Julia Betts

Premiere DateJan 29, 2019
00:00 Introduction
00:41 Julia Betts
01:57 Silence is Clean Ice Palace
03:59 Vulnerability
06:20 Window Screens
11:30 Picking Bleeding
16:13 Vulnerability
26:18 Current Work
32:03 Time Did Not French For Rabbits
36:32 Outro
36:52 Finish

Julia Betts is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ​Her work veers toward the intersection of sculpture, performance and installation; it is defined by a series of radically disparate multimedia projects unified by their intentional unpredictability, use of unstable materials, and orchestration of situations in which my body and/or a constructed space are subjected to various hazards and forces of disorder.

In 2014, Betts graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA and, in 2017, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Sculpture. Betts has participated in group exhibitions in NYC at Microscope Gallery (New York, NY) and Flux Factory (New York, NY) and exhibited in numerous solo shows such as at Second Sight Studio (Columbus, OH) and Unsmoke Systems (Pittsburgh, PA). She will be having a solo show at Grid Space (New York, NY) during their upcoming exhibition season. In addition, she completed artist-in-residence programs at Second Sight Studio (OH) and Bunker Projects (PA). Upcoming artist-in-residence programs include sessions at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, Virginia) and Pilotenkuchen (Leipzig, Germany).

She also has an upcoming solo show at Columbus State University from March 4-15 and Grid Space in NYC during their next exhibition series.

All images courtesy of the artist

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