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Stephanie Beck
updated: 06/20/2012
website: www.stephaniebeck.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Little Houses: Pawnee National Grasslands
Runoff: Cache la Poudre River
Transfer: Crossing the Halic
Aviary
Aviary, roof detail
Aviary, bridge detail
Neighborhood Arrangement #1: Circle
Neighborhood Arrangement #2: Maze
Maze, detail
Industrial Revolutions: pass
Valley
Valley, detail
Lake
Townships
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, mapping, landscape, pattern, obsessive
 
 
Little Houses: Pawnee National Grasslands by Stephanie Beck
Little Houses: Pawnee National Grasslands
Paper, tape
2011
Dimensions variable
Runoff: Cache la Poudre River by Stephanie Beck
Runoff: Cache la Poudre River
paper, cardboard, glue, tape
2011
Dimensions variable
Transfer: Crossing the Halic by Stephanie Beck
Transfer: Crossing the Halic
paper, cardboard, glue, tape
October 24, 2010
54" x  54"  x 25" 
Aviary by Stephanie Beck
Aviary
Cut paper, found objects, graphite, thread, glue
2010
Dimensions variable
Aviary, roof detail by Stephanie Beck
Aviary, roof detail
Cut paper, found objects, graphite, thread, glue
2010
Dimensions variable
Aviary, bridge detail by Stephanie Beck
Aviary, bridge detail
Cut paper, found objects, graphite, thread, glue
2010
Dimensions variable
Neighborhood Arrangement #1: Circle by Stephanie Beck
Neighborhood Arrangement #1: Circle
Cut paper, graphite, glue
2009
8 " x  44 "  x 44 " 
Neighborhood Arrangement #2: Maze by Stephanie Beck
Neighborhood Arrangement #2: Maze
Cut paper, graphite, glue
2009
10 " x  44 "  x 44 " 
Maze, detail by Stephanie Beck
Maze, detail
Cut paper, graphite, glue
2009
Dimensions variable
Industrial Revolutions: pass by Stephanie Beck
Industrial Revolutions: pass
Still from stop-motion shadow puppet animation
2009
Dimensions variable
Valley by Stephanie Beck
Valley
Cut paper and glue
2008
16" x  11.5" 
Valley, detail by Stephanie Beck
Valley, detail
Cut paper and glue
2008
16" x  11.5" 
Lake by Stephanie Beck
Lake
Cut paper and glue
2009
24" x  30" 
Townships by Stephanie Beck
Townships
Cut paper and glue
2008
12" x  12" 

Artist Statement

My work is inspired by images of archaeological sites, architectural history, aerial photos and my own explorations through various cities. My strongest influence at the moment is the city where I currently live, Philadelphia, where so many buildings are in a constant state of construction and destruction. I enjoy seeing the bones of these structures, on top of which seemingly strong skin is hung, yet which is so easily torn down again.  I see these buildings as surrogates forourselves, revealing our attempts at order and stability despite, or because of, our very human frailties.

 

But secretly, I am most driven by a sense of wonder andplay. 

Artist Bio / CV

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2012 The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2011 Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY

ART342, Fort Collins, CO

2010 Caravansarai, Istanbul Turkey

2009 Nominated to apply for Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC EVENTS

2011 Fort Collins "Runoff: Cache la Poudre river project," Fort Collins, CO

2010 Istanbul “Transfer (Crossing the Haliç),” Istanbul, Turkey

"Cut Paper Sculpture," Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

2009 "Spatial Delineations," Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 (Upcoming Oct 2012), "Architectures de papier," Cite de l'architeture et du patrimoine, Paris, France

"Brooklyn Utopias," Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY

2011 "Mind the Gap," IMC 5533, Istanbul, Turkey

"nowHere territories," Triangle Workshop, Brooklyn, NY

"More is More," Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

"Exposed," Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

"Parenthesis: ART342 Spring 2011 Residents," Fort Collins Museum of Art, CO

2010 "Constructed Territory,” Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH

2009 "Language of Line," New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE

2008 "A Sense of Place," Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

"Joan Mitchell 2007 MFA Grant Recipients," CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

2007 "Street Buttons," Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2012 Paper Works, Design 360, Sandu Publishing, Guangzhou, China

2011 Ana Ibarra. “Stephanie Beck: Movement through Space.” Elephant Magazine, Fall 2011.

SELECTED REVIEWS

2009 Edith Newhall, “Cut Paper Constructions,” Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19, 2009

2008 Robin Rice, "Pushing Buttons," City Paper, January 2008

EDUCATION

2007 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

MFA

2002 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Post-Baccalaureate

1998 University of Virginia

BA,Art History