Rick Beck

Born 1960 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

8/1986-5/1989 MFA Glass at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Instructor- Bill Boysen
9/1978-5/1982 BA in Art from Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Emphasis on glass
Instructor- Richard Bird
1995 SAF/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship
1994 North Carolina Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

Professional Experience
2000 Instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1994 Instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1994 Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1992 Teaching Assistant at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Instructors- Curt Brock and Jan Mares
1989-1991 Artist in Residence, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville,
Taught three classes and five workshops in stained glass and pate de verre, Head of program- Curt Brock
1990 Conducted workshop at Golden Glass Studio, Cincinnati, OH
1989 Studio assistant at Penland School, Penland, NC
Instructors- Jack Wax and Jack Schmidt
1989 Studio assistant at Penland School, Penland, NC
Instructors- Jeff Todd and Yaffa Sikorsky-Todd, Dante Marioni and Ben Moore
1983 Glass Studio Assistantship at Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Instructor- John Elias
1981 Glass coursework at ARCC-Coon Rapids, MN.
Instructor- Robert Toensing

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Form, Color, Light, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
2011 Habatat Galleries, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Rick Beck, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, VA
2008 Two Person Exhibition, Valerie and Rick Beck, Thomas Riley, Cleveland, Ohio
Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Form- Rick Beck Traveling Museum Exhibit, Gallery of Art and design N.C.S.U, Raleigh, NC
2005 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sculpture-Rick Beck, Solo Traveling Museum Exhibition
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
September-November 2000
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
January-March 2001
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark, September-November 2001
The Rachael Collection
Aspen, CO
July 1994
University Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech. University at Cookeville, TN
January 1991
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Southern Illinois University At Carbondale, IL
May 1989
Hastings College Alumni Show
Hastings, NE
Stuhr Museum
Grand Island, NE

Selected Collections
Fletcher, Barnhart, White Corp., Charlotte, NC
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
McDonalds Corporate Collection
Mint Museum Charlotte, NC
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
The Palley Collection, Miami, FL
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, FL
XL Screw Corporation, Wheeling, IL

Selected Invitationals
Fire and Ice
Wiliam King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA
June-September 2001
Off the Beaten Path: Glass Artists of the Penland Area
Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Jun-July 2001
Taking Form in Glass: Contemporary Works from the Palley Collection
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
September-November 2000
Millennium Glass
Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, Louisville, KY
January-March 2000
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
January-March 2001
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
June-August 2001
An Inaugural Gift: The Founder's Circle Collection
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
February-September 2000
Three Person Show
Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
May 1999
International Designer Glass
Hadeland Glassverk, Jenvnaker, Norway
June-August 1997
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
April-June 1997
The Glasmuseum- The First Ten Years
Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, Denmark
June 1996- May 1997
Eight from Penland
Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
January-February 1994
From our Vault to the Studio
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
September-November 1993
North Carolina Glass Reunion
Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC
August- September 1993
North Carolina Glass
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
July-September 1993

Selected Publications
American Craft, February/ March 2001, pages 98-99
Glass, Winter 2000, Inside Back Cover
American Craft, December 2000/ January 2001, page 8
American Craft, April/ May 2000
Glass, Summer 1999, page 36
Glass, Fall 1998, Page 65
American Craft, April/ May 1998, page 86
American Craft, December 1997/ January 1998, page 16
Glass, Fall 1996, page 65
American Craft, October/November 1996, Inside Cover
American Craft, February/March 1995, page 10
Glass, Winter 1995, page 20
American Craft, June/ July 1994, page 4
American Craft, February/March 1994, "Portfolio" page 58
American Craft, April/ May 1993, page 12
American Craft, October/ November 1992, page 71
Glass, Fall 1992
New Glass Review 12, Spring 1991