Bettina--Artist portrait for GlassChord

Bettina has lived in the Chelsea Hotel for more than thirty years, a gem hidden away in a corner of one of the most legendary destinations in the New York art world. Her body of work, amassed through decades of quiet proliferation, employs various media to deal with themes as diverse as universality, distortion (both natural and synthetic), and hidden truth. Since Bettina has made the Chelsea her home it has fallen into disrepair and dilapidation. It has also changed hands a number of times, and the current owner has set about some necessary renovations leaving many of the tenants unsure of the future of this storied landmark. Artwork that has dwelled in the lobby and corridors for as long as Bettina has lived there has been removed.