Bethann Parker


Paintings and Mixed Media

Artist's Biography

Bethann Parker is a visual artist living in the Pocono Mountains and working out of Philadelphia. She graduated with her BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Art in 2019 and is currently pursuing the Certificate program. Her work has recently been featured in the New York Times and she is the recent recipient of the Richard C. Von Hess Travel Scholarship, The Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Scholarship and Venture Fund Grant.

Artist's Statement

My current studio practice is a concentration in homesteading routines, spiritual rituals, and the creative practice which frames my life. Through the intellectual and artistic breakdown of these topics, I aim to reconcile the parallel lives I hold as an artist and domestic homemaker in rural Appalachia.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2019
Old News, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Gabriel's Kiss, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Dense Tensions, Arcadia Library, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2019
Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Compendium, Banana Factory, Philadelphia, PA

Song of Colors, FMC, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Cross Currents, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Let's Connect, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Material World, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Table Talk, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Montgomery County Community College Student Exhibition, Blue Bell, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2019
Phillip, Nicole. "Some Turn Our Old Newspapers Into Litter Box Lining. We Prefer This Approach", The New York Times, March 5, 2019.

"A Spin on Old News", PAFA Art Blog.

Honors and Awards

2019
The Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship

The Hobson Pittman Prize

Gross McCleaf Gallery Prize

The Freeman's Exhibition Award

Janet Fleisher Prize

Lambert and Emma Cadwalader Prize for Landscape
First Place

James N. Sentz Memorial Award

2018
Venture Fund
This grant supported material costs for the realization of a large-scale proposed project

Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Scholarship

Louis S. Fine Purchase Prize

Edna Pennypacker Stauffer Memorial Prize
Honorable Mention

Elena and Will Barnet Prize for Abstract Art
Honorable Mention

Student Leadership

2018
Barnes Foundation Campus Outreach Council
Acting liaison between the Barnes Foundation and PAFA campus

Education

2019
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA