Bente Draiby

Since 1992 practicing artpainter, with oilpainting as the prefered medium, where the human beings themselves are in focus. My starting point is real people , most often models, as objects.


Graduated 1962 from the "Royal Academieof Fine Arts", Copenhagen. as architect and townplanner. It was just in time, where great visions became realities.

From 1961 -78 I joined the planning of "New-towns" along Køge-Bugt,

south of Copenhagen, and "Vestskoven", a very great wood, west of Copenhagen.

Later on, I realized an old dream to be archaeologist and graduated 1988 from the University of Copenhagen as in Nordic and European Prehistory.

Since I have combined my two educations as a reconstructor of prehistoric and early medieval housing and artefacts. -Now painting is my principal engagement.


-1994: Ravnsborggade 8,Kbh.

–2002: Galleri Fonseca,

Esplanaden Kbh.

–2003: “Husets Café”, Magstræde, Kbh.

-2002-03-04-05 : SAMart.,Køgehallerne. – 2005: Køge Townhall.

-2006 Gammelgård Herlev: 4 Artists among the theme”Man and Nature”.

-2007-08-09 - :SAMart. Køgehallerne. –2008-09: CIRKLEN, Helligaands-huset,Strøget Kbh.

– 2009: Guest at “Fuga”, Brøndsalen, Frederiksberg.

Cencored Exhibitions :

-1995: Hvidovre Library. -2002 VK ( Vestsjællands Kunstudstilling).


Member of the artist-group CIRKLEN

Member of “Kunstnerforeningen af 18.November”(association of artists)

Received “Otto Baches´s Legat 2005. Bente Draiby, okt.09