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Katherine Beck

Katherine Beck

Medium drawing | painting | photography

Website https://katebeck.art

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LocationBrunswick, Maine

 

  • Kate Beck creates drawings and oil paintings of imagined landscapes materialized in spontaneous mark, brushwork and color. Her works often suggest concurrent feelings of place and displacement, blurring the space between realism and abstraction, and are sometimes accompanied by poetic verse. Recent portraiture conceptualizes contemporary figurative practices with historic reference to early Northern European Renaissance and Flemish drawing.

 

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  • She is a recipient of a professional grant from the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in New York, and also a Foundation for Contemporary Art, Covid-19 Artist Relief Fund Grant in 2021. She has been a resident fellow at the BAU Institute (New York, Italy, France), Newlyn Gallery & Exchange, Cornwall, UK; Oakes Creek Ranch, Clarendon, TX; The Reside Residency, London, UK; and The Vermont Studio Center, VT.  Professional collaborations include Thomas A. Clark, poet, Scotland, UK;  Berg, Jones & Sarvis Dance, Portland, ME; Stiftung Konzeptuell Kunst, Soest, GER; Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, NL; PIT Project Initiative, Tilburg, NL; parisCONCRET, Paris, FR; Brito-Rodriguez Arquitectura, Lisboa & Óbidos, PT;  New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Friends of The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; and in New York : September Gallery; MinusSpace; Masters & Pelavin; The Drawing Center; and Kentler International Drawing Space among others.

 

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  • Her journalism is sourced through New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in New York.

  • She is an academic thesis advisor and editor for matriculating MFA students at Maine College of Art, and teaches classes in Visual Culture at Maine Media Workshops + College.

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