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Bette Alexander
updated: 09/29/2013
website: bettealexander.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Obsession
Floating
Runner
Nesting
Dancers at Rainbow Gardens 1
Dances at Rainbow Gardens 2
Dancers
Meetings of the Mind
Newtown
City / Country Synagogue
Waiting For A Minyan
Wooden Synagogue with Porch
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, figurative, gestural, humor, historical, landscape, Neo-expressionism, nature, political, architecture
 
 
Obsession by Bette Alexander
Obsession
enamel, oil paint and ink
2012
11 " x  14 " 
Floating by Bette Alexander
Floating
enamel, oil paint and ink
2012
11 " x  14 " 
Runner by Bette Alexander
Runner
enamel, ink and oilstick
2012
112 " x  14 " 
Nesting by Bette Alexander
Nesting
enamel, oil paint and ink
2012
22" x  30" 
Dancers at Rainbow Gardens 1 by Bette Alexander
Dancers at Rainbow Gardens 1
oil stick on paper
2008
30 " x  40 " 
Dances at Rainbow Gardens 2 by Bette Alexander
Dances at Rainbow Gardens 2
oil stick on paper
2008
40" x  50" 
Dancers by Bette Alexander
Dancers
oil stick
2010
16" x  12" 
Meetings of the Mind by Bette Alexander
Meetings of the Mind
oil stick
2013
22 " x  30 " 
Newtown by Bette Alexander
Newtown
oil sticks
2013
22" x  30" 
City / Country Synagogue by Bette Alexander
City / Country Synagogue
Oil Paint on Paper
2005
35 " x  45 " 
Waiting For A Minyan by Bette Alexander
Waiting For A Minyan
Oil Paint on Paper
2005
40" x  36" 
Wooden Synagogue with Porch by Bette Alexander
Wooden Synagogue with Porch
Oil Paint on Paper
2005
29" x  23" 

Artist Statement

These works represent a number of series. The small abstract  line drawings are inspired by the unconscious and nature.

The impetus for the dancers came from a beer garden in upstate New York where people of all ages danced to have fun. I loved going there to watch the wonderful energy.

The expressionist colored drawings include one of the Newtown tragedy. The final series are of long gone synagogues of Eastern Europe. I used photographs of the old wooden synagogues to develop the magery of Jewish ural life. Thank you for looking and please contact me for more information.

 

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview,TX
2007 Belski Museum of Art, Closter,NJ
2005 Collaboration, 25 Years of Pyramid Atlantic, curated by Jane M. Farmer and Helen C. Frederick, Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC.
2004 Women of Woolworth’s, Blink Gallery, Andes, NY
2004 Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY
2004 Meditations on War, NAWA Gallery, NYC, NY
2004 Art Explores Jewish Themes, NAWA Gallery, NYC, NY (in association with Yeshiva University Museum)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 book cover for "MAYIM HAFUCHIM", (Water Inside Out),  Isreal 2005 New Works and Mini Retrospective, Autumn Gallery, Oneonta, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Catskill Mountain Guide, Artists Feature Section, pages 47,48, March 07
Collaboration as a Medium, Pyramid Atlantic (catalog), Silver Spring, MD, pages 2, 67, 88, and back cover,2005
The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, ”Art Show to Feature oil Pastels by Bette Alexander,” 2004
New York Times, NYC, NY, “How Rutgers Women’s Collection Grows,” William Zimmer, September 15, 2002

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS
2006 Memorial Prize, Cooperstown National Exhibition , Cooperstown, NY
1991, 1992 Certificate of Outstanding Service, Human Resources Administration, NYC (originating and directing art programs in NYC homeless shelters)
1991 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Residency Grant at Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD. Print & papermaking

SELECTED ART WORK ILLUSTRATING PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS
Inquiring Mind (Buddhist quarterly magazine), Berkeley, CA 2004, art to illustrate three articles.
Inquiring Mind , Berkeley, CA, "Meditation/Art," written and illustrated by Bette Alexander, Summer, 2002
Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, "In Solitary," page 39, Spring 2000
Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, "Earth Angels," featured on front and back cover, Spring 1999
Abnormal Psychology, John Wiley & Sons Inc. NYC, NY, 1998 (art selected to illustrate section of book)
Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA "Street Wise Zen," p. 10-11, Spring 1996
Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, "The Practice of Storytelling in Tibet," p. 8-9, Spring 1994 Menninger Perspective, Topeka, KS pp. 9, 14, 1994