My work continues to bring dismissed, overlooked and everday structures of the roadside landscape to the foreground. Having grown up in the south suburbs of Denver, about a mile from Columbine High in terrain captured by New Topographics photographers, I am interested the tucked away, peripheral spaces hidden in the cracks of vision. I am interested in how a cluster of street signs, or bland self-storage sheds hints at disruption beneath an orderly suburban surface.
Artist Bio / CV
Kim Beck has exhibited work in Los Angeles at Raid Projects, in New York at Printed Matter, Smack Mellon, & Plane Space, as well as at Hallwalls in Buffalo, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Denver Art Museum, and her recent solo show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts was reviewed in Art in America. She has received the Pollock-Krasner and Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, held residencies at ISCP-NYC, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, and The College of Fine Arts Sidney, Australia and is currently artist-in-residence with Artists Image Resource through the support of a Heinz Creative Heights Grant. She will have a solo exhibition of work created through the residency at AIR in the spring 2008, as well as one at Bank in Los Angeles. She is on faculty of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.