Jared Betts’s expressionist, gestural paintings provide an immersive sensory experience. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1983, Jared Betts earned a BFA from NSCAD University in 2010. He has exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Paris, Tokyo, London, New York City, Germany, 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 east Ireland for two weeks, exhibited at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John, New Brunswick and at the London International Art Fair at OXO Tower Wharf in South Bank, London, UK. Last year he exhibited 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, a New Brunswick Tourism, Culture and Heritage grant and nine artsnb grants. Jared currently works out of a studio in Moncton, New Brunswick. His work is included in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, Paris, California, China, Australia and Iceland.
Some the works included in the Studio 21 exhibition FRESH are part of a mixed media series titled Nymphalidae Phosphorescence which Betts produced for a contemporary outdoor art project in Moncton in 2018, Images Remanentes. Jared’s butterfly panels are mounted permanently on the banks of the Petitcodiac River and reference a 1995 outdoor art project “Night Glow Highway”. Betts conducted research in the New Brunswick Museum insect collection for inspiration.