Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Jared Betts studied animation in Miramichi at
NBCC before furthering his education at ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design). He later moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia
where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from NSCAD University in May 2010. In his senior year he studied under
Daniel Hutchinson and Garry Neil Kennedy.
Since 2007, he has displayed paintings in numerous solo shows and over 30
group shows including Argyle Fine Art, The Khyber, Utility Gallery and Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, NS as well as various
venues in the Atlantic Provinces and Iceland.
In the summer of 2010, Jared was chosen to represent Atlantic Canada
for an artist residency in the town of Skagaströnd, Iceland. He exhibited in a solo show in Akureyri and took part in
numerous group shows with international artists from the Nes Artist Residency. For 2011, Jared has been selected to represent New
Brunswick for an artist residency in Costa Rica. He will also be an artist in residence at the new Centre des Arts et de
la Culture de Dieppe during the fall of 2011. He currently works out of his studio in Moncton, New Brunswick.