Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Kim Beck

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Pittsburgh, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010, 2019

Kim Beck has created Grand Opening events at the Grand Canyon and organized skywriting events in cities from New York to Columbia, MO. Her work has been shown on billboards along I70 & in auto repair lots, in botanical gardens, on rooftops along the NYC High Line, as well as at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Warhol Museum, Art Omi & Hallwalls. She has held residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Mass MoCA, the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Montalvo, and at Bemis, and has received awards from ARS Electronica & Printed Matter. She lives in Pittsburgh and teaches print, drawing and photography in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon. In residence, she worked on an artist's book called Pavements, Potholes and Repairs, to be published by Milton Art Bank Books, as well as weavings of photographs of the ground, and writing. Prior artist's books have been published by Printed Matter in NYC.



Kim Beck worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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