Beck Balken

Beck Balken

résumé
 

 

 

Education:

1974   B.A. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
1971-73    Sir George Williams University, Montreal, QE

1971-70    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Awards:

1982   National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for Sculpture
    Solo Exhibitions:

      • 2015 -- Made Bagong Antik, Kerobokan, Bali,
                       "Balken on the Sawah" (May 7 - August 7)
      • 2002 -- Egizio's Project, New York, New York
      • 1999 -- Edinburgh Arts Festival, Point Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
                        “Bronze Sculptures”
         (August 13 - September 1)
      • 1997 -- Madison Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
                       “Recent Work” (Oct. 15 - Nov. 12)
      • 1996 -- Howard Scott s M-13 Gallery , New York, NY
                       "Black Wax Sculptures" (December 7 - January 8)
      • 1996 -- Westenburg Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
                       “Signs From the Big House: Paintings and Sculpture”
                             (May 10 - June 10)
      • 1990 -- Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY.
                            (March 1 -March 31)
      • 1989-- Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY.
                       “Small Sculptures and Related Water Colors” (February 23 - March 5)
      • 1988 -- Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY.
                            (January 28 - March 5)
      • 1987-- East Hills Gallery,East Hills, New York
                            (September 2 - October 25)
      • 1986 -- Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY.
                       “Painted Aluminum Constructions” (September 18 - October 18)
      • 1985 -- Edinburgh Arts Festival, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
                        “Painted Aluminum Constructions”
        (August 15 - August 31)
      • 1983 -- 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY.
                             (October 18 - November 7)
      • 1978 -- Edinburgh Arts Festival, Groves-Raines & Spens Architects,
                        Edinburgh, Scotland
        “Paintings for the Edinburgh Festival” (August 15 - September 6)
      • 1978 -- The Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
                             (July 6 - August 5)
      • 1976 -- Gallery Lena, Cafe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
                              (August 6 - August 27)
Group Exhibitions:
      • 2013 -- IS 183 , Interlaken , MA . "With a Grain of Salt" with Cynthia Atwood
                         (October 7 - November 7)
      • 2006 -- Rubin Museum, New York, NY "Artists Prayer Flags"
                             (october/november) book published, Rubin Museum of Art
      • 2005 -- Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY.
                        "Founders Day" (August 16 - September 28)
      • 2005 -- Meeting House Gallery, New Marlborough, MA.
                        "Art as Activism"
        (July 25 - August 17)
      • 1997 -- Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
                        “Berkshire Sculpture Exhibit” (July 12 - August 31)
      • 1997 -- Westenburg Gallery, Marfa, Texas
                            (August 1 - September 1)
      • 1996 -- M-13 Gallery, New York, New York,
                       “Projects Room”
        (December 7 - January 6)
      • 1994 -- Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
                       “Sculpture at Naumberg”
        (July 1 - October 10)
      • 1994 -- Westenburg Gallery, Great Barrington MA.
                       “Faith, Fetish, Spirit” (December 16 - January 11)
      • 1992 -- M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
                       “Projects Room”
         
        (March 5 - March 28)
      • 1991 -- Spazi Fine Arts, Housatonic, MA,
                       “Three-Way Objects”
        (August 10 - September 8)
      • 1990 -- PMW Gallery, Stamford, Massachusetts,
                       “Texas Artists” (September 20 - October 25)
      • 1990 -- Spazi Fine Arts, Housatonic, MA
                        “Cacophony an Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture and Short Films”

                              (November 10 - November 25)
      • 1989 -- Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY,
                        “Group Show”
        (May 1 - June 1)
      • 1985 -- 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
                       “Festival of Scottish Painting” (August 10 - August 31)
      • 1984 -- Freidus - Ordover Gallery, New York, New York
                       “Summer Show”
        (July 9 - August 17)
      • 1984 -- Lopoukhine Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
                       “Sculpture Trends”
        (June 26 - July 28)
      • 1984 -- Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, Washington
                        “Clay: 1984”
        (April 5 - May 26)
      • 1984 -- Boston College Gallery, Newton, MA.
                       “Skeet Shoot, Platters by Clay and Non-Clay Artists”
        (Aprit 4 - Aprit 30)
      • 1984 -- PS 122, New York, New York Organization of Independent Artists,
                       “Private Mythologies”
        (March 31 - April 21)
      • 1984 -- Lopoukhine Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
                       “Ceramics / Mixed Media”
        (March 27 - April 22)
      • 1983 -- Bronx River Restoration,Art Center, Bronx, NY.
                        
        “Inside/Out” (May 14 - June 15) Cur. Ann Philbin
      • 1983 -- The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA.
                        “The Suspended Object”
        (March 25 - April 24)
      • 1982 -- 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY.
                       “55 Mercer Invitational”
        (December 21 - January 8)
      • 1982 -- Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
                        “Paper Pieces” (November 17 - December 5)
      • 1982 -- Honey Sharp Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
                        “New Works” (June 5 - July 27)
      • 1981 -- Honey Sharp Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
                        “Inspiration From the Sea” (August 19 - September 23)
      • 1978 -- 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
                         “Edinburgh Festival Exhibition” (August 19 - September 11)
      • 1978 -- 369 Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
                         “Young Contemporaries”
        (April 25 - May 16)
      • 1974 -- The University of Puget Sound Art Gallery,
                         Tacoma,WA
        (April 1 - April 15)
      • 1973 -- The Sir George Williams University Art Gallery,
                         Montreal,  Canada
        (May 25 - June 9)
Books:

The Flag project--
Contemporary Artists Celebrate the Opening of a New Museum
(2007 The Rubin Museum of Art)

Bibliography / Reviews:

1978 Colin Booth,      The Edinburgh City Lynx (July 6)
        Andrew Brown,   Edinburgh Festival Times #2 (Aug. 26)

        Edward Gage,    The Scotsman
(July 21)
        Cordelia Oliver,   The Manchester Guardian (July 21)

1982 Charles Bonenti,
          
The Berkshire Eagle
(Sept.18)

1983 Sylvia Falcon,
          East Village Eye
(June)

1985 Clare Henry,
          Glasgow Herald
(August 23)
        Edward Gage,
          
The Scotsman
(August 23)

1986 Lauraine Lauzon,
          The Berkshire Eagle: BerkshireSampler (Jan12)

1997 Tricia Brown interview in
           The Artful Mind
, Great Barrington,
MA (Nov.)

1998   Theme, UK (April )

Permanent Installations:

Installed 1997-99  Point Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Collections:

Scottish National Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Edinburgh, Scotland

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Jean Brown Collection,
Los Angeles, CA
Rubin Museum, New York, NY

 


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