EDUCATION
2019 PhD: Art Education @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2018 Graduate Certificate: College Teaching @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2018 Graduate Certificate: Online Educator @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2014 MFA: Painting, minor in Sculpture @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2010 BFA: Painting, minor in Graphic Design @ University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2015 – 2019 Instructor: Art Appreciation Online, 3D Foundations, Drawing 1, 2D Design, Painting 1, and Studio Practices @ Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa        
2016 – 2019 Instructor: 2D Design and Art Appreciation @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2017 – 2019 Instructor: Drawing 1 and Art Appreciation @ State Fair Community College, Boonville, Missouri
2018 – 2019 Instructor: 2D Design @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
2017 – 2018 Instructor and Coordinator: Summer Arts Program @ CARE Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2016 – 2017 Instructor: Summer Arts Intensive @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
2014 Instructor: 2D Design @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
2011 – 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Art, Drawing 1 and 2 @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

PUBLICATIONS
2018 Friend of the Artist, #6
2017 A5 Magazine, #4, United Kingdom
2015 Paint Pulse Magazine, #3
2013 New American Paintings, #105, Juror’s Pick

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Now That’s Livin’! @ G-CADD, Granite City, Illinois
2016 SCHEME @ Shortwave, Columbia, Missouri
2015 ONE TRICK PONY @ Project Project, Omaha, Nebraska
2014 VORFREUDE @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2012 SPECTRUM PERCEPTION [shift] @ Craft Studio, Columbia, Missouri

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Fiction (with only daylight between us) v. 2 @ Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2018 Spirit of ‘76 (two-person exhibition) @ Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri
2018 Paper in Particular @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
2018 What Does Art Do? @ The Montminy Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2018 Contemporary Prints @ Houska Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
2017 Fiction (with only daylight between us) v. 2 @
         Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia
         Class Room, Coventry, United Kingdom
         Apothecary, Chattanooga, Tennessee
         University of California, Berkeley, California
         Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan
2017 NAEA Member Exhibition @ NAEA Studio & Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
2017 12 x 12 @ Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas
2017 Unnatural Election @
         Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, New Jersey
         Out North Contemporary, Anchorage, Alaska
2017 Priority Mail @ Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2017 Gifts by Artists @ Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2016 Fiction (with only daylight between us) v. 2 @
         Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, England
         Elgin Community College, Chicago, Illinois
         Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany
         Corridor Projects, Dayton, Ohio
2016 The Artistry of Teaching @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2016 $100 Art Show @ Project Project, Omaha, Nebraska
2015 Fun Dip @ Mist Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2014 Idea: Ideals @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2013 Women in the Arts @ Craft Studio, Columbia, Missouri
2013 To What End? @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2012 Jeff Freeman: Collaborations in Education @ Sioux Falls Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2012 21 Feet of White Space @ Lumo Studio, Vermillion, South Dakota
2012 Strength in Numbers @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2015 – 2018 Curator and Gallery Director @ PLEAT, pleatgallery.com
2018 Curator and Exhibition Designer: Friends with Benefits @ George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2017 Juror: Student Showcase @ Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
2016 Curator and Exhibition Designer: Exhibition, 3 Ways @ Resident Arts, Columbia, Missouri
2015 Juror: Student Showcase @ Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa
2014 Film Screener: The Long Now @ True/False Film Festival, Columbia, Missouri
2012 Film Screener: Silent Surveillance @ Serial Box Projects, Columbia, Missouri

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
2016 Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

PRESENTATIONS
2018 Using Instagram to Promote Artistic Thinking and Reflection @ NAEA National Convention, Seattle, Washington
2018 The Responsible A/r/tographer @  International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois
2017 Digital Galleries in Art Education @ FATE Conference, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 Curator's Talk: Exhibition, 3 Ways @ Resident Arts, Columbia, Missouri
2014 Presenter: Resident Artists Lecture Series @ Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2014 Presenter: Resident Artist Lecture Series @ Access Arts, Columbia, Missouri
2013 Presenter: Tea Time Lecture Series @ University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

INTERVIEWS
2018 Friend of the Artist, http://www.friendoftheartist.com/blogs/bethanieirons
2018 The Line Miami, https://www.the-line.miami/the-line-miami-blog

RESIDENCIES
2016 Facture Goods, Boonville, Missouri
2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2014 Access Arts, Columbia, Missouri

GRANTS AWARDED
2019 Missouri Arts Council Grant, CARE Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2018 Missouri Arts Council Grant, CARE Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri
2017 Missouri Arts Council Grant, CARE Art Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
University of South Dakota, Fine Art Department
University of Missouri, Fine Art Department

ORGANIZATIONS
FATE, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
CAA, College Art Association
NAEA, National Art Education Association
MAEA, Missouri Art Education Association