Bethany Rusen draws on a wide variety of interests, materials, theories, and personal histories to construct her mixed media site-responsive sculptural objects. Her work seeks to explore the visceral and emotional aspects of body experience.
Rusen graduated with a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 and earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2010. Her work has been exhibited nationally at a variety of venues, including Texas Tech University, Boston University and Concordia University in Minnesota. She has lectured at Lebanon Valley College, Saratoga Clay Arts Center and Harvard University, and has been an artist in residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. She is currently the ceramics studio technician at Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA.