Marnie Bettridge/ Marnie Bettridge

United States

Installation, Environmental Art

Marnie Bettridge
Marnie Bettridge
Female
United States
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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.

Powerful Forces Shall Move Slowly

M.Bettridge - Powerful forces shall move slowly, 2015
Marnie Bettridge – Powerful Forces Shall Move Slowly, 2015

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.

Dispatch (detail), 2013

M.Bettridge - Dispatch (detail), 2013
Marnie Bettridge – Dispatch (detail), 2013

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.

A Burden Shared is a Burden Lift

M.Bettridge - A Burden Shared is a Burden Lift
Marnie Bettridge – A Burden Shared is a Burden Lift

Marnie Bettridge lives and works in the Gulf Coast of Florida.

All images courtesy © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Marnie Bettridge + Megan StroechROCKELMANN&, Pulse Miami Beach, Miami, FLGroup
2015Here and Not Here: Megan Stroech, Cody Arnall, Edward KelleyDEMO, Springfield, ILGroup
2015Fun DipMIST Gallery, Richmond, VAGroup
2015Dibs, ThreewallsChicago, ILGroup
2015Ideal PerfectionLVL3, Chicago, IL,Group
2015Gently FriedEmma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TXGroup
2015Modi OperandiChicago Artists CoalitionGroup
2015Not HereFernwey Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2014EDITIONv2Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Quasi-Choreographies: Megan Stroech, Hope Esser, Delaney DeMottChicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Complex Relationships: Jens Heller + Megan StroechROCKELMANN &, BerlinGroup
2014We Tried That One TimeThe SUB-MISSION at Mission Projects, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Social NicetiesJan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, ILGroup
2013Sticking Together: New Concepts in CollageKALA Gallery, Astoria, ORGroup
2013 ManipulationsSide Street Studios, Elgin,ILGroup
2013Blurring the LinesSwell Gallery, West Dundee, ILGroup
2013Loose ConnectionsPlaines Project, Chicago, ILGroup
2013Limit(less)Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MIGroup
2013Abandon Isolation, Marnie Bettridge & Kathleen VanceROCKELMANN & Gallery, BerlinGroup
2013INTRODUCTIONROCKELMANN & Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Mudlarkitecture621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FLGroup
2012Knock On Wood621 Gallery Tallahassee, FLGroup
2012Fountain Art FairMiami, FLGroup
2012Drawdown TimesRenditions International Gallery, FSU, FLGroup
2011Wilderness? Smalls Gallery, Tallahassee FLGroup
2011FurredTallahassee Museum of National History, FLGroup
2011I Think You Can Take ItWorking Method Contemporary. Tallahassee, FLGroup
2010Recent WorksBig Bend Contemporary, Tallahassee, FLGroup