RICK BECK

b. 1960

 *selected available works from Rick Beck's 2017 exhibition, IT FIGURES

CURRICULUM VITAE

   ARTIST STATEMENT

   PUBLICATIONS                

EDUCATION

1986-89  MFA in Glass at Southern Illinois University / Carbondale, IL / Instructor: Bill Boysen

1978-82  BA in Art, emphasis on glass at Hastings College / Hastings, NE / Instructor: Richard Bird

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014        Ken Saunders Gallery / Now / Chicago, IL

2013        Blue Spiral 1 / Rick Beck, Showcase / Asheville, NC

                 Thomas Riley Gallery / Solo Exhibition / Cleveland, OH

                 Columbia Museum of Art / Figures and Forms: The Sculptures of Rick Beck / Columbia SC

2012        Vero Beach Museum of Art / Form, Color, Light / Vero Beach, FL

2011        Habatat Galleries / Palm Beach, FL

2010        Ken Saunders Gallery / Artifact/Toy / Chicago, IL

2009        Habatat Galleries / Royal Oak, MI

                 Habatat Galleries / Tysons Corner, VA

                 Thomas Riley Gallery / Two-person exhibition, Valerie and Rick Beck / Cleveland, OH

2008        Christa Faut Gallery / Shared Vision / Cornelius, NC

                 Habatat Galleries / Boca Raton, FL

2007-08  Museum of Nebrasks Art / Glass / Kearney, NE

2007        Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2006        Thomas Riley Gallery / Cleveland, OH

                 Cameron Museum of Art / Wilmington, NC

                 Muskegon Museum of Art / Muskegon, MI

2005        Gallery of Art and Design NCSU / Form - Rick Beck Traveling Museum Exhibit / Raleigh, NC

2004        Snyderman Gallery / Philadelphia, PA

2003        Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

                 Kentucky Museum of Art and Design / Louisville, KY

                 Heller Gallery / New York, NY

2002        Gallerie Alegria / Birmingham, AL

2001        Snyderman Gallery / Philadelphia, PA

                 Heller Gallery / New York, NY

                 Glasmuseum / Ebeltoft, Denmark

                 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts / Montgomery, AL

2000        Green Hill Center for N.C. Art / Sculpture - Rick Beck Solo Traveling Museum Exhibit / Greensboro, NC

                 Gallery WDO / Charlotte, NC

1998        Heller Gallery / New York, NY

                 Gallery WDO / Charlotte, NC

                 Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University / Cullowhee, NC

1997        Snyderman Gallery / Philadelphia, PA

1998        Heller Gallery / New York, NY

1995        Snyderman Gallery / Philadelphia, PA

1994        Gallery WDO / Charlotte, NC

                 The Rachel Collection / Aspen, CO

1993        Snyderman Gallery / Philadelphia, PA

1991        University Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech. University / Cookeville, TN

1989        Southern Illinois University / MFA Thesis Exhibition / Carbondale, IL

1985        Hastings College / Alumni Show / Hastings, NE

1983        Stuhr Museum / Grand Island, NE

 

AWARDS

1995        SAF/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship

1994        North Carolina Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Asheville Art Museum / Asheville, NC

Columbia Museum of Art / Columbia, SC

Fletcher, Barnhart, White Corp. / Charlotte, NC

Glasmuseum / Ebeltoft, Denmark

Hickory Museum of Art / Hickory, NC

McDonalds Corporate Collection

Mint Museum / Charlotte, NC

Mint Museum of Craft and Design / Charlotte, NC

Mobile Museum of Art / Mobile, AL

Muskegon Museum of Art / Muskegon, MI

North Carolina State University / Raleigh, NC

Ogden Museum of Southern Art / New Orleans, LA

The Palley Collection / Miami, FL

Racine Art Museum / Racine, WI

University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC

Western Carolina University / Cullowhee, NC

XL Screw Corporation / Wheeling, IL

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

May 2009 / Arts and Activities / Front Cover

May-July 2009 / Tools for Creativity / Front Cover

October 2004 / American Style / Page 87

January-February 2003 / Glass Art / Page 28-29

Winter  2002 / Glass / Inside Back Cover

Oct-Nov 2002 / American Craft / Page 4

Fall 2002 / Glass / Page 12

Fall 2001 / Neues Glas / Front cover and Pages 20-27

Feb-March 2001 / American Craft / Pages 98-99

Winter 2000 / Glass / Inside Back Cover

Dec 2000-Jan 2001 / American Craft / Page 8

April-May 2000 / American Craft

Summer 1999 / Glass / Page 36

Fall 1998 / Glass / Page 65

April-May 1998 / American Craft / Page 86

Dec 1997-Jan 1998 / American Craft / Page 16

Fall 1996 / Glass / Page 65

Oct-Nov 1996 / American Craft / Inside Cover

Feb-March 1995 / American Craft / Page 10

Winter 1995 / Glass / Page 20

June-July 1994 / American Craft / Page 4

Feb-March 1994 / American Craft / Portfolio Page 58

April-May 1993 / American Craft / Page 12

Oct-Nov 1992 / American Craft / Page 71

Fall 1992 / Glass

Spring 1991 / New Glass Review 12

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012        Instructor at Penland School of Crafts / Penland, NC

2000        Instructor at Penland School of Crafts / Penland, NC

1994        Instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

1991-94  Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts / Penland, NC

1992        Teaching Assistant at Pilchuck Glass School / Stanwood, WA / Instructors: Curt Brock and Jan Mares

1990        Conducted workshop at Golden Glass Studio / Cincinnati, OH

1989        Artist in Residence at Appalachian Center for Crafts / Smithville, TN / Taught classes & workshops in stained glass and pate de verre

                 Studio assistant at Penland School / Penland, NC / Instructors: Jack Wax and Jack Schmidt

1988        Studio assistant at Penland School / Penland, NC / Instructors: Jeff Todd and Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd, Dante Marioni and Ben Moore

1983        Glass studio assistantship at Hastings College / Hastings, NE / Instructor: John Elias

1981        Glass coursework at ARCC / Coon Rapids, MN / Instructor: Robert Toensing

 

 

 

 

My work in glass is a synthesis of human and mechanical form, with an emphasis on formal aspects. I am interested in playing the volumes of mass against the rhythm of the lines. I enjoy the interplay of the visual (visceral) versus the verbal (descriptive/technical). The work should challenge the eye and the mind.

 

Rick Beck

 

RICK BECK: IT FIGURES

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 36 pages

2017

 

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RICK BECK: NOW

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 72 pages

2014

 

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RICK BECK: ARTIFACT/TOY

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 36 pages

2010

 

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