Jared Betts

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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.


Jul 5 2019 - Aug 31 2019
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Halifax Magazine: Fresh at Studio 21

Published Aug 21 2019 by Ray Cronin

Until August 31 In what is becoming a summertime ritual, Studio 21 is exhibiting works by young artists new to the venerable gallery’s programming. As director Deborah Carver told me, she’s always trying to expand her clientele, as well as give her existing clients something new and, well, fresh, to consider. Highlight exhibitions allow her…

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