The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Kim Beck is an installation artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and print. She grew up in Colorado and now lives in Pittsburgh where she works and teaches at Carnegie Mellon. Beck works in a range of media survey architecture and the everyday landscape. Meditations on weeded lots, street signs, gas station banners, pieces of lawn and sidewalk urge a reconsideration of the built environment, bringing the banal and everyday into focus.
Her work has been shown at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Warhol Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art 100 Acres, Omi Sculpture Park, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Blue Star Museum and San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Mural Arts in Philadelphia and on the High Line in NYC. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Art Omi, Cannonball, Helsinki International Artist Programme, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Cité Internationale des Arts, Vermont Studio Center & VCCA. Her work is included in the collections of Agnes Gund, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the cities of Memphis and Pittsburgh among others. She has received awards from ARS Electronica, the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Pollock-Krasner, Heinz Foundation, Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh Foundation, Thomas J. Watson Foundation and Printed Matter. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Village Voice, Interior Design Magazine, The Believer Magazine, BOMBlog, theartblog, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Time Out New York.She has also contributed as a writer to Public Art Dialogue and Temporary Art Review and has organized exhibitions and screenings a tBravinLee Programs, Artists Image Resource, Delta Axis and the Brooks Museum of Art. Kim Beck has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and BA from Brandeis University.