Betsy Weis (Photography)

When I enter a natural landscape, I gaze at uninterrupted air, sky, geography, history, and weather, and take pictures to capture their ineffable qualities. Focused on what I see in front of me, I wander. The serene appearance of a gentle snowfall, a sunny pond, or the branching patterns I observe in the trees belies nature’s relentless chaotic activity. Its potency and magnitude are infused in every leaf floating in the breeze and every tenacious windstorm that might have knocked down a tree at its roots.


After I photograph in nature, I return to my studio and develop the images of trees, dirt, grass, water, snow, shadows, sun, and clouds, and occasionally a figure, using a subtle yet straightforward monotone palette.
I am reminded: There is so much to look at besides what is really going on. It is not just what you see in the picture; what is missing is significant, too. Wherever, whenever, I always look further to find where I am in this deep and unpredictable subject. I dilate in nature and take pictures to get close to its wild core.

Photo of Betsy Weis (Photography)

Earth


Snow


Water


Waterlilies


Resume

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, The Space in Between
2016 Rafius Fane Gallery, Boston, MA, Landscape is a Verb
2011 Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY
2007 Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, New York
2004-05 Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI, THROUGH WATER - BETSY WEIS: A SURVEY
1997 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
1992 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, ACCESS

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2016 Arteles, Silence.Awareness.Existence, Haukijårvi, Finland
2005 Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

TWO-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Russell Janis, Brooklyn, NY, Potters and Printmakers
2017 Russell Janis, Brooklyn, NY, Potters and Printmakers
2016 Square Peg Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY Two Person Show with Andreea Waters
2014 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, In the Black
SPACEWOMb, New York, NY, Spring Art Market
2013 SPACEWOMb, Long Island City, NY, Adieu September
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Soft Focus
SPACEWOMb, Long Island City, NY, Square
2012 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY, Arcadia
2010 The Embankment Gallery, Jersey City, NY 365 Days of Print Mining Endangered Print Media
AGFA Project Space, White Plains, NY, Eastern Influence
2009 Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Nature/Nurture Betsy Weis and Hiroyo Kaneko
2008-09 Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont New York, Works on Paper
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Group Show
2006 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, ELEMENTS
LiveBox Gallery at NOVA Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2005 New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY, Digital ’05: Exquisite, ASCI's 7th International Digital Print Exhibition
2004 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Paintings
2003 The Painting Center, New York, NY, THE BIG ABSTRACT SHOW
2001 Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (silent) ART AUCTION, New York, NY, (also 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
2000 Gallery 402, New York, NY
The Art Club Gallery, New York, NY, OIA Y2K-aotic: Uncensored All-Media Salon Show
1999 Chittenden Falls Factory, Stuyvesant Falls, NY, IT STUCK IN MY MIND
1998 Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY, TALENT 1998 (also 1997, 1996, 1995)
1997 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Gallery Group
1996 Reggio Gallery, New York, NY, Exhibition to Benefit New York Foundling Hospital
1995 Reggio Gallery, New York, NY, Spirit, Dream and Form
407 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, Semaphore: Placing the Mark, CATALOG
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, NATURE RE(CONTAINED), CATALOG
1994 Gold Hills Gallery, Madrid, NM
Gallery 128, New York, NY, Exhibition Against Political Correctness
1993 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Holiday Group Show, Paperworks
Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY, Canapés, Corners and other Minor Constellations
Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY, National '93 Small Works Exhibition
1989 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, NY

SPECIAL PROJECTS
2017 BERLINER LISTE 2017, Berlin, Germany
Epiphany Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 Issue Cover Art
2014 and 2012 Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, Guest Visual Artist
2011 Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Winter Soiree (also Autumn and Summer Soirees) at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, and Monadnock Music Festival, Peterborough, New Hampshire, Guest Visual Artist

EDUCATION
1989 New York University, New York, NY, M.A., Painting
1981 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, B.F.A., Textiles