SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS    

  • 2016-present, “Timkat Celebration,” Lilibela Ethiopian Restaurant, Mt. Kisco, NY
  • 2012 Dancers at Rainbow Gardens and The Peaceful Mind Series, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
  • 2012 Dancing at Rainbow Gardens, Silo Gallery at the Henderson Cultural Center, New Milford, CT
  • 2011 Synagogue Series, Temple Shalom, Norwalk, CT
  • 2009 West Kortright Center, East Meredith, NY
  • 2006 New Work by Bette Alexander, Blink Gallery, Andes, NY
  • 2005 New Works and Mini Retrospective, Autumn Gallery, Oneonta, NY
  • 2002 People and Places, West Kortright Center, East Meredith, NY
  • 2000 The Human Spirit, Quarter Moon Gallery, Delhi, NY
  • 1998 Earth/Memory, 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
  • 1997 Ancient Figures, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY
  • 1996 Shrouds & Buried Figures, Viridian Artists, Inc., NYC
  • 1992 Bette Alexander – New Work, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY
  • 1988 Paper Constructions, Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD
  • 1988 Oracles, Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington, NY
  • 1988 New Work, Grosvenor Gallery, State University, Cobleskill, NY
  • 1987 Compensation, Loyola College Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • 1986 Oracles 1, Art Awareness Gallery, Lexington, NY
  • 1985 Ritual Connections, Neill Gallery, NYC
  • 1984 New Work, Diane Gilson Gallery, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS    

  • 2013 Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, “Blowing Shakuhachi, Awaking in Nature”
  • 2012 Cooperstown National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2012 Ongoing exhibitions, A Square Deal, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2011 Drawings, Spring Studio, New York, NY
  • 2011 Ev(e)olution, celebrating Women’s History Month, Riverside Public Library, New York, NY
  • 2010 Celebration of Women’s History Month, Hamilton Fish New York City Public Library, New York, NY
  • 2010 Far and Wide, Woodstock Artists Museum, Woodstock,NY
  • 2010 National Association of Women Artists, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • 2009 Small Works, Mamoroneck Guild, Mamaroneck, NY
  • 2008 The Nature of Things, curated by Dorothy Cochran, Interchurch Center, New York, NY
  • 2008 Summer exhibition, Blink Gallery, Andes, NY
  • 2008 Ongoing exhibitions, A Square Deal, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 Landscapes, National Association of Women Artists Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, Texas
  • 2007 Moving Forward, Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, NJ
  • 2007 Summer exhibition, Blink Gallery, Andes, NY
  • 2005 Collaboration, 25 Years of Pyramid Atlantic, curated by Jane M. Farmer and Helen C. Frederick, Edison Place
    Gallery
    , Washington DC
  • 2004 Women of Woolworth’s, Blink Gallery, Andes, NY
  • 2004 Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY
  • 2004 National Association of Women Artists annual exhibit, NAWA Gallery, NYC
  • 2004 Meditations on War, NAWA Gallery, NYC
  • 2004 Art Explores Jewish Themes, NAWA Gallery, NYC (in association with Yeshiva University Museum)
  • 2002 Inspired by the Land, The Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
  • 2001 Cooperstown National, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2000 Millennium Collection of National Association of Women Artists, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore
  • 2000 Space Shaping Space, Women’s Caucus for Art-Northwest Region, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
  • 2000 A Women’s Space Is, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
  • 1999 Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
  • 1998 Pyramid Atlantic: A Study in Collaboration, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
  • 1998 Text and Texture, Broome Street Gallery, NYC
  • 1998 From the Earth, Korea Gallery, NYC
  • 1997 A Symbiotic Collection, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA
  • 1997 Earthworks, Ant Farm, Otego, NY
  • 1997 Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Island, NY
  • 1996 Diverse Influences, Chinese Culture Institute, Boston, MA
  • 1995 Artists Select Artists, Viridian Artists, Inc., NYC
  • 1993 Visual Arts Gallery, Henry Street Settlement, NYC (Collaboration piece with Artist & Homeless Collaborative)
  • 1992 Take Action, Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  • 1992 Columbus/Collision/Convergence of Cultures, Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  • 1992 Women Creating Themselves, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
  • 1990 Sound/Vision, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
  • 1989 David Adamson Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1989 Decker & Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • 1988 Mirrored Images, New York University Graduate Center, NYC
  • 1983 State Museum, Albany, NY
  • 1983 Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Basmat and Stephen Arnoff, Israel
  • Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NY
  • United States State Department, Washington DC
  • J.P. Morgan Co., NYC
  • Mobil Corporation, NYC
  • Berger Corporation, Seattle
  • Clothiers International, Ltd., NYC
  • Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
  • Arthur Andersen & Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Vodou Ceremonial Sanctuary, Brooklyn

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY    

  • Homage to American Women Artsts, Desk Diary, “Peruvian Melody,” U.S. Arts and Embassy, 2012
  • Text/Context, “Where Did My Life Go,” front cover, other paintings reproduced within. This publication is a partnership between The Jewish Week and Nextbook, July 2011
  • Tenouá, Autumn issue, “Old Country Synagogue,” 2011
  • Poetica Magazine, Summer edition, “Waiting for a Minyan,” front cover, 2008
  • StudioVisit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Fall issue, Invitational, curator, Carl Betz, Rose Art Museum, 2008
  • Catskill Mountain Guide, “Artist Feature Section,” March 2007
  • “Landscapes” catalog for exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, Texas, 2007
  • Collaboration as a Medium, Pyramid Atlantic (catalog), Silver Spring, MD, pages 2, 67, 88, and back cover, 2005
  • The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, “Art Show to Feature oil Pastels by Bette Alexander,” 2004
  • New York Times, NYC, NY, “How Rutgers Women’s Collection Grows,” William Zimmer, Sept. 15, 2002
  • The Observer Dispatch, Utica, NY, “Expect the Unexpected” by Jonas Kover, Aug. 6, 2002
  • The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, “An Art ‘Hall of Fame’,” by Kathrerine Rushworth, Aug. 4, 2002
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA “Meditation/Art” written and illustrated by Bette Alexander
  • New York Times, NYC, NY, “Text and Texture,” works by ten women artists, Aug. 30, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, 1998
  • New York Times, NYC, NY, “Bette Alexander, Earth/Memory,” Jan. 25, 1998
  • The New Yorker, art, short list, “Bette Alexander, Earth/Memory,” Jan. 25, 1998
  • Who’s Who of American Art, 1998-9
  • New American Painting, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, “Bette Alexander Paintings,” 1997
  • The Sun, Baltimore, MD, “Alexander’s Works Evoke Both Seriousness and Humor,” John Dorsey, Oct. 29, 1992

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS    

  • 2012 Thomas Goodyear Memorial Prize, Cooperstown National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2009 Merit Award, Small works, Mamaroneck Artists Guild
  • 2006 Frank Proctor Whiting Memorial Prize, Cooperstown National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2002 Rembrandt Pastel Award, Cooperstown National Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2001 First prize, collage, Cooperstown National, Cooperstown, NY
  • 1991, 1992 Certificate of Outstanding Service, Human Resources Administration, NYC (originating and directing art
    programs in NYC homeless shelters)
  • 1991 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Residency Grant at Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD. Print & papermaking
  • 1990 Artist’s Space Grant, NYC
  • 1987 New York State Council Grant, Installation piece at Art Awareness, Lexington, NY
  • 1984 O’Connor Foundation Grant, Curator, “Works Over Time,” Travelling exhibition in NY State
  • 1976-7 CAPS New York State Artists Fellowship

SELECTED ART WORK ILLUSTRATING PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS    

  • Inquiring Mind (Buddhist quarterly magazine), Berkeley, CA 2004, art to illustrate three articles
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, “Meditation/Art,” written and illustrated by Bette Alexander, Summer, 2002
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, “In Solitary,” page 39, Spring 2000
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, “Earth Angels,” featured on front and back cover, Spring 1999
  • Abnormal Psychology, John Wiley Sons Inc. NYC, 1998 (art selected to illustrate section of book)
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA “Street Wise Zen,” p. 10-11, Spring 1996
  • Inquiring Mind, Berkeley, CA, “The Practice of Storytelling in Tibet,” p. 8-9, Spring 1994
  • Menninger Perspective, Topeka, KS pp. 9, 14, 1994

EDUCATION    

  • New School of Social Research, Certificate, Expressive Art Therapy, 1990
  • Vermont College, Master of Arts, 1987 (Ethnographic Art with focus on art and culture of Papua New Guinea)
  • University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Arts, 1959