Lift Off | site specific installation, Tyvek paper, 8 panels, 36" x 96" each
NINE | site specific installation, paper, aluminum, 9 elements, 72" x 24" x 15" each, 10' x 10' installation dimension
On the Mend | vinyl fencing, wood, 96" x 60" x 8"
Mind Map and Mothership | vinyl fencing, 15' x 18' x 30', installation dimension variable
Hubris | aluminum, steel installation, 72" x 60" x 21"
Fear and Hope | site specific installation, Tyvek paper, 35 panels, 144" x 96" each
Momento and Steps | site specific installation, 8 Tyvek paper panels at 84" x 36" each, 8 graphite & mixed media panels at 24" x 18" each
Coffee Talk | site specific installation, 12-20 burlap sacks, 24" x 36" each
Ray | site specific installation, aluminum screening, Rustoleum paint, 10 elements at 36" x 48" x 21" each
Determined series | concrete, stone on wood panel, 72" x 72" x 4"
Articulated Movement Series 1,2,3 | mixed media on black canvas, 48" x 24" x 2" each
Undistinguished Beauty series | burlap sacks, acrylic, 6 elements, 36" x 24" each
Caress | mixed media on aluminum, copper, 36" x 24" x 21"
Mettle | steel wool, 21" x 24" x 5"
Sleeping Whale | Tyvek paper, acrylic paint, 84" x 42" x 36"
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Member Portfolio

Francis Beaty

Mill Studios Studio #1 123 Leverington St Philadelphia PA 19127


Artist Statement

I am Francis Beaty (1949, Abington, PA United States) an artist who works in a variety of media. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By taking daily life as subject matter I comment on the everyday aesthetic. I try to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way. I like to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believe in the idea of function following form in a work. I create work with a clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art. My works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in which recognition plays an important part. By emphasizing aesthetics, I amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating environments that generate tranquil poetic images leaving traces on the edge of recognition and alienation. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. With a subtle minimalistic approach, I formalize the coincidental and emphasize the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random work.

Artist Biography

Francis Beaty is a contemporary installation artist, painter and sculptor known for her interdisciplinary work and introspective style. Her works incorporate found and constructed elements with a unique conceptual inventiveness. Her first large installation “The Hatching” was a community engagement piece, Allentown PA 2017. Her membership in the Global Art Project 2018-2021 expanded her exhibition opportunities into Europe. She participated in the Geuzenmaand 2021-2022 Exhibition through the 10dence gallery who represents her in Europe. The exhibition traveled to the Museum Vlaardingen, World Art Delft, Rotterdam Courthouse and Kunstwerkt Foundation Scheidam. She was awarded the Betsy Meyer Award in Philadelphia in 2021 and is a member of InLiquid and CFEVA. Her residencies include Saruya, Japan; Buffalo Creek, Nevada; Chateau Campadieu, France; Baum School of Art, PA. Francis has utilized her degrees in Education, French and Architectural Interior Design to express herself. Given the current socio-political climate she believes it is important to create work that bridges the gaps across different perspectives and facilitate relational dialogue.


1985 - 1989
Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
Watercolor, Drawing, Sculpture, Pottery, Mixed Media
Instructors: Renzo Faggioli, Rosemary Geseck, Dana Van Horn, Thomas Unger

Judith Kissinger, private class, Bethlehem, PA
Advanced Watercolor

1986 - 1987
Lee Everett, private class, Allentown, PA
Beginner and Advanced Watercolor

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
AAS Interior Design

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
BA, Elementary Education & French

Awards & Honors

Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art & 18th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention for Lift Off Installation, Ashland University Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH

Honorable Mention for Arbor Pulse, Baum Art School Group Show, Allentown, PA


Artist in Residence, Saruya AIR, Fujiyoshida, Japan

Artist in Residence, Buffalo Creek Art Center, Gardnerville, NV

Hatching Installation Community Project Thomas Mann Trajectory Heart Residency Project, Guest artist, Allentown, PA

Artist in Residence, Baum School of Art. Sculpture teacher, Roberto Clemente Charter School, Allentown, PA

2019 Member Global Arts Project, Group Exhibition “Crossing Borders”, Ghent, Belgium

Artist in Residence, Allentown School District Foundation "What is Sculpture?", Allentown, PA

Artist in Residence, Christine Chateau Campadieu, Ille-sur-Tet, France

Artist in Residence, Baum School of Art, Roberto Clemente Charter School, Allentown, PA


Blink, Your Art Resource, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

Onafhankeelijk, Kunstexpositie Geuzenmaand

Artifacts , 10dence platform, "Francis Beaty - USA", Get Out Of Your Skull

Interview with featured artist Francis Beaty, Inspirational Magazine #34

Global Art Project. Crossing Borders. Edited by C. Heyward and R. Weijers. 2019. Exhibition Catalogue.

Foxx, Maxx. “Francis Beaty One Artist One Woman Interview”. Musings, WDIY 88.1. September 2017

Foxx, Maxx. “Francis Beaty Portal Interview”. Musings, WDIY 88.1. January 2017

Higgins, Tim. “A Mesmerizing Sculpture ‘Hatched’ From Books”. Sunday Arts, Morning Call. December 17, 2017

Silliman, Marian: “Dichotomy: The Work of Francis Beaty”, The Easton Irregular, March 2017, p. 10

“Francis Beaty.” Bethlehem House Gallery. January 2016.

Piccione, Steve: “Art | Francis Beaty”, Lehigh Valley Style (review), vol. 17, issue 7, July 2016, p. 16


Healing Stick No. 3, IF (International Fusionism) Museum, Easton PA

Primordia 5&6, Gallery 415, Catasauqua, PA
Exterior Sculpture


Primordia 8, Re:Find / Jon Clark & Ron Sussman Proprietors, Allentown, PA
Exterior sculpture

Sora & Cabled, Hoffman Design Group Rehoboth Beach, DE
Two exterior sculptures

Professional Experience

Group Exhibition Crossing Borders, Ghent, Belgium
Member, Global Arts Project

Hatching Installation, Community Project

PA Trajectory Heart Residency Project, Thomas Mann, Allentown, PA
Guest artist



Articulated Movement
, Mill Studios Main Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Suspension , InLiquid, Commerce Square #2, Philadelphia, PA

FLUX, Mill Studios Main Gallery, Manayunk, PA

Breaking New Ground, Gallery 724, Allentown, PA
Including Hatching Installation

One Artist One Woman, Civic Theater Gallery 514, Allentown, PA

Variations on the Square, Fox Optical, Bethlehem, PA

Paintings, Pita King, Allentown, PA

2016 - 2017
Portal, Gallery 724, Allentown, PA

Square on Grid Outdoor Exhibition, City Center Park, Allentown, PA

Building Textures and Dimension, Blink Optical, Allentown, PA

Environments, Gallery 724, Allentown, PA

New Textures, Cigar Factory Allentown, PA

Spring Show Cigar Factory, Allentown, PA

Petro's Solo Show, Allentown, PA

Baum School, Allentown, PA

Baum School, Allentown, PA

Fox Optical, Bethlehem, PA

Touchstone Theater, Bethlehem, PA

Acorn Gallery, Allentown, PA

Technicolor Salon, Bethlehem, PA


Hearth, Frame, Foundation, InLiquid/Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Santa Fe Art Fair with ADC Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Art Comes Alive, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

Art in the Open Gallery, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

Juried Outdoor Sculptures, Mainline Arts Center, Haverford, PA

Dialogue, City Arts Salon, Philadelphia PA

Saruya AIR Residency, Fujiyoshida, Japan

Buffalo Creek Artist in Residence, Gardnerville, NV

Geuzenmmand World Art Delft, Museum Vlarardingen, Netherlands

Juried Member, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

Juried Exhibitions, Works on Paper and Small Works, Powell Lane Arts, Collingswood, NJ

Mixture , CFEVA Members Exhibition, Philadelphia PA

Women &  Modernism. Woman/ O, DBS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

REEMERGENCE, Betsy Meyer Memorial Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

Sculpture in the Glen III, InLiquid, Gladwyne, PA

Immersion, The Art Trust, West Chester, PA

Rough Around the Edges, The Artist Alliance Online Exhibition

Get Out of Your Skull Project, Museum Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Black, Grey and White, The Art House Gallery March, Online

Geuzenmaand, World Art Delft, Museum Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Crossing Borders 2, Global Art Project, JPG Gallery, Lafayette, CA

Growth Determined, HOT∙BED Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Up, PII Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Christine Chateau Campadieu Residency, Ille –sur-Tet, France

Crossing Borders, Global Art Project, Ghent, Belgium

Invisible Landscapes, NoBa Artspaces, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Contemporary Renaissance Women, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

Time Will Tell, Ashland University Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH

Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ

IF (International Fusionism), Bank Street, Easton, PA

Compendium, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA

Love Is in the Air Gallery 724, Allentown, PA

Bethlehem House Winter Show, Bethlehem House Contemporary Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

1994 - 2003
Marywood College Juried Show, Scranton, PA

Installation crew for Artist Nora Johnson Sculpture, Peoria, IL

Art in the Park West Park, Allentown, PA

Phillipsburg Outdoor Festival, Phillipsburg, NJ

Rose Garden Group Show, Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh Art Alliance Juried Group Shows, Allentown & Bethlehem, PA

1991 - 1995
Open Space Gallery Solo & Group Shows, Allentown, PA

Maria Feliz Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Jim Thorpe, PA

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