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Beth Dorsey - Contemporary Artist

I am a printmaker, my imagery evolves through the process of printing, a synergy resulting from the layering of images, marks, and colors.

The work explores the tension between intentionality and happenstance, often starting with domestic and industrial elements such as blinds, woven scraps, building facades, windows, or corrugated material. The work starts with a plan, the known, often leading to unknown or unanticipated results.  The process of printing introduces chance variations and new elements that are mined to develop the image and create a series. Even with careful planning, plans often go awry. How we build on these irregularities and unintended outcomes result in works that are more engaging and creative than the original plan. 



Site Brooklyn: Art on Paper, Juried Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 1/31/2020


Bloomington Art Center, Juried Exhibition 10/2019

Inspiration Plus Juried Solarplate Exhibition, Southhampton Art Center NY 11/16/2019

Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition, juried, Stillwater, Oklahoma 9/9/2019

2019 Mid America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky 10/4/2019

Print Matters: Next 2019, Juried Exhibition, Third Place, Houston, Texas 5/2019

Abstract, Minnetonka Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Minnetonka, MN 4/2019

37th Bradley International, Juried Exhibition, Peoria, III 3/9/2019

Site Brooklyn: Art on Paper, Juried Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 1/18/2019

Bloomington Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Bloomington, MN 10/2018

Near and Far, Juried Exhibition, Silverwood Park, MN 10/2018

Stand Out Prints 2018: International Juried Print Exhibit, Minneapolis MN 9/7/2018

The Printed Image 7: Juried Exhibit, Topeka Kansas, 9/7/2018


Bloomington Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Bloomington MN 10/2017

Abstract, Minnetonka Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Minnetonka MN 9/2017

Minnesota State Fair, 2017, Prints, St Paul MN 

Artreach, Solo Exhibit, Stillwater MN 8/2017

The 37th National Juried Print Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Indiana 3/31-5/5/2017


Fairview Ridges Hospital, Solo Exhibition, Burnsville, MN 8/2016


Bloomington Art Center: Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Bloomington, MN 10/16/2015

Boston Printmakers Biennial, Juried Exhibition Boston, MA. 11/2015

Phipps Art Center, Solo Exhibit, Hudson, WI, 8/2015

Hudson Hospital, Solo Exhibit, Hudson WI 2/2015

WARM: Portals and Passage, Juried Exhibition, Phipps Art Center, Hudson, WI 2/27-4/4/2015

Hudson Hospital, Solo Exhibition, Hudson, WI. 2/18/2015


Bloomington Art Center: Juried  Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Bloomington, MN 10/15/ 2014  

Banfil Locke Art Center Membership Show, Honorable Mention 9/2014, Fridley, MN.


Untitled 10, Juried show, SooVac Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 12/2013

WARM: Celebrating Women Juried show, College of St. Benedict. MN 10/2013

Banfil Locke Art Center, Member Show, 2nd place Drawing and Prints, 10/2013

Tractor Works Building, Solo Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN 4/2013

MCAD Open Edition Juried Show, Minneapolis, MN 3/2013

WARM 30th Anniversary Juried Show, Robbinsdale MN 1/2013


WARM Mentor/Protégé Show, Minneapolis MN 10/2012

Phipps Art Center: Member Show, First Place, Hudson, WI 8/2012

Reader’s Art 12: Longing for Home, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN  3/2012

Minnesota State Fair: Juried Drawing, First Place, St Paul, MN 8/2011



Grand Marais Arts Colony, Grand Marais, MN 3/2016

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