Using a variety of strategies––functional ceramics, print, sculpture, installation, and video––Bethany Pelle's work investigates the relationships of material culture and conceptions of home to larger social realities such as structural inequity. Her concurrent practices in conceptual art and functional ceramics enable Pelle to engage diverse audiences while addressing long-term artistic objectives: to engage intellectual and sensible ways of knowing, to promote the formation of collective and counter social imaginaries, and to mobilize the potential of desire to improve daily lives and futures.
Bethany Pelle (B. 1984 Cincinnati, Ohio) currently lives and works in Northern Kentucky as an artist and educator. Pelle holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BFA from University of Miami. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Louisville and elsewhere domestically.