About Betirri Bengtson:
Born in Puebla, Mexico, Betirri Bengtson is a local artist in Houston, Texas. His educational background includes a B.A. in Architecture in 2007 and a B.A. in Fine Arts in 2009, both from the University of Houston. His brand and signature body of work expresses the crossover between art and sports with a distinctive surrealistic style that allows the viewer to explore the identity and impact of sports in current society. His portfolio includes hundreds of paintings and eighteen murals. He has acquired international recognition through the exhibit of his art around the world including the last three FIFA World Cups (Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018, and Qatar in 2022).
Bengtson is passionate about helping the local community through his philanthropist efforts including his initiative to enhance seven blocks of the Columbia Tap trail through sports and art activities calling it Goal Park. Moreover, he has donated hundreds of artworks for charity and fundraiser events since 2012. Betirri is the organizer of Tour de Mural which is an annual bike tour around his murals in Houston since 2019. He has been the official artist of the Lamborghini Festival in Houston, TEDx speaker in 2022 and a founding member of the Rotary Club of Innovation. His latest accomplishment is the design and construction of his iconic pink gallery/studio in East of Downtown, Houston with the vision to host classes and events to motivate younger generations to pursue their artistic endeavors.
Bengtson believes that Houston Loves Teachers is a way to empower and recognize these professionals who play an important role for the foundation of education and the future of our next generations. Bengtson said, "The Houston Loves Teachers mural will integrate the student body and teachers to engage during the entire creative process. Having their ideas reflected on a large scale canvas by a local artist will reinforce the community that their voice counts and that art is an important way of expression in society."