Betsy Alwin received a BFA in Sculpture along with a BA in Spanish Language from Minnesota State University in 1997. She received an MFA from Illinois State University in 2001 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture that same year. She has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. 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. Her work has been included in several group and two person shows at the Islip Art Museum, the Berkshire Botanical Garden (Mass MoCA), the U.S. Botanical Garden,the Peter Fingenstein Gallery at Pace University. She was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant and has been a visiting artist at Williams College, Penn State University, Virginia Commonwealth University Craft Department and Johnson State College. She has a forthcoming solo show in 2014 at No Globe Exhibition Space in Brooklyn.
View the artist’s exhibition here.