Born in Montgomery, Alabama, 1984.
Lives and works in Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

EDUCATION
MFA, Drawing & Painting, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
BA, Studio Art & Visual Journalism, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Glasgow School of Art, Capstone International, Glasgow, Scotland

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

2016
Bethany Collins: 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
Bethany Collins: Inquiry’ s End, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
This is How the Myth Repeats, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

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

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

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Out of Easy Reach, Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL (upcoming)

2017
Traduttore, Traditore, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois
EXPO IN/SITU: Chronopolitics, Curated by Florence Derieux, Chicago, IL
Another Country, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI
Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY
The Darryl Atwell Collection of African American Art, Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
In the Eye of the Beholder, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Form, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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, 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, FL

Hudgens Prize Finalists Exhibition, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
I lost an arm on my last trip home: Derrick Adams, Emma Amos, Bethany Collins, Sara Rahbar, 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
Retreat, organized by Theaster Gates, Valerie Carberry Gallery and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
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, MI
Pulp 3, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Outdated, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
ONE ONE, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

E-MERGE, Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Boom City, Dashboard Co-Op, M. Rich Building, Atlanta, GA
Art Papers Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

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

2011
Pre-Emergent, Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL
11.11.11, Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA
Hammonds House Museum Art Atlanta, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Pride & Prejudice, Archetype Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Bring It, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX

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

2009
The Blotter Show, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

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

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

2004
Artwalk, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw Stats University, Kennesaw, GA

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

2015
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
Hudgens Prize, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Artist in Residence, Omaha, NE

2014
Artadia Award: 2014 Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Creative Loafing, Best Emerging Artist, Atlanta, GA
Edward & Sally Van Lier Fellowship, SHARP Residency, Staten Island, NY
Rush Katzman Scholarship, The League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, NY

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

2010
Between Opposition, Prepatoria Zapata, Puebla, Mexico


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

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS

2017
Artist Talk with Darby English and Daniel Borzutsky, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016
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
Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY
The Art Students League, New York, NY

2014
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2013
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2012
Imaginary Million, Artist Tour, Atlanta, GA

2011
Arts Exchange Gallery, Atlanta, GA

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

2007
Creativity or Conformity Conference Presenter, Cardiff, Wales