Bethany Collins; Find,1982; 2016

Find,1982

2016

Bethany Collins; Untitled; 2013

Untitled

2013

Visual Record: The Materiality of Sound in Print

Visual Record: The Materiality of Sound in Print

Oct 1, 2022 – Jan 31, 2023

Print Center New York

Monochrome Mulititudes

Monochrome Mulititudes

Sep 22, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023

The Smart Museum of Art

The Language Between Worlds

The Language Between Worlds

Jul 17 – Oct 29, 2022

Hyde Park Art Center

A Midnight Thing

A Midnight Thing

Jun 15 – Jul 3, 2022

Soco Gallery

Angela Davis - Seize the Time

Angela Davis - Seize the Time

Sep 8, 2021 – Jun 15, 2022

Zimmerli Art Museum

Cadence

Cadence

Mar 5 – Apr 21, 2022

Common Space

Common Space

Oct 20, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022

Oolite Arts

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

Dec 24, 2021

America: A Hymnal

America: A Hymnal

Sep 11 – Nov 29, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Evensong

Evensong

Jun 11 – Sep 12, 2021

Frist Art Museum

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

May 22 – Sep 6, 2021

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

My destiny is in your hands

My destiny is in your hands

Feb 13 – May 9, 2021

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Jan 18 – Apr 26, 2020

Peabody Essex Museum

Felix Art Fair 2020

Felix Art Fair 2020

Feb 1316, 2020

Great Force

Great Force

Oct 5, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University

Chorus

Chorus

Sep 6 – Dec 29, 2019

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

NADA MIAMI 2019

NADA MIAMI 2019

Dec 58, 2019

Benediction

Benediction

Sep 14 – Dec 8, 2019

The University of Kentucky Art Museum

Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change

Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change

Sep 14 – Dec 8, 2019

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Politics of Rhetoric

The Politics of Rhetoric

Sep 13 – Nov 16, 2019

The Print Center

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection

Jan 29 – May 19, 2019

The Smart Museum of Art

A Pattern or Practice

A Pattern or Practice

Feb 15 – Mar 31, 2019

University Galleries at Illinois State University

Society for Contemporary Art: Bethany Collins, Artist Talk

Society for Contemporary Art: Bethany Collins, Artist Talk

Jan 16, 2019

Society for Contemporary Art

NADA Miami Beach 2018

NADA Miami Beach 2018

Dec 69, 2018

Undersong

Undersong

Sep 15 – Oct 28, 2018

The Armory Show 2018

The Armory Show 2018

Mar 811, 2018

Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse

Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse

Aug 19 – Dec 3, 2017

Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft

In/Situ: EXPO CHICAGO 2017

In/Situ: EXPO CHICAGO 2017

Sep 1317, 2017

Summer

Summer

Jul 15 – Aug 12, 2017

MECA International Art Fair

MECA International Art Fair

Jun 14, 2017

Material Fact

Material Fact

Jan 28 – Mar 26, 2017

Too Many Degrees Podcast: Bethany Collins

Too Many Degrees Podcast: Bethany Collins

Too Many Degrees
Apr 20, 2017
NXTHVN Break Down The Myths

NXTHVN Break Down The Myths

New Haven Independent
Mar 11, 2020
PEM Reunites Jacob Lawrence Painting Series

PEM Reunites Jacob Lawrence Painting Series

Northshore Magazine
Jan 17, 2020
2019 Chicago Artadia Awardees Announced

2019 Chicago Artadia Awardees Announced

Broadway World
Jul 18, 2019
Covert Histories

Covert Histories

Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University
May 23, 2017
At Miami’s Art Fairs, a Somber Mood Sets In

At Miami’s Art Fairs, a Somber Mood Sets In

The Wall Street Journal
Dec 1, 2018
What Can't Be Read

What Can't Be Read

Frieze
Dec 18, 2017
Critics' Pick: Bethany Collins

Critics' Pick: Bethany Collins

Artforum
Sep 19, 2017
Artists Embrace the Grayscale

Artists Embrace the Grayscale

Hyperallergic
Jul 20, 2017
Editorial Recommendation: Bethany Collins

Editorial Recommendation: Bethany Collins

Visual Art Resource
Feb 11, 2017
Think about power in a new way at ‘Seeing Saying’

Think about power in a new way at ‘Seeing Saying’

The Charlotte Observer
Nov 16, 2016
Eight Questions for Bethany Collins

Eight Questions for Bethany Collins

Art Papers
May 7, 2016
Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Artforum
Sep 1, 2015




Born 1984, Montgomery, AL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

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


2007
BA, Studio Art & Visual Journalism, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022
Cadence, PATRON, Chicago, IL

2021
America: A Hymnal, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
Evensong, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
My Destiny Is In Your Hands, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL

2019
Chorus, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Benediction, The University of Kentucky Art Museum, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
A Pattern or Practice, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL [cat.]

2018
Undersong, PATRON, Chicago IL
The Litany, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Occasional Verse, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2017
Material Fact, PATRON, Chicago, IL
Of a piece, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016
In Evidence, Van Every / Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
The problem we all live with, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
with the exception of the sky, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA

2015
Inquiry’ s End, Richard Gray Gallery , Chicago, IL [cat.]

This is How the Myth Repeats, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022
Visual Record: The Materiality of Sound in Print, International Print Center New York, New York NY
Language Between Worlds, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Monochrome Multitudes, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Angela Davis: Seize the Time, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2021
Common Space, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Bonccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection, The Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
Promise, Witness, Remembrance, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, VMFA, Richmond, VA; Travels to: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Travels to: The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Angela Davis: Seize the Time, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

2020
Take Care, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
The Long Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 

Nine Lives, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL.
WORDS, Simon Lee Gallery, London, U.K.
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA [cat.]
From Pandemic to Protests: Visualizing Social Isolation and Social Injustices Through the Davidson College Art Collection, Van Every Smith Galleries, Davison College, Davidson, NC
Countermythologies, NXTHVN, New Haven, CT

2019
Direct Message, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Juntao First National Book Art Exhibition, Qian Juntao Art Research Museum, Haining, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
PROJECT, Temporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Bonccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, New York, NY
Great Force,Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA [cat.]
Heritage, Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, CA
The Politics of Rhetoric, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MO
Parallel and Peripheries, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/ Giuffrida Collection, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Fault Lines, Corvus Gallery at the University of Chicago Lab School, Chicago, IL

2018
Parallel and Peripheries, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
The Armory Show 2018, Piers 92/94, New York, NY
Out of Easy Reach, Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IL
What We Make, Richard M. Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
In the Eyes of the Beholder, Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2017
Traduttore, Traditore, Curated by Karen Greenwalt & Katja Rivera, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
EXPO IN/SITU: Chronopolitics, Curated by Florence Derieux, Chicago, IL
Another Country, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Beyond Boundaries, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Darryl Atwell Collection of African American Art, Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Between Words and Images, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Excerpt, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

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

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

2015
To Be Young, Gifted & Black, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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

Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
I lost an arm on my last trip home, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY

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

2014
Material Histories, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY [cat.]

Retreat, organized by Theaster Gates, Valerie Carberry Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL [cat.]

we seemed to be unanimously selected, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
RE•AL•IZED, Carol Jazzar Contemporary, Miami, FL
The School, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

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

Space For Possibility, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
INCOGNITO 2014, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
See Through Walls, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

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

2013
Drawing Inside the Perimeter, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Intersections of Gender & Place, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

ONE ONE, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2012 

From Cosmology to Neurology and Back Again, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2011

Bring It, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX

2010
Southern Art?, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, GA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2022
“Interrogating Language: A Review of Bethany Collins at Patron”, Newcity Art, April
“Four Gallery Shows to See in the Windy City During Expo Chicago”,ArtNews,April
“PATRON Gallery opens ‘Bethany Collins: Cadence’”, Vanity Fair, March

2021
Margaret Carrigan, “O say can you see, what 100 versions of the Star-Spangled Banner reveal about America”, The Art Newspaper, June
Siddhartha Mitter, “How a Museum Show Honoring Breonna Taylor Is Trying to ‘Get It Right’”, The New York Times, March

2020
Kerry Cardoza, “Art 50 2020: Chicago’s Artists’ Artists”, Newcity Art, September

Kelly Crow, “Collector’s Eye: They Built a World-Class Collection of Black Artists’ Work. Who Are They Acquiring Now?,” The Wall Street Journal, July
Hilarie M. Sheets, “Lost, and Now Found, Art From the Civil Rights Era,” The New York Times, March
Caroline Goldstein, “Artist Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Struggle Series’ Offers a Poignant Reminder of Past Challenges America Has Endured,” ArtNet News, March
Nancy Kenney, “Jacob Lawrence’s epic series depicting America’s early struggles sets off on US tour,” The Art Newspaper, January

2019
Aaron Gettinger, “At the Smart, ‘Solidary & Solitary’ Shows Individuals Progressing Black Art,” Hyde Park Herald, February

2018
Brian Leahy, “Brian T. Leahy on Bethany Collins,” Artforum, December
Kelly Crow, “At Miami’s Art Fairs, a Somber Mood Sets in,” The Wall Street Journal, December
Amarie Gipson, “Bethany Collins: Undersong,” THE SEEN, December
Evan Moffit, “What Can’t Be Read,” Frieze, Jan/Feb

2017
Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, “Critics Pick: Bethany Collins,”Artforum, September
Sara Rose Sharp, “Artists Embrace the Grayscale,”Hyperallergic, July
Antwaun Sargent, “Kara Walker, Juliana Huxtable, and More Challenge False White Recordings of Black History,” The Creators Project, March

2016
Amanda Cachia, “Critic’s Pick: S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom,” Artforum, December
Barbara Schreiber, “Think about power in a new way at ‘Seeing / Saying’,” Charlotte Observer, November
Buzz Spector, “Eight Questions for Bethany Collins,” ART PAPERS, June

2015
Courtney Willis-Blair, “In Absentia: An Artist Performs Historical Erasure,” Modern Painters, December
“Version After Version,” ART PAPERS, Nov 2015.
Lilly Lampe, “Critics Pick,” Artforum, October
Sargent Antwaun, “Nina Simone’s ‘Young, Gifted, and Black’ Inspires an Exhibition in South Africa,” The Creators Project, October

2014
Holland Cotter, “The Stuff of Life, Urgently Altered,” The New York Times, August

2013
John Lemley, “Talking Art, Race & Identity with Bethany Collins,” NPR’s WABE, September

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS
2022
Artist Talk: Laylah Ali and Bethany Collins, The Block Museum, Evanston, IL
Anne and Stephen Matter Artist Lecture: Bethany Collins, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2021
Gallery Conversation: Bethany Collins, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Artist’s Perspective: Bethany Collins, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
Creative Conversations: Bethany Collins, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Geffen Visiting Artist Talk, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Artist Talk, Color the Conversation with Courtney Willis Blair, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2020
Panel Discussion, The American Struggle with Derrick Adams, Bethany Collins, and Hank Willis Thomas, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Artist Talk, In Conversation: Bethany Collins and Dr. Hilary Green, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolin

2019
Artist Talk: Bethany Collins, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Conversation: Bethany Collins and Amber Rose Johnson, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
Libby Newman Visiting Artist Series, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Platform Speaker Series Artist Talk, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Visiting Artist Talk, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Artist Talk: Bethany Collins and Samuel Levi Jones, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Conversation: Bethany Collins and Duriel Harris, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Society for Contemporary Art Lecture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018
Visiting Artist Talk, Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Artist Talk, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
Artist Talk, The Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY
Artist Talk, McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Charlotte, NC

2017
Visiting Artist Talk, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Printmedia Visiting Artist Lecture Series, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk with Darby English and Daniel Borzutsky, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk with Xaviera Simmons and Carmen Winant, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Panel with Joey Lico, Kadar Brock, Samuel Levi-Jones and Cheryl Pope, Soho House, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk with Deana Haggag, PATRON Gallery, Chicago, IL
Joyner/Giuffrida Collection Panel with Kevin Beasley, Charles Gaines, Ann Goldstein, Samuel Levi Jones and James Rondeau, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL

2016
Artist Talk, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Art Papers Live with Natasha Trethewey, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

2015
Hamilton Arts Lecture Series, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Distinguished Alumni Talk, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Artist Talk, The Art Students League, New York, NY

2014
Artist Talk with Nico Muhly, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2010
Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Universitario Bauhaus, Puebla, Mexico

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2019
Lucas Artist Fellowship, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Artadia Award: 2019 Chicago, Chicago, IL
Public Humanities Practitioner-in-Residence, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Artist Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago, IL

2018
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY
Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, CIC Foundation, IN
McColl Center for Art + Innovation Residency, Charlotte, NC

2017
Make A Wave Grant, 3Arts, Chicago, IL

2016
Jackman Goldwasser Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Prix Canson Finalist, New York, NY

2015
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

Hudgens Prize, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NYBemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist in Residence, Omaha, NE

2014
Artadia Award: 2014 Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

2013
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist-In-Residence 2013-2014, New York, NY
The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY
Hambridge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences Residency, Rabun Gap, GA

2012
WonderRoot Arts Center, Walthall Artist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA

2010
Arquetopia, Inc., Artist in Residence, Puebla, Mexico


2009
Rural Alabama Initiative, Artist in Residence, Elba, AL

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
The Morgan Library & Museum, NY
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Agnes Scott University, Decatur, GA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Illinois State University Special Collections Department, Normal, IL
Kalamazoo Institute of Contemporary Art, Kalamazoo, MO

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago IL
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Virginia Special Collections Library, Charlottesville, VA
Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw Stats University, Kennesaw, GA