Beth Reitmeyer is a visual artist based in Nashville, TN who likes to make people happy with her
Beth was born in Colorado Springs, CO and raised in Louisville, KY. She attended Northwestern University (MFA), The School of the Art Institute (Post Baccalaureate program), and the Pennsylvania State University (BFA). Her sewing skills and love of glitter were learned from her mother.
Beth's work has recently been exhibited at the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN; The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY; OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN; The Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY; Seed Space, Nashville, TN; Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN; Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL; Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; abrasiveMedia, Nashville, TN; BOX13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX; The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; goldenPARACHUTES, Berlin; ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH. Beth has been
an artist-in-residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA and The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL.
Beth moved to Chicago for school and lived there for 15 years. In 2010, she returned to the south to be close to her sister who is raising three children; Beth's two nephews are on the autism spectrum. She has been trained in Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) for autistic children, and it made sense for Beth to return to the south to work with her nephews since early intervention is key. Beth also teaches with the Frist Art Museum and Turnip Green Creative Reuse, training and nurturing the next generation of artists.
Photo: Krystal Henriquez / Assets for Artists / The Studios at MASS MoCA