Bethany Krull

Bethany Krull Contemporary Ceramics

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"My current work, a series called, “Dominance and Affection” revolves around the exploration of this duality as it can be seen in the relationship that exists between humans and the rest of the natural world. In today’s increasingly nature deprived society our most intimate connection tends to be with plants and animals that we ourselves have drastically altered through the process of domestication. We have turned wild animals into docile and sweet natured pets as we have selected for tameness helping the animal to evolve in a manner that has been most beneficial to us. We have removed these creatures from the wild to give us unconditional love and eliminate our loneliness, to amuse us, and to assist us in our day to day activities, but this comes at the expense of their own freedom to exist in their natural environment. Cats in today’s society, more often then not, live entire lives with their feet never once touching grass as they chase catnip infused fabric mice and sleep in sunlit windowsills while the birds chattering outside remain just beyond their grasp.
Although strong love and a desire to protect are at the heart of this captivity, the practice of keeping animals strictly indoors surely has its physical and psychological detriments. Dogs, a species which exhibits amazing variety have been shaped by humans to custom fit our specific needs whether it be herding cattle or sniffing out bombs in a crowded airport. It’s amazing to think that the drastic visual disparity between the Chihuahua and the Great Dane is due entirely to human intervention and selective breeding. Monkey’s are taken from their mothers, diapered and given a surrogate which is usually a stuffed animal to cling to for maternal comfort in the terrifying transition from jungle to cage. Fighting crickets in some societies have been so revered that, upon their deaths, have had elaborate and lavish funeral ceremonies in their honor. However, they are fought in much the same ways that cocks have been fought, often to the death of the loser. It is this reverence existing side by side with complete control that I am interested in illustrating in my work. For no amount of love and affection lavished upon these creatures will erase the fact that the success of the relationship lies in our complete domination over all aspects of their existence.” Bethany Krull

 

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EDUCATION
2007 - Master of Fine Arts, School for American Crafts, RIT, Rochester, NY
2004 - Bachelors of Fine Arts, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

EXHIBITIONS
2011 - Bethany Krull: Selected Works, The Meadows Museum, Shreveport, LA
- Regarding Nature, Jesse Walp and Bethany Krull, Cohen Gallery, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading , PA
- Archie Bray Foundation Residents and Visiting Artists from 2010, NCECA, The Train Station, St. Petersburg, FL
- Natura, NCECA, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL
- Florida Souvenirs: Sand, Surf and Sin from the Sunshine State, NCECA, The Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
- Banana Factory Exchange Exhibition, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
- Mentors and Makers, Wendell Castle, Nancy Jurs, Bethany Krull, Tom Lacagnina, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2010 - Goggleworks 6th Annual Artists Exhibition, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
- Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
- Archie Bray Foundation 2010 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
- Bethany Krull: Dominance and Affection, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
- It Came From the Drawing Board, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- DCG open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
- The Artist in Residence Exhibition, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- Approaching Nature, White Box/ White Space: The Mordes Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
- Bright and White, The Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2009 - Bethany Krull: Dominance and Affection, Mulry Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL
- Art in Craft Media, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
- Summer at the Paramount, Mulry Fine Art, Palm Beach, FL
- Revolve: Ceramic Interpretations, EG2 Gallery, Northwood District, West Palm Beach, FL
- Emergence: The Resident Artist Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- Trump in the Dark, Trump International Space, West Palm Beach, FL
- Shake n Bake, Gallery at the Art Institute of Pheonix, NCECA, Pheonix, AZ
- Clay Energy, Eaton Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
- Food for Thought: Second Course, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
- Mad Hatters Tea Party Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2008 - Currents: Contemporary Florida Ceramics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- Artists with Attitude, Greenfield Gallery, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- 5X5X(5), Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
- Endangered?, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Clay3  , Clay Space, Warrenville, Illinois
- Ceramics Biennial, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
- Feral Instincts, University of Miami, Miami, FL
- The Edge, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- The Armory Art Show, Miami International University, Miami, FL
- New Instructors Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
- Signal. Sculpture by Bethany Krull, Genesee Center for Arts and Education, Rochester, NY
- Art Biologic, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
- Second International Medallic Sculpture Competition, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
2007 - Cheongju International Craft Biennial, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju City, S. Korea
- The Artists Among Us, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
- Bethany Krull. New Works in Clay, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Manifestations of Nature (MFA) Canal Street Gallery, Rochester, NY
2006 - One Piece Wonder Show, Cosmopolitan Model Gallery, Buffalo, NY
- Gallery R Benefit, (Featured Artist), Gallery “R”, Rochester, NY
- SAC Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, The On-Center, Syracuse, NY
2005 - The Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, Rockefellar Art Center, Fredonia, NY
2004 - Western New York Craft Art Exhibition, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
- Trilogies XIV “The Works of Three Artists” Joan Fitzgerald, Russel Ram and Bethany Krull, Art Dialogue, Gallery, Buffalo, NY
- Form and Function, Ceramics by Bethany Krull and Keri Logel, Gallery 234, Buffalo, NY
2003 - VAB Annual College and Community Wide Exhibition, Upton Hall Gallery, Buffalo, NY
- Design Student Exhibition, Upton Hall Gallery, Buffalo. NY
- Arts in the Village, Main Street. Lancaster, NY
- National Women’s Exhibition, Impact Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
- SUNY Student Exhibition, State University Plaza, Albany, NY
- “Best of SUNY” Student Exhibition, State University Plaza, NY
2002 - National Fall Exhibition, Impact Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2002-06 - Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, NY
- Elmwood Art Festival, Buffalo, NY   

RESIDENCIES
2010 - Archie Bray Foundation, Short Term Fall Residency, Helena, MT
2010-11 - Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Ceramics Department, Reading, PA
2009-10 - Armory Art Center, Sculpture Department, West Palm Beach, FL
2008-09 - Armory Art Center, Ceramics Department, West Palm Beach, FL
2007-08 - Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010 - Acting Coordinator of Ceramics Department, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
- Hand building Workshop, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
- Instructor, After School Arts Program, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2009 - Artist Talk and Demonstration, Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches, The Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2008 - Artist Talk, Covered Bridge Community Center, Lake Worth, FL
- Guest Artist in Residence, Palm Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach, FL
- Artist Talk and Demonstration, Western New York Clay Olympics, State University College At Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- Artist Talk, Arts and Cultural Council, Rochester, NY
- Artist Talk, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY
- New York Foundation for the Arts, Mark Program, Rochester and New York, NY
2005-07 - Graduate Assistant, Coordinator of Elective Classes, School for American Crafts, RIT Rochester, NY
2004 - Demonstrating Artist, The NACC, Niagara Falls, NY
- Demonstrating Artist, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2002-04 - Director: Buffalo State College Annual Student Show and Sale, Upton Gallery, Buffalo, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2011 - Adjunct Instructor, Ceramics, Throwing Levels 1-3, The University of the Arts, Professional Institute of Educators,  Philadelphia, PA
2011 - Reading High School Portfolio Prep, Ceramics, Reading, PA
2010-11 - Instructor, Ceramics Department, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Courses: Independent Study, Hand building, Throwing, After School Arts Program, Play with Clay walk in workshops
2009-10 - Instructor, Sculpture Department, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Courses: Independent Study in Sculpture, Pet Portraiture, Portrait Vessels, Clay for Kids
2008-09 - Instructor, Ceramics Department Armory Art Center
Courses: Intro to Wheel Throwing, Independent Study in Hand building, Clay for Kids
2007-08  - Instructor, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
Courses: Intro and Advanced Wheel Throwing, Intro and Advanced Hand Building, Clay for Kids
2006-07  - Instructor of Record, School for American Crafts, RIT, Rochester, NY
Course: Intro to Hand Building Elective
2005-06  - Instructor of Record, School for American Crafts, RIT, Rochester, NY
Course: Intro to Wheel Throwing Elective
2006 - Instructor, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
Course: Tile Making
2005 - Adjunct Lecturer, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Course: Ceramics I Elective

AWARDS
2009 - Langley H. Kenzie Prize, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2007 - School for American Crafts Alumni Scholarship, RIT, Rochester, NY
- Louise Epstein Award, RIT, Rochester, NY
- Honorable Mention, Cheongju International Craft Biennial, Cheongju City, S Korea
2005 - First Place Award: Sculpture, Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, NY
2004 - Deans Award for Creative Excellence, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- Student Awards Finalist: Sculptural Ceramics, Niche Magazine
- First lace Award: Sculpture, Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, NY

GRANTS
2008 - Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts
2001 - Research and Creativity Grant, Glaze Research and Development, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

COLLECTIONS
- Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
- The Meadows Museum at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
- State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
- Medialia, Rock and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY
- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
- The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
- Mindy Solomon, Dunedin, FL
- Gayle and David Levitt, Palm Beach, FL
- Donna Long, Palm Beach, FL
- Midge Golner, Pheonix, AZ

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