“There have been several constants in the development of my ideas as a painter. Most important has been an edgy, uncomfortable type of humor. In my pieces, I present fictions and allegories that are simultaneously funny and disturbing I have often noticed that the more violent (to me) the scene, the more people have laughed. I am very interested in this”

Betty Tompkins, 1988

Birthplace: Washington, D.C. 1945


Selected Exhibitions

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Gallerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan
Centre Pompidou, Musoe National D’Art Moderne , Paris, France
Biennale De Lyon, Lyon, France
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Salvador Dali’ Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Islip Art Museum, East Islip NY
Juniata Museum of Art, Huntington, PA
National Jewish Museum, Washington DC
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
Center for Book Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
White Columns, New York, NY
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
Castelli Graphics

Selected Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Galerie Rodlphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie caratsch De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan
Absolut Vodka, New York, NY
Allen Art Museum,OH
Amoco Productions, Denver, CO
Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Best Products, Va
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, NY
Carillon Importers, Teaneck, NJ
Champion International paper Products, CT
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
City Federal Savings and Loan, Franklin Twnsp, NJ
Fact, Philadelphia, Pa
First National Bank of Minnesota
G.B. Residences of Key Biscayne LTD
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Jena Hall Associates, Woodbury, NY
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
Marvin Sackner Archives, Miami Beach, FL
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCoy, New York, NY
Morgan Guarantee Bank
Museum of the City of New York
Oberlin College, OH
Paterson Museum, NJ
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Queens City Bank
Renaissance Hotel, NJ
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, NY
Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co., New York, NY
Sonesta Corporation, Boston, Ma
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, PA
Southeast Bank, Miami, FL
Stamford Museum, Stamford, FL
Technimetrics, New York, NY
Twin Star Semi-Conductor Collection, Dallas, TX
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ