BeSo (Betty Southerland, 1970 Fairbanks, Alaska) is a rebelliously-human artist who makes paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed-media works exploring the human experience.
Mostly self-taught, BeSo has enjoyed a fulfilling 25-year career in Graphic Design while independently studying and practicing art.
In 2014, she began showing works as an emerging artist while continuing graphic design for a nonprofit organization. Her work has been published (500 Tangled Artworks) and shown in and around Dallas. Her work also appeared at ADC Miami in 2014 via Hungry Castle/Laser Cat.
BeSo is a portrait artist and conceptual thinker. Her work sometimes includes hidden surprises that encourage the viewer to interact with the art. One element can often be seen in many different ways.
Using a variety of creative thought processes with a bit of ridiculousness and a some bitter truth, she attempts to engage the viewer with art.
"I just do what I want and study what happens. I like to make a little mischief and believe in the powerful relationship between artist and viewer, both offering insight and creative possibilities."