New Orleans-based artist Raine Bedsole (b. 1960) earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Auburn University and the San Francisco Art Institute. A prizewinner in the Florence Biennale and the recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, she has been widely exhibited and critically praised. Her artworks are included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, South Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, and prestigious private, corporate, and institutional collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In September, her 27-foot steel sculpture, Justitia, was unveiled at the newly constructed U.S. Federal Courthouse for the southern district of Alabama. She was recently a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and next spring will serve as visiting artist for Kent State University’s sculpture department.
Lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.