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Nichole van Beek
updated: 10/25/2013
website: www.nicholevanbeek.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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For Rose Schneiderman
Loves or Leaves
Cue Sheet
Extra Gay Fish Tank
Immaterial Excess
Not the Non-Existent Existed
Noumena
Abelard, Heloise, and Astrolabe
Rotor Machine
Love Comes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, language, abstract, landscape, meditative, pattern, optical, feminist, biomorphic
 
 
For Rose Schneiderman by Nichole van Beek
For Rose Schneiderman
Acrylic on canvas
2013
41 " x  52 " 
Loves or Leaves by Nichole van Beek
Loves or Leaves
Acrylic on canvas
2013
34 " x  22 " 
Cue Sheet by Nichole van Beek
Cue Sheet
Acrylic on canvas
2013
43 " x  40 " 
Extra Gay Fish Tank by Nichole van Beek
Extra Gay Fish Tank
Acrylic on canvas
2012
25 " x  29 " 
Immaterial Excess by Nichole van Beek
Immaterial Excess
Acrylic on paper
2011
30 " x  40 " 
Not the Non-Existent Existed by Nichole van Beek
Not the Non-Existent Existed
Acrylic on paper
2010
30 " x  40 " 
Noumena by Nichole van Beek
Noumena
Acrylic on paper
2010
55 " x  41 " 
Abelard, Heloise, and Astrolabe by Nichole van Beek
Abelard, Heloise, and Astrolabe
Gouache on paper
2010
30 " x  22 " 
Rotor Machine by Nichole van Beek
Rotor Machine
Gouache on paper
2008
14 " x  18 " 
Love Comes by Nichole van Beek
Love Comes
Gouache on paper
2008
18 " x  14.5 " 

Artist Statement
Materials:
canvas
stretcher bars
staples
acrylic dye and paint
mediums
sparkles (optional)

Roll out canvas. Cut to size. Spray with water. Brush or drip on dye. Let dry. Repeat dyeing if needed.  

Assemble stretcher bars. Stretch canvas and seal.

Create a rough sketch, mostly while riding the subway. Think about the space of letters. About words, phrases, expressions, idioms, cliches, pairings.  About process, illusion, meaning, geometry, communication. Following through, giving up, unraveling, revealing, from beginning to end, throbbing, oozing or frozen, a full spectrum, folding and unfolding, overlapping, deceiving, with stars and leaves, underwater, in the kitchen, or at your office.

Draw it all to scale. Create a template. Transfer to canvas. Tape off a section and fill. Work with the existing pattern, or work against it. Simulate surfaces: fur, carpet, formica, flower petals, leather, paper, an old sweater, cherry skin, basket weaves, the sky. Remove tape while paint is still wet. Avoid smearing it all over everything. Repeat several times.

Never redo a section. Change the plan whenever necessary.  


Artist Bio / CV
b. 1976, New Jersey

EXHIBITIONS

2013
Hard Lines/Soft Vibes. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
Paper, Mirror, Torn. Brian Morris Gallery. New York, NY.
Casheesh New Year. Brian Morris Gallery. New York, NY.
Folk Appeal. Curated by Sean Greene. Mingo Gallery. Beverly, MA.

2012
Speakers. Suite 216. In conjunction with ALS. Brooklyn, NY.
Masterpiece Theater. Morgan Lehman Gallery. New York, NY.
Permanent Collection. Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY.
Grey Full. Curated by Geoffrey Young. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
Paperazzi. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

2011
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. Socrates Sculpture Park. Queens, NY
THISORGANIZED by Hope Gangloff. Susan Inglett Gallery. New York, NY.
Return To: Sender. Tempus Projects. Tampa, FL.
Notable Henchmen. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.
Deep/Shallow. Gowanus Studio Space. Brooklyn, NY.

2010
Bedlam. Organized by Carlos Little. Bank Iran. New York, NY.
NURTUREart Benefit. ZieherSmith. New York, NY.
Strategic Abstraction. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
Power to the People. Feature INC. New York, NY.
The Worlds Greatest. Daily Operation. Brooklyn, NY.

2009
Antler Necklace. Curated by Amber Vilas. Half/Dozen. Portland, OR.
Body Language. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
One Size Fits All. On Stellar Rays. New York, NY.
Garish. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
Champagne and Baloney. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
On From Here. Guild and Greyshkul. New York, NY.
Without Walls. Museum 52. New York, NY.

HONORS

2012 NYFA Fellowship in painting
2011 EAF Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2010 Domestic City: Methodology and Intuition. Kidd Yellin Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
2008 A/V Night. Blue Seats. NYC.

EDUCATION

2007 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1998 BFA, The Cooper Union. New York, NY