BIO
 
Jarrod Beck is an installation artist, printmaker and sculptor. He has created outdoor sculptures for Socrates Sculpture Park (Astoria, NY), Sara D. Roosevelt Park (NY, NY), Calder Plaza (Grand Rapids, MI) and the Anti-Defamation League (Omaha, NE); installations at Wave Hill, South Street Seaport Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Instituto Cervantes, Rhode Island School of Design, Stony Brook University, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Cape Cod National Seashore and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  He was recently a Visiting Artist at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn and has been an artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné Papermill, MacDowell Colony, Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo, Sculpture Space, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Lower East Side Printshop, Vermont Studio Center, Siena Art Institute and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.  His recent collaborations include a series of prints and a score for sculpture created with the choreographer Will Rawls, an installation created for  performance artist John Kelly’s Love of a Poet, and a series of prop-sculptures for the choreographer Jon Kinzel. Beck lives and works in New York, NY and Terlingua, TX. He earned a M.Arch degree from Tulane University and a MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
 
STATEMENT
 
My work creates a visceral bridge between our physical and perceptual experiences of natural phenomena. I use materials on vast scales to overwhelm peripheral vision and to increase potential points of contact for the viewer. Scorched wood, plant fiber beaten and mixed with the dust of oxidizing steel and paper slowly fading in the sun tap into emotions triggered by our remembered experiences of texture, color and scale.
 
I make drawings in, on and against space. On a site along NYC's East River, I drew a charcoal line against the skyline of Manhattan. The scent of “Quarry”, built from scorched pine, beckoned you to engage with each burnt slab that made this line-turned surface-turned space. The sculpture was a platform, a shed roof, and, during Hurricane Sandy, a filter. These lines I draw in space expand into fields  and their position in relationship to the body is purposeful: I engage the viewer by asking them to shift their weight, crouch and stretch to take in a piece.
 
In the past two years I have developed more active interactions with my sculptures by working with  choreographers, sound and performance artists to offer specific ways to delaminate my works in public. These collaborations are the future of my work: a score of spaces carved into the land, drawn by long walks with materials captured in the moment they change state, marking the frisson between humans and the environment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JARROD BECK
 
Education    
 
2000    
B.ARCH, M.ARCH, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
 
2007    
M.F.A. Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin
 
 
Solo/Collaborative Exhibitions
 
2017    
THE MOON, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
 
2015    
COWHAND CON MAN, with choreographer Jon Kinzel, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
Love of a Poet, in collaboration with John Kelly, River-to-River Festival, New York, NY
Settlement House, in collaboration with Will Rawls, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
 
2014    
Uplift, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
MORETHANTHEEYECANSEE, Time Equities Art-in-Buildings Program, New York, NY
No More Birds, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY
Falls, in collaboration with Mark Louque, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
 
2013     
Balance, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela    
Talus, Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center, Bronx, NY
Strike Slip, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE    
twothreefourfivesix,one, beta pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL
 
2012    
Event Horizon, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Masswasting, ArtCurrent, New York, NY
Rills, Cuts, Furrows, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, MA
Cinerum, Cape Cod National Seashore, Province Lands, MA
Correspondence, Hudson Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
 
2011    
Duende, Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY
Massive Gypsum, Generator Projects, Albuquerque, NM
Equivalence, BackroomNY, New York, NY + Madrid, Spain
 
2010    
Capture, Second Floor Gallery, Marfa, TX
Migration Center, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
 
2009    
Visitor Center, South Street Seaport Museum/ Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Program, New York, NY
 
2005    
Imminent Intimacy of the Still Separate, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
 
2004    
All the Boys You’ve Loved Before, Leslie Lohman Gallery, New York, NY
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2016    
Jarrod Beck + Per Kesselmar,  Inde/Jacobs, Marfa, TX
Chewing Tar, Lichtundfire, New York, NY
Air (Elements), Chashama/Silence is Accurate, New York, NY
Expand and Flourish with New Acquaintances, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
 
2015    
Jarrod Beck + Ethan Greenbaum, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY
I Walk Deserts Full of Matter, Room Service, Brooklyn, NY
Within Without, Taylor University, Upland, IN
Memory Palace, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
 
2014    
The Contemporary Show, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
      
Typecast/Recast, Anti-Defamation League, North Downtown, Omaha, NE
Fact of the Matter, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, Organized by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Implicit Horizon, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY
Logical Guesses, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
Context and Counteractions, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
 
2013    
Line and Form, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY
“if color, then also dimension: if flatness, then texture, etc.”, LMCC Building 110, Governors Island, New York, NY
Fruits of Captiva, Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, NY
Surface Tension, MASS Gallery, Austin TX
Painting, Painting, ArtpadSF, beta pictoris gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
2012    
EAF'12, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Corner of the World, Macarthur B Arthur Gallery, Oakland, CA
Reductive, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY
Pulp II, beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL
Beached, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
 
2011    
New Prints/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
Fellowship Show, Robert Blackburn Print Workshop, New York, NY
Pulp, beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL
 
2010    
New Prints/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
Troll, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY    
 
2009    
Turn On, Slag Gallery, New York, NY
 
2007    
Bumpkin Island Encampment, Studio Soto/Berwick Institute, Boston, MA
Coda, University of Texas Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX
Texas Biennial, Site 1808, Austin, TX
 
2006         
Land Arts of the American West, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Luminocity, College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin
GRID, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
 
2005    
Erotica Show, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
Second Person: Elastic Stratum, Cinema Texas, Austin, TX
ID, The Blue Theater, Austin, TX
Picture Window Public Art Project Station, North Arts District, Baltimore, MD
 
2004    
Sign of the Covenant, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
     
 
Permanent Installation
 
2010-    
Disruption Regime Ground Drawing on 5 acres of land outside Terlingua,Texas.
Supported by Inde/Jacobs Gallery, Marfa, TX
 
 
Residencies/Awards
 
2016
Kanoria Art Center, Ahmedabad, India
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Museum of Handcraft Paper, Gaoligong, China
 
2015    
UrbanGlass, Visiting Artist, Brooklyn NY
Dieu Donne Workspace Studio Residency, New York, NY
 
2014    
Territori Symposium, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Award for Artistic Excellence, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award, NYC Parks and Recreation, New York, NY
Process Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
 
2013-4    
Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, MA
 
2013    
Smack Mellon “Hot Picks” Artist
Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, FL
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
 
2012    
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
Provincetown Conservation Trust Sculpture Award
 
2011-2      
Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, MA    
 
2011    
Finalist, Premio de Dibujo Museo ABC
 
2010-1    
Robert Blackburn Print Workshop Studio Immersion Program, New York, NY
 
2009    
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture AIR, Spring Green, WI
 
2006    
Land Arts of the American West, US and Mexico
 
2003-4    
Lower East Side Print Shop Keyholder Residency, New York, NY
     
 
Selected Bibliography
 
2015          
Siobhan Burke, “Jon Kinzel's 'COWHAND CON MAN,' a Dance of Textures and Paradoxes” (New York Times, October 27)
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, “Jon Kinzel premieres 'COWHAND CON MAN' at Gibney” infinitebody.blogspot.com, October 23.
madmin, “Room Service, a new not-for-profit artspace in Brooklyn,” Droste Effect, June 11.
Eric Wenzel, “Within You, Without You,” (Upland, IN: Taylor University)
Laura Collins-Hughes, “Art Amid the Muck,'” (New York Times, June 27)
Jamie Shearn Coan, “Paper Trail,” (Brooklyn Rail, July 13)
Brian Siebert, “Review: 'Settlement House,'a Tribute to Henry Street's 100-year History,” (New York Times, June 6)
Portia Makoma, “Jarrod Beck” silenceisaccurate.com, March 27.
 
2014    
Ash Duhrkoop, “Jarrod Beck in Context: At the Intersection of Process Art and Land Art” w10w.tumblr.com November 3.
Deborah Minsky, “A Time for Making,” Provincetown Banner, April 4.
John Hatfield, “Fact of the Matter,” (New York, NY: Socrates Sculpture Park)
Evan Garza, “Context and Counteractions,” (Provincetown: PAAM)
 
2013    
Hesse McGraw, “Strike Slip,” (Omaha, NE: Bemis Center)
Erin Curtis, “Surface Tension,” (Austin, TX: MASS)    
 
2012    
Anne Reeve, “Geologic Anxiety,” Making the Geologic Now (New York NY: Punctum Books)
Lauren O'Neill-Butler, “Porter-X-Winslow-Dillard-Smithson,” (Provincetown, MA: PAAM)
 
2011    
Anne Reeve, “Massive Gypsum” (Albuquerque NM: Generator Projects)
Andy Campbell, “Uneven,” (New York NY: BackroomNY)
 
2009    
Maria Nicanor “Entre el caos y el orden” Exit Express #47 November
 
2007    
Ivan Lozano “Systems of Growth and Decay at MASS Gallery,” glasstire.com October 15.
JR Compton, “Putting the Bi in the Texas Biennial,” Dallas Arts Revue 462 March 1.
 
2006     
Justin Goldwater, “Making It Together at Creative Research Laboratory,” …might be good (Austin) 75, August 25.
Salvador Castillo, “Making It Together,” The Austin Chronicle, August 25.
Andy Campbell, “Jarrod Beck & Ali Fitzgerald,” in Making It Together (Austin TX: Creative Research Laboratory).
Rachel Koper, “GRID,” The Austin Chronicle, February 10.
 
2005    
Caitlin Haskell, “Slim Shady,” …might be good (Austin TX) 51, August 19.
Andy Campbell and Jarrod Beck, “Jarrod Beck,” in Shade (Austin TX: Creative Research Laboratory).  
Sean Kennedy, “New Century, New Art,” HX, January 14.     
 
2004    
Holland Cotter, “Sign of the Covenant,” The New York Times, September 24.
“Sign of the Covenant,” About Town, The New Yorker, September 20.
Vince Aletti, “Show World,” The Village Voice, February 3.
     
 
Collections
    
Judith Rothschild Foundation Collection of Contemporary Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please email jarrodcbeck@gmail.com for further information.
Click here for a CV: Beck.Jarrod_CV_2016ij.pdf