Kate Beck

Kate Beck, Brunswick, ME 04011

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About the Artist

Kate Beck (b.1956)
American painter and writer
A constant investigation into drawing and painting has been my aesthetic experience with visual art. My drawings and paintings materialize in imagined landscapes and portraits through spontaneous mark, brushwork, color and organized scale, often suggesting concurrent feelings of place and displacement. A separate sensibility, my visual works are often accompanied by poetic verse written simultaneously as their surfaces develop and emerge.

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. 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.

My journalism is sourced through New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in New York.
I am an academic advisor and MFA thesis editor at Maine College of Art & Design in Portland, and teach classes in visual culture (Culture, Identity & the Overpainted Image and The Cosmic Landscape) at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockland, Maine.

Category: Artist

Preferred Audiences: College, Adult

Disciplines: Visual Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography

Contact Information

Kate Beck

Kate Beck
Ft. Andross Mill, Suite 0128c
Brunswick  ME  04011 


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