ZINC contemporary is proud to introduce a new exhibition featuring colorful textile works by Betz Bernhard. Bernhard’s abstract shape-making, pattern play, and retro color palette reflect the vintage trove of silk kimonos and hand-painted fabrics that fill her studio. Originally from New York, her artistic career led her to the Kansas City Art Institute where she earned her BFA, and later to Seattle for her MFA at the University of Washington, where she studied ceramic sculpture. Her ceramics background has influenced elements of her fiber art, incorporating structural elements and balance of form.
Bernhard has previously shown at ZINC in a two-person show entitled BROKEN RULES in 2018. She has created public art for the Woodland Park Zoo, the City of Tacoma, the City of Seattle, several Washington State Schools and SeaTac airport. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections.