Working for others in the Decorative Arts, I have both hands-on and artistic direction experience in Display Windows, Theatre, Interiors, Exhibitions, Home & Photo Staging.
My personal work (r)evolves around global cultural, scientific & political ~ communications, atmospheres, and pollutions ... and not necessarily in that order.
1974 Born on Route 66 in Oklahoma City, USA.
But I'm from Houston, Texas by way of
San Diego, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Boston, USA & Athens, Greece.
Currently living and working in Utrecht, The Netherlands with my French climate-modeller husband, our 2 trilingual kids and a Dutch cat.
fluent and/or conversational in
English, Dutch & French
1994 Associate of Applied Arts, Art Institute of Houston, Texas, USA
selected past work experiences
2013 Studio work, Bethany Bartran, art services
2004-2009 motherhood and 3 international moves in 5 years
2003 Scenic painting, props & costumes - Infernal Bridegroom Prod.
2003 Logo design, props building - Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre
2002 Interior decorative painting - Houston Faux Finishers
1996 - 2003 Graphic designer - Various print shops & publications (Silkscreen, Traditional Offset Glossy & Newsprint)
1993 - 1994 Window displays & in-store (brand) signage - Tootsies Department Store
1993 - 1994 Texas Art Supply – dealer desk & in-store displays
2016 ICIN Holland Heart House, Utrecht Series
2015 AAMU Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, Aboriginal Art Bikes
2014 Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Waarboel/Hot Mess
2014 Paviljoen PoP, Utrecht Box Set
2013 Parkhuis Lombok, Forces of Nature
2013 ACU Utrecht, The End of the World was (so...) Yesterday
2013 KEEK Cafe Utrecht, Setting Records
2009 Studio Sale, Cambridge, Massachussetts, Motherhood Series
2007 Birdhouse Museum Chicago, group show, Cardboard Show
2006 Studio Sale, Athens, Greece
2005 WICE Paris, group show, See Dees & Wreck Chords
2004 Mod Coffee House, Galveston, Texas
Karen Derr Realty, Heights First Saturday Event
Super Happy Fun Land, Houston Postcards
2003 American Consumer, group show, Art Crawl Location
M-Plus, Third Thursday Event
Super Happy Fun Land, Downtowns
2002 environments, group show, For The Record
Mother Dog Studios, Art Crawl
No Tsu Oh Café, Fame and Four-tune
Gallery 4118, The TwoTwo Tango
2001 701 West Gray, Retrospective Show
2000 No Tsu Oh Café, group show, Ooh La La! ze fashionable art show
Sound Exchange, Versatile Vinyl
1999 701 West Gray, CeeDee Swap Meet
No Tsu Oh Café, group show, SceneGreen
1998 Gallery 4118 group show, Drink Beer Enjoy Art
Club Safe Parking, group show, Lightbulbs
Original artworks sold to private collectors all over the world. Including United States (New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Missouri & California), France, Greece, Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, Egypt & India