San Francisco, CA, USA
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Kim Beck grew up in Denver, Colorado and now lives in Pittsburgh. Her work has been shown at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Warhol Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Omi Sculpture Park, Hallwalls, Printed Matter, and on New York’s High Line. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Art Omi, Cannonball, Helsinki International Artist Programme, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Cité Internationale des Arts, and at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Kim Beck has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and BA from Brandeis University. She teaches art at Carnegie Mellon.
Joiner – Artist
My work surveys peripheral landscapes, bringing the banal and everyday into focus. Ranging from drawing to installation, it is an exploration of change in the natural and built environments full of everyday weeds, lawns, streets and billboards. Images of roadside landscapes full of signs or dense thickets of invasive weeds create mutated landscapes—alien-but-familiar spaces in a continuous state of flux. My work reflects the imposition of the human influence on the land, questioning ways land is constructed, changed, understood. My work is a meditation on the structures and surfaces in the landscape; what was once a banal eyesore becomes something worthy of notice.