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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018           Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2017           4306 Contemporary, Miami, FL

                   Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016            Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2015            Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

2012            Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

                   Robert McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

 

2011            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2010            Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                    Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

                    Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

           

2009            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2008            Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                    Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                    Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2007            Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

                     Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                     Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2006            Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

                     Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2005            Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

                     Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

                     Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

                     Gallery deSoto, Los Angeles, CA

                     Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

                     Thomas Werner Gallery, New York, NY

                       

2004            Poissant O’Neil Gallery, Houston, TX                                   

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019            Future Tense, Thatcher Projects, New York City, NY

                   CCTV Sociedades Vigiladas, Bienal de la Habana, Galaria Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Havana Cuba

                   Summer Group Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

2018            Summer Salon Exhibit, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece   

                   Peers, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn New York

2017            Summer Salon Exhibit, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece     

                   Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA

2016            Brave New World, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Praha, Czech Republic

 

2013            Logical Expressions and Variations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

 

2012            Rasterfahndung (Tracing the Grid), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

                   Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vacuum of Meaning, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University

 

2011            SUBstainability, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

2010            This is not a photo show, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio

                    appropriate manipulate duplicate, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

 

2009             Landscape Affected, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX

 

2008            Pixilated, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY

                   Invisible Omniscience: Seeing and the Seen, Baltimore Art Place

                   New American Talent 23, Arthouse, Austin, TX

                   Re-mix, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

                   Group Show, Trinity University, San Antonio, Steven Lam, Curator

                   Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Claudia Schmukli, Curator

                   Under Surveillance, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

                   Group Show, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA

                   Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Dr. Kevin Salatino, LACMA Juror

 

2007            Collectors Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

                    Chill: Summer Group Show, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

                    B & W, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

                    Texas Biennial, Austin, TX

                    Fab Ab, Salt Lake City Art Center

 

2006            Watch it! Television’s Influence in Art. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

                    Baroque Visions and Urban Verities: Seven Houston Painters, Blue Star, San Antonio, curated by Terrie Sultan and Chris French

                    SUPERvision, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire                       

                    Texas Paint, Part Two: Abstraction, Arlington Museum of Art, curated by Anne Allen

                    Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM, Dr. Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Juror and                                   Curator

                    OPENDraw, OPENSOURCE Art, Champaign, IL

                    2006 Works on Paper National Competition, Long Beach, New Jersey, Juror: Carter Foster, Drawing Curator Whitney Museum of American Art

                    5 Angles on Abstraction, Addison Arts, Santa Fe

                    Ripped from the Pages, Gallery 125, CACHH, Houston, Texas

                    Blurring the Line, University of Texas San Antonio, Julie Shipp Curator

                    Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Jeffrey D. Grove, Curator of Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art Atlanta                                           Juror

 

2005            New Texas Painting, Diverseworks, Houston

                   Clothesline Exhibition, the Hospital, Covent Garden, London

                   Three Landscape Painters, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut

                   Incremental Disruption, NAO Gallery, Boston

                   20th Annual International Exhibition, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas

                   Texas Biennial, Austin, Texas

                   Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas, Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Curator

                   DPI:2004 Competition, Kellogg University Art Gallery Cal Poly, Pomona, California

                       

2004            The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston                                                

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, Heritage Museums & Gardens Sandwich, MA

The Creators Project, June 2016

Politiken, Københagen, Photo Essay, March 28, 2016

Kinetic, Art from Polsinelli Art Collection, Privately Published 2015

Victoria Machmudov, Under övervakningsradarnKonstperspektiv, Limhamm, Sweden,  June, 2014

Rasterfahndung (Tracing the Grid), Kunstmuseum Stuttgar (Show Catalog)

Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vaccum of Meaning, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University (Show Catalog)

Painted Landscapes, Lauren P. Della Monica, Schiffer Books. 2013

Iris Mclister, WIlliam Betts Review: Terminal at Richard Levy Gallery, THE Magazine, 2011

Douglas Britt, Confronting Beauty - And The Ugly Truth - In A Mirror, Houston Chronicle, 11.07.2010

The Southwest’s Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010, Huffington Post, 12.30.2010

Charissa N. Terranova, William Betts at Holly Johnson, ARTLIES, Issue 65, Winter 2010

Manon Slome, The Aesthetics of Terror, Charta

Claudia Schmukli, Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston (Show Catalog)

Sharon Brock, Looming threats spark art, Palo Alto Daily News, February 28, 2008

Alan Artner, Chilling surveillance-camera images tap into fears, Chicago Tribune, January 18, 2008.

New American Paintings - Western Region Edition No. 72, Nick Capasso, juror                                    

Kelly Klaasmeyer, Retinal Redux, Houston Press, April 19, 2007           

Elaine Wolff, Reading Between the Pixels, San Antonio Current, March 13, 2007

Nikki Moore, Bi-ology, Austin Chronicle, March 1, 2007

Brian Staker, Abs, Tracked, Salt Lake City Weekly, April 18, 2007

Texas Biennial 2007, Austin, Texas, Show Catalog

Theresa Downing, SUPERvision, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire (Show Catalog)

Margery Gordon, Art Basel Miami: Pulse Beats Sophomore Slump, ARTINFO.com, December 9, 2006

Dan R. Goddard, Houston, in the eyes of the artists, San Antonio Express-News, December 3, 2006

Nancy Salem, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Tribune, October 5, 2006

Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Show Catalog

Bill Davenport: Ripped from the Pages at CACHH, Glasstire.com, May 15, 2006

Bill Davenport: William Betts Makes Art and a Profit, Houston Chronicle, Sunday Zest Magazine cover story, May 7, 2006

Alan Artner, Review: William Betts at Peter Miller, Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2006

Lauren Weinberg, William Betts at Peter Miller, Time Out Chicago, March 3, 2006

Fred Camper, Slices of Light, Chicago Reader, March 3, 2006

Kelly Klaasmeyer, Grab Bag: Diverseworks surveys Texas Painting, Houston Press, December 2005

Charissa N. Terranova, William Betts at Holly Johnson, ARTLIES 48, Fall 2005

New American Painting, Volume 60, Open Studios Press, 2005, Fereshteh Daftari, Assistant Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Juror

Michael Paglia, Formal Ware, Westword Weekly, May 13, 2005

D’Lynne Plummer, Destination Nao, South End News, April 2005

Cate McQuaid, Incremental Disruption, The Boston Globe, April 15, 2005

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Brushed With Greatness, Austin American-Statesman, March 8, 2005

Elaine Wolff, Digital-induced Angst and Sensory Overload, San Antonio Current, March 10, 2005

J R Compton, The 2005 Texas Biennial: The Illusive 3rd Dimension, Dallas Arts Revue, March, 2005

Tyler Green, ArtLA Faves, Artsjournal.com, February 2, 2005

Kelly Klaasmeyer, Capsule Reviews, Houston Press, October 21, 2004

Tim Moloney, The Line on William Betts, 002 Magazine, November 2004

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2013            1800 Tequila Essential Artist Project

2010            Individual Artist Grant, New Works Fellowship Award, Houston Arts Alliance

                     Finalist, Hunting Art Prize

 

2008            Finalist, Hunting Art Prize

                     First Place, Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Dr. Kevin Salatino, Curator of Drawings and Prints LACMA, Juror

 

2007            Finalist, Hunting Art Prize

 

2006           Best in Show, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM, Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art                                     Juror and Curator

                    Third Place Prize, Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Jeffrey D. Grove, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of                           Art Atlanta Juror

 

2005           Individual Artist Grant, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County

                    Third Place Prize, Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Juror and Curator

 

 

EDUCATION

 

19991, Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art - Cum Laude