BETSEY GRAVATT

Education
2019        

  • MFA in Studio Art: Painting, Texas Woman's University, Department of Visual Arts
  • Minor in Intermedia, Texas Woman's University, Department of Visual Arts

2015        

  • BFA in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2018

  • Musical Magical Molecule, 010 Gallery, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Sprinkle Sparkle, Fine Arts Building Project Space, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX (with Fallon Brazell)
  • ​Let's Pretend, Fine Arts Building Project Space, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Playthings, Voertman’s Gallery, Denton TX

2017   

  • Hide and Seek, Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY (with Augustine Cordero)    
  • Reverie, 010 Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Geometry Farm, Focus Gallery 1, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX

2016        

  • 1999, Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery, Youngstown OH
  • Kaliedescapism, Focus Gallery 3, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX (with Adam Palmer)

2015        

  • Fluorescent Void, Oak Street Hall, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Daydreams, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX


Group Exhibitions
2018

  • CHAOS, Ro2 Art, Dallas TX
  • CHROMA-Chameleon, Ro2 Art, Dallas TX
  • Imaginary Friends, Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY
  • (non)standard, Humanizing the Digital Symposium, Project Space, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Annual Student Exposition, 500x Gallery, Dallas TX
  • First Come First Served, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth TX

2017

  • John Weinkein Juried Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Annual Student Exposition, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX
  • Celebration, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans LA
  • Girl Gaze, Neighborhood Cult Productions, Fort Worth TX
  • Buy What You Love: Annual Art Auction, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York NY
  • Mailglo, Phone Gallery, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland OH
  • 8th Annual Postcard Show, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne IN

2016        

  • Contemporary Issues Pop Up Exhibition, Fine Arts Building, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • SIX, OB Macaroni, Fort Worth TX
  • Graduate Painters Collective Exhibition, 010 Gallery, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Psychedelicious, Tarrant County College, Lakeview Gallery, Fort Worth TX
  • One Process: Infinite Solutions, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX
  • A Night on Buddy's Bench, Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY
  • ONE, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth TX
  • Weird Destiny, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX

2015        

  • Staff Exhibition, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX
  • Drawing and Painting Senior Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Raw Pressure, Voertman’s Gallery, Denton TX
  • ASTU 4230, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Threepeat, 613 Pierce Street, Denton TX
  • Bad Impressions, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Paperworks 2015, Upstream Gallery, New York NY
  • Hot and Sweaty IV, 500x Gallery, Dallas TX
  • TOP SECRET, Oak Street Hall room 203, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • The 11th Hour, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Annual Voertman’s Competition, Main Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Back to Basics, Art7 Gallery, Fort Worth TX
  • Annual Student Exposition, 500x Gallery, Dallas TX
  • Drawing and Painting Senior Invitational, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Junior Drawing and Painting Show, Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2014        

  • Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX
  • Watercolor Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Main Street Arts Festival, Denton TX


Collections

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, offices, New York NY
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, data center, Monmouth NJ​


Awards and Honors
2018

  • Grady's Barger Gardner Endowment, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Graduate Creative Arts and Research Symposium, Program cover art stipend, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX 

2017

  • John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Award, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Weller-Washmon Graduate Painting Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Helen Thomas Perry Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX

2016        

  • Catherine Cloud Edwards Scholarship, Texas Woman's University, Department of Visual Arts, Denton TX          

2015

  • 55th Annual Voertman’s Award, Annual Voertman’s Competition, Main Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2014        

  • Ranked 6th in the Drawing and Painting program review, University of North Texas, Denton TX
  • Cindi and Mike Holt Award, Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX


Professional Experience
2018

  • Digital Craft and Research Studio Assistant, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Watercolor Instructor, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX

2017

  • Basic Drawing Instructor, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Gallery Assistant, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX

2016      

  • Gallery Assistant, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX

2015​        

  • Assistant Gallery Coordinator, Voertman's Gallery, Voertman's Art Department, Denton TX
  • Sales Associate, Voertman’s Art Department, Denton TX

2014        

  • Private Art Instructor, Little Elm TX


Residencies
2018

  • Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY

2017        

  • Azule Artist Residency, Hot Springs NC
  • Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula CA
  • Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY

2016        

  • Azule Artist Residency, Hot Springs NC
  • Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY


Academic Lectures
2018

  • Professional Practices Lecture, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (Spring 2018 Undergraduate Classes)
  • Technology and the Art-Making Process, Graduate Research Symposium, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas TX

2017

  • Professional Practices Lecture, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (Fall 2017 Undergraduate Classes)
  • “Hide and Seek” Artist Talk, Arts Letters and Numbers, Averill Park NY
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (Spring 2017 Intro to Painting class)

2016        

  • “Psychedelicious” Artist Talk, Tarrant County College NW, Fort Worth TX
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Saginaw High School, Saginaw TX
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Denton High School, Denton TX
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Heritage High School, Frisco TX
  • Professional Practices Lecture, Plano Senior High School, Plano TX


Workshops

2018

  • Toy Workshop, Blanton Elementary School (K-5), Argyle TX


Curatorial and Art Handling Experience
2017

  • MFA Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • BFA Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • KNICK KNACK, Voertman’s Gallery, Denton TX (curated by Betsey Gravatt)
  • Place Like Home: Dana Haugaard Solo Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (curated by Danielle Avram)
  • 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX (curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf)

2016        

  • BFA Exhibition, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX
  • Make Time, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX (curated by Danielle Avram)
  • Circuit Breaker, Texas Woman's University, Denton TX (curated by Danielle Avram)
  • Weird Destiny, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX (curated by Olivia Brown and Betsey Gravatt)

2015        

  • Displacement, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX (curated by Olivia Brown and Betsey Gravatt)
  • Staff Exhibition, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX
  • Household, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX (curated by Olivia Brown)
  • Raw Pressure, Voertman's Gallery, Denton TX (curated by Olivia Brown and PANTS)
  • TOP SECRET, Oak Street Hall room 203, University of North Texas, Denton TX (curated by Betsey Gravatt and Colton Rob)


Print Publications
2017

  • Friend of the Artist Winter Exposition
  • Average Art Magazine, January 2017 Issue

2016        

  • Let’s Create Something Magical Coloring Book, Volume 3, Weird Destiny Productions


Online Features and Interviews
2016

  • Friend of The Artist Online Art Gallery

2015

  • Light Space Time Online Art Gallery
  • The Boiler Journal, Fall 2015 interview
  • Chrom-Art.org, June 2015 interview
  • Artinzene Magazine, May 2015 interview
  • Cultation.com, February 2015 interview


Commissions
2015        

  • Promotional Poster, "Just This Once" (short film)
  • Album art and other promotional material, Dome Dwellers, Denton TX


Organizations
2018

  • Graduate Student Council, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences: Visual Arts)

2017

  • Graduate Student Council, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX (Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences: Visual Arts)

2015        

  • Printmaking Association of North Texas Students (PANTS), University of North Texas, Denton TX


 

Service
2018

  • Pioneering Student Awards Banquet Technical Committee, Graduate Student Council, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX