Bethany Hughes is a Canadian visual artist, dancer, and writer currently living in New York City. As a UX Designer and choreographer, her research focuses on interaction between movement, design, performance and experience.


MFA/Research Arts, Columbia University, 2016-2019

BFA University of Victoria, 2010-2015

Double Major Visual Arts and Creative Writing with distinction


Grants & Awards

Columbia University Scholarship, 2016-2019

The Millen Scholarship, 2015

BC Arts Council Grant, 2014

Jamie Cassels Research Award, 2014



Movement Research: Somatic Practices and Inquiry as part of The Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, group performance, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2019

Arts Elektra, group performance, World Trade Center, 2019

Interstices, group performance, Movement Lab, New York, 2018

Spider Mother, mixed format performance series, 8-Ball Community,

New York, 2018-2019

ACT 1, September Gallery, New York, 2017

Nasty Women, Instar Lodge, New York, 2017

Performing the Library: Reading Series, Butler Library, 2017

Glitch Bouquet, Continental Shelf Writer’s Collective, Vancouver, 2015

Usnea, Concourse Gallery, Victoria, 015

Withdrawal, Upstairs Gallery, Victoria, 2015

Femmeldehyde, The Audain Gallery, Victoria, 2014


Emergency INDEX, Leste, Polymath Journal, The Warren Review, Kink, Feedback Magazine, Paper Trails, Girls Get Busy Magazine, among others.