Friday, July 12, 2024

Kim Beck

KimBeck_3Kim Beck is an artist whose work in drawing, installation, sculpture and print is a mediation on the everyday landscape. She grew up in Colorado and now lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches at Carnegie Mellon.

Kim Beck’s work has been shown at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Warhol Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art 100 Acres, Omi Sculpture Park, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Blue Star Museum and San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Mural Arts in Philadelphia and on the High Line in NYC.  She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Art Omi, Cannonball, Helsinki International Artist Programme, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Cité Internationale des Arts, Vermont Studio Center & VCCA. Her work is included in the collections of Agnes Gund, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the cities of Memphis and Pittsburgh among others. She has received awards from ARS Electronica, the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Pollock-Krasner, Heinz Foundation, Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh Foundation, Thomas J. Watson Foundation and Printed Matter. Kim Beck has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and BA from Brandeis University.  More on her website here.

Potholes, 2015-16, Bronze
Pothole #2, 2015, Graphite on paper
Next Exit, 2014, Skywriting, print, billboard
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