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Kate Beck

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Modulation :: Ether 0.13.0, 2010 Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum 18.75 X 19 Inches / 47.6 X 48.3 Cm © Kate Beck 2010, 2011
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Canyon.White, II, 2010 Oil, Graphite on Linen 84 X 60 Inches © Kate Beck 2010, 2011
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Anxieties + Alienations, 2010 Poured Oil, Enamel and Powdered Graphite on Aluminum 89 X 184 Inches © Kate Beck 2010
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Canyon.White, II, 2010 Oil, Graphite on Linen 84 X 60 Inches © Kate Beck 2010, 2011
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Existere, 2010 Poured Oil, Enamel and Powdered Graphite on Linen 60 X 60 Inches © Kate Beck 2010, 2011
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Poetics (Ether), 2010 Poured Oil, Metallic Enamel and Powdered Graphite on Linen 60 X 60 Inches © Kate Beck 2010, 2011
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Forgetting Air, 2010 Poured Oil, Enamel and Powdered Graphite on Linen 60 X 60 Inches © Kate Beck, 2010, 2011
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Haiku (Blue), 2008 Oil and Pigmented Pencil on Canvas 46 X46 Inches © Kate Beck 2011
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Structure, One, 2011 Poured Oil, Graphite on Aluminum Panel 139.7 X 139.7cm, 55 X 55 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Modulation, 2011 Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel 25.4 X 25.4cm, 10x10 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Modulation, 2011 Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel 30.5 X 30.5cm, 12 X 12 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Modulation, 2011 Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel 30.5 X 30.5cm, 12 X 12 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Essential Structure, 2011 Poured Oil, Graphite on Aluminum Panel 172.7 X 226.1cm, 68x89 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Structure, in 2 , 2011 Poured Oil, Graphite on Aluminum Panel 172.7 X 226.1cm, 69 X 89 Inches © © Kate Beck 2012
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Modulation 01.08, 2010 Graphite on Paper on Aluminum Panel 15.2 Cm X 15.2 Cm © Kate Beck
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Structure in 2 , 2013 (diptych) Oil, Graphite on Aluminum Panel 68 Inches X 89 Inches © Kate Beck
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1956
Lives in
Maine
Works in
Maine
Representing galleries
Inc, NY; ICON Contemporary Art, ME; , Masters Projects, Brooklyn
Tags
installation, abstract, conceptual
Statement

Kate Beck was born in Bath, Maine in 1956.  She studied at the University of Maine at Orono (1975-1977), Bennington College (1978), Goddard College (1979), and Maine College of Art (1994-1996).  She lives and works on the coast of Maine at WhiteSpot Studio. 

Her paintings and drawings result from a systematic starting point of materials and geometric shape, ultimately delineating an interchange between artist, place and viewer. Her muted color cadences and detailed surfaces are parallels to the nature of light, and her lifelong relationship with the sea.

Beck has been the focus of numerous articles and interviews, including: Essential Dialogue, In Search of Reductive Imagery, by Jack Craft, Clarendon, TX, 2012; Kate Beck and the Potential of Line, by Piet Augustijn, Gorcums Museum, The Netherlands, 2011; Frank Eerhardt: On Kate Beck, edited by Andrew Hewish, The Art Section, London, UK, 2011; Critical Lines, by Britta Konau, Maine Home + Design Magazine, 2011; Writings on Art: Kate Beck, by Fiona Robinson, London, UK, 2010; Drawing Lines: Kate Beck, by Brent Hallard, Tokyo, Japan, 2009.

She has exhibited and lectured within the United States and Europe, including The New Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art; The Ogunquit Museum of American Art; The Portland (Maine) Museum of Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Bowdoin College; University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University; Tufts University; The University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic; The Kosova Museum of Art; Gorcums Museum, The Netherlands and ParisCONCRET, Paris, France.

Beck is represented by Masters Projects, Inc, Brooklyn, NY and by ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME. Additionally, she maintains professional relationships with The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; MINUSspace, Brooklyn, NY; ParisCONCRET, Paris, France; and the BAU Institute, New York, NY and Puglia, Italy.

A book of her recent works, Poëma, has been published by Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 2012.