LeRoy E Hoffberger School of Painting hosts visiting artist John Beech who will lecture on his work.
John Beech was born in 1964 in Winchester, England; he lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BA from the University of California in Berkeley in 1986.
Beech grew up in a small town in England, but came to the United States during his teen years. His early work is best known for using found objects. Beech often takes black and white photographs of the items he finds and attempts to reflect their natural beauty. His later paintings and sculptures focus on more traditional materials in unconventional ways. He was awarded Maybelle Toombs Award for Practice of Art in 1985, SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco in 1992, a Chinati Foundation Residency in Marfa in 1998, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 1999.
Recent shows Under Way at Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francsico in 2018, in 2017 Silent Articles at Daniel Marzona in Berlin and New Work at Galerie Giséle Linder Gallery in Basel, CH in 2016 are the latest in an extensive list beginning in 1994 in San Francisco.
His work is in the collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, SFMOMA, Oakland Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, the University Art Museum in Berkeley, de Saisset Museum at the Santa Clara University, Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Sculpture Magazine and Art in America among others.
Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium (L115)
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA