Marnie Bettridge is an American contemporary artist who uses natural materials to express a sense of bewilderment in her highly detailed site specific installations.
She uses natural materials like jute, ceramics without chemical glaze, found land, dirt and moss to create her amazing pieces. The artist expresses a lonely connection to nature and feelings of loss and wonder. Although her works are often large ceramic pieces that can be hung, draped, or placed on a surface, she tries to call attention to the beauty in the detail by incorporating small eye-catching objects and materials.
She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and her Master of Architecture from the Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, before she decided to devote her time to art. Having a background in architecture she obtained her Master of Fine Arts from the Florida State University, Tallahassee.
She is represented by ROCKELMANN & gallery in Berlin. In 2015 Bettridge and Megan Stroech participated in PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL with the Berlin gallery. Her work was on view in ROCKELMANN & in well-attended duo exhibition Abandon Isolation in October 2013. The show featured works by Bettridge and Kathleen Vance.
She also participated in exhibitions in MIST Gallery, Richmond, VA; Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL; Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL; KALA Gallery, Astoria, OR; 621 Gallery Tallahassee, FL, to name a few.
All images courtesy © the artist
|2015||Marnie Bettridge + Megan Stroech||ROCKELMANN&, Pulse Miami Beach, Miami, FL||Group|
|2015||Here and Not Here: Megan Stroech, Cody Arnall, Edward Kelley||DEMO, Springfield, IL||Group|
|2015||Fun Dip||MIST Gallery, Richmond, VA||Group|
|2015||Dibs, Threewalls||Chicago, IL||Group|
|2015||Ideal Perfection||LVL3, Chicago, IL,||Group|
|2015||Gently Fried||Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX||Group|
|2015||Modi Operandi||Chicago Artists Coalition||Group|
|2015||Not Here||Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL||Group|
|2014||EDITIONv2||Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL||Group|
|2014||Quasi-Choreographies: Megan Stroech, Hope Esser, Delaney DeMott||Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL||Group|
|2014||Complex Relationships: Jens Heller + Megan Stroech||ROCKELMANN &, Berlin||Group|
|2014||We Tried That One Time||The SUB-MISSION at Mission Projects, Chicago, IL||Group|
|2014||Social Niceties||Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL||Group|
|2013||Sticking Together: New Concepts in Collage||KALA Gallery, Astoria, OR||Group|
|2013||Manipulations||Side Street Studios, Elgin,IL||Group|
|2013||Blurring the Lines||Swell Gallery, West Dundee, IL||Group|
|2013||Loose Connections||Plaines Project, Chicago, IL||Group|
|2013||Limit(less)||Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI||Group|
|2013||Abandon Isolation, Marnie Bettridge & Kathleen Vance||ROCKELMANN & Gallery, Berlin||Group|
|2013||INTRODUCTION||ROCKELMANN & Gallery, Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2013||Mudlarkitecture||621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL||Group|
|2012||Knock On Wood||621 Gallery Tallahassee, FL||Group|
|2012||Fountain Art Fair||Miami, FL||Group|
|2012||Drawdown Times||Renditions International Gallery, FSU, FL||Group|
|2011||Wilderness?||Smalls Gallery, Tallahassee FL||Group|
|2011||Furred||Tallahassee Museum of National History, FL||Group|
|2011||I Think You Can Take It||Working Method Contemporary. Tallahassee, FL||Group|
|2010||Recent Works||Big Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL||Group|