Betany Porter received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also received a Post Baccalaureate Oregon College of Art and Craft, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Studio Art from San Diego State University, and a BA from Principia College. She worked as a Curator of Art and Contemporary Culture for the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center in Anchorage, Alaska curating the inaugural exhibition for their 30,000 foot New Wing expansion which utilized over 250 works from the museum’s permanent collection. She also worked as an Installation Director for SUGS Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and as an Exhibitions Contractor and Interdisciplinary Museum Educator at the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK. Betany was the Visual Art Department Chair at the Coronado School of the Arts and Coronado New Media Academy in San Diego. Her article The Art of the New Breed was published in F Magazine, Anchorage, AK in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Surface Place, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, General Objects, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia and Ballroom Projects, Chicago; All Alaska Juried Exhibition at the Anchorage Museum, Anchorage; Recollection Jones, The Carl Gallery, Chicago; Mug Up, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage; Scape, Nicolle Villeneuve Gallery, Chicago; Spill, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago; Undone, Disjecta Gallery, Portland.