Bethany Collins was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1984. She holds an MFA from Georgia State University (2012) and a BA in Studio Art and Visual Journalism from the University of Alabama (2007). Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at notable venues throughout the United States, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the High Museum of Art, and the Flint Institute of Arts. Collins was recently accepted into the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center in New York and was an Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She will soon begin residencies at the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL. Collins now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences.
Collins is a multi-media artist who focuses on dual perception and multiplicity in the seemingly binary. Her current language-based work, particularly her White Noise series, highlights the inability of language to fully capture notions of modern racial identity. Rather, text is hidden, revealed, allowed and humored, but rarely settled.