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Michael Beatty

Biography


    

Education        

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston,  MFA in Sculpture  1995
Program in Artisanry, Boston University, Summer 1982,1983
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, BFA  1980
Mullsjo Folkhogskola, Mullsjo, Sweden  1978

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions

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,

           Curator: Geoff Keough.
           MIX, The Gallery @ Green Street, Boston, MA , in     
           collaboration with Mike Newby.
1994    New Work, Gallery 57, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge,
           MA.
1991    Sculpture and Drawings, Howard Yerzerski Gallery, Boston,
           MA.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Block Parts, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

2015    Pulse, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross,

           Worcester, MA

           Nature, Askew, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA

2012    Arise, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

2011    Wood Work, Clark University, Worcester, MA

           View Point, Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross,

           Worcester, MA

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 Hill
           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    Boston in Bantam, New Arts Gallery, Bantam, CT
           New England/ New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum,
           Fitchburg, MA; Curator: Marianne Menger
1999    New Editions, Center Street Studios Gallery, Boston, MA.
1998    Out of the Studio, Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross,
           Worcester, MA
           Material Force, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts,  
           Boston, MA; Curator: Carole Anne Meehan
1997    Around, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
           General Consensus, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1996    Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA.  Curator:     
           Wendy Tarlow Kaplan
1995    Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston,

           MA Juror: Howard Yezerski
           New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
           Fivefold, Bakalar Gallary, Massachusetts College of Art,
           Boston, MA
1993    Works on Paper,  Berkshire Art Association, Berkshire
           Museum, Pittsfield, MA,
1992    Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Artists Center, North
           Adams, MA
1991    Painting and Sculpture, Berkshire Art Association, Berkshire
           Museum, Pittsfield, MA, Juror: Jock Reynolds
           Birds as Critics: Artists’ Birdhouses, Barbara Krakow Gallery.
           Boston, MA
1990    Small Works, Artist Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA
1989    Artists in Residence, Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston, MA
1987    No Brand Art, Lawndale Art and Performance Center,
           Houston, TX
           Miniatures, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

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

2005    Arbor Vitae, outdoor installation and exhibition

           Site: Private garden in Newton, MA

2002    Spectrum, indoor hanging sculpture for atrium space
2001    Restless Geometry, large-scale wall drawing
           Commissioned by the Boston Millennium Commission.
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: 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) : F 1 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, “Around”, Art New England (February/March 1998) : 63
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.
Ed Symkus, “Strokes of Art”, The Boston Tab (April 18, 1995): 1B.
“Strokes of Genius”, Boston Globe Magazine (April 2, 1995):30-33
Nancy Stapen, “Galleries”,Boston Globe  (November 19, 1992): 70.
Nancy Stapen, “Highlights of Summer Exhibitions”, Boston Globe
(Sept. 12, 1991).
David Raymon, “Birds as Critics,” Art New England (October/
November 1991): 32.
Christine Temin, “Folding Form into Function,” Boston Globe (March
21, 1986):  25.

 
Selected 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
Ropes and Gray, Boston, MA