Bette Burgoyne was born in Seattle in 1959. After graduating from Cornish College of
the Arts in 1986, she moved to San Francisco and spent ten years creating and teaching art.
Bette earned an MFA at Mills College CA and taught at several colleges including San
Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts.
Solo Exhibitions at New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Mincher/Wilcox and Headlands
Center for the Arts were reviewed positively by art critics Kenneth Baker and David Bonetti.
Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions. A Labor of Love at the New Museum NYC
and the touring exhibition New World (Dis)Order hosted by National Museum of Women in the
Arts Washington DC are two of the highlights from her list of shows.
She has been the recipient of awards and residencies. Among these are the Veronica di Rosa
Residency Award at Headlands Center for the Arts CA, Tread of Angels Fellowship at Djerassi
Foundation CA, Watkins Award at New Langton Arts SF and the Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarship at Mills
The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York
Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY