Betsie Miller-Kusz was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
She lived and painted in San Francisco for many years, exhibiting widely in the Bay Area,
as well as New York and Santa Fe. She now lives in the Jemez Valley of New Mexico.
Her international exhibitions and projects have been held in Paris, London, Valencia, Madrid, Rome, Florence, Assisi, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Merida, Guatemala, New Delhi, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Macau, Leningrad, Ulaan Bataar, and Seoul. She has painted numerous public murals and has collaborated with international artists in many conferences and cultural exchanges.
Her works combine the elements of earth, air, fire and water with a Protector of our Earth, exploring the reconciliation of opposites: East and West, spirit and matter, life and death. The Earth Guardian seems an ancestor returned to the present, a being beyond our visual field, bringing us ancient knowledge through the movement of the artist’s brush through her pigment.
Betsie recently was represented in two shows running concurrently through June 2016 in San Francisco, CA: "La Puerta en el Puente del Tiempo" was on display at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MissionCulturalCenter.org), and "High Tides & Far Paseos" was presented at Think Round Fine Arts (ThinkRound.org).