KIM BECK

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EDUCATION

MFA Painting and Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, 1999
BA Visual Arts and Theatre, Brandeis University, 1992
Watson Fellowship: Independent Study Grant to Europe, Australia and Japan, 1992
Yale University Summer School of Art at Norfolk, 1991


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
One-Way Trail, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum & San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, TX

2014
NOTICE: A Flock of Signs (Omi), Omi International Arts Center & Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY
A Flock of Signs, Printed Matter, New York, NY
A Great Piece of Turf, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2013
NOTICE: A Flock of Signs, 100 Acres, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2012
Built Futures, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Under Development, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
The Sky Is the Limit, NYC, The High Line, New York, NY
Space Available, The High Line, New York, NY
Blue Skies, Federal Street Railroad Underpass Project Space, Pittsburgh, PA
All Sales Final, Gridspace, Window Project, Brooklyn, NY

2010
The Sky is the Limit, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Everything Must Go!, Under New Management, Toronto, Ontario

2009
Everything Must Go!, Mixed Greens Window Project, New York, NY
Ownership Society, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD (catalog)
Everything Must Go!, Incident Report, Hudson, NY
Out, Moroso, New York, NY
Herbicidal Tendencies, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2008
they paved paradise, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Looked Overlooked, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA

2007
Book Launch: A Field Guide to Weeds, Printed Matter, New York, NY

2006
Emerging Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (catalog)
Plot, Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

2005
Lot, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Lot, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

2004
Ideal City, Plane Space, New York, NY
Night: Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN (video screening)

2003
Climate Controlled, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY (catalog)

2002
Coordinates, ArtLab, Art Museum University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Drive, Second Floor Contemporary, Memphis, TN

2001
New Developments, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY (catalog)

2000
Suburban Lights, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

1998
The Angel of History, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
Wise Wicked Simple Naive, Market House Gallery, Providence, RI

1997
Self Portraits, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Monument to Cold War Victory, curated by Stamatina Gregory & Yevgeniy Feks, Wende Museum, Culver City, CA

2015
Natural States, Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, NY
Yardscapes, Highfield Hall and Gardems, Flamouth, MA
Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Lettering in Public, Signal Return, Detroit, MI

2014
I-70 Sign Show, curated by Anne Thompson, I-70 between Kansas City & St. Louis, MO
Deterritorialization, Warren M. Lee Center for the Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Monument to Cold War Victory, curated by Stamatina Gregory & Yevgeniy Feks, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Trans-farm, organized by Yvette Granata, apexart Franchise Program, Detroit Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI
This is Not a Dream, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
The Drawing Show, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
Repetition Rhythm and Pattern, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA; TSA, Brooklyn, NY; Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

2013
Collective Future, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Green, Silver Eye Center for Photography, curated by Dylan Vitone, Pittsburgh, PA
Culture Cache, Joseph Gross Gallery, The University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ
Crowdsourced, Space Gallery, curated by Robert Raczka Pittsburgh, PA
Kentucky Derby, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Dallas Art Fair with Mixed Greens, Dallas, TX
Visual AIDS Auction, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, curated by Brice Brown, New York, NY
Silhouette, curated by Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Systems and ECO-nomies, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
The Imperative of Teaching, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
SIX x ATE, 937 Liberty Ave, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

2012
20 in 2012 Vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Bionic Garden, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
Permanent Collection, curated by Eddie del Rosario, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Space Invaders: Inside and Out, curated by Karin Bravin, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Urban/Suburban, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
High/Low Density, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2011
SculptureX, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
SculptureX, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
The Bank and Trust Show, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
FAX, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Impress(ed), Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Drive By, PROJECT 4, Washington DC
Paper Landscapes, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN (catalog)
Gertrude’s/Lot, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Neo-Nomads, BRIC Contemporary Art, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Drawing Gifts: 7th Annual Benefit Auction, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Paper Politics: An International Exhibition of Socially Engaged Printmaking, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Yet Another Roadside Attraction, The Billboard Project, Richmond, VA
The Page: Exhibition of Artists’ Books, LA Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Page: Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Nice Place to Visit: Anxious Landscape, Davis Gallery, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

2009
Sign of the Times, moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL
Learn to Read: A History of Printed Matter, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Prix Ars Electronica, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (catalog)
Learn to Read: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Worlds Away, Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven, CT
The Kitchen Block Party, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Reanimation Library: Center City Branch, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Prints about Place, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
In Our Nature, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (catalog)
Augére, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Real Estate, Southern Graphics, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Colors of the Week, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Open Studios, The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY
The Armory Show, Socrates Sculpture Park, Pier 94, New York, NY
Data Panic, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

2008
Worlds Away, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Meet the Made, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Manufactured Unreality: The Art of Collage, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY
Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York, NY
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalog)
Kentucky Derby, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
8-Hour Project, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Are We There Yet?, Southern Graphics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2008 Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Shuffle, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

2007
L.A. Live, Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Cut, Copy, Fold, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
Arts at the Airport, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN
Being Open, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Kentucky Derby, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2006
Land Tracking Land, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY (catalog)
Guide, with Next Question, Kontekst Galeriya, Belgrade, Serbia
Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
The Armory Show, Pierogi 2000 Flat Files, New York, NY

2005
Skyline, Sherman Gallery, Boston University School of Visual Art, Boston, MA
Fifteen Paces, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2004
Drawing, Plane Space, New York, NY
Selections, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2003
MAX 2003, curated by Beth Venn, Art Museum University of Memphis, TN (catalog)
Photo Album, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR (catalog)

2002
Mentor, Annex Gallery, Houston, TX
Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2001
Open Source, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (catalog)
International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY
CIT ’01 Digital Media, SUNY Geneseo Gallery, Purchase, NY
Media/Matrix, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2000
Bon á Tirer, Sherman Gallery at Boston University School of Visual Art, Boston, MA

1999
New England Printmaking, Attleboro Museum, MA
MFA Thesis, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Works on Paper, Elam School of Art, Auckland, New Zealand

1998
Works on Paper, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

1997
One-Minute-Limit Video Show, Market House at RISD, Providence, RI
Movimiento Artistico del Rio Salado, Phoenix, AZ

1996
Recent Acquisitions, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


2015
“5 things we love… about the Arts Festival.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 13, 2015.
Shaw, Kurt. “Art review: Public Art Walking Tour at Three Rivers Arts Festival.” Triblive.com, June 10, 2015.
Kuhrman, Ivy. “Weeds to become art along Downtown riverwalk.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 5, 2015.
“Just in Time for Arts Fest, Riverfront Space Turning into Public Art.” CBS Pittsburgh, June 4, 2015.
Thomas, Mary. “Doller Dank Three Rivers Arts Festival artists.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 4, 2015.
Shaw, Kurt. “Art Review: ‘Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern’ at Space.” TribLive.com, June 3, 2015.
“’Repetition, Rhythm, and Patter’ on display at SPACE Gallery.” Times Online, May 14, 2015.
“Maypole Celebration At Highfield Hall.” Cape News, May 14, 2015.
Bennett, Steve. “‘One-Way Trail’ offers different views of nature.” my San Anotonio, March 20, 2015.
Courtney, James. "'One Way Trail' Adds Intrigue To The Botanical Garden." San Antonio Current, March 11, 2015
Husted, Kristofor. “Billboards surprise motorists with art instead of ads.” Marketplace.org, February 16, 2015.

2014
Bennett, Steve. "Blue Star exhibition explores new 'Spatial Planes.'" San Antonio Express News, December 12, 2014.
Bland, Pete. "TAKE TWO: signs are in sky over gridiron." Columbia Tribune, October 31, 2014
Thomas, Mary. “Art notes: declining Philadelphia Inquirer has consequences beyond its walls.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 13, 2014.
Wilder, Amy. “Billboard project redefines relationship between text messages and driving.” Columbia Daily Tribune, August 3, 2014.
Ferraro, Julius. “Designing with nature & community: an interview with artist Kim Beck.” Off the Wall: The Official Blog of Mural Arts. July 17, 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “Blades of Grass and Linen Fences: Kim Beck’s Home Turf at Mixed Greens.” Artsy.net, May 19, 2014.
“Texture, Turf, and Landscape at Mixed Greens.” Cultivating Culture, May 6, 2014.
Hause, Melissa T. “RR&P: Repitition, Rhythm, and Pattern at Lewis Art Gallery,” Daily Serving, March 23, 2014.

2013
Kahn, Eve M., "Art Imitates Indianapolis," New York Times, January 16, 2013.
O’Driscoll, Bill, “Crowdsourced asked artists to collaborate with the public…” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 21, 2013.
Kennedy, Randy, “’Buy Local’ Gets Creative,” New York Times, August 4, 2013.
Turri, Scott, “Crowdsourcing Creativity,” Art Hopper.org (blog), August 2, 2013.
Shaw, Kurt, “Input, Output,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 1, 2013.
Block, Annie, “Design Wire: Sign of the Times,” Interior Design Magazine, June 2013.
Paige-Jacobs, Larkin, Interview for CSA-PGH, NPR WESA 90.5 FM Pittsburgh, April 18, 2013.

2012
La Farge, Annik, On the High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park. Thames & Hudson: London, 2012.
Wisnieski, Adam, “Artist Invasion of Lehman College,” Riverdale Press, October 11, 2012.
Graham, Sara. “Public Art and Urban Interventions.” citymovement. July 21, 2012
Dyja, Thomas. On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park, Thames & Hudson: London, 2012.
Newhall, Edith. "Galleries: Exegesis of Exurban Landscape…." Philadelphia Inquirer. February 19, 2012
Greenberg, Alyssa. "Exurban sprawl and the built environment." theartblog.org. February 15, 2012
Friedman, Zack. "Art/Reanimation Library." BOMBlog. January 23, 2012

2011
Miller, Leigh Ann. "Kim Beck Riffs on Meatpacking Ads With Empty Signs," Art in America, March 1, 2011.
Piseno, Tabitha. "Friends of the High Line: Lauren Ross & Kim Beck," BOMBLOG, Bombsite.com, April 19, 2011.

2010
Topping, David. “Extra, Extra: New Management,” Torontoist, July 26. 2010.
“Top 5 Shortlist,” Candadian Art, July 25, 2010.
Whyte, Murray. “Queen West has a Surprise in Store,” The Toronto Star, July 24, 2010.
Dobrzynski, Judith. “The High Line As Art Venue,” Arts Journal, March 7, 2010.
Dobrzynski, Judith. “Taking the High Line: the art park that rivals MoMA,” The Art Newspaper, March 5, 2010.

2009
Jeffers, Joe. “Recommended/Review: Sign of the Times/Monique Meloche Gallery,” New Art City, November 23, 2009.
Weinberg, Lauren. “Sign of the Times,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 248, November 26, 2009.
Ebstein, Alex. “Learning the Trade: Maryland Art Place,” Baltimore City Paper, November 21, 2009.
Holmes, Gretchen. “Featured/Sign of the Times at Monique Meloche,” Chicago Art Magazine, November 18, 2009.
New American Paintings, #81, April/May 2009.
“Five Things in New York,” MoLoco, May 21, 2009.
Leopoldseder, Hannes, Christine Schopf and Gerfried Stocker. Prix Ars Electronica, CyberArts 2009, Austria: Hatje Cantz, 2009.
Leopoldseder, Hannes, Christine Schopf and Gerfried Stocker. The Network for Art Technology and Society: The First 30 Years, Austria: Hatje Cantz, 2009.
Pesanti, Heather. Kim Beck and the New Disownership Society, Baltimore, MD, 2009. (catalog)

2008
Fabbri, Anne R. "In the Multi-Dimensional City," Broad Street Review, Nov 22, 2008.
Donohoe, Victoria. “Art and Environment,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 21, 2008.
Rosoff, Libby. “The People’s Landscape,” Artblog, Nov 11, 2008.
Strauss, R.B. “First Friday,” Philadelphia Weekly Press, Nov 5, 2008.
Oisteanu, Valery. "Prefabricated Art, Undesirable Surreality." The Brooklyn Rail, June 2008.
Flick, Sherrie. "The Re-Examined Life," Pittsburgh City Paper, May, 21, 2008.
Blauvelt, Andrew. Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2008. (catalog)
Holt, Steven Skov, and Mara Holt Skov. Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008. 22-23.

2007
Kalb, Peggy Edersheim. "Sharing the Wealth," Art + Auction, Fall 2007.
Miller, Leigh Ann. "Reviews: Pittsburgh / Kim Beck / Center for the Arts," Art in America, Feb 2007.

2006
Thomas, Mary. "Best of 2006," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 28, 2006.
Thomas, Mary. "Art Review: Beck uses the Mundane..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 11, 2006.
Shaw, Kurt. "Let there be light," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept 10, 2006.
Pesanti, Heather. Finding “Other Spaces,” Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2006. (catalog)

2005
"Shortlist: Fifteen Paces," The Village Voice, May 4-10, 2005.

2004
Anthes, Bill. “Memphis,” Contemporary Magazine, Fall 2004.
Karlins, N.F. “Drawing Notebook,” ArtNet Magazine, July 2004.
Koeppel, Fredric. “Arts Profile,” Commercial Appeal, June 26 2004.
MacDermid, Chad, and Bryson Brodie. Ideal City, New York: Plane Space, 2004. (catalog)

2003
Christensen, Les. Photo Album, Jonesboro: Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State, 2003.
DeForest, Kate. “Ordinary Objects,” Buffalo News, July 11, 2003.
Gaasch, Cynnie. “Reworking Concepts of Beauty,” ArtVoice, July 2003.
Massier, John. Climate Controlled, Buffalo: Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, 2003. (catalog)
Venn, Beth. MAX, Memphis: Art Museum at University of Memphis, 2003.

2002
Dobbins, Hamlett. “A Conversation,” Number 43, Summer 2002.
Hall, David. “Reviews: Memphis – Drive,” Art Papers, Fall 2002.


AWARDS AND HONORS

2015
Open Engagement, Frank-Ratcheye Fund for Arts @ the Frontier, Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon, PA

2014
Cannonball, Visiting Residency Program, Miami, FL
Frank-Ratchve Fund for Arts @ the Frontier

2013
Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY
Visual Artist Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Creative Development Grant, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation
Berkman Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, PA
The Sprout Fund & CSA: Commissioned Edition Program, Pittsburgh, PA

2012
Artist-in-Residence, Reanimation Library, Brooklyn, NY
Helsinki International Artist Programme, Suomenlinna, Finland

2011
Sprout Downtown Public Art Finalist with Brett Yasko, Pittsburgh, PA
Visual Artists Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
Smack Mellon, Hot Picks 2011, Brooklyn, NY


2010
MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Manadnock, NH
The Andy Warhol Museum Project Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Seed Grand from the Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Foundation Special Project Support, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Festival of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

2009
Prix Ars Electronica, Award of Distinction in Interactive Arts, Linz, Austria

2008
The Space Program, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY
Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Visual Artist Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Berkman Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2007
Publishing Program for Emerging Artists, Printed Matter, New York, NY

2006
Heinz Endowments, Creative Heights Grant with Artists Image Resource
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership with Heinz Endowment Grant, Pittsburgh, PA
Berkman Development Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Emerging Artist of the Year, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA

2005
Heinz Endowment Grant, Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Center for the Arts in Society Project Grant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2004
Artist-in-Residence, Plane Space, New York, NY

2003
Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris, France
MCA Faculty Enrichment Grant

2002
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship
Tennessee Arts Commission, Professional Artist Support Grant

2001
International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYSCA Grant, New York, NY

1999
RISD Award of Excellence

1998
Leopold Schepp Scholarship


LECTURES/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Philbrook Museum of Art; Rhode Island School of Design; University of Pittsburgh; New York Public Library; DUMBO Arts Center; Carnegie Mellon University; Syracuse University; Allegheny College; University of Michigan; Outside Project, Belgrade; Frick Art & Historical Center; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; College Art Association; Oklahoma State University; Scripps College; Boston University, School of Art; FedEx Institute, University of Memphis; Simmons College; Lake Forest College; Parsons School of Design, Paris; Memphis College of Art


TEACHING

2004- present
Associate Professor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2004-2001
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2000-2001
Visiting Assistant Professor of Print Media, Alfred University, Alfred, NY


COLLECTIONS

Philbrook Museum of Art
Agnes Gund Collection
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art
Denver Art Museum
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Northern Territory Museum, Australia
Urban Arts Commission, City of Memphis
The Capitol Group, Los Angeles
City of Pittsburgh
Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY