Betty Jo Costanzo

Betty Jo Costanzo

Seattle, WA, United States

About Betty Jo Costanzo

Betty Jo Costanzo was born in Sacramento California. Though she has lived on both coasts of the United States and in San Paulo, Brazil, and has worked and taught around the world, including England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Cyprus, the former associate professor at California College of the Arts now devotes herself to private studio work based in Seattle, Washington.

Her award winning art has been described as “getting lost with a purpose” and “what a place would be like if you belonged there.” She says her influences range from John Cage to film director Alain Resnais, with the late and great Jay Defeo, her longtime mentor and friend, continuing to be the most significant.

Education

MFA Mills College, Oakland, CA - 1987
BFA California College of the Arts, Oakland/SF, CA - 1981

Exhibitions

2018: Solo Exhibition - Betty Jo Costanzo, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA
2018: Metamorphosis, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame CA
2017: Beyond Landscapes, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA
2016: Solo Exhibition - Betty Jo Costanzo, A Water Odyssey, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA
2016: Reflections: Betty Jo Costanzo, Deborah Bell, Dan Hawkins, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
2016: Drizl Pop-Up Seattle, Bemis Arts, Seattle, WA
2016: SAM Gallery Presents: Betty Jo Costanzo, Washington Convention Center, Seattle WA
2015: Kent Summer Exhibition, Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA
2014: Flora and Form, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013: The Big Painting Show: Layers of Abstraction by 8 Bay Area Artists, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012/13: Three x Painters at the ALEXIS, Alexis Hotel, Seattle WA
2012-13: Topical Ointment, a video poem @ E4C E4C, Electronic Gallery: Gallery 4 Culture, Seattle, WA
2012: Introductions, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981 to present day: refer to my CV on my website