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UNT Department of Studio Art PLATFORM Speaker Series: Bethany Collins, Artist Talk and Reception

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Sponsors (current): UNT Department of Studio Art, UNT Department of Art Education and Art History, The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University, The Greater Denton Arts Council, an Anonymous Donor.

Bethany Collins (American, b.1984) is a multidisciplinary artist whose conceptually driven work is fueled by a critical exploration of how race and language interact. Collins is interested in the unnerving possibility of multiple meanings, dual perceptions, and limitlessness in the seemingly binary. Collins’ practice (drawing, printmaking, sculpture & performance) allows her to define and redefine her own racial landscape.  As Holland Cotter noted writing in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.”
Collins lives and works in Atlanta and Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts, New York; Locust Projects, Miami; Birmingham Museum of Art; and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; among others. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Drawing Center, New York; and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing; as well as other venues. She has been the recipient of an NEA award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Hudgens Prize. Collins has been recognized as an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MacDowell Colony, the Bemis Center, and the Hyde Park Art Center, among others.

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