Bethany Haeseler is an artist and educator based in Potsdam, New York and Montréal, Québec.
I work with mixed media to render infectious diseases, abnormal growths, and cancerous cells. My works are exhibited both in the United States and internationally and I regularly gives workshops and gallery talks about working with mixed media, glass, and non-traditional sculptural practices.
Rather than being exclusive to one material, specific selections are made for each project to further enhance and explore the concept. Material choices are widely varied, ranging from epoxy resin to velvet flocking; fused glass to spray foam; and glitter to dryer lint. Nothing is refused and I enjoy continually discovering new methods of working.
In 2009, I earned my MFA in Studio Art/Glass from The Ohio State University, and in 2006 a BFA in Three-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University (focusing in Glass and Small Metals). Since 2012, I have served as an Assistant Professor of Art Foundations & 3d Design at SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, New York).
When not working in the studio, my hobbies include: antique furniture restoration/preservation, long-distance cycling, cooking elaborate meals, custom picture framing, exploring the boroughs of Montréal, the vastness of the North Country, home brewing, watching hockey games (go Habs!), baking bread, hiking in the Adirondacks, traveling, reading, cake decorating, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, and drawing.