Born 1966 Germany



With a degree in graphic design from the prestigious St Martin's School of the Arts in London, German-born artist Bettina Forget worked as a graphic designer to occupy her time in Singapore but found the work unsatisfying.

'I could have coasted for the next 20 years on the money I was making but it was not what I wanted. So I asked myself what would be the hardest thing for me to do, and I decided it would be to be an artist.'

She enrolled herself in a fine arts degree program at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2001.

Her mission is to 'make invisible things visible'.

In Singapore, she had her first art exhibition called Monsoon, featuring a series of 16 paintings that are a record of her stormy encounters in Singapore.  Her energies derive from the range of emotions that inspires her when she is standing in the rain, but also the sense of loss she feels about Sütterlin, an Austrian alphabet out-lawed by the German dictator Adolf Hitler. She sculpts her paintings in her creative process. Monsoon by Bettina Forget was held at Visual Voice Art Studio, 62A Neil Road.


Solo shows

2005 - Helios - ART en majuscule, Montreal, Canada

2004 - Lunar Genesis - Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada

2003 - Moon - Atelier Bettina Forget, Montreal, Canada

2002 - Monsoon - Atelier Bettina Forget, Montreal, Canada

2002 - Monsoon - Visual Voice Art Studio, Singapore

Group shows

2005 - Space Art - Imaginarium, Nevada City, California, USA

2004 - Snap-to-Grid - LACDA, Los Angeles, USA

2004 - the Nano Show - Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, USA

2003 - Ausstellung - Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

2003 - WarmWarmer - Sala Rossa, Montreal, Canada

2003 - regard suspendu, temps arrêté - Galerie Artus, Montreal, Canada

2001 - Exit - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

2000 - Body - collaboration with photographer Claudia Goetzelmann, Singapore

1999 - Life Art - Life Art Society, Singapore

1998 - Life Art - Life Art Society, Singapore


2004 - Festival de Peinture à Mascouche - Le Prélude, Mascouche, Canada

2004 - Festival des arts du Village - open-air gallery, Montreal

2004 - The Painted Universe - creation of collective artwork, Atelier Bettina Forget


corporate collections
NMG Financial Services, Singapore (head office) and Perth, Australia (subsidiary), Madison Area Technical College, USA,
International Association of Astronomical Artists' juried collection "The Artists' Universe"
private collections
private collections in Singapore, London (England), Hamburg (Germany), and Montreal (Canada)


2000 - 2001 BA (Fine Art)
Curtin University of Technology /Nanyang Academy of Fine Art
Perth, Australia & Singapore

1989 - 1991 - BA(hons) Graphic Design
Central St Martins School of Art, London, England

1985 - 1987 - B/TEC Diploma in General Art and Design
City and East London College, London, England

born in Hamburg, Germany

Work Experience

2002 - today
Full-time artist, working and exhibiting at her studio in Montreal, Canada

2001 - 2002
Owner of Visual Voice Graphic Design & Art Studio, Singapore

2001 - 1997
Owner of Visual Voice Graphic Design, Singapore

1992 - 1997
Owner of Zeitgeist Design, Montreal, Canada

1991 - 1992
Designer, Design Portfolio, London, England


SEIDMAN, Karen, "Exploring the Art Side of the Moon", The Montreal Gazette, 11th March 2004 (click here for the on-line version)

SCHILTZ, Valérie, "La face cachée des lunes", Cites Nouvelles, 22nd February 2004 (click here for the on-line version)

SIM, Arthur, "Rained out at this art show", Singapore Straits Times,
27th March 2002 (click here for the on-line version)


International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA)
Regroupement des artists en arts visuels en Québec (RAAV)
Life Art Society, Singapore
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)
The Astronomical Society of Singapore (TASOS)



A. H. Campbell Gallery
4916 Sherbrooke Street West
Westmount, Montreal, Canada

Atelier Bettina Forget
460 Ste-Catherine West
local 933
Montreal H3B 1A7, Canada


Marziart Internationale Galerie
Eppendorfer Weg 110
20259 Hamburg, Germany