Bea Nettles

Bea Nettles (1946) has been exhibiting and publishing her autobiographical works since 197Since that time, she has had over fifty one-person exhibitions including the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Light Gallery and Witkin Gallery in NYC. Her works have also been shown internationally in major group exhibitionHer images are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Polaroid International Collection, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Her artists' books can be found in special collections libraries at universities including Yale (Beinecke), Washington, and VirginiShe taught photography and artists' books from 1970-2007 at Rochester Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art, and the University of Illinois where she is currently Professor EmeritaShe was selected for the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and UIUC Art & Design Distinguished Alumni Award for 2020Nettles continues to lecture and teach workshops internationally.