Betsy Stirratt has exhibited her paintings, books, objects and installations widely since 1983, at venues in the US including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, White Columns and Art in General, New York, The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, and others. She is the recipient of several grants, including a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the American Craft Council.
She is the Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. As Director she has curated exhibitions for over thirty years, including the exhibits Personal: Selections from the Robert J. Shiffler Collection, Human Nature, and The Miniature. She has edited several books and catalogues, including [Re]Imagining Science, Indiana University Press (2017), Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University (2017), Human Nature, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University (2007), Les Vérités du Sexe, Editions Marval, Paris, France (French, German editions, 2003) and Feminine Persuasion: Contemporary Women’s Sexuality, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN (2003).