German-American artist Bettina Sego has always been drawn to exploring new countries and cultures and, of course, art.

After studying in France and Germany, Sego was awarded a scholarship at San Francisco State University, where she received a Master of Arts Degree. Sego moved to Florida in 2000 and concentrated increasingly on experimenting with various art media, focusing mostly on acrylics, mixed media and collage.DSC00244-001

Since 2011 Sego has been working on her nature-based series, drawing from her surroundings on Anna Maria Island and experimenting with inks, silver leaf, collage and epoxy. This concept of encompasses her mixed media series “Elements”, “Indigo” and “Transitions”. Parallel to those more painterly series, Sego works on her “Mikado”, “Lifelines” and “Colors & Shapes” series, which are more linear and based on geometric compositions.

From 2004 to 2009 she concentrated on her “Metallics” series, a bas-relief like technique using metallic paints and Murano mosaic pieces (see video), which was followed by her Acrylic “Dream” series

Sego has shown her work in numerous group- and solo-exhibitions at galleries and museums and her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States, Germany and Canada.

 

Gallery Representation

12/2016                Art Miami / Spectrum during Art Basel week

2014 – present     Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2012 – present     530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1013 – present     Artspace, Anna Maria, Florida

2010 – 2012         Living Walls, Sarasota

2007 – 2012         Light-Up-Your-Life, Sarasota

2009 – 10             Frary Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

2005 – 09             Artist Guild Gallery, Holmes Beach, Florida

 

Publications

  • “Sailing Away” is featured on the cover of “Suncoast Living”, together with a cover story
  • “Sailing Away”, Mixed Media Collage, is featured as official image for the Sarasota Symphony’s 2016 Summer Festival
  • Featured  at ArtsyShark, June 2015
  • Featured in Scene Magazine, September 2014 issue
  • “Sailing Away” Mixed Media Collage selected to be on the cover of “The Guide to Arts and Culture”, Sarasota 2014/15
  • Featured in Your Longboat Observer, Painted Ladies, September 29, 2011, Sarasota
  • Interview in Style, Herald Tribune, March 2011, Sarasota

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015   Nikki Sedacca Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2014   The Players Theater, Sarasota, Florida

2014   Harmony Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota, Florida

2012   Harmony Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota, Florida

2010   The Sun House, Bradenton Beach, Florida

 

 Juried Exhibitions

2017 Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL

2015 Leepa Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, FL

2015 FLAG (Florida Art Group) Exhibition at Longboat Key Art Center, FL

2014 One World, Art Center Sarasota, Honorable Mention

2013 Sarasota at its Best, 530 Burns Gallery, Sarasota

2013 Miniatures, Florida Flavor Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota

2012  3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Florida Museum for Women Artists

2012  Audubon Artists, Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

2012  The Best of the Best, The Players Theater, Sarasota

2012  The Sum of its Parts, It’s Who We Are, Breaking Boundaries, Art Center Sarasota

2012  artinsight-sarasota and friend, group exhibition at The Players Theater, Sarasota

2011  Why Not Women?, artinsight-sarasota group exhibition, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria

2011  Group Show, Art League, Holmes Beach, Florida, 1st Price

2011  The Other Persona, Material World,  A Collaboration With Nature, Feed the Soul, Art Center Sarasota

2011  INCONCEPT 2011 – Art Meets Fashion, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota

2011  Gallery Artists Group Show, The Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton

2011  Arts to You, Community Art Groups’ show, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota

2011  The Players Theater Group Exhibition, Sarasota

2011  artinsight and friends group show, The Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton

2010  artinsight-sarasota, Premier Group Exhibtion, Living Walls, Sarasota

2010  A Night of Art and Jazz, artinsight-sarasota group show, MetLife Financial Advisers and Wealth Management, Sarasota

2010  5 Women Artists group show, Raymond James & Associates, Sarasota

2010  Unbeatable Events, three gallery artists’ group show, Frary Gallery, Sarasota

2010  Outside Looking In, Green the Primary Color, Art Center Sarasota

2009  Masquerade, Mystery and Mischief,  Idols and Icons, Neighbors Not Strangers, Art Center Sarasota

2008  Almost Too Precious to Sell, Hidden Cultures, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

2007  Longboat Key Center for the Art, Honorable Mention

2005  Spring Fling, LBK Center for the Arts

 

Groups

  • FLAG (Florida Artist Group)
  • artinsight-sarasota, (founding member),
  • Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota,
  • ACS, Art Center Sarasota
  • National WCA, Women’s Caucus For Art