997

“New Masters of Art” - Art Santa Fe, Summer 1997

“Age Old Encaustic” - Donna Dorian Wall, Southern Accents Magazine, May/June 1997

“Women on the Verge” - Alan Bostick, The Nashville Banner, March 17, 1996

“An Optimist’s Eye in Ridgefield” - Viven Raynor, The New York Times, December 5, 1995

“Good Things Come in Small Packages” - Anne Price, The Nashville Banner, 1995

“Underexposed” - Chris Waddington, Times Picayune, 1994