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Adjunct Professor and Technical Assistant, Art & Architecture Shop
Betsy Alwin has attended several residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center and Sculpture Space. In 2005 she completed a permanent public commission in Tokyo, Japan. She has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally and has participated in several public art venues such as Figment on Governor’s Island and the Art Under the Bridge Festival, in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Solo shows include Figments of the Ordinary Life at A. I.R. Gallery in New York City and Inner Limits at The University of Tacoma Gallery, Tacoma, Washington. Selected group shows include Projects ’07 in the Carriage House, Islip Art Museum; Cultivate at the Berkshire Botanical Garden (Mass MoCA); Flora at the U.S. Botanical Garden; This is That at Peter Fingenstein Gallery, Pace University, and a forthcoming two person exhibition at the Islip Art Museum. She was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant and has been a visiting artist at Penn State University, Virginia Commonwealth University Craft Department, Johnson State College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Education 2001 MFA, Sculpture; Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1997 BFA Sculpture; Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota BA Spanish Language; Minnesota State University International language program Estudios Internacionales Sampere; Madrid, Spain
2009 Reaganography. No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York. Flora: Growing Inspirations, U.S. Botanical Garden, Washington, D.C. Quality Service, Cooper Union, New York, New York Me, Myself and I, The College Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont
2008 Cultivate, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In conjunction with Badlands, Mass MoCA. Curated by Denise Markonish Generations 6, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York 12th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, Dumbo, Brooklyn Art and Environment, TCNJ Art Gallery, Ewing, New Jersey
2007 This is That, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, New York also the Choate House, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York. Curated by Michelle Loughlin Projects ’07, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York Inner Limits, Solo show, UW Tacoma Gallery, 1742 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington
2006 Figments of the Ordinary Life, Solo show, Fellowship, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York Generations 5, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York
2005 Faculty Work, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York
2003 The Object: Color and Carrier, Kresge Gallery, Barrie Center, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey. Curated by Seth Ely Living Spaces, Institute for Community Research, Hartford, Connecticut
2001 CAA Annual MFA Exhibition, Great Space, Chicago Fleeting, Solo show, in partial fulfillment of the MFA degree, University Galleries, University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois
Public Commissions 2009 (Hole) Zero, Governor’s Island, New York, New York. Organized by Figment 2005 The Favorite Inventions, Onoden Elementary School, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan
Residencies 2009 Sculpture Space, Utica, New York 2008 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont 2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine 2000 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Awards and Honors 2008 Barbara White Fellowship Award to attend the Vermont Studio Center, Cooper Union, New York, New York 2006 Fellowship Award, A.I.R. Gallery, 511 W. 25th Street, New York, New York 2004 Commission Award, Public Art International Competition, Onoden Elementary School, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan 2000 Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Grant award: The Consider the Children Program, Interactive Sculptural Play-Space, Children's Discovery Museum, Bloomington, Illinois
Academic Experience 2007 - Present Adjunct Faculty, 3DD, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey 2005 – Present Adjunct Faculty, Bronze casting, Cooper Union, New York, New York 2001 – present Technical Instructor, Metal Techniques, Cooper Union, New York, New York Sculpture Technician, Cooper Union, New York, New York 2004 - 2005 Adjunct Faculty, Drawing and Visualization, School of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology, New York, New York 2005 – 2006 Dean, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine 2002 – 2004 Sculpture Associate, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
Visiting Artist Lectures 2010 University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2009 Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont 2005 Department of Craft/Material Studies, VCU, Richmond, Virginia Sculpture Department, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
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