MFA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, 1970
BFA, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, 1968
Bea Nettles (b. 1946) received her MFA from the University of Illinois (1970) and her BFA from the University of Florida (1968), where her first photography teacher (1967) and later mentor was Robert W. Fichter. Nettles’s work also appeared in Bunnell’s Photography Into Sculpture exhibition. In 1969, Nettles began hand coloring photographs and using a sewing machine to stitch them onto cloth. By 1970, she was applying Liquid Light, a photographic emulsion, directly to fabric to produce her images. While at RIT during 1971–1972 and 1976–1984, Nettles ...