Biography

Bettina Seitz

Bettina Seitz (b 1963, Lohr, Germany) studied sculpture at the Freie Kunstschule, Nürtingen, Germany and the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin, Italy. Following a degree in sculpture she set up her studio in Sligo, Ireland in 1993, where she currently lives and works. Renowned especially for her larger scale sculptures for private gardens and public spaces, the sculptures of Bettina Seitz have a still presence and sense of lightness. They have been described as being 'like pure souls floating in space.

She has exhibited her work widely in various countries, including Ireland, UK, USA, Germany, France, Italy and has worked on many private and public commissions here and abroad. Her work can be found in numerous collections around the world, including the Boyle Civic Collection, Mc Cann Fitzgerald Collection, Chinthurst Sculpture Garden, UK and collections in Saudi Arabia, the UK, the USA, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and South Africa. In 2007 she designed the Volta Award for the Dublin International Film Festival.

Selected exhibitions: 'A Trembling Veil' with Patrick Hall and Nick Miller, Belgravia Gallery, London; Liminal Spaces/Yeats 2015 International Architecture Competition, The Model, Sligo; 'The Muse of Yeats, Rossnaree House, Co. Meath; 'The Trembling of the Veil', A Country under Wave, Factory Performance Space, Sligo; Boyle Arts Festival, King's House; Of this Place-Contemporary Visual Reflections from Yeats Country, El Ateneo, Espacio Prado, Madrid; Impressions and Portraits of Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo (2015); Belgravia Gallery, London; Kloster Wechterswinkel, Germany (2014); 'Naked-The Art of the Elegant Nude', Belgravia Gallery, London; Gordon Gallery, Derry; BBK Gallery, Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany (2013); Boyle Arts Festival; Belgravia Gallery, London; Hamilton Gallery, Sligo (2012); Art House Project, Boston; Franck-Haus, Marktheidenfeld, Germany; Belgravia Gallery, London (2011);

Selected Commissions: Volta Award for Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (2007-2015); Snow White, Lohr, Germany (2015); St. Angela's College, Sligo (2013); Nazareth House Nursing Home, Sligo (2008); Claremorris (2006); Markree Castle, Sligo (2002/2005); Augenärtztliches Operationszentrum Lohr, Germany (2003)