Beth Racette is an artist who works in many media: acrylic ink paintings, sculpture and installation. While her installation work often integrates political and social concerns, Racette's paintings are meditative and improvisational explorations of mind and metaphysical concepts. She describes them this way: "My paintings are an observation of the flow and interconnection of history, biology, contagions, and communication. They are simultaneously micro- and macroscopic views of individual organisms and social organisms, geological and celestial formations. Cells within the paintings can be understood as representing entities from the level of the organism and the self to that of organizations and institutions. All of these entities have walls and experience flow both externally and internally. I think of the patterns as an exploration of indisciplinary fractals."
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Racette received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She lives in Madison, where she administers community and education programs at Overture Center for the Arts.