Hi! My name is Bethany Haeseler. I’m an artist, educator, and creative consultant based in Montréal, Québec.
I work with mixed media to render abnormal growths and cancerous cells. My works are exhibited both in the United States and internationally and I give workshops and gallery talks about working with mixed media, 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, 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 from The Ohio State University, and in 2006 a BFA in Three-Dimensional Studies from Bowling Green State University.
From 2012-2019, I served as an Associate Professor of Art Foundations & 3d Design at SUNY Potsdam in Northern New York state. In 2019, I moved to Montréal, Québec. Presently, I am the Lead Artisanal Designer at a picture frame shop in Montréal. It’s a great privilege to use my artistic and problem solving skills on a daily basis.
I am a rare disease advocate, working tirelessly to create awareness for diseases such as Cushing’s Disease and Cauda Equina Syndrome.
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 & CBJ!), baking bread, hiking in the Adirondacks, traveling, reading, cake decorating, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, and drawing.