BIO

Bettina Hubby

(b. 1968, New York, New York)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Bettina Hubby received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her practice is wide-ranging, encompassing curatorial and project-based work as well as more traditional media such as collage, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Hubby’s projects engage diverse communities and often exist in settings that challenge the conventions of exhibition spaces, celebrating collaboration and resisting easy categorization. Her work and projects have been featured widely in Los Angeles, at venues including LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division, 2015), ForYourArt (2014), Rosamund Felsen Gallery (2014), Side Street Projects (2014), Klowden Mann (2013), the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2013), and many others. Hubby was featured in Wallpaper Magazine as a top creative talent in LA, in ArtForum’s best of 2014, on NPR, and her work has also been written about in LA Weekly, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Artslant, the Huffington Post, and many others.

Education

1995 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1990 BA, College of Charleston, South Carolina

Selected Projects

2016 Ben Hubby’s Xmas Party, Gang of Kosmos, Echo Park, California
Thanks for the Mammaries
, book launch, Arcana: Books on the Arts, Culver City, California
2015 Love Potion No. 9, a matchmaking event with a focus on scent, Institute of Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, California
2014 The View of Bellmer, Photographs on aluminum; my dog ignoring the city as a metaphor for the human discovering it, Alias Books, Los Angeles, California
8th + Hope + Hubby, Curated show about construction celebrating the workers who build this city, Partnered with Side Street Projects, 8th Hope, Los Angeles, California
Thanks for the Mammaries, A curated show of boob-related art work by 125 artists to raise, money for breast cancer research and support, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California
2013 Googly Eyes for Giant Rock, Installation for High Desert Test Sites, curated by Andrea Zittel, Dave Hickey, Libby Lumpkin, Joshua Tree, California
Dig the Dig, resident Construction Artist for the Santa Monica Museum of Art, 6 month multivalent art project in conjunction with the Metro-Expo line development, SMMOA construction site, Los Angeles, California
LA River Walk-nic, NELA Riverfront Collaboratice and LA River Walks sponsored Hubby’s digital picture tour of the river, picnic by Thank You For Coming, music by Hélène Renaut, Los Angeles, California
Construction Man Dinner, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
2012 Get Hubbied book launch and performance with Joe Sola, Art Catalogues, LACMA, Los Angeles, California
The Rock Shop, All the rocks from the Eagle Rock Rock and Eagle Shop, For Your Art, Los Angeles, California
Eagle Rock, The Rock and Eagle Shop, Eagle Rock, California
2011 The Home Show, curated by Miki Garcia and Michele O’Marah, California Arts Foundation, Santa Barbara, California
Get Hubbied, The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
X-10 Biennial, ten artists present their top ten artists in ten minutes, curated by Leonardo Bravo and Jeremy Rosenberg, Los Angeles, California
2010 La tribune de la cuisine contestataire, 10 artists internationally doing a radio art work about food, curated by Asuka Hisa at The Santa Monica Museum of Art, for FRANCE CUTURE
Hubby’s CoTour, film screening and lecture, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, edited by Tyler Hubby, Los Angeles, California
Costumes for Achilla, a performance directed by Andrew Hahn, WPA Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2009 A Picnic in Eden, The Company Gallery, collaborative project between Bettina Hubby and Abel Gutierrez, Los Angeles, California
2008 CoTour 2008, assorted Venues, multi-disciplanary project in homage to Hubby’s ideal city, Los Angeles, California
Studio, Redcat Theater, costume design for folk opera, directed by David Jones and Kelly Martin, Los Angeles, California
2007 Double Fantasy, a co-exhibition of fashion and photography by Mike Slack and Bettina Hubby, Naked, Los Angeles, California
Hubby Part V, Daniel Hug Gallery, portrait event with live models, Los Angeles, California
2004 Hubby Part IV, The Mountain Bar, Portrait project of Hubby’s community, Los Angeles, California
2002 Hubby Part II, Weathervane, three models publicly change/model/interact in Hubby’s new batch, Santa Monica, California
Hubby and Hee Hee, DiannePruess Gallery, Runway style fashion show of
wearable and not so wearable works, Chinatown, California

Selected Exhibitions

2017 UNTITLED, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
Amplify Compassion
, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California
2016 THE SEXUAL BRONZE SHOW, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
Human Condition
, Curated by John Wolf, West Adams, Los Angeles, California
THE SEXUAL BRONZE SHOW, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2015 Patient Experience Presents: Side Effects May Include Art, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, California
Chinatown League of Ultimate Benevolence, Fifth Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Paris Photo LA, Klowden Mann, Los Angeles, California
2014 The Grinstein Artist Invitational, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Open House, inaugural group show, curated by David Bell, Downtown Los Angeles, California
The Property, group show, curated by Chris Olivera, Property, Downtown Los Angeles, California
Dallas Art Fair
, Klowden Mann, Dallas, Texas
2013 Miami Project, Klowden Mann, Miami, Florida
Pretty Limber, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Art Pad SF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, California
2012 The Call of the Wild, curated by Leonardo Bravo, LA Mart, Los Angeles, California
Were Not Now
, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
Miami Project, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Miami, Florida
SITE, two person show with Chad Attie, curated by Jon Leaver, Harris Gallery, La Verne University, La Verne, California
ARTIST MERCHANDISING ART, Wonderloch Kellerland, Los Angeles, California
Valentine, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
La Biennale 2012 at The Stanback, IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium, South Carolina State University
2011 Sex without the people, two person show with Lun*na Menoh, Track 16 gallery, Los Angeles, California
Signs on the Road, co-organized by Michael Ashkin and Joshua Geldzahler (as Workroom G), Winkleman CRL, New York
The Open Daybook, curated by David Earle, exhibition at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, California
2010 The Trade Show, WPA, Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
Manifest Equality, curated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Annie Philbin, Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, Lari Pittman, Lisa Love, Franklin Sirmans, Edgar Arceneaux, Rick Jacobs, David Pagel, Los Angeles, California
2008 Cocktail Party w/ Skip Arnold, Bonelli Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group show w/ Andre Butzer, 1727 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, California
Fabricated Artifications, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, California
1999 Excerpts from 1000 Character Project, MTV, New York, New York
1998 Drawings, Cal State Fullerton, California
1997 A View From Brooklyn, Cal State Fullerton, California
Gothic, Traveling Exhibition, Iceland
America, LA Space for Art & Culture, Los Angeles, California
1996 Codpiece, Griffin Linton Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California
Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York, New York
The Crest Hardware Show, Brooklyn, New York, New York
1995 The New 13, The Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, New York
The Fold, SVA Gallery, New York, New York
50 Years, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, New York
1994 America’s Favorite Painting Part II, Organized by Komar & Melamid, SVA Gallery, New York, New York
1993  Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, New York

Curatorial Projects

2017 The Panacea Project, Presented by Klowden Mann, Werkartz, Los Angeles, California
Note to Self
, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, California
2008 Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2003 Tif Sigfrids, Horowitz, Ferrini, and Biondi, Los Angeles, California
2002 Makiko Takehara, Roth Horowitz Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1998 Slide and Film Club at the Anchorage, Anchorage, Brooklyn, New York
1997 Winter Social, Four Walls, Hosted in Manhattan, Void, New York, New York
Fall Social, The Art of Being Social, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York
Film Club, Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York
1996 Vulgate, Nova Space, New York, New York
Seaming, HERE Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Flash, New York

Selected Bibliography

2017 Walters, Sydney, “The Panacea Project Nudges Funny Bones at Werkartz,” Art and Cake, September 28.
Nakhla, Andrea, “One Night, Seven Shows: An Artist’s Guide to An LA Art Crawl,” Society6, September.
Voon, Claire, “Feeling Anxiety and Relief at NADA New York,” Hyperallergic, March 3.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Top 10 of 2016 Los Angeles,” art ltd., January.
2016 Mason, Isabella, “Bettina Hubby’s exhibition “The Sexual Bronze Show,” at the Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin,” Blouin Art Info, December 7.
Eckardt, Stephanie, “Inside an Abandoned L.A. Hospital Turned Creepy Art Show with Robert Mapplethorpe and Marilyn Minter,” W Magazine, October 18.
Kane, Ashleigh, “Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital,” Dazed, October 7.
Lopez, Ruth, “Where Art Checks In,” Furthermore, October 6.
Carlson, Jen, “Photos: An Old Abandoned Hospital Becomes A Temporary Art Gallery,” LAist, October 3.
Private Opening Of The “Human Condition” Group Show Curated by John Wolf At A Former Hospital in Los Angeles,” Autre, September 30.
Bell, David, “The Sexual Bronze Show,” Notes on Looking, February 10.
Wood, Eve, “Bettina Hubby,” Artillery, February.
2015 Bettina Hubby with David Cull — Everything Irreversible, Anything Diaphanous,” X-TRA, October.
Swenson, Eric Minh, “Paris Photo LA : Just Pick One, Honey (PHOTOS),” Huffington Post, May 6.
Mermea, Jacqueline, “Highlights from Paris Photo LA,” Blouin Art Info, May 1.
Nelson, Steffie, “The Distinct Californication of Paris Photo LA,” New York Times, May 1.
Rothman, Tibby, “Art patriarchs John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha pick out Los Angeles’ brightest creative talent,” Wallpaper, February 20.
2014 Schmidt, Ingrid, “Institute for Art and Olfaction Elevates the Scents,” Los Angeles Times, December 21.
Ruscha, Ed, “Best of 2014 The Artists’ Artists,” Artforum, December.
Williams, Maxwell, “Thanks for the Mammaries,” GOOD Magazine, August 6.
Wilkinson, Isabel, “Artist Turns Breast Cancer Into Cause for Humorous, Boob–Themed Art Show,” NY Mag, August 3.
Broersma, Virginia, “Busting it Out: A Studio Visit With Bettina Hubby,” A Studio Affair, July 17.
Gluck, Marissa, “Bettina Hubby Turns Her Breast Cancer Recovery Into an Art Project,” LA Weekly, May 1.
2013 Zellen, Jody, “Bettina Hubby Klowden Mann/Los Angeles,” Artillery, November 5.
Mossaed, Mahvash, “Bettina Hubby’s “Pretty Limber” at the Klowden Mann Gallery,” A Woman Defined, September 29.
Mizota, Sharon, “Review: Bettina Hubby’s uncanny creations infused with sensuousness,” Los Angeles Times, September 24.
Berardini, Andrew, “Fall Preview: New Skin for an Old Ceremony,” ArtSlant, September 10.
Apodaca, Rose, “Digging Bettina Hubby,” A+R, July.
Napoli, Lisa, “Dine amid the rubble, and ‘dig the dig’ at Bergamot Station,” KCRW, July.
Dig the Dig Dinner,” For Your Art, July.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “ Dig the Dig,” Voice Places, July.
Wilson-Brown, Saskia, “Bettina Hubby’s ‘Dig’”, IOA, July.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Smells Like Artistic Spirit”, KCET, July.
Frank, Peter, “Red Line Above-Grounded in DTLA, Expo Line Construction Art,” Curbed LA, July.
2011 Dambrot, Shana Nys, “David Tutera’s ‘My Fair Wedding’ Be Damned: Bettina Hubby’s ‘Get Hubbied’ project Will Transform Your Wedding Into Performance Art,” LA Weekly, October 14.
Hodge, Brooke, “Seeing Things / Getting Hubbied,” The New York Times, September 15.
Knight, Christopher, “It’s all over the map, Home Show Revisted” Los Angeles Times, July 9.
Nelson, Steffie, “Space Invaders,” The New York Times, April 21.
2008 Julavits, Heidi, “Ready to Tear,” New York Times T Magazine, December 4.
Lecaro, Lina, “Couture Savage, Bettina Hubby’s Co-Tour 2008,” LA Weekly, October 15.
Apodaca, Rose, Style File Blog, October.
Magner, Erin, “Get on the Bus: Bettina Hubby’s Los Angeles,” Style.com, October 13.
Von Messling, Christina, “Get on the Bus: Bettina Hubby’s Soulbaring CoTour 2008,” Racked.com, October.
Nelson, Steffie, “The Radar Now! CoTour de Force,” Angeleno Magazine, October.
Ruscha, Ed, “Erotic Images,” Vogue Hommes, Spring/Summer.
2005 Halley, Peter, “Real life: FASHION, Salon Salon!,” interview and images.
2004  Hundley, Jessica, “Runway Show as Exhibit,” The Los Angeles Times.
Rose, Aaron, “Bettina Hubby,” Anthem Magazine.
Frank, Peter, “Irrational Exhibits 3, Hubby Part IV,” LA Weekly.
2001 Rose, Aaron, “Young, Sleek, and Full of Hell,” Published by Drago.
Rose, Aaron, “People / Bettina Hubby,” Atmosphere Magazine.

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