Betty Woodman (born May 14, 1930 in Norwalk, Connecticut) is a contemporary ceramic artists. She began her professional career in the 1950s as a production potter.
Woodman is currently represented by Salon 94 gallery and lives and works in New York City and Antella, Italy.
Awards and honors
Woodman has received awards and honors in the field, including the following:
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1980,1986)
- Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy (1995)
- Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Florence Italy (1996)
- Doctor of Fine Arts Honors Causa from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2006)
- Doctor of Human Letters Honoris Causa from the University of Colorado Boulder (2007)
- Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009)
- Gold Medal for Consummate Craftmanship, American Craft Council Awards (2014)
Woodman has exhibited at museums and galleries in the United State and internationally, including the following:
- 'Theaters of Betty Woodman' at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon (2005) and the Musée Ariana, Geneva (2006)
- 'The Art of Betty Woodman' a retrospective exhibition of her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2006)
- 'Betty Woodman: Roman Fresco / Pleasures and Places' first exhibited at the American Academy in Rome (2010)
- 'Illusions of Domesticity' at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (2015)
- 'Betty Woodman: Theatre of the Domestic' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, 2016
Woodman’s work is part of some public collections, including the following:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
- National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London
In the 1991 documentary Thinking Out Loud, Woodman is interviews by curator and painter John Perreault. In 2006 the monograph, Betty Woodman, was produced in conjunction with her retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it includes curatorial essays by Janet Koplos, Barry Schwabsky, and Arthur Danto.
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- Woodman, Betty (2006-01-01). Betty Woodman. Monacelli Press. ISBN 9781580931687.