Martin Beck is a visual artist living and working in Lexington, KY. He has taught drawing and painting at Centre College, Danville, KY; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA and The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Beck has exhibited widely with solo shows at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH and the Jersey City Museum, NJ among others. Recent group exhibitions include Mixed Media at Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY Pride and Prejudice at ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Art and Fear at The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO; Art Connections 13 at George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ; FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art at Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN and Nude at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. His exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times and The Sunday Star Ledger among others and has also been featured in American Artist, (July 1999). In 2019 Beck’s work will be included in the publication International Drawing Annual 13, Manifest Press, Cincinnati.
Martin Beck received two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships (1994, 2000). Beck holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo. In April 2009 Martin Beck participated in the two-week residency MMMart, pomlad in Medana, Slovenia.
His work can currently be seen at Mixed Media at Site:Brooklyn, NYC; Blot at Moon Gallery, Berry College, CA and New Directions at Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Upcoming solo exhibitions are pal•imp•sest: bearing traces of earlier forms at ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL and at MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY.