Born in Montgomery, Alabama, 1984.
Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois.

EDUCATION
2012
MFA, Drawing & Painting, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

2007
BA, Studio Art & Visual Journalism, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2005
Glasgow School of Art, Capstone International, Glasgow, Scotland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Material Fact, PATRON, Chicago IL

2016
Bethany Collins: In Evidence, Van Every / Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
The problem we all live with, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
with the exception of the sky, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia

2015
Bethany Collins: Inquiry’ s End, Richard Gray Gallery , Chicago, Illinois [cat.]
This is How the Myth Repeats, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Bethany Collins: As We Wish To Be, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia

2012
(Unrelated), Ernst G. Welsh Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2011
To Be Real, Arts Exchange Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Gray Matters: Art en grisaille, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

2016
S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California
Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Chicago Invites Chicago, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
Prix Canson, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Lines of Flight, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York, New York
Art AIDS America, Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

2015
To Be Young, Gifted & Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Talking Back, Otherwise, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada

DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia
I lost an arm on my last trip home: Derrick Adams, Emma Amos, Bethany Collins, Sara Rahbar, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, New York

Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina

2014
Material Histories, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York

Retreat, organized by Theaster Gates, Valerie Carberry Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

The School, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan

Space For Possibility, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
INCOGNITO 2014, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
See Through Walls, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia

Emerging Artist Exhibition, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon Georgia

2013
Drawing Inside the Perimeter, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Intersections of Gender & Place, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
Pulp 3, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

Outdated, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
ONE ONE, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

E-MERGE, Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Boom City, Dashboard Co-Op, M. Rich Building, Atlanta, Georgia
Art Papers Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2012
NBAF Collecting African American Art, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
Imaginary Million, 200 Peachtree, Atlanta, Georgia
‘Merica, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

BLOOM, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2011
Pre-Emergent, Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Florida
11.11.11, Arts Exchange, Atlanta, Georgia
Hammonds House Museum Art Atlanta, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Pride & Prejudice, Archetype Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Bring It, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, Texas

2010
Southern Art?, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
America, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Cultural Competency Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

2009
The Blotter Show, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia


2008
Arte Vivo 2008, Centro de Diseño Alemán, Mexico City, Mexico

2007
Creative Campus Grand Opening, Maxwell Hall, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2004
Artwalk, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, Alabama

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw Stats University, Kennesaw, Georgia

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2016
Jackman Goldwasser Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Prix Canson Finalist, New York, New York

2015
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida
Hudgens Prize, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, New York

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist in Residence, Omaha, Nebraska

2014
Artadia Award: 2014 Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Creative Loafing, Best Emerging Artist, Atlanta, Georgia
Edward & Sally Van Lier Fellowship, SHARP Residency, Staten Island, New York
Rush Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, New York

The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist-In-Residence, New York, New York
The League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, New York
Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, Staten Island, New York

2013
The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, New York
Fulton County Public Art Program, Public Art Registry Artist, Atlanta, Georgia
WonderRoot Arts Center, Ossabaw Island Residency, Atlanta, Georgia
WonderRoot Arts Center, CSA Artist, Atlanta, Georgia

Hambridge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences Residency, Rabun Gap, Georgia

2012
Swan Coach House Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Nominee, Atlanta, Georgia Dashboard Co-Op Artist, Atlanta, Georgia
WonderRoot Arts Center, Walthall Artist Fellowship, Atlanta, Georgia

2010
Dedalus Foundation Grant Nominee, New York, New York
Arquetopia, Inc., Artist in Residence, Puebla, Mexico


2009
Dana Foundation Rural Teaching Artist Training Program, Montgomery, Alabama
Rural Alabama Initiative, Artist in Residence, Elba, Alabama

PROJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS
2015
In Version After Version, Art Papers, Atlanta, Georgia


2013
Too White To Be Black, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia


2012
I’m Just So Politically Correct Today, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2011
I Wish I Was Black, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia

2010
Between Opposition, Prepatoria Zapata, Puebla, Mexico


2007
Stories of the Flood: Before & After, Tiger Town Park, Elba, Alabama