G104 Featured Artist
R.J. Bednez is a self-taught photographer; his interest in photography began while going through drug and alcohol rehab after returning from Vietnam.
For the last forty plus years he has worked to hone his skills and technique. In 2012 he moved from film to digital; today he continues to use many of the techniques he learned in the lab while working with 35mm film.
After going public with his work in March of 2015, he has exhibited his work at the LECOM Art Show, The Gertrude Barber Center Show, The Arts and Drafts Festival, The Christmas Art Show, Graffiti Gallery Show and the Oil City Heritage Art Show.
His work can be seen at Glass Growers Gallery in Erie PA, House of the Potter Gallery in North East PA, Brown Stone Studios in Union City PA, The Painted Finch in Corry PA, The Hatched Gallery in Franklin PA. The Transit Gallery in Oil City PA, Portage Hill Gallery in Westfield, NY, Gallery 104 in Edinboro PA and Art on the Avenue in Warren PA, where in August of 2015 he was the featured artist and had a private showing; he is also a member of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwest PA.