Betty Schaefer


Contact Information

info@bettyschaefer.com

http://www.bettyschaefer.com/

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Painting

Artist's Statement

I use dolls painted in a realistic manner in erotic poses to draw the viewer into my critique of the way in which sexuality is pervading our entire culture through television, movies, fashion, advertising and our general day-to-day life.

Rather than painting nude men and women, dolls, which are not explicit sexually but rather suggest the overindulgence of sexuality in our society today, become a more neutral vehicle.

This is shown more strongly by isolating the figures of the dolls on a southern yellow pine flakeboard with no background to distract from the action being depicted.

Selected Exhibitions

2007
HerStory 2007, Manhattan Arts International, online gallery

2006
The Figurative: Contemporary Approaches to the Figure, Kelly Writers House University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

NY Arts Magazine, New York, NY

2003
Writers' House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2002
La Botega Gallery, Millville, NJ

In Person, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

2001
Alumni Show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

1998-1999
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

Awards and Honors

2007
Best of Painting, HerStory 2007, Manhattan Arts International, online gallery

1999
Plastic Club Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Second Prize, Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Education

1999 - 2005
Osvaldo Romberg Seminars

1996 - 1999
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA