Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman (b. 1930 in Norwalk, Connecticut), she currently lives and works in New York City and Antella, Italy. Woodman’s study at The School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, was from 1948-1950. She began teaching at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1979, and was made Professor Emeritus in 1998.
Over the course of her lengthy career, Woodman has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries internationally. Most recently these include “Betty Woodman: L’allegra vitalità delle porcellane,” Museo Delle Porcellane, Palazzo Pitti, Giardino di Boboli, Florence, Italy, 2009–2010; her retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, “The Art of Betty Woodman,” 2006; as well as “Theatres of Betty Woodman” at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, 2005, traveling to the Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006; and begin with her first solo show, “Salt Glaze” at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1970. From 1983 to 2010 Woodman’s work was exhibited regularly at Max Protetch Gallery, New York. She is now represented by Salon 94 gallery in New York.
Woodman’s work has frequently been included in group exhibitions since 1968 and is part of more than fifty public collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; International Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Musée des Arts Decoratifs Paris, France; Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea and the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada.