BIOGRAPHY:

Jeff Beekman, is a multidisciplinary artist whose artwork since early-2000 has explored the interrelationships between land, memory and human activity.  His work has been exhibited across the U.S., and internationally at venues in New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam, England, Italy, Hungary and South Korea.

 

Jeff Beekman is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University, where he serves as Director of the Foundations and B.A. Programs.

LINKS:

Interview with curator Hye-youn Choi

Dialogist, Vol. III, Issue IV

Other Projects

Prints for Sale at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

ARTIST VITAE:

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, M.F.A. 2005

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.F.A. 2000

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (solo & two-person shows marked by asterix)

2018

*If their Lungs Receive our Air (invited), Permanent Professors Gallery, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO 

*Battlefield Project, Polaris Hall, War, Literature & the Arts Conference, Colorado Spring, CO

Landscape Revisited, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Portraiture, Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA

2017

The Portrait, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Fieldwork: Shadow & Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

*Exploring the Historical and Vintage (2-person exhibition w/ Wayne Bertola), Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma University, Alma, MI

*Battlefield Project, West Gallery, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond, FL

*Battlefield Project, East Library, Atlanta, GA

Landscape, Grand and Personal, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

Contemporary South, VAE, Raleigh, NC

2016

Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Veteran, San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Chicago Artists' Month, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL   

*Battlefield Project, Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

*Battlefield Project (selected works), Gettysburg Lincoln Railway Station, Gettysburg, PA

Moments, ph21, Budapest, Hungary

Lens 2016, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

Untitiled.jpg, Pierro Gallery, Newark, NJ

Branches, Brambles and Roots, View Arts Center, Old Valley Forge, NY

New Artists, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2015   

Located Place, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

National 2D Competition, Armstrong Atlantic University, Savannah, GA

Contemporary Photography, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

 

2014   

New Prints 2014/Winter Artists, International Print Center, New York, NY

New Prints 2014, Christie’s Auction House Gallery, New York, NY

Collage, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy

 

2013   

*Polychrome, Hole Editions Press, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

From Rembrandt to Pollock to Atget: Celebrating a Collection, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

ART Now, City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, curator Louise Siddons

 

2012   

Shifting Margins, traveling exhibition: Red Poppy Art Space, San Francisco, CA & Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA

Works in Graphite, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Numerical Notations, Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University, High Point, NC

Space Race (permanent mural), Yes Space, Beijing, China 

Open House Exhibition, Red Gate Artist Residency, Beijing, China

Scape Exhibition, Village Gallery, Montgomery, AL

23rd National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

 

2011   

Cerebral Departures, Space Camp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, juror Flounder Lee

Mapable, Space Camp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, juror Paul Brian Miller

Art. Science. Body: How art and science merge to create identity narratives, Stoop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

North Braddock Meeting Center & Community Garden Construction, North Braddock, PA

* Recent Drawings, at Embree Art Studio, Oklahoma City, OK

7AP7A, Christopher West Presents, Indianapolis, IN

 

2010   

Sustain, Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL, juror: Terry Tempest Williams

Forest, Atrium Gallery, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand -directed collaborative gallery intervention 

 

2009   

Dispersal/Return, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Paperworks, University Art Gallery at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

* Here Be Monsters, Legends Gallery, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

’09 Faculty Show, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 

2008   

Dogearred, Perdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Love/Hate, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville & Hole Editions Press, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

Unfamiliar Ground, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Georgia juror: Paula Katz, Assistant Curator of Art at the Columbus Museum of Art

* Recent Drawings, Legends Gallery, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

Recent Acquisitions, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

21st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, juror’s mention award

Intervals, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA, two-person show with Travis Linville

 

2007   

Enkaiko: Works in s Encaustic, Legends Gallery, Averitt Center for the Arts, GA

Visiting Exhibition, Saigon Open City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  

 

2006   

* Stand Still, Machina Gallery, Gallup, NM

* Tracings, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

2005   

Transitions: Albuquerque Contemporary, 512 Art Space, Albuquerque, NM juror: Laura Steward Heon (Director/Curator of Site Santa Fe), juror’s choice & merit award

* Meditation on the Pain of Others, John Sommers Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM

 

2004   

Hallowed (work about the sacred), John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Fecund, Trevor Lucero Studio, Albuquerque, NM

Dream of Pavlov’s Dog, ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2003   

Land Arts 2002 Exhibition, Traveling Exhibition: John Sommers Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM and Creative Research Lab, UT-Austin, TX

 

2002   

8th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition, Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, juror: Lucy Lippard

Art About the Invasion, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

2001   

Kite Show, Magnifico Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

2000   

Senior Ceramics BFA Exhibition, J.Wayne Reitz Union at the UF, Gainesville, FL

Arnold Palmer’s Balls: video exhibition Putt-Putt Gallery, Gainesville, FL

 

1999    

Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, University Gallery, UF, Gainesville, FL, juror Akio Takamori, received honorable mention

 

1998   

The Sex Show, The Depot Art Space, Gainesville, FL

President’s Skybox, Ben Hill Griffith Stadium at the UF, Gainesville, FL

VISITING LECTURES

2017

Battlefield Series, Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma University, Alma, MI

Battlefield Series, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, GA

Artist Talk, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

A Macro Perspective, at FATE Conference, Kansas City, MO

2016

Artist Talk, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

2015    

Artist Talk, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

Drawing Now, at FATE Conference, Indianapolis, IN

 

2012   

Graduate meetings with students at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Artist Talk, Renmin University, Beijing, China

U.S. Art Foundation Pedagogical Models, Renmin University, Beijing, China

 

2011   

Television Interview on KSBI’s “Oklahoma Live”

2010   

Artist Talk, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua, New Zealand

2009   

Artist Talk, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

 

2008   

Artist Talk, Center for Art & Theatre, Statesboro, GA

2007   

Artist Talk, Sai Gon Thanh Pho Mo/Saigon Open City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2006   

Jeff’s Problem: A Hyper-interactive Approach to Multidisciplinary Education, at NMHEAR Conference, Las Cruces, NM

State of the Arts, Radio Interview on KGLP (Gallup Public Radio) Arts Program

2005   

Artist Talk, Magnifico Art Space, Albuquerque, NM lecture requested for Transitions: Albuquerque Contemporary juror’s choice award

COLLECTIONS

Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA 

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts                   

Georgia Southern University

Pueblo Isleta Indian Reservation, NM                         

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

University of Florida                                                    

University of New Mexico Art Museum

University of New Mexico – Gallup

 

SELECTED SHOWS CURATED

2017   

Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art, Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL

 

2010   

Simultaneous Perspective, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, works by Julie Anand, Damon Sauer, & Romy Owens

 

2009   

Legends: Michael Braz, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

 

2007   

Re:Visioning Vietnam, Legends Gallery, Averitt Center for the Arts, GA

Full Circle: Works by Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, Ingham Chapman Gallery, UNM – G, Gallup, NM

 

2006   

Bodies at Rest, Bodies in Motion, Ingham Chapman Gallery, UNM– G, Gallup, NM, exhibition of eleven figurative artists

Invisible Invaders: Works by John Hitchcock, Ingham Chapman Gallery, UNM –G, Gallup, NM

            

2005   

Nizoni: Works by Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, Ingham Chapman Gallery, UNM-G, Gallup, NM

PUBLICATIONS & BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Landscape Revisited (exhibition catalog), Montgomery University, Rockville, MD

2017

Field Work: Shadow and Light (exhibition catalog), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Battle of Atlanta Commemoration Late Update for July (magazine article), Porch Press, August 2017, text & images, front page 

Art show at Atlanta library showcases Civil War battlefield sites (newspaper article), Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 8, 2017, text & images

Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art (exhibition catalogue), FSU Museum of Fine Arts Press (I wrote the curatorial essay)

50: University of New Mexico Art Museum, 50th Anniversary, (Highlights from the Collection) (book), UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2016  

New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature (book), CICA Museum Press, Seoul, South Korea

Dialogist, Vol. III, Issue IV (online journal) 

Battlefield Project, Riverblood Magazine (Quarterly), Issue no. 4, Riverblood Press, Kansas City, MO, feature article w/ images & text 

Artist Jeff Beekman Makes Projections on Gettysburg Landscape (newspaper article), 72 Hours, June 26, 2016, pgs. 16-17, text & images

Jeff Beekman Memorializes Fallen Soldiers... (newspaper article), Frederick News-Post, June 30, 2016, text & images

Special Projection Event During Reenactment Weekend (newspaper article), Gettysburg Times, June 23, pg. B8, text & images

C.A.N. People: Jeff Beekman's Battlefield, online interview with curator Hyeyoun Choi, hosted by CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2014   

News of the Print World, Art in Print, Vol. 3, #5, pg. 41, text & image (magazine article), these 9 pgs also showcase projects by Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Jim Dine, Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Lorna Simpson, Richard Serra, & Tracey Emin

2011   

Q&A Jeffrey Beekman (article), Norman Transcript, Nov. 11 edition, pg. 13 with text and image

 

2010   

LAND/ART: New Mexico (book), essays by Lucy Lippard, William Fox, Kathleen Shields & Bill Gilbert, Radius Books, pg. 112, w/ images & text

2009   

Land Arts of the American West exhibition catalog, University of New Mexico, w/ images and text

 

2008   

LOVE/HATE, a small-run book of ten printmakers, printed by Master Lithographer Lee Turner of Hole Editions Press, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK & Todd Anderson, Asst. Professor of Printmaking at Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville

Jeff Beekman (article), by Eric Whitaker, in “This, That and the Other” magazine, November issue

21st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, catalog, pg. 9, image of work

 

2007    

Water Library, by Basia Irland, University of New Mexico Press, pg. 172

 

2006   

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest, Gallup Independent Newspaper article

 

GRANTS RECEIVED

2017

FSU COFRS Grant ($14,000), to support Battlefield Project: USCT

2016    

FSU AHPEG Grant ($19,800), catalogue publication for Broken Ground exhibit

 

2015   

FSU Planning Grant ($13,000), to support Battlefield Project, at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, VA

 

2014   

FSU First Year Assistant Professor Award ($20,000), to support Assisi Project, at Studio Arte Ginestrelle, in Assisi, Italy

 

2013   

OU Junior Faculty Grant ($4,146), to support Hole Editions Project, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

 

2012   

OU Presidential International Travel Fellowship ($1,650), visiting scholar at Renmin University, Beijing, China

 

2011   

OU Over $1200 Grant ($7,000), to support Braddock Project, in collaboration with Transformazeum Artist Group, Braddock, PA  

 

2010   

OU Over $1200 Grant ($4,679.36), to support Forest, Waiariki Institute of Technology, in Rotorua, NZ

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 – present  

Assistant Professor, Director of Foundations & BA Programs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 

2009 - 2013        

Assistant Professor of Foundations, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK      

 

2006 - 2009        

Temporary Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

2005 - 2006        

Visiting Lecturer, University of New Mexico-Gallup, Gallup, NM

 

2003 - 2005        

Adjunct Instructor, University of New Mexico-Gallup, Gallup, NM

2002 - 2005        

Instructor of Record, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM

2017 Jeff Beekman