Resumé

Exhibitions

2014Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA, Hiding in Plain Sight
2012Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Bridge 12
2008Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV, Betty Vera: Ephemeral Expressions
2007Queens College Art Center, New York, Between: Woven Images by Betty Vera
1998Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Layers of Meaning: Fiber Art by Betty Vera
1996Indigo Gallery, Portland, OR, Weavings and Dreamings: A Celebration of Textile Art
1993Bergen Museum of Art & Science, Paramus, NJ
1991Westchester Gallery, Westchester, NY
Kleinert Arts Center, Woodstock, NY
Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA, Texture and Substance: Contemporary Fiber Art
2013Procida, Italy, Procidamerica: il Senso di Luogo (A Sense of Place)
Queens College Art Center, New York, 25/75 | The Silver+ Diamond Jubilees | Then + Now
2012Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Fantastic Fibers
Yavapai College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ, Life Is Art Is Life: Cohn, Kelsey-Mapel, Friend, Vera
2011Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, Woven Stories: Contemporary Tapestries
Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York, Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber
Hardee Center for the Arts, North Florida Community College, Madison, FL, Silent Spaces
Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, Threaded
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, Fiberart International
2010Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber
Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA, Terra Entwined
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts / Society for Contemporary Craft, Fiberart International 2010
Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, Media Mix
Harper College, Palatine, IL, Small Works, 33rd Annual National Juried Art ExhibitionConcordia University Ann Arbor, Kreft Center for the Arts, Creative Adaptation in the Visual Arts
2009Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, Environs
2008Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Contemporary Fiber
Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ, Interwoven Influences
2007Art House, McAllen, TX, New Frontiers: An Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art
The Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ, High Fiber Content
2006University of Hawaii, Honolulu, traveling through 2008, 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
2005Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY, Pulse: Contemporary Artists Working in Fiber
2004A.I.R. Gallery, New York, Textile Study Group of New York, Fiber for the Future
Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman, NJ, Ingenuity and Diversity in Fiber Arts
2002White Box The Annex, New York, Montclair State University M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
2001Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Fantastic Fibers
2000Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, The Nature of Fiber
Phoenix Gallery, New York, The Textile Study Group of New York
1999Freundorfer Gallery, New York, The Contemporary Landscape
Lancaster Museum of Art, PA, National Crafts 1999
New York State Museum, Albany, Contemporary New York State Crafts
1998American Craft Museum, New York, 9x9x3 (traveling exhibition, 1999–2001)
American Craft Museum, New York, Urban Textures (Featured Guest Artist)
Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY, The Elements
1997Gallery of South Orange, Baird Cultural Center, South Orange, NJ, Visions in Fiber
New York State Museum, Albany, Contemporary New York State Crafts
Arts Iowa City, Iowa City, IA, Paper/Fiber XX
1996Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Craft Forms ’96
Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD, Fiber Arts Invitational: A New Look at an Old Craft
1995Meadows Gallery, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, Materials: Hard & Soft
Gallery North, Setauket, NY, Textile ’95 (Third Place Award)
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, Craft America ’95
1994Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY, Chautauqua International for Fiber Art
1993Mitchell Museum (IL) & Evansville Museum (IN), Past & Present: Ongoing Traditions in American Craft Art
1992Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, NH, Fiber Arts / New Directions for the ’90s
1991Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, The Fabric of Life
1990The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, Handmade for the ’90s
Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ, Fiber As Art
The Center for Tapestry Arts, New York, New York Tapestry Artists
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Perspective: A View of Things in the Craft Media

 

Collections and Commissions

Hotel Kitano, New York
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Walbro Corporation, Cass City, MI
Palisades Presbyterian Church, Palisades, NY
Private collections: New York; Boston; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Scottsdale, AZ; Westport, CT; Deer Isle, ME; Princeton, NJ; Cohasset, MA

 

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2012New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA MARK 12
2010Artist Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)
Director’s Award, Fiberart International 2010
Silvio and Eugenia Petrini Grant, Handweavers Guild of America
2009Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts
2004Best in Show, Fiber for the Future
2002Excellence in Sculpture Award (Graduate Student), Montclair State University
1997Ruth Chenven Award, Ruth Chenven Foundation
New York State Craft Artist Grant, Empire State Crafts Alliance
1996Jurors’ Award, Craft Forms ’96
1994Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center
Handweavers Guild of America Award, Fiber at the End of the Century
1991New York State Craft Artist Grant, Empire State Crafts Alliance
Project Grant, Artists Space, New York
1990Artists Space
1998New York State Craft Artist Grant, Empire State Crafts Alliance

 

Publications

2011 Fiber Art Today, by Carol K. Russell, Schiffer Books
2007Surface Design Journal, Summer 2007, “Informed Source”
2002Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects, by Marypaul Yates, W.W. Norton, New York
2001Surface Design Journal, Fall 2001, work illustrated in “Interactions,” by Virginia Davis
1999Fiberarts Design Book Six, Altamont Press, Asheville, NC
1998Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Spring 1998, “Gallery”

American Craft, Feb/Mar 1998, “Acquisitions”
1997Surface Design Journal, Spring 1997, work illustrated in “Exposure”
1996Fiberarts, Nov/Dec, “Betty Vera Commissioned by Japanese Hotel”

Interiors, February, commissioned tapestry illustrated in “The Kitano New York Hotel”
1995Fiberarts Design Book Five, Altamont Press, Asheville, NC
1993-94International Tapestry Network Journal, Winter, “Bojana Leznicki & Betty Vera: Recent
Tapestries.”

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Winter, tapestry illustrated in “Gallery” Section
1993International Tapestry Network Journal, Spring, “Let’s Talk More About Tapestry” (co-author)
1992-93Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Winter, work illustrated in “Fiber Arts/New Directions for the Nineties”
1991 Fiberarts, Sept./Oct., “Betty Vera: The Woven Record of an Inner Landscape”