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Visiting Artist: Betty Busby

Click for full image. Betty Busby, Multicellular, silk, polyester knit, non-woven material, and found mixed media, 67 x 50 inches. See more images here.

About the Artist

Betty Busby founded a custom ceramic tile manufacturing firm in Los Angeles after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a ceramics degree, After nearly 20 years of running the firm, she sold the business in 1994 (it is still in operation to this day). Upon relocating to New Mexico, she changed the focus of her artwork to fiber, taking it full time in 2004. Her manufacturing background has led to constant experimentation with new materials and techniques that fuel her work. The classic fractal structures of the sub-microscopic world are a constant inspiration, as are natural processes, such as oxidation, replication and growth.
Related exhibition: Layered Voices



Additional Resources

Artist's Website

Video: ¡COLORES! by New Mexico PBS



Artist Talk
July 12 | Join us for a guest lecture by visiting artist Betty Busby. 6 pm. 

Workshop: Click here to register
NOTE: This workshop is now full and enrollment is closed
July 12 - 14 
| Participants will explore new techniques for producing surface design on fabric during this three-day workshop for ages 16 and up. Fee: $200. Presented by visiting artist Betty Busby.


Media Kit

Flyer: Workshop

Flyer: Layered Voices Exhibition


Press Release