William Betts, American

William Betts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 
2016            Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

2015            Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
 
2012            Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
        Robert McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
 
2011            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
 
2010            Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
                    Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
                    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
                    Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas
           
2009            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
 
2008            Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
                    Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
                    Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
2007            Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
                     Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
                     Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
 
2006            Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
                     Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
2005            Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
                     Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
                     Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
                     Gallery deSoto, Los Angeles, CA
                     Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
                     Thomas Werner Gallery, New York, NY
                       
2004            Poissant O’Neil Gallery, Houston, TX                                   
 
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 
2015            Brave New World, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Praha, Czech Republic
 
2013            Logical Expressions and Variations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
 
2012            Rasterfahndung (Tracing the Grid), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
                   Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vacuum of Meaning, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University
 
2011            SUBstainability, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
 
2010            This is not a photo show, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio
                    appropriate manipulate duplicate, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
 
2009             Landscape Affected, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX
 
2008            Pixilated, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY
                   Invisible Omniscience: Seeing and the Seen, Baltimore Art Place
                   New American Talent 23, Arthouse, Austin, TX
                   Re-mix, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
                   Group Show, Trinity University, San Antonio, Steven Lam, Curator
                   Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Claudia Schmukli, Curator
                   Under Surveillance, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
                   Group Show, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
                   Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Dr. Kevin Salatino, LACMA Juror
 
2007            Collectors Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
                    Chill: Summer Group Show, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
                    B & W, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX
                    Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
                    Fab Ab, Salt Lake City Art Center
 
2006            Watch it! Television’s Influence in Art. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
                    Baroque Visions and Urban Verities: Seven Houston Painters, Blue Star, San Antonio, curated by Terrie Sultan and Chris French
                    SUPERvision, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire                       
                    Texas Paint, Part Two: Abstraction, Arlington Museum of Art, curated by Anne Allen
                    Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM, Dr. Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Juror and                                   Curator
                    OPENDraw, OPENSOURCE Art, Champaign, IL
                    2006 Works on Paper National Competition, Long Beach, New Jersey, Juror: Carter Foster, Drawing Curator Whitney Museum of American Art
                    5 Angles on Abstraction, Addison Arts, Santa Fe
                    Ripped from the Pages, Gallery 125, CACHH, Houston, Texas
                    Blurring the Line, University of Texas San Antonio, Julie Shipp Curator
                    Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Jeffrey D. Grove, Curator of Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art Atlanta                                           Juror
 
2005            New Texas Painting, Diverseworks, Houston
                   Clothesline Exhibition, the Hospital, Covent Garden, London
                   Three Landscape Painters, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
                   Incremental Disruption, NAO Gallery, Boston
                   20th Annual International Exhibition, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas
                   Texas Biennial, Austin, Texas
                   Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas, Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Curator
                   DPI:2004 Competition, Kellogg University Art Gallery Cal Poly, Pomona, California
                       
2004            The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston                                                
 
 
 
AWARDS & HONORS

 
2013            1800 Tequila Essential Artist Project

2010            Individual Artist Grant, New Works Fellowship Award, Houston Arts Alliance
                     Finalist, Hunting Art Prize
 
2008            Finalist, Hunting Art Prize
                     First Place, Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Dr. Kevin Salatino, Curator of Drawings and Prints LACMA, Juror
 
2007            Finalist, Hunting Art Prize
 
2006           Best in Show, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM, Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art                                     Juror and Curator
                    Third Place Prize, Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Jeffrey D. Grove, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of                           Art Atlanta Juror
 
2005           Individual Artist Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County
                    Third Place Prize, Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Juror and Curator
 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
19991, Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art - Cum Laude
 
 
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
The Creators Project, June 2016
Politiken, Københagen, Photo Essay, March 28, 2016
Kinetic, Art from Polsinelli Art Collection, Privately Published 2015
Victoria Machmudov, Under övervakningsradarn, Konstperspektiv, Limhamm, Sweden,  June, 2014
Rasterfahndung (Tracing the Grid), Kunstmuseum Stuttgar (Show Catalog)
Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vaccum of Meaning, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University (Show Catalog)
Painted Landscapes, Lauren P. Della Monica, Schiffer Books. 2013
Iris Mclister, WIlliam Betts Review: Terminal at Richard Levy Gallery, THE Magazine, 2011
Douglas Britt, Confronting Beauty - And The Ugly Truth - In A Mirror, Houston Chronicle, 11.07.2010
The Southwest’s Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010, Huffington Post, 12.30.2010
Charissa N. Terranova, William Betts at Holly Johnson, ARTLIES, Issue 65, Winter 2010
Manon Slome, The Aesthetics of Terror, Charta
Claudia Schmukli, Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston (Show Catalog)
Sharon Brock, Looming threats spark art, Palo Alto Daily News, February 28, 2008
Alan Artner, Chilling surveillance-camera images tap into fears, Chicago Tribune, January 18, 2008.
New American Paintings - Western Region Edition No. 72, Nick Capasso, juror                                    
Kelly Klaasmeyer, Retinal Redux, Houston Press, April 19, 2007           
Elaine Wolff, Reading Between the Pixels, San Antonio Current, March 13, 2007
Nikki Moore, Bi-ology, Austin Chronicle, March 1, 2007
Brian Staker, Abs, Tracked, Salt Lake City Weekly, April 18, 2007
Texas Biennial 2007, Austin, Texas, Show Catalog
Theresa Downing, SUPERvision, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire (Show Catalog)
Margery Gordon, Art Basel Miami: Pulse Beats Sophomore Slump, ARTINFO.com, December 9, 2006
Dan R. Goddard, Houston, in the eyes of the artists, San Antonio Express-News, December 3, 2006
Nancy Salem, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Tribune, October 5, 2006
Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Show Catalog
Bill Davenport: Ripped from the Pages at CACHH, Glasstire.com, May 15, 2006
Bill Davenport: William Betts Makes Art and a Profit, Houston Chronicle, Sunday Zest Magazine cover story, May 7, 2006
Alan Artner, Review: William Betts at Peter Miller, Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2006
Lauren Weinberg, William Betts at Peter Miller, Time Out Chicago, March 3, 2006
Fred Camper, Slices of Light, Chicago Reader, March 3, 2006
Kelly Klaasmeyer, Grab Bag: Diverseworks surveys Texas Painting, Houston Press, December 2005
Charissa N. Terranova, William Betts at Holly Johnson, ARTLIES 48, Fall 2005
New American Painting, Volume 60, Open Studios Press, 2005, Fereshteh Daftari, Assistant Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Juror
Michael Paglia, Formal Ware, Westword Weekly, May 13, 2005
D’Lynne Plummer, Destination Nao, South End News, April 2005
Cate McQuaid, Incremental Disruption, The Boston Globe, April 15, 2005
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Brushed With Greatness, Austin American-Statesman, March 8, 2005
Elaine Wolff, Digital-induced Angst and Sensory Overload, San Antonio Current, March 10, 2005
J R Compton, The 2005 Texas Biennial: The Illusive 3rd Dimension, Dallas Arts Revue, March, 2005
Tyler Green, ArtLA Faves, Artsjournal.com, February 2, 2005
Kelly Klaasmeyer, Capsule Reviews, Houston Press, October 21, 2004
Tim Moloney, The Line on William Betts, 002 Magazine, November 2004

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