Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Bebe Beard

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Boston, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001

Bebe Beard is an American sculptor, painter, installation, and media artist whose work spans several mediums. Beard received degrees in interrelated media from The Massachusetts College of Art, and has had her work exhibited internationally in a variety of venues, including galleries, theaters, and alternative spaces. She has received numerous grants and residencies from organizations such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council, St Botolph’s Club Art Foundation, the Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Experimental Television Center is Owego, NY.

At MacDowell, she created an entirely new body of work which again combined sculptural objects and video projection. Titled "Garg," the series weaves themes of censorship, individuality, truth and voice. Garg is sanskrit for a deep animal howl emanating from the back of the throat.



Bebe Beard worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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