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Michael Beatty

SELECTED WORKS
Inside Out
2020
Birch plywood, resin, welded steel and paint

15 x 16 x 10 inches (38.1 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm)
Signed and dated on bottom in ink
(Inventory #31481)

Luster
2019
Wood, stainless steel with bronze and wax

11 1/2 x 6 x 5 inches (29.2 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm)
Stamped, signed and dated on bottom in ink
(Inventory #31482)

Scaffold
2019
Birch plywood, resin and paint

15 x 40 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (38.1 x 102.9 x 26.7 cm)
Stamped, signed and dated on reverse in ink
(Inventory #31487)

Equipoise
2018
Birch plywood, nylon and paint

17 x 9 x 9 inches (43.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse in ink
(Inventory #31488)

Flipside
2018
PLA print, plaster, plywood, and milk paint

10 x 5 1/2 x 5 inches (25.4 x 14 x 12.7 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on bottom in ink
(Inventory #30846)

Samedifference
2011
Welded steel and laminated wood with milk paint

57 x 31 x 5 1/2 inches (144.8 x 78.7 x 14 cm)
(Inventory #24048)

 

Untitled
2011
Birch plywood with milk paint and wax

13 x 10 1/4 x 5 inches  (33 x 26 x 12.7 cm)
(Inventory #24291)

Untitled
2009
Birch plywood with milk paint and wax

14 x 9.5 x 5 inches
(35.56 x 24.1 x 12.7 cm)
(Inventory #21749)

Untitled
2009
Birch plywood with milk paint and wax

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 inches
(31.75 x 24.1 x 12.7 cm)
(Inventory #21751)

CP24.5
2008
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on Fabriano paper

14 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches  (36.8 x 51.75 cm)
(Inventory #19829)

Untitled (encounter)
2007
Baltic birch plywood, wax finish

10 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches  (25.4 x 19 x 19 cm)
(Inventory #18949)

The Trouble with Painting
2005
Plywood, maple veneer, steel

54 x 72 x 38 inches (137 x 183 x 96.5 cm)
(Inventory #17074)

Blip #15
1997
Graphite on wood

Edition of 3
7 1/2 x 4 x 4 inches (19.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
(Inventory #25734)

Michael Beatty: Polysemy
Additional Information

Education
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MFA in Sculpture 1995
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, BFA 1980

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions

2020
Polysemy, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA

2008
Perimeter, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

2005
IN • tangle, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA.

2003
Low Fat, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.
Recent Work, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton MA.

2001
WALL-TO-WALL, Presidents Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, in collaboration with Mike Newby.
MIX, The Gallery @ Green Street, Boston, MA , in collaboration with Mike Newby.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
SUMMA, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2016
Block Parts, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA

2015
Pulse, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Nature, Askew, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA

2012
Arise, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, MA

2011
Viewpoint, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Woodwork, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA

2009
Opening Lines, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2008
Bridge Art Fair, Cerrito Contemporary, Miami, FL

2007
Crossroads, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Inscribere, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA
Art Site, Bedford Gallery, Oakland, CA
Celebrating MacDowell, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

2006
360 Degrees , Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
DWELLING: Memory, Architecture and Place, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA
Off the Wall , Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

2005
B-Side, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA
Art for the Garden, private residence, Newton, MA

2004
More than One, Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
WOODwork, Anthony Grant Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Collection Connection, Duxbury Art Complex, Duxbury, MA

2002
Non-Salon Salon, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
More than One: Prints from Center Street Studio ,
Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbell Branch, Warren, OH

2001
The Garden and the Map , FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA
Imaging Time, Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
New Works, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.
Beneath the Surface , Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

2000
New England/ New Talent , Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Curator: Marianne Menger

Grants and Awards

2010
Artist Resource Trust Grant, funded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Trust
Great Barrington, MA

2007
Research and Publication Grant, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2004
St. Botolph Foundation Award in Sculpture, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist Program, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Finalist in Drawing, Artist Grants Program, Massachusetts Cultural Council

2003
Residency Grant, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2002
Artist Resource Trust Grant, funded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Trust
Great Barrington, MA

1999
Residency Grant, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Research and Publication Grant, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Commissions and Public Projects

2006
DWELLING: Memory, Architecture and Place , outdoor installation
Site: Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA

2005
Arbor Vitae, outdoor installation and exhibition
Site: Private garden in Newton, MA

2002
Spectrum, indoor hanging sculpture for atrium space
Site: Fitzgerald School, Cambridge, MA.
Commissioned by the City of Cambridge through the Cambridge Arts Council.

Constellation, indoor wall sculpture and installation
Site: Ritz-Carlton Commons Hotel, Boston, MA
Commissioned by Annex Fine Arts

2001 Restless Geometry, large scale wall drawing
Site: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2000
Schoolfish, outdoor temporary sculpture.
Project for the Cavalcade of Cods to celebrate the Millennium in Boston, MA, commissioned by the Boston Millennium Commission.

1995
Strokes of Genius:Mini Golf by Artist, designed/ fabricated indoor mini-golf hole.
Site: DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Selected Bibliography

Cate McQuaid, “Galleries: a focus on nature”, Boston Globe (June 30, 2015):
Cate McQuaid, “Poles apart, with feeling”, Boston Globe (July 18, 2012):G3
Nancy Sheehan, “Artists go into the wood”, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Feb. 17, 2011):15
Cate McQuaid, “Line Dance”, Boston Globe (January 28, 2009)
Colin Fleming, “Reviews: Michael Beatty at Barbara Krakow”, ARTnews (October 2008)
Cate McQuaid, “Sculptors drawn to the power of suggestion”, Boston Globe (June 11, 2008)
Rachel Luckom, “Michael Beatty: Perimeter”, Dig (May 19, 2008): 12
Cate McQuaid, “Galleries: Out of the Wood”, Boston Globe (November 4, 2005) : D 7
Meredith Fife Day, “Michael Beatty: Low Fat”, Art New England (Feb/March 2004): 34
Cate McQuaid, “Galleries: Michael Beatty”, Boston Globe (October 3, 2003) : D19
Shawn Hill, “Michael Beatty: Low Fat”, artsMedia (October 2003) : 7-8
Leon Nigrosh, “Faculty Works 2003”, Worcester Magazine (March 27, 2003) : 24
Christine Temin, “Perspectives: City gives public works a good name”
Boston Globe (September 11, 2002) : F1 and F8.
Lois Tarlow, “Profile: Michael Beatty”, Art New England (Dec/Jan 2002) : 24-26
Gary Duehr, “Beneath the Surface” Frieze (June July August 2001) :124-126
Kevin Rainey, “Reviews”, Sculpture (October 1999) : 73-74
Jeff Perrott, “New Editions”, artsMedia (September 1999) : 32-35
Kristen Struebing-Beazley, “Material Force in Stasis”, artsMedia (April 1998) : 20
Christine Temin, “Perspectives”, Boston Globe (March 4, 1998) : F1
Miles Unger, “Drawing-All is Chaos Again”, Art New England (April/May 1996) : 43
Nancy Stapen, “Galleries”, Boston Globe (June 22,1995): 62
Christine Temin, “Different Strokes: a golf course of art”, Boston Globe (April 19, 1995): 57.

Selected Public Collections

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Ritz Carlton Boston Commons, Boston MA
Meditech Corporation, Canton, MA
Coopers and Lybrand, Boston, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Prudential Insurance, Newark, NJ

Annual AIDS Benefit 2022 (Online Only)

November 26, 2022
- December 4, 2022

Works are first and only made visible on the website on Saturday, November 26th at 10am.  All proceeds to benefit The Dimock Center’s Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Program.

ALL WORKS HAVE SOLD, THANK YOU AND CONGRATS TO ALL !

Annual AIDS Benefit 2020 (online only)

November 28, 2020
- December 5, 2020

 Works are first and only made visible on the website on Saturday, November 28th at 10am.  All proceeds to benefit The Dimock Center’s Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Program

Formed

August 19, 2020
- September 9, 2020

Featuring works by Michael Beatty, Sarah Charlesworth, Ellsworth Kelly, and Martin Puryear

Michael Beatty: Polysemy

March 7, 2020
- April 4, 2020

 Reception with the artist on Saturday, March 7th between 3-5pm Michael Beatty talk – CANCELLED March 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Krakow Witkin Gallery

Annual AIDS Benefit 2019

November 30, 2019
- December 4, 2019