On view: November 11th, 2017 - January 31st, 2018
Bethany Fancher is a trans-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, photography, video, performance, and community-based projects. Fancher’s practice is informed by her osteopathic background, as well as movement training, sound art, and permaculture studies.
She and a former student who Fancher taught for several years in India are currently developing a series of short films that use comedy, specifically Charlie Chaplin movies, as a transformative agent for addressing and exploring social stigmas in India.
Since receiving her BA from Empire State College, Fancher has been awarded numerous residencies, including: Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming; The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; TAJ Residency, Bangalore , India; and the Horse and Art Research Program, Barnag, Hungary. Fancher was born and raised in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, and splits her time between Astoria, Queens, New York; Nashville, TN; Long Island, New York; and Hyderabad and Bangalore, India.
2002 "Secrets of Extinction", 150 5th Ave., BodyTonic, Brooklyn.
2001 "Genetically Modified", Sal/Anthony's Movement Salon, 190 3rd Ave., NY, NY.
1996 Mahlum, Nordfers and Mckinley Gordon Gallery, Seattle,WA.
2016 Pecha Kucha, Parrish Museum, Watermill, NY.2015 Four Walls Film Club, The Boiler Room, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Humane, Barnag Festival, Barnag , Hungary
2015 The Big Show, Marders Gallery, bridgehampton, NY.
2014 Extra Doux, Career Change™, Rest au Rant, Astoria, NY.
2014 Meet the Artists, TAJ Residency, Bangalore, India.
2013 One Festival,Teatro Latea, NY,NY.
2013 Strange Invitation, Franklin Streetworks, Stamford, CT.
2012 Open For The Stones, Harper's Books, Easthampton, NY
2012 Toy Stories, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2012 In Their Own World, Tache Gallery, NY,NY
2011 Photobooks!!2011, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY.
2011 Les Voyages des Onironautes, Projective City, Paris, France.2011-2014 Wool Modern, La Galleria Pal Mall,Opens September 7, 2011, London, UK. 2011 Soft Power, NurtureArt, April 8th-May 21, Booklyn, NY.
2011 It's for you; Conceptual Art and the Telephone, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.2010 Cryptozoology, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ.2010 Saturday Sessions @PS1 March 20th, w/Designer Imposter, Long Island City, NY.
2009 Artists Meeting Art Machine at Pulse,Miami, FL.
2009 YTTP @Dokfest, Kassel Germany.
2009 Art Auction Performance, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY.
2009 Something Else, Elgin Houston, TX.
2009 Static3, Hereford Photography Festival, UK
2009 Triptychs II, Artists Meeting at Postmasters Gallery, NY, NY
2009 Social Soup, EFA Project Space, NY, NY.
2009 Art/Works Art From The Work Place, The Garage, San Diego, CA.
2009 Triptychs, Artists Meeting at Postmasters Gallery, NY, NY.
2008 NurtureArt Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, NY, NY.
2008 My Little Membrane, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY.
2008 Best of the Next, (PAM) Scope Art Fair, NY, NY.
2008 Thomas D. Little Prize for Excellence in Printmaking! Benefit Auction, Kent, Ohio.
2007 Teleculture, Pace Digital Gallery, NY, NY.
2007 New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Rutgers at Newark, NJ.
2007 String Theory, Redsaw gallery, Newark, NJ
2007 Four handed Lift: Advocacy, Art, Spirit, Community, Moti Hassaon Gallery,NYC
2007 New Eden, Tastes Like Chicken Artspace, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 Indwelling, juried by Joyce Tenneson , Cooper Union, NY, NY.
2006 Red Saw Schöner Arsch, Newark, NJ.
2006 Red Saw Invitational, Newark, NJ.
2006 Stuffit!, Shore Institute of contemporary Art, Longbranch, NJ.
2006 Hell on Reels [Astoria Moving Picture Festival]: Summer Series, NY.
2006 Homo Agogo Festival, Olympia, WA.
2006 The 34th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Missoula Art Museum, Montana.
2005 Fall Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC.
2005 Over the Top, Under the Rug, Shore Institute of contemporary Art, Longbranch, NJ. 2005 6th Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 Charmed, Lower Eastside Girls Club Gallery, NY, NY.
2004 Out Of The Loop, video Screening at Barbes., Brooklyn ,NY.
2004 Viridian Artists 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, NY, NY.
2004 Nurturing the New 2004 at NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 Brave Destiny at The Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 Characterism at The Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 December 4 Empire Open Studios Show , NY, NY.
2003 May 8 Empire Open Studios Show, NY, NY.
2001 Tributary at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY.
2000 Millenium Folk Exhibit, Scariff, County Clare, Ireland.
1996 Pratt Fine Arts Juried Show@COCA, Seattle, WA.
Education and Residencies:Horse and Art Research Program, Barnag , Hungary.August,2015.
T_A_J Residency, Bangalore, India, January 15-February 28, 2014.
Artist Presentation: Recipe for Co-Evolution, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, 2013.
Visiting artist, Bramson ORT College, Forest Hills, NY, December 2012 Permaculture Design Certificate, NY,NY October-December, 2011.Artist talk, Molloy College, March 3, 2011, Longisland, NY.Artist in Residence, Chandrakal orphanage, January 13-January 26th, 2011.
Artist in Residence, Prem Kiran, Badlapur India, February 3-15, 2011.Artist in Residence, Chandrakal orphanage, February 24-March 8th, 2010.
Artist in Residence, Prem Kiran, Badlapur India, February 8-22, 2010.
Artists Talk, Pace Digital Gallery, Pace University, NY, NY 2007.
After the Shoot, International Center for Photography, NY, NY 2007.
Lecture/Presentation at the University of North Carolina, November 2005.
McColl Center of Visual Art Residency, Charlotte North Carolina, September 1st-Nov.18th 2005.
Studio manager, Empire Studio Semester Program, June - September ’04.
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming, April 15-May 13, 2004.
Empire Studio Semester Program, NY, NY September ’02-December ’03.
Internship with Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Fall 2002.
I-Park Artist Residency, East Haddam, Connecticut, October 2001.
Art Students League, NY, NY, September 1998-June 2002.
Sculpture Center, NY, NY, Summer 2000.
Poop Guru, Daily Unloader, Bangalore, India.
Recicpe for Co-Evolution . . . Bethany Fancher
Bethany Fancher: Saatchi Online Critic's Choice by Victoria Chaine Mendrzyk
Communication Breakdown , Bust Magazine, by Skye Whitley
Cleavage, With a Twist by Andrew Sullivan
Cleavage by Josh Rubin
Teleculture by Perpetual Art Machine
Padded,Stuffed, and Packing a Punch, New York Times, by Benjamin Getnocchio, 2006
What’s New In Surreal World, Surrealism isn’t Dead, It’s Dreamimg,by Terrance Lindall
More Prunella, Jigsaw Issue #2, Tobi Vail.