Bettina Werner: The Salt Queen / Enlivening Red Velvet Heart


Today is a last day to see this truly unique exhibit so we encourage you to do so!

The Salt Queen: Bettina Werner, an internationally renowned pioneering Milan born American artist, unveils her one of a kind innovative collection of glowing salt-crystal artworks at the notable ABXY Gallery.
Known as the Salt Queen for her significant accomplishments within the art world, Bettina Werner has attracted international attention since the early 1980s for her invention of her own technique for colorizing and texturizing salt crystals, and became the first artist to use salt exclusively as an art medium. Her work has been widely recognized and featured in prestigious galleries, museums, and private collections including the Whitney Museum, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Detroit Institute of Art, Portofino Museum, Italy, and Nicos Vernicos of Athens, Greece just to name a few.

Salt Crystal Painting “A Grief So Deep It Won’t Die” , 2017 by Bettina Werner


Her works are if a speciality all in its own that spark curiosity. Werner has invented a quality and a technique for a now internationally recognized art medium. The salt Werner infuses into her work is predominantly from regions in her native Italy including Sicily, Sardinia, and Puglia. Werner uses her salts for her imaginative creations such as paintings inspired by the seven chakras, ladybugs, love, and her beloved Dalmatian companion Tibino.

Salt Crystal Painting ” A KISS from The Queen of Salt”, 1999 by Bettina Werner


“Salt has the essence of cleansing and healing,” Bettina Werner said. “At the cellular level, the balances of salt are essential to life. Creating with each single salt crystal is an intimate experience of magic and mystical movement that captures my soul and empowers me. To quote the great architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Less is more, and when experiencing my art, one is able to fully appreciate the texture and shades of color at its heightened dimension.”

Dalmatian Salt Crystal Painting “TIBINO, Treasure of my Heart”, 2008 by Bettina Werner 

For more information on the artist, please visit: http://www.bettina-werner.com/mainpage.htm

Current Exhibition: Pioneering Artist Bettina Werner -The Salt Queen “The Enlivening Red Velvet Heart” Salt Crystal Art Collection at the notable ABXY Gallery on the Lower East Side
9 Clinton Street (btw Stanton and East Houston)
Hours 12pm-7pm


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