Betty Scarpino

Artist Statement

"Artists create glorious objects when they incorporate their life experiences into a personal vocabulary, expressive of their own particular, splendid being. What I make is a mirror of who I am, so when I speak for myself, the message rings true and sincere."

Contemporary artist, sculptor and woodturner Betty Scarpino is recognized as one of the masters of the genre. Her work is held in private, public and museum collections throughout the world.

Betty works full time sculpting, printmaking, and writing from her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 2007, she was awarded her second Creative Renewal Fellowship by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Betty received the Collectors of Wood Art's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015.