Bethany Marett


Location: London

Bethany Marett is a Lancastrian artist based in London, UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of York in History of Art and her MA in Print from the Royal College of Art, London. Her work is held in both private and public collections, including Scarborough Art Gallery, The University of Calgary, the Royal College of Art, and she has two pieces within the Victoria & Albert Museum collection. She has exhibited extensively both in the UK and abroad, including at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Wellcome Collection and Flowers Gallery, London. Marett is part of two printmaking collectives - Greenwich Printmakers and the Printmakers Council, with whom she shows regularly. She is a recipient of the Almacantar Royal Albert Wharf Studio Award, David Villers Award and Company of Merchant Taylors of York Award, and in 2017 was selected for a 6 week international residency culminating in a solo exhibition, ‘material corporeal’, at the University of Calgary, AB, Canada.


Her work concerns the corporeal - the body - and all the contrasting and conflicting aspects inherent; how bodies are sensual, beautiful, ugly, damaged, idealised, sexual, abject, gendered, delicate. As an experimental and interdisciplinary artist, she operates in a variety of mediums, primarily sculpture and printmaking. Distorting and reconfiguring her own body, she works in the liminal state between abstract and figurative, in a way that is simultaneously sensual and disturbingly uncanny. Her work challenges objectification, the notion of the abject, and of the feeling of disgust, in particular of why this is a term that overwhelmingly applies to women’s bodies.


Royal College of Art Degree Show 2018, RCA Battersea, London, 23 June - 1 July
Greenwich Printmakers at UCLH , London, April 2018
Bethany Marett: Featured Artist, Greenwich Printmakers, London, March 2018
Hold your horses, CGP Gallery, London, February 2018
Disrupt, Subject Matter, February 2018
Barbican Arts Group Trust Open 2017, London, November 2017
Like, Literally, Literally Like, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, November 2017
Islands, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, November 2017
Greenwich Printmakers - Winter Print Show, Jackhouse Gallery, Portsmouth, November-December 2017
PMC Mini Print Exhibition, Morley College, October-November 2017
Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2017, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, September 2017
A museum of modern nature, The Wellcome Collection, June-September 2017
The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Gallery, London, May 2017
Lasting Impressions: a selection of works from the Printmakers Council Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery, March-June 2017
Freshly Squeezed, CGP Gallery, Southwark Park, London, February 2017
material corporeal, Little Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada, February 2017
100 for 100, New Light, November 2016
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, 17-20 November 2016
London Life, Southwark Cathedral Refectory, London, 29 October - 9 November 2016
In Two Parts: Part Two, Lombard Gallery, Margate, 24 August - 11 September 2016
Winner of Cass Art Award selected by judge Sophie Layton, Art Hub Print Open, Art Hub Deptford, London, 14-30 July 2016
Secret Rose Auction, RB&HH Arts, Flowers Gallery, London, 9 June 2016
Shortlisted for the Coffee Art Project, London Coffee Festival, 7-10 April 2016
West London Original Print Show II, Austin Forum, London, 9-12 February 2016
Greenwich Printmakers at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, 30 January - 25 April, then transfers to Harefield Hospital 26 April - 20 August 2016
Prints for Presents, Morley Gallery, London, 3-18 December 2015
Greenwich Printmakers, Jack House Gallery, Portsmouth, 27 June - 1 August 2015
Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, 8 June - 16 August 2015
An Exhibition of Original Prints by Greenwich Printmakers, Bourneside Gallery, 31 March - 25 April 2015
20:40, Open Studios, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Thames Barrier Print Studio, 15-17 November 2014
Bare, Blighty Coffee, London (as part of Islington Exhibits) 17 October – 17 November 2014
Shortlisted for The National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, 16-28 September 2014
Hidden, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, 8-11 May 2014
Shortlisted for the New Lights Art Prize 2013 The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, 21 September - 17 November 2013 and The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 24 January - April 2014, (Print selected for prestigious art prize - judged by Norman Ackroyd RA, Jane Sellars and Chris Wadsworth)
The Senses, The Claremont Project, London, April - July 2013 (Curator and exhibitor)
Pool Party, Group 101, The Albert, London, 6 September 2013
Petrol, Five Years, London, August - September 2013, (Co-curator and exhibitor)
Print! ,The Hortensia Gallery, London, 18 July-27 July 2013
Source, Griffin Gallery, London, 17 - 26 July 2013, (Solo curator and exhibitor of 10 artists; conducted a gallery tour and public seminar)
39 HOURS, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 6 - 8 June 2013, (Curator and exhibitor)
Two works shortlisted for The Rootstein Hopkins Drawing Exhibition 2013, Morley College, London, May - June 2013, (judges included Stephen Farthing RA and Bada Song)
Superstition, The Claremont Project, London, April - July 2013
Dolly Mixtures, The Chelsea Gallery, London, 22 - 27 January 2013
What Makes you Smile?, The Claremont Project, London, December 2012 - March 2013
UMuMa, Lewisham Arthouse, London, 24 October - 4 November 2012, (Co-curator and exhibitor)
Height x Depth x Width, Five Years, London, August 2012 (Co-curator and exhibitor)
Showcase, Griffin Gallery, The Studio Building, London, July 2012
Brink, Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, London, July 2012
In Flight, Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, London, March 2012
Preston Harris Open Exhibition, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, December - January 2012