Katherine Beck is an American painter and writer. A constant investigation into light and space has been my aesthetic experience with visual art. My works materialize through formalistic criteria of organized scale, color, and spontaneous brushwork, engaging historical techniques of oil painting within conditions of 20th-century American abstraction. I am influenced by traditions in landscape painting, particularly the Hudson River School, as well as the nuance of color and perspective developed in late 14th-17th century Flemish, Netherlandish, and northern Italian painting.
Recent fascinations include experimentation with lens-based image in the landscape, including conceptualization by overpainting, presenting fresh opportunities for feeling and illusionistic space, and furthering the obscurity of realism, and the nature of abstraction.
Kate has been collaborating, creating, and exhibiting her work within the United and States and Europe for over twenty years. She is a recipient of professional grants from the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art Covid 19 Artist Relief Fund in New York. She is a BAU Institute Fellow (New York, Italy, France), and has collaborated with poet laureate, Thomas A Clark, Scotland; Berg, Jones, & Sarvis (performance), USA; Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst, Germany; The Newlyn Gallery & Exchange, UK; parisCONCRET, France; and Peter Foolen Editions, The Netherlands; and in New York with September Gallery; MinusSpace; Masters & Pelavin; OK Harris Fine Art; The Drawing Center; and Kentler International Drawing Space, among others. She is currently represented by Daphne Anderson Deeds at daphne:art in Litchfield CT. full CV
- Culture, Identity and the Over-Painted Image (Online)