- MFA, Visual Studies, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2017
- BFA, Printmaking, University at Montevallo, 2012
Bethany Moody (she/they) teaches a range of foundations courses reflective of her own broad engagement with artmaking approaches. Moody’s practice grapples with the superabundance of material culture by reclaiming and retooling discarded textiles from their studio, home, thrift stores, friends’ closets, and other archives (both digital and physical). Ad-hoc methods of attaching source materials together are combined with or happen alongside an automatic drawing and painting practice built around repetitive gestures and calligraphic marks that mirror the cumulative and textual structures of weaving, knitting and crocheting.
Moody has exhibited her work nationally, most notably at COOP gallery (Nashville, TN), the Waiting Room (Minneapolis, MN), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Collar Works (Troy, NY), The Overlook Place (Chicago, IL), and Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA). Moody is currently an artist-member of Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL) and co-founder of Studio Support Group, along with K. MacNeil and Julia Rose Sutherland.
Moody’s participation in SECAC’s 2019 and 2021 juried exhibitions earned them a co-director’s award and an honorable mention, respectively. Moody has led various workshops at Space One Eleven and Ground Floor Contemporary and was the 2023 visiting craft educator for the Jefferson County school system. Alonzo Pantoja’s Fibers + Materials in Practice seminar and Vinegar Project’s Shape: Art and Resiliency are among the virtual residencies that Moody has participated in. In addition, Moody was a faculty-in-residence at the University of Montevallo’s Stephens Residency for the summer of 2023.