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Zumstein, Rennweg 19, 8001 Zürich
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Monoprint, Nude Model Drawing

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Open Studio




 

 

 

Please feel free to contact the artist with any queries concerning exhibiting, purchasing, comissioning, or private tutoring. All images and ideas presented on this website are copyright of Bethany Procopio. Please ask permission before publically using any copies of Bethany Procopio's images and always credit the artist.

 

 

born: Milwaukee, WI

current residence: Zürich, Switzerland

 

Exhibitions:

15A Project Solo Show (Pop-up Gallery)
The 15A Project, Basel, CH 2012

Mosaic Project (Fundraiser Exhibition)
The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI, 2011

(Pop-up Gallery)
The 15A Project, Basel, CH 2012

Americas 2008 All-Media (Juried by Rusty Freeman)
Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2008

Romeo and Juliet in the Collective Imagination (Juried by panel)
Hosted by the Club Di Giulietta at the Sala Birolli, Verona, Italy, 2008

4th Annual National Self-Portrait Competition (Juried by Sergio Gomez)
33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008

Made @ MCAD (Juried by Doryun Chong)
MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2007

3rd Annual National Self-Portrait Competition (Juried by Sergio Gomez)
On-line Gallery of the 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2007

 

Curatorial History:

1+1=1: The Sum of the Parts is Equal To or Greater Than the Whole, Collaborative Works
StopGap Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

Human / Nature  (Co-curator and Exhibitor)
StopGap Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

Sexy Four Art (Co-curator and Exhibitor)
Rudie’s, Minneapolis, MN, 2007

 

 

Education:

University College London, London, UK
MA Comparative Art and Archaeology under Dr. Jeremy Tanner, 2009-2010

L’Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy, 2008
Painting and Italian language

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BFA Painting, 2005-2009

Homestead High School, Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
General degree, 2001-2005

 

Artistic Skills: Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, gouache), Drawing (charcoal, graphite, Konté, color pencil), Handwork (knitting, sewing, embroidery), Leather working, Silver-smith and jewelry making, Printmaking (lithography, monotype, woodcut), Sculpture (ceramics, masonry, woodworking, bronze and aluminum casting), Theatrical production (puppetry, masks, costumes, props, set design and painting), semi-professional Classically trained Soprano

Academic knowledge: Theory and History of Art: Ancient Greece (Bronze Age to Ptolemaic, particularly Fayum portraits), Archaic painting technologies, Byzantine painting, Spanish Polychrome, European Oil Painting, Modern Western Art

Spoken and written languages:  Native English speaker, C1-level German, basic Italian, Modern Greek and Spanish

 

 

Job Experience:

Summer Camp Teacher, July 2016
I was an English-speaking teacher for children from 10 to 15 years old at Institut Montana Zugerberg, Switzerland. I was responsible for the planning of art projects and activities as well as boarding at the camp.

After School Teacher, 2012-2015
I was an English-speaking teacher for children from 3 to 7 years old at Bilingual Kids Academy in Basel, Switzerland. I was responsible for the planning of art projects and activities, team administrative work, and the teaching of good social conduct

Drawing Teacher, 2013-2014
I was the coordinator and teacher of drawing classes for adults at a private English-speaking art club, the Basel Art Room, in Basel, Switzerland.

Art Teacher, 2012
I was an English-speaking art teacher for children from 3 to 5 years old at Globegarden Childcare in Basel, Switzerland. I was responsible for the planning and teaching weekly art projects, with special focus on developing motoric and observation skills

Instructor in Fresco Painting, 2010
I was an activity coordinator and teacher of fresco techniques and history at Primitive Technologies, the UCL Institute of Archaeology experimental archaeology workshop for first year students.

Coordinator and Teacher of the Art for Archaeologists workshop series, 2010
I was founder and teacher of a workshop series in material experimentation for Masters and PhD students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.  The purpose of the workshops was to explore the association of archaeology, theory, and material practice through practical experience with wood, clay, stone, and many types of wet and dry mediums.  This program was sponsored by UCL Institute of Archaeology Material Culture and Data Science Research Group.

Teacher of Icon Painting, 2010
I taught an informal workshop to visitors of all ages that attended National Archaeology Day at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology.

Museum Studies Intern, 2009
I assisted Polyna Kosmadaki in documenting Cahier d’Art magazine, as well as reviewing and completing legal documents and contacting collectors for the dismantle of the exhibition In Praise of Shadows at the Pireos Street Annexe of the Benaki Museum, in Athens, Greece.

StopGap Gallery, co-founder and co-curator, 2008
I was a manager of exhibitions and spaces at StopGap, an independent gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where my fellow curators and I reconstructed the space, managed legal and financial responsibilities, and juried visual art exhibitions.

Theater Properties and Puppet Technician Intern, 2007
I built prop furniture and made hand puppets of felt and foam for the Tony® Award-winning Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Gallery and Theater Space Coordination, 2007
I maintained and refurbished the theater and gallery spaces at the Center for Independent Artists in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I also assisted in the coordination of a community summer faire by contacting sponsors and setting up the events.

Gallery Installation, 2006-2009
I hung and dismantled artwork and maintained fresh exhibition spaces at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

 

 

 

Links:

http://www.artselector.com/users/bprocopio
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bethany-procopio/23/509/189
http://bethprocopio.blogspot.com/
http://www.33collective.com/4thPortraitShow/index2.htm
http://www.33collective.com/3rdPortraitShow/index.htm
http://intranet.mcad.edu/modules/gallery/34/intro.php
http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/am_2k_2008.shtml