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Jared Betts

Moncton, NB, Canada

Last updated: June 15, 2017

ABOUT ME | PORTFOLIO

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1983, Jared Betts earned a BFA from NSCAD University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 100 group and solo exhibitions including, the National Gallery of Costa Rica, Canada, Paris, Tokyo, London, New York, Leeds, Germany and Iceland.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1983, Jared Betts earned a BFA from NSCAD University. He has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Paris, Tokyo, New York City, Germany, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica and Iceland.

In 2010, Jared was an artist in residence at NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Since 2011, he has done two Costa Rican residencies in the rainforest, which resulted in a two month exhibition at the National Gallery of Costa Rica in San Jose.

In 2014, Jared became part of the New Brunswick Art Bank Collection, exhibited in Paris, Germany, the United Kingdom, British Columbia and at New Brunswick’s provincial gallery - the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

In 2015, Jared painted in a castle in West Ireland and exhibited at the New Brunswick Museum and in London, UK. He was also a part of 2 festivals in the summer, Monctons first art mural art festival, Inspire and also FAVA in Caraquet, New Brunswick.

This year he exhibited three times in Moncton, New Brunswick, in Montreal, Quebec in The Mile End and at The Tokyo International Art Fair in Omotesandō Hills (表参道ヒルズ) in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan (渋谷区 , 東京, 日本). 

Jared Betts is the recipient of a Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage grant and eight artsnb grants. Jared currently works out of Moncton, New Brunswick. His work is included in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, Paris, California, China, Australia and Iceland.

ART EDUCATION

2005 - 2010 BFA, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2004 - 2005 ACAD, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2001 - 2002 Animation, NBCC, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Gallery on Queen, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Convention Center, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Cafe Cest La Vie, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Yoga Grow, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2016 Capitol Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Citizen Vintage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie 12, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Yoga Grow, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2014 Maison Tait House, Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
FCC, Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
VISAC Gallery, Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Galerie 12, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2013 Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie 12, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Heron Bay Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2012 National Gallery of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Dieppe Arts & Culture Center, New Brunswick, Canada
Struts, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Sunbury Shores Gallery, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Capitol Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Moncton City Hall Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Tide & Boar Market, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Gallery Sans Nom (Salle Sans Sous), Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Cafe Clementine, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Visual Voice Fine Art, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

2010 Populus Tremula Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
The Paragon Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2009 Urbanity Salon, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Shoe Shop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Damascus Coffee, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2008 Cataract Reality, Utility Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Khyber, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2007 Argyle Fine Art,Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2016 Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery On Queen, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2015 London International Art Fair, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
Syria Pop Up Show, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Créa Pop Up Galleries, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie Restigouche, Campellton, New Brunswick, Canada
NB Museum, Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Alumni Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gala-vant - Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
FAVA, Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada
Inspire Festival, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Café C'ést La Vie, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Artzone Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Fredericton Playhouse Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie Le Trecarre et Galerie Pere-Leger-Comeau, Univeriste Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-L'Eglise, Nova Scotia, Canada
Centre des arts de la Petite-Eglise, Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
Aberdeen Culturel Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie ARTacadienne, Carrefour Beausoleil, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

2014 Whitecloth Gallery, Leeds, UK
Polarraum Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
ESGCI Gallery, Paris, France
Five Thousand Fingers Studio, Montreal, Quebec
Studio S Pop Up Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada
Centre des Arts et de la culture de Dieppe, Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Visual Voice Gallery, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

2013 IESA Gallery, Paris, France
Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2012 Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick. Canada
The Khyber, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Owens Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Café C'est La Vie, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Oncology Auction + Show, Hotel Beausejour Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Vie Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 Heron Bay Gallery, Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
Struts. Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
The Khyber, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Heron Bay Gallery, Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada
The Khyber Members Show, The Khyber, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Botsford Station, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
The NB Adoption Foundation Art Auction Banquet, Fredericton, Canada
Terra Verde, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Aberdeen Centre Auction, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
TBA Artshow, Manhattan Club, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2010 Odeguard, Red Spruce, New York, New York, USA
NB Adoption Charity Art Auction, Royal Oaks Golf Club, Moncton, New Brusnwick, Canada
Christmas Show, Visual Voice Gallery, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
True Patriot Love Foundation of New Brunswick & PEI, Art on Army Helmets, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Pre Fame, Emerging Artists Show, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Best Movie Never, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
I Draw Naked People Gallery Show, Obsolete Records, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Kaffi Bjarmanesi, Skagaströnd, Iceland
Nes Artist Residency 2 year anniversary Show, Skagaströnd, Iceland
Nes Artist Residency Show, Skagaströnd, Iceland
NSCAD Grad Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Group Art Show, The Paragon Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
80's Art Show, The Paragon Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Pre Shrunk Show, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Zodiac Live Painting, The Paragon Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2009 Customer Appreciation Night, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax Pop Explosion, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Red Spruce Launch Party, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Upstairs Apartment Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Slutty Zebras, NSCAD Group show, Seahorse Tavern, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
NSCADU Printed Matter/ Senior Studio Show, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Upstairs Apartment Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Crystal Cave, Khyber Members Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2008 Burning the Midnight Oil, NSCAD Group Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Seahorse Tavern, Joint show with Ryan Robson, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Tribeca Bistro Bar, Group Art on Redbull Mini Fridges, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Blink! Gallery A new space at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Vinyl View, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Khyber Members Group Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2007 St. Joseph’s Benefit Show to aid underprivileged children, Argyle Fine Art, Canada

GALLERIES

Gallery on Queen, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Francophilie. Paris, France
Populus Tremula Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland

AWARDS

2017 B- Level Creation Grant - artsnb

2016 Career Development Grant - artsnb

2015 Career Development Grant - artsnb

2013 B- Level Creation Grant - artsnb

2012 Career Development Grant - artsnb
2012 Business Grant - Enterprise Greater Moncton

2011 C-Level Creation Grant – artsnb

2010 Career Development Grant - artsnb
2010 C-Level Creation Grant – artsnb
2010 Creation Grant – Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage

COLLECTIONS

Private Collection, Skipton, United Kingdom
Jean Baptiste Sercq, President of Francophilie Art Bank. Paris, France
Private Collection, Reykjavík, Iceland
Private Collection, San Francisco, California, United States
New Brunswick Artbank, New Brunswick, Canada
Moncton City Hall, New Brunswick, Canada
Moncton Casino Private Collection, New Brunswick, Canada
Dale Ritchie, President/CEO Mckenzie College, Moncton, New Brunswick
DOC BRACES, John Macmanaman, CEO, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Trevor Ritchie, Ritchies Warehouse CEO, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Private Collection, Beijing, China
Private Collection, Bunbury, Australia
Private Collection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private Collection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
Enterprise Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

COMMISSIONS

MURALS/ PUBLIC ART

2016 Mexicali Rosas indoor mural, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2016 Inspire Festival Mural, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2015 Crea Projects, Downtown Moncton, LArt Ici SVP, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 Piano Project painting commission, LArt Ici SVP, Moncton City Hall, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2014 Mural, Victoria, BC, Canada

2010 Mural, Skagaströnd, Iceland

PRESS

2017 Times and Transcript, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2016 L'Acadie Nouvelle, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2016 Times and Transcript, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2015 Canadian Art Magazine, Winter issue, Canada
2015 Grid City Magazine, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 Telegraph Journal, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 Acadie Nouvelle, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 Times and Transcript, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 Snap Magazine, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2014 1 model, 100 artists, Leeds, UK
2014 MIXTE, Loire Valley, France
2014 Trail Times, British Columbia, Canada
2014 BC Local News, British Columbia, Canada

2013 Red Cultura, San Jose, Costa Rica
2013 La Nacion Ancora Newspaper, San Jose, Costa Rica
2013 Costa Rica Gratis Art Magazine, San Jose, Costa Rica
2013 La Prensa Libre Newspaper, San Jose, Costa Rica

2012 Frontlines Newspaper, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Tincan Mansion Magazine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2012 NSCAD University Magazine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2011 Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland

2010 Dagskráin tímarit, Akueryri, Iceland
2010 Myndlistarfélagið, Akueryri, Iceland

2008 COAST Magazine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

OTHER

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016 SOS, Virgin Islands, US

2015 The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

2013 Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

2012 The Julia and David White Artist Colony - Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

2011 The Julia and David White Artist Residency - Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
2011 Dieppe Arts and Cultural Center, New Brunswick, Canada

2010 NES Artist Residency - Skagaströnd, Iceland

ART FESTIVALS

2016 INSPIRE - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2015 FAVA - Festival Des Arts Visuels En Atlantique, Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada
2015 INSPIRE - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan

2014 1 model, 100 artists, Leeds, UK
2014 Sachet Mixte, Loire Valley, France
2014 Off the Grid: Abstract Painting in New Brunswick,Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada

2013 New Brunswick Artbank, New Brunswick, Canada

2010 NSCAD Grad Catalogue, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

ARTIST TALKS

2017 Gallery on Queen, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2017 NBCCD, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2015 New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

2014 Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2014 VISAC Gallery, Trail, British Columbia, Canada

2012 Aberdeen Cultural Center, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2012 Capitol Gallery - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2012 McKenzie College - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 NSCAD University - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2010 NES Artist Residency - Skagaströnd, Iceland

CURATING EXPERIENCE

2011 Aberdeen Cultural Centre Gallery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2009 NSCAD Students, Slutty Zebras, Seahorse Tavern, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

SHOW INSTALLATIONS

2012 GAUM Gallery, Garry Neill Kennedy Retrospective, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

TEACHING

2017 NBCCD Winter Leap course, 7 weeks, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2013 Aberdeen Cultural Centre, private classes, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2012 Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2012 Aberdeen Cultural Centre, private classes, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2012 Mckenzie College, Portfolio workshop Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
2012 School District 2 Art enrichment program, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 Aberdeen Cultural Centre, private classes, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

FILM

2016 A Journey Through his Neon Fantasy - w/ Janel Damiani, Chinatown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

MUSIC

2016 Kilmanjaro - Album cover photo
2016 Motorleague - 6ft Megazord Power Ranger Robot for a music video
2016 Jeunes D'asteures - Album Cover photo and colorist
2008 Zwerg - Cd Art


PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

2016 Citizen Vintage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

INSTALLATION/ PERFORMANCE

2016 Citizen Vintage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

BOARD OF DIRECTORS / JURIES

2016 L'art Ici, Inspire Festival, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 - 2014  Arts NB Youth Advisory Commission Board

MEMBERSHIPS

AAAPNB, New Brunswick, Canada
Artslink NB, New Brunswick, Canada
Galerie Sans Noms, New Brunswick, Canada
Struts Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada
CARCC, New Brusnwick, Canada
CARFAC, New Brunswick, Canada
Populus Tremula, Akureyri, Iceland

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings inhabit the space where consciousness descends into dream; where pattern and colour expand to become an immersive sensory experience. In this cerebral space, the synthetic fuses with the organic, and images dissolve into an amorphous arrangement of marks. I seek to examine this dream-like suppression of recognizable imagery and capture the visceral sensation that bubbles up from underneath. By combining the graphic edge of mark making with the sublime nature of the colourfield, I aim to create a surface that is both gently dissonant and hyperactive. Multiple layers of tension - between conscious and subconscious, pattern and color, flat surface and illusory depth – propel my desire to use visual cues as a means of stimulating metaphysical sensation.

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