Artist Statement -

The Provocative Image

Painting has the power to transform. The subject of my work is memory. The content of my work is the transformative provocations of manipulating that memory.

Language provides an illusion of communication. Investigation into motifs that challenge, shout or recede and are all but mute are my constant attempt at communication, but forever uncertain and ever surprised, this language, this mission, this struggle, remains...

“My art and my Buddhist practice are the reason my heart continues to beat. If either my artworks or my life can spark life’s interminable fire in others, in any small way, I am deeply grateful and inspired.”

Artist Exhibitions

39th Annual Bi-State Art Competition

August 22 - October 6


Scott Betz received his BFA from the University of Evansville and an MFA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is President of FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) and teaches at Winston-Salem State University. His work has been exhibited and is in collections across the US as well as Japan, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Sweden, France, Finland, Columbia, Lithuania and Belgium. He currently collaborates with his eleven year old son and nine year old daughter on hybrid art projects and exhibitions.

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

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