My name is Bethani Blake and I am currently pursuing my B.F.A in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, it is my intention to manifest my everyday observations through the form of both visual and performing arts.
I translate a present day world that is infected with personal nostalgia, recontextualizing appropriated and personal images. My fascination with 90s and early 2000s imagery began with the influence of my older siblings. From an early age, I was a silent observer of my brothers and found myself connecting with the fads and icons of the millennial generation more so than those of Generation Z. This connection moves me to translate my experiences in contemporary society with subject matter rooted in cultural movements specific to the turn of the 21st century. I base my practice around seriality and accessible imagery to draw the viewer in with the hope that I can inspire recollection.
Alternatively, I make images in order to hang them up in my bedroom.
Savannah College of Art and Design 2017-present
BFA - Painting & Performing Arts
Exhibitions & Performances
2020 - UNdefineD | Savannah, GA
SCAD Open Studio (Spring) | Savannah, GA
Read, Watch, Listen | Wexner Center for the Arts
5 Questions with Bethani Blake | Connect Savannah
SCAD Open Studio (Fall) | Savannah, GA
2019 - 48 Hour Play Festival | Savannah College of Art and Design | 3rd Act
Polaroid Stories | Savannah College of Art and Design | 3rd Act
The Hype | Twenty One Pilots
2017 - Dean’s List 2017-present | Savannah College of Art and Design
Most Artistic/Creative Senior Superlative | Westerville South High School
2015 - Inducted Thespian | Westerville South High School | Troupe 513
Best Actor Award | Westerville South High School | Troupe 513