Betsy Lewis investigates acts of offering by accumulating signifiers that allude to grief and hope. Making objects whose meaning is derived from the ephemerality of memories and the methods we use to instill objects with meaning Lewis tends to use traditional silversmith techniques such as hollow forming, forging, and fabrication. Doing so establishes historical tension by asserting these methods’ value in a contemporary studio context.
Contributing actively to the field Betsy Lewis has held assistantship/teaching positions at Maine College of Art, Brooklyn Metalworks, and SUNY New Paltz, the latter of which she received her Master in Fine Art. Lewis currently lives and works in upstate New York.