Date of Birth: 07/17/1978
Place of birth: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
2014 Printmaking Course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Singapore.
2005-2007 Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona. Az. U.S.A.
2002-2004 Painting and Art History courses taken as a non-degree seeking student at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. U.S.A.
2000 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Clinic Biology at the University of Sonora, Hermosillo, México.
The Best of Show. Juried exhibition “On Our Own Time“ University of Arizona, 2011.
The Best of Show. Juried exhibition “On Our Own Time“ University of Arizona, 2010.
FECAS, Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes Sonora. Grant form Sonora government to devellop the Project “Mujeres Hay Que Tener Tacto” dealing with the subject of awareness of breast cáncer. 2009-2010.
First place, juried exhibition “On Our Own Time“ University of Arizona, 2008.
Anonymous Art Scholarship, for the 2006-2007 academic year. University of Arizona.
“The Best of the Show” in “On Our Own Time” employee art exhibition University of Arizona. 2006.
GRS, Graduate Registration Scholarship, Fall 2005.
3rd place in “On Our Own Time” employee art exhibition, University of Arizona. 2004.
Outstanding student of the 2000 class, University of Sonora, Mexico.
Best student of the year 1999 of the Biological and Health Sciences Division of the University of Sonora. 1989 - 2000 “Esposos Rodriguez” Scholarship
"Frizzed Hair and a Brush to Paint", Substation Contemporary Art Centre, 45 Armeninan Street, Singapore. 2017.
"Mexican Painting", Latin American Fair LAF 2016, Big Box Exhibition Hall, organized by Big Box and Latin American Chamber of Commerce. Singapore. April, 2016.
“Un Momento a Solas”, “ A Moment by Myself”, Acustic Poliforum Building, organized by the Sonoran Institute of Culture. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. March 8th of 2012.
“Complot Bajo la Piel”, Complot under the Skin”. Galeria del Centro de las Artes. Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico. Enero 2012.
“Alterego” International Festival Ortiz Tirado, Culture Center of Alamos Sonora, January 2008.“Blink of Dreams”, Regional Museum, Ures, Sonora, Mexico. 2008.
“Internal Femenity”, special exhibition to inaugurate the 10th anniversary of the Center for the Arts of the University of Sonora, Hrmosillo Sonora, Mexico, April 2007.
“Estampas de Tepache” at the Sociedad Sonorense de Historia “Sonoran Historical Society”. Hermosillo, Sonora, México. March 6th 2007.
“Inexorable”, Hosted by the Arts & Sciences gallery of the University of Sonora Museum. Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. August 10th to September 1st 2006.
“Cultural Week” Organized by the Municipal Council of Ures, Sonora, Mexico in April 2004.
"Art Exhibition", Mireya Marsan Gallery, 19 Tanglin Rd, Singapore. May 18th, 2017.
"Pinceladas", Mireya Marsan Gallery, 19 Tanglin Rd, Singapore. November 17 th, 2016.
"Between Reality and Fantasy", Photography and Painting, Sonia Simons & Bettsy Garcia. Mireya Marsan Gallery, 19 Tanglin Rd, Singapore. June 23rd , 2016.
“Love and Art”, Mandala Fine Art Gallery, 2 Kallang Avenue, Singapore. February 2015.
“On Our Own Time”, juried art exhibit of the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2011.
“On Our Own Time”, juried art exhibit of the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2010.
“Continuum” by the Fine Arts School of the University of Arizona. Tucson Arizona, Febrary 2009.
“Night of the 1000 Drawings”, Dinnerware Artspace Gallery, Tucson Arizona. January 31st, 2009.
“Salon des Refuse” Dinnerware Artspace Gallery. Tucson, Arizona July 2009.
“Day of the Dead” Lulubell Gallery. Tucson, Arizona. November 2009.
“International Festival A. Ortiz Tirado” Alamos, Sonora Mexico. Febrary 2008.
“Art Fare” Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. October 2008.
“5th Annual National and International Juried Exhibition of Visual Arts”, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto Canadá. September 14th , 2008.
“In Process” EL Ojito Spring Gallery. Tucson, Arizona. August 16th, 2008.
“On Our Own Time”, juried art exhibit of the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2008.
“II Muestra de Anual de Arte Contemporáneo”, Center for the Arts of the University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Sonora, México. Diciembre 2007.
“Transponed Art”, Museo de las Culturas Populares. Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. October 26th, 2007.
“Latinoamerican Pre-Bienal 2007, 4a internacional juried exhbition of Visual Art”. Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto, Canadá, Septiembre 16th, 2007.
“Exhibition Four” Grup Arte XIII, Student Union Gallery, at the Universidad de Arizona. July 13th, 2008.
“The Human Presence” (Presencia Humana), Galería Centella, Tucson Arizona. May 4th, 2007.
“On Our Own Time”, juried art exhibit of Universidad de Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2007.
Tucson Open Studios at the Lucky Star Studios. Tucson, Arizona. March 10th and 11th, 2007.
“Exhibit Three”, Freemont House Gallery, At the University of Arizona. March 2nd, 2007.
“Exhibit Two”, organized by 2nd year graduate students in the Lionel Rombach Gallery. University of Arizona. October 30th, 2006.
“Nuevas Visiones”, organized by Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson Arizona. August 5th to September 9th, 2006.
“Eclosion”, inaugural exhibition for the Hope Art & Culture Partnership Center, Tucson Arizona. Bettsy Garcia-Montijo and Yumiko Omata. July 15, 2006
“On Our Own Time”, employee art exhibition at the Student Union Gallery, organized by the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2006.
“Exhibition One”, organized by the 1st year graduate students at MFA program at the U of A. Fremont House, March 24th, 2006.
“Mixed Media Show”, organized by sculptor Moira Geoffrion, at Fremont House, Tucson Arizona, November 2005.
“Student Show”, organized by Cochise College, Arizona, November 2005.
“On Our Own Time”, employee art exhibition at the Student Union Gallery organized by the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2005
“On Our Own Time”, employee art exhibition at the Student Union Gallery organized by the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 2004.
“The Power of One”, organized by Pima Council, at Raices Gallery Tucson Arizona, November 2003.
“Student Show”, organized by the Art Department of Pima Community College Tucson Arizona, spring 2003.
“Semana Cultural” (Cultural Week). Ures Sonora, México. April 1998.
Arizona Daily Wildcat, Tucson Arizona. Tuesday, Review of the Mural project by Joe Pangburn, Mural to celebrate UA Phoenix Mars Mission. September 26, 2006.
Extensive review about my art featured in the newspaper El Imparcial, critique made by Liliana Chavez. August 16th, 2006,
Featured in TV program Cocktail, International Cannel Telemax. Hermosillo, Sonora México. August 13th, 2006.
El Imparcial, International newspaper. Review Inauguran una Exibicion Inexorable (Inauguration of an Inexorable Exhibition) written by Liliana Chavez. August 10th, 2006.
La Voz, Local newspaper, Tucson Arizona. Review Evoca Bettsy a la Mujer Latina (Bettsy Evokes Latin Women), written by Marcela Ramonet. July 27th, 2006.
Tucson Weekly, Local Newspaper, Tucson Arizona. Review of Political Art and Interview by Ellen Ranta. ‘Painting Politics’. July 20th, 2006.
Channel 13, Tucson Arizona.. Interview with Leyla Cattan in the “Ayer, Hoy y Mañana” show. April 16th, 2006.
El Imparcial, Internacional newspaper, Mexico. Extensive review of my art and my career. April 7th, 2006.
Front cover of the book “Parpadeo de Suenhos” by Leslie Garcia-Montijo, 2007.
Cover of the front and back cover of the book Nuestras Raices: En un pueblo llamado Tepache written by Marco Antonio Valencia Arvizu. 2006.
“Tŗansposed Art”, Museo of Popular Cultures. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. October 2007.
Oil painting workshop, Tucson Arizona. Hosted in artist’s studio, July 31 to August 2nd, 2006.
“Transportable Indoors Mural”, for students at the Art School in the University of Sonora during the “Cultural Week”. 14-18th of November 2011.
Assistance to Workshop:
“Art as a Intervention Tool in Young People” with Jean Sebastien Ruyer in Casa de la Cultura. Hermosillo Sonora. 31st of October and 1st of November 2011.
Work and Volunteering Experience:
2011 to date: I am continuously teaching drawing and painting to students of all levels in my studio in Singapore and preparing for personal exhibitions.
October 2001 – 2011: Laboratory Technician, MCB department, University of Arizona.
January 2000: One month Internship at University of the State of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
June - August 1999: Worked (on a scholarship) as a Research Assistant at the University of the State of Morelos, city of Cuernavaca, Mexico; as a part of the Bachelor’s dissertation project.