Michael Beck

b.1943

BORN: 1943 San Diego, CA

EDUCATION: 1984 MFA in Painting with High Distinction, California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. 1971-73 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.

TEACHING: 1992-93 Instructor, Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA. 1987 Instructor, Art Trek, South of France Tour, France. 1984-85 Instructor, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA. 1980 Guest Instructor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.

AWARDS:   2014 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY2012 The Haven Foundation Artist Grant, Brewster, ME 2011 Jerome Caja Terrible Beauty Award, Visual Aid, San Francisco, CA 2007 Artoteque.com, Work on Display, Award of Distinction. 2002-03 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY. 1994 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Exterior Renovation, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, Residence @ 1510 Oxford Street, Berkeley,CA. 1994 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Adaptive Re-use, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, Cancun Restaurant (murals), Berkeley, CA. 1973 Top Purchase Prize, James D. Phelan Award, San Francisco Foundation of Art, San Francisco, CA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013 Objects of Desire, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA2012 Michael Beck: Paintings, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY Michael Beck: Notes To Self, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, San Monica, CA 2011 Michael Beck: Paintings, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 Michael Beck: Paintings, Visual Aid Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 Michael Beck: The Object as Still Life, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2007 Michael Beck: New Realities, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2006 Michael Beck: The Object-Straight On, 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA. 2005 Michael Beck: Biography, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2003 Paintings, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (cont’d.)

1985 Michael Beck: Recent Work, Victor Fischer Galleries, Oakland, CA. 1984 Michael Beck: Transitions in Watercolor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. 1982 Michael Beck Watercolors, Brook House, Orinda, CA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 In The Back Room, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA art Miami, Art Miami Pavillion, Miami, FL Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA artMRKT San Francisco, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA Summer Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 2011-2012 Uncommon Cosmos, Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA 2011 Michael Beck & Michael Thompkins: Contemporary Still Life Painting, St. Supery Estate Vineyards Art Gallery, Rutherford, CA artMRKT San Francisco, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX 2010 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Fine Arts Fair, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 2009 The Toy Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Summer Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2008 Direct Encounters: The Essence of Portraiture, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Home Front, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA. 22nd Annual International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. 2007 The Toy Show, Hunsaker Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Duck Soup, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. 2006 About Still Life, Space 743, San Francisco, CA. Healing Force, San Francisco LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA. 2005 Visual Aid at Sixteen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco International Art Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 2004 Group Show, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. Living Proof, San Francisco LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA. 2003 Group Show, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. SPICE, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2002 Summer Show, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. 2001 Ten New Artists, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY. GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont’d.)

2001 Making Bridges, CBS Marketwatch, San Francisco, CA 1996-1997 Hearth and Home, Champion International Corporation, Stamford, CT. 1994 The Art of Watercolor, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY. 1991 2 x 2 x 2: Interaction and Independence, Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA. Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ. 1990 Watercolors, The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN. Contemporary Realist Painting: Perception and Experience, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA. 1989 Watercolor: Contemporary Currents, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA. American Realists, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID. 1987 10 Artists, Tatischeff & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Collector’s Choice Exhibition, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK. California Two, Tatischeff & Company, New York, NY. Watercolors, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA. Watercolors, Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA. Works on Paper, William Sawyer Gallery, CA. American Realists, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID. 1986 Objects Observed, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ. Works on Paper, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1985 Richmond Works, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. West Coast Realism / East Coast Realism, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 1984 MFA Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA. 1982 Liquid Light: Watercolor Beyond the Tradition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA. Northern California Realist Painters, Redding Museum, Redding, CA and Shasta College, Redding, CA. 1981 The Art Guild-Contemporary Arts Committee Invitational Bay Area Artists Sale, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. Two Watercolorists, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS. 1980 55th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA. Realism: Paintings of Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Interiors, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. 1979 The Art Guild-Contemporary Arts Committee Invitational Bay Area Artists Sale, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. 1978-1979 Bay Area Painters, Western Association of Art Museums in cooperation with the California Arts Council. Traveled to: Chevron USA Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Gavilan College Gallery, Gilroy, CA; Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, AK; Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA; Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Redding Art Center, Redding, CA; Yakima Valley College, Yakima, WA; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Federal Reserve Program, Washington D.C.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont’d.)

1977 20 Bay Area Painters, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. The Art Guild-Contemporary Arts Committee Invitational Bay Area Artists Sale, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. Bay Area Artists Collectors Exhibition, Kaiser Collectors Gallery, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA. 1976 Some Berkeley People and Places, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. 1974 Northern California Artists, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA. 1973 Gallery Artists, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA. New Realism II: West Coast Media/East Coast Graphics, Clark Pollack Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Painting: James D. Phelan Awards, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Wilfred Fletcher Collection, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA Redding Museum, Redding, CA Buena Vista College Art Museum, Storm Lake, IA Otis Elevator Corporation, CT Citibank, New York, NY FMC Corporation, Washington, DC SeaVest Partners, CT McKinsey & Company, NY Cahill Gordon, Reindel, NY Ernst & Whinney, NY Exxon Corporation, Irving, TX Clorox Inc., Oakland, CA Chemical Bank, NY Kaiser Industries, Oakland, CA Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, CA Kaiser Hospital, Pleasanton, CA Glen Jans Collection, Sun Valley, ID Swanledge Corporation, Cambridge, MA AT&T, Baskinridge, NJ

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