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Selected Exhibitions
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2021       McNeese State University, 34th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA. Catalog
               University of North Carolina, Asheville, Drawing Discourse, Asheville, NC. Catalog

2020       Reece Museum, FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Johnson City, TN. Catalog
               Waterloo Arts, 2020 Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, OH
               Real People, Old COurthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
               Waterloo Arts, 2020 Waterloo Arts Festival,  Cleveland, OH. Physical Exhibition delayed until Autumn, 2020. 2020 Waterloo Arts Festival
               Malamegi Lab, Malamegi Lab15 Art Prize, Milan, Italy canceled due to COVID-19, online at Malamegi Lab15 Art Prize
               Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Figure It Out, Healdsburg, CA canceled due to COVID-19, online at Figure It Out
               The Arts Council of Fayetteville, Size Matters, Fayetteville, NC canceled due to COVID-19, online at Size Matters
               Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Form Line Shape Space, Murfreesboro, TN. Catalog
               LaGrange Art Museum, Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition. LaGrange, GA
               Indianapolis Art Center, Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure. Indianapolis, IN
               IU Kokomo Gallery, Representation Matters: I See Me, Kokomo, IN

2019       Lexington Art League, Kentucky Nude. Lexington, KY
              *Lexington Art League, The Present of Things Past. Lexington, KY
               Manifest Gallery, One Shot (art made in one sitting).  Cincinnati, OH     
               Site:Brooklyn, Red, New York, NY     
               *M S Rezny Studio Gallery, pal•imp•sest(2):bearing traces of earlier forms. Lexington, KY
               University of North Carolina, Asheville, 10th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition. Asheville, NC. Catalogue
               Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Chautauqua Exhibition on the theme of Truths and Consequences. Richmond, KY
               Prince Street Gallery, Eleventh National Juried Exhibition. New York, NY
2018       *ARC Gallery, pal•imp•sest: bearing traces of earlier forms.  Chicago, IL
               Site:Brooklyn, Mixed Media. New York, NY.  
               Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Figure Study- Hidden Story. Healdsburg, CA.
               Larkin Arts, National Juried Show.  Harrisonburg, VA
               Lexington Art League, The League: Members Exhibition.  Lexington, KY.
               Barrett Art Center/Dutchess County Art Association, New Directions 2018.  Poughkeepsie, NY.
               ARC Gallery, Pride and Prejudice. Chicago, IL
               Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, 5th Annual Living Mark Exhibition. Portland, OR
               The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Art and Fear. Cape Girardeau, MO
               Studio Montclair Gallery, ViewPoints 2018. Montclair, NJ

2017        Purdue University Galleries, Drawing Resurfaced II. West Lafayette, IN. Catalogue
                George Segal Gallery, Art Connections 13. Montclair, NJ   
                Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Chasing Ghosts II: Art that Pierces the Veil through remembrance, legacy, and beyond. Portland, OR   
                Reece Museum, FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art. Johnson City, TN. Catalogue  
                Manifest Gallery, Nude. Cincinnati, OH
                TAG Gallery, CA Open 2017. Los Angeles, CA. Catalogue
                Lexington Art League, Demographically Speaking. Lexington, KY

2016        *Mill and Max Gallery, Figure Drawing: Two Views. Lexington, KY
                *Lexington Art League, Fourth Friday: A Figure Study. Lexington, KY  
                 Zephyr Gallery, Drawn to Bodies. Louisville, KY  
                Palette Gallery, Bodies. Asbury Park, NJ  

2009        The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito. Santa Monica, CA
                 MMMart, pomlad 2009. 4/18- 4/25. Medana, Slovenia
2008        The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito. Santa Monica, CA
                 University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA

2007        The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito. Santa Monica, CA
2006         Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, 100% Centennial, Pittsburgh, PA 

2005        Allegheny College Penelec-Bowman-Megahan Art Galleries, 8-Hour Drawings. Meadeville, PA.

2004        Artists Image Resource, The War Room. Pittsburgh, PA

2001        *Chamot Gallery, Modern Romance. Jersey City, NJ

2000        Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition. Clinton, NJ. Catalogue
                Concept Gallery, 30 Curators. Pittsburgh, PA
                *Historic Downtown S.I.D. Office Gallery, Black Drawings and Other Works. Jersey City, NJ

1999        *Mercer County Community College Gallery, Modern Romance. Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ

1998        *Jersey City Museum, Recent Work. Jersey City, NJ. Catalogue
                Museo de Art Moderno de la República Dominica, La Linea Dibujos Contemporaneos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Catalog

1997        Side Street Projects, Splice. Santa Monica, CA. Catalog

1996        Gallery 313, Sick Again. New York, NY
                MMC, Figure and Symbol. Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
                Anderson Gallery, X-Sightings. Buffalo, NY
                Noyes Museum, 1994 - 1995 Fellowship Exhibition. Oceanville, NJ. Catalogue

1995         *David J. Brodsky Gallery, Recent Work. Princeton, NJ
                *Birke Gallery, Recent Work. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Brochure 
                 The Contemporary Arts Center, Recent Work. Cincinnati, OH     
1993        The Contemporary Arts Center, The Figure as Fiction. Cincinnati, OH. Catalogue

1992        *Carson Street Gallery, Recent Work. Pittsburgh, PA

2019        International Drawing Annual 13. Cincinnati: Manifest Press, 2019
               “Temporal Slippage at the MS Rezny Gallery,” Under Main. March 25, 2019, “Temporal Slippage at the MS Rezny Gallery”
                “A Quiet Revolution: Interview with Martin Beck,” Create!Magazine. February 26, 2019, “A Quiet Revolution: Interview with Martin Beck,”
                Darland, Joel, “Truth(s) and Consequences,” Under Main, February 10, 2019, Truth(s) and Consequence(s)
                “Martin Beck.” Create!Magazine, February 2019. Print

2018        The Thought-Provokers: Celebrating Artists & Creatives – Art and Life with Martin Beck,  Voyage Chicago, 12/18/2018, Art and Life with Martin Beck
                An Artistic Voyage: exploring local creative and artistic works. VoyageChicago, 8/30/2018.
                Figure Study - Hidden Story. Healdsurg: Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 8/2018 

2017        Kamholtz, Jonathan, “The Place of the Nude: “9th Annual NUDE: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form,” Aeqai, September 23, 2017, Exploring the Uncovered Human Form
                Kissel, Hunter, “The Human Body, Reconsidered.” Under Main, September 4, 2017,  The Human Body Reconsidered
2016        Copley, Rich, “Lexington Art League brings back two favorites: ‘Nude’ and Fourth Friday.” Herald Leader, January 21, 2016, “Lexington Art League brings back two favorites: ‘Nude’ and Fourth Friday”
2009       MMMArt. Medana, Slovenia, 2009.    MMMArt April 2009

2001       Discover Jersey Arts.  Burlington, NJ, 2001.  Discover Jersey Arts

2000        Accola, Kristin, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 2000. Hunterdon Museum of Art December 3, 2000.
                Kornreich, Leron, “Controversial Art: Evening Edition News,” News 12 New Jersey (Thursday, 0ctober 19, 2000).
                Petrick, John, "Fit for Public Consumption". The Jersey Journal (Saturday, October 14, 2000).
                Shearing, Graham, "Scholarship or intuition?" Pittsburgh Tribune Review (February 25, 2000).
                Thomas, Mary, "Concept Gallery's '30 Curators' exhibit displays artists chosen by local art professionals". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 10, 2000).    30 Curators

1999        Willard, Christopher. “Methods and Materials: Using Studies to Build a Painting”, American Artist, Volume 63 (July 1999): 14 – 16.

1998        Anreus, Alejandro. La Lineas Contemporáneas. Santo Domingo: Museo de Art Moderno de la República Dominica, 1998.
                Anreus, Alejandro, King, Elaine.  Recent Work.  Jersey City: Jersey City Museum, 1998.
                Bischoff, Dan, “Three Jersey City Museum exhibitions mix media, messages.” The Sunday Star-Ledger (March 29, 1998)
                Zimmer, William. “Not Much in Common, Except Commitment to a Vision.” The New York Times (Sunday, May 24, 1998).

1997        Viegener, Matias. Splice. Santa Monica: Side Street Projects, 1997.

1996        Victor, Matthieu. “Nice Yurt.” Artvoice, Volume 7, No. 12 (June 5 - 18, 1996).
                Moran, Tom, Bonnie Pover, and Stacy Smith. New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition; 1994 and 1995. Oceanville: The Noyes Museum, 1996.
                Huntington, Richard. “Easy Pleasures.” The Buffalo News: Arts and Entertainment (June 16, 1996).

1995        Stein, Jerry. “CAC show mystifies, fascinates.” The Cincinnati Post (June 21, 1995).
                Findsen, Owen. “Artists Focus on Distressing Trend.” The Cincinnati Enquirer (June 18, 1995).
                Flahaven, Jim. “Martin Beck.” ArtPapers, Volume 19 (November/December, 1995): 55 - 56.
                Heisler, Wendy. “Memory Pictures.” The Princeton Packet (October 6, 1995).

1993        King, Elaine A., Ph.D. The Figure as Fiction: The Figure in Visual Art and Literature. Cincinnati: The Contemporary Arts Center, 1993.
                Stein, Jerry. “The Figure as Fiction. CAC exhibition invites viewers to ask questions.” The Cincinnati Post (December 7, 1993).

1992    Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Fine Arts
1985    State University of New York, Buffalo, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude

Awards Honors and Grants
2020    LaGrange Art Museum,Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition, Best in Show
2019    Vermont Studio Center. Artist in Residence, September 2019, Johnson, VT
2019    Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua Exhibition, Award of Distinction
2018    Southeastern Missouri Arts Council, Art and Fear, Honorable Mention
2009    MMMart, Artist in Residence, Medana Art Festival 2009. Medana, Slovenia
2000    New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
1995    New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
1990    Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Carnegie Mellon University
1986    Rumsey Competition Scholarship, Juried by Susan Crane, Curator, Albright Knox
            Susan B. Potenza Award, Juried by Susan Crane, Curator, Albright Knox