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Jarrod Beck

New York, NY, United States

My work creates a visceral bridge our physical and perceptual experiences of natural phenomena. I use materials on vast scales to overwhelm peripheral vision and to increase potential points of contact for the viewer. Scorched wood, paper fading in the sun, the dust of oxidizing steel are captured in the moment they change state, marking the frisson between human and landscape. My art practice has expanded beyond the walls of the gallery and into the environment. In the past few years I have built several outdoor projects, including Quarry, a scorched wood piece built on the edge of the East River in New York City. It was on view for 7 months, and survived the flood during Hurricane Sandy. Currently my public art piece Uplift is on view in the Lower East Side. It is built from layers of recycled rubber conveyer belts, is on view for a year and will be moved to a new site after its tenure in the park. I have created installations at Socrates Sculpture Park, Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, South Street Seaport Museum, Lawndale Art Center, Instituto Cervantes NY, Cape Cod National Seashore and Provincetown Art Museum. In 2013, my work was presented in a solo show, curated by Hesse McGraw, at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. I have been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Robert Blackburn Print Workshop, and Lower East Side Printshop. My drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. I am currently a resident artist at Dieu Donné Papermill and UrbanGlass in New York. I earned a M.Arch degree from Tulane University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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