Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts

May 20 - July 30, 2017

Gray Matters is a multifaceted survey of 37 contemporary artists who have explored the practice of grisaille, the French term for working in shades of gray. These artists challenge an all-too-simplistic notion of colorless "neutrality" as they reveal the varegated spectrum of black, white, gray, and everything in between. Artists include Bethany Collins, Roni Horn, Mickalene Thomas, Marlene Dumas, Julie Mehretu, Vija Celmins, and more. 

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Excerpt, Studio Museum in Harlem

January 26 - July 2, 2017

This group exhibition explores how artists use books and language as a form of resistance, putting pressure on the way knowledge is written and shared. Featuring Sadie Barnette, Bethany Collins, Meleko Mokgosi, Xaviera Simmons, Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Kara Walker, and more.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy, University Galleries at Illinois State University

October 26 - December 18, 2016

Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy features works by contemporary female artists that acknowledge or reference women writers. Other artists in the exhibition in Stephanie Brooks, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Abigail DeVille, Diana Frid, Kay Rosen, Xaviera Simons, and Carrie Mae Weems. 

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins: In Evidence, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College

October 20 - December 9, 2016

A solo exhibition of Bethany Collins's recent work, including A Pattern or Practice, her installation of blind embossed paper depicting the US Justice Department's report on the Ferguson Police Department. The exhibition occurs in conjunction with the group exhibition Seeing | Saying: Images and Words at Van Every/Smith Galleries.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

S/Election, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

October 20, 2016 - January 8, 2017

S/Election at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery addresses issues around citizenship within the context of the 45th presidential election. Other artists in the group exhibition include Aytaam Al Turab, Charles Gaines, Ramiro Gomez, Olga Koumoudouros, Jennifer Moon and Jane Szabo.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

September 15 - December 3, 2016

This group exhibition examines intersections of fashion and art by looking at the unique ways that black women through the African Diaspora construct their lives. 

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

The Drawing Center

June 22 - July 1, 2016

The finalists' exhibition for the 2016 Prix Canson is on public view at the Drawing Center in New York City from June 22 through July 1, 2016. Recognized for their innovative uses of paper in their work, the finalists are ruby onyinyechi amanze, Bethany Collins, Njideka Akunyili Crosy, David Shrigley, and Lucy Skaer.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Interviewed on NPR's WABE Atlanta

May 4, 2016

In an extended interview, Bethany Collins speaks with WABE's Gabbie Watts about the evolution of her practice and her current projects, including an exhibition at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. Listen on the WABE website.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Named finalist for Prix Canson

April 26, 2016

Bethany Collins is one of five finalists for the Prix Canson, an international drawing award. The finalists, who also include Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David Shrigley, and Lucy Skaer, will exhibit together at the Drawing Center in New York City from June 22 through July 1, 2016. The winner will be announced before the exhibition opens.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Lines of Flight, Wallach Art Gallery

April 20 - June 4, 2016

Lines of Flight at Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery features Bethany Collins alongside Glenn Ligon, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Emily Kloppenburg, and Wade Guyton, among others. Open through June 4.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins: The problem we all live with, Birmingham Museum of Art

April 16 - August 7, 2016

Bethany Collins opened the inaugural Birmingham Museum of Art Lobby Project with a collection of work called The problem we all live with. Open through August 7, 2016.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Art AIDS America, Zuckerman Museum of Art

February 20 - May 22, 2016

Bethany Collins is featured in the Zuckerman Museum of Art exhibition Art AIDS America.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

In Conversation, Birmingham Museum of Art

January 9, 2016

Bethany Collins will appear in conversation with Emeritus U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey at the Birmingham Museum of Art on Saturday, January 9 at 11am. The conversation, which is organized as a partnership between the museum and the Georgia-based publication ART PAPERS, will be moderated by Ivy Wilson, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Northwestern University. Video of the conversation is available online: here.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Featured in Modern Painters

December 19, 2015

Bethany Collins has been profiled in the December 2015 issue of Modern Painters in an article titled "Bethany Collins: An Artist Who Performs Historical Erasures" by Courtney Willis Blair.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Featured in Art Papers

November 15, 2015

Bethany Collins is featured in the November/December issue of Art Papers in a piece titled In Version After Version, a pairing of Collins's work A Pattern or Practice (2015) with the poetry of Natasha Trethewey, former US Poet Laureate.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins: Inquiry's End named Artforum Critics' Pick

October 9, 2015

Artforum has named Bethany Collins's first exhibition with Richard Gray Gallery, Inquiry's End, a Critics' Pick. Lilly Lampe writes, "Collins's work is a rejoinder that confronts the slippage of lexicon and legacy, which can always be obscured or erased." Read the full review on artforum.com

Richard Gray Gallery

Richard Gray Gallery

EXPO Chicago 2015

September 17, 2015

Richard Gray Gallery at EXPO Chicago 2015: Booth 319. Presenting work by Marc Chagall, Bethany Collins, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Eric Fischl, Sam Francis, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Malia Jensen, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, John McLaughlin, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, Leon Polk Smith, Ed Ruscha, Mitchell Squire, Evelyn Statsinger, John Stezaker, Marc Swanson, Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins: Inquiry's End, Richard Gray Gallery Chicago

September 11 - October 31, 2015

Bethany Collins: Inquiry's End is the first Richard Gray Gallery exhibition for Atlanta- and New York-based artist Bethany Collins.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

This is how the myth repeats, Atlanta Contemporary

August 29, 2015 - February 27, 2016

Bethany Collins has unveiled a new monumentally-scaled installation at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The piece, titled This is how the myth repeats, is a 14 x 20 feet installation of toner and graphite directly on the walls of the Atlanta Contemporary Atrium. Drawing from multiple epilogues, ending passages, and final pages of written works concerning race and identity, the piece transforms architecture into a sprawling text of endings woven into a whole.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Interviewed on NPR's WABE Atlanta

June 29, 2015

Bethany Collins was interviewed by WABE's Jason Parker about her work in the wake of being awarded the 2015 Hudgens Prize. Discussing the broad themes of her work, Collins asked, "how much can language capture about race and identity?" She goes on, "I believe that it can, and I also believe that it is inherently fallible and that it is destined to fail. I'm really interested in that destined-to-fail quality and what then it can reveal about our understanding of identity." Listen to the entire story at WABE and watch a video of the interview on PBS.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Wins Hudgens Prize

June 13, 2015

Bethany Collins has won the Hudgens Prize, a prestigious award given by the Hudgens Center that recognizes excellence in emerging Georgia artists. The prize comes with a $50,000 purse and a solo exhibition at the Hudgens Center in Duluth, Georgia. Collins will have her first solo gallery exhibition at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago in September of 2015. More information about the Hudgens Prize in this Atlanta Sun Times spotlight.

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins

Named finalist for Hudgens Prize

April 14, 2015

Bethany Collins has been named a finalist for the prestigious Hudgens Prize, a biennial award bestowed by The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth, Georgia. The prize, which carries a purse of $50,000, is given this year by a jury consisting of Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Rochester Art Center, Buzz Spector, Professor of Art at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and Hamza Walker, Associate Curator at The Renaissance Society. Collins and the other three finalists, Scott Ingram, Orion Wertz and Ryan Steele, will exhibit in a Finalists Exhibition at the Hudgens Center from April 7 - June 27. Bethany Collins will conduct an artist talk there on Saturday May 16.

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