Betty Gold was born 1935 in Austin, Texas. She is an established, internationally known professional artist who has shown in over one-hundred-thirty solo and group exhibitions in her career and who currently has work in more than seventy-five permanent collections around the world. In 2014, she was the second woman ever to be awarded XAM’s Artist of the Year in Mallorca, Spain, where in 2005 she was honored with a Retrospective hosted by the City of Palma. She currently has a studio in Santa Fe.
My inspiration comes from many directions, experiences and channels, but my work always begins with the simple act of folding paper. I create a flat, rectangular structure, deconstruct the parts and reassemble them into the whole, then create a set of drawings and geometric models based on the linear geometry of rotating movement.”
My continuing goal is to create art that brings a sense of joy and imaginative flight to those who engage with it, and that will endure long into the future. I also hope to motivate, represent, and inspire more women sculptors to assert themselves into the competitive art market, where they’ve yet to become dominant members.