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

Résumé

Artist Statement

My artistic practice is a vehicle to navigate and express my emotions. I invite, “ask” the viewer to join me on a creative journey. My art explores spontaneity, imperfection and chance. This evolving process is in line with my philosophical, ethical and imaginative goals. My goal is to transform a space into an energized environment that transports the viewer (participant) from the unfocused everyday gaze into a dimension of discovery.
Abstract, conceptual, free-flowing, organic and cerebral, I am known for attempting new things- taking disparate elements and bringing them together. My installations reflect alternative associations with what is considered natural. These pieces can be “technologically mediated contemplative experiences, highlighting the role of the body, cycles of decay and revitalization, virtual physical material transcendence and transformation. Given the current social-political climate, it has become increasingly important to create work that bridges the gaps across different perspectives and facilitate relational dialogue”. My installations are three dimensional drawings, using linear materials, such as fencing and wire to define space and form. The ephemeral quality of each construction reminds the viewer of the temporary nature of their own life and condition.

Education

1985 - 1989
Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
Watercolor, Drawing, Sculpture, Pottery, Mixed Media
Instructors: Renzo Faggioli, Rosemary Geseck, Dana Van Horn, Thomas Unger
1988
Judith Kissinger, private class, Bethlehem, PA
Advanced Watercolor
1986 - 1987
Lee Everett, private class, Allentown, PA
Beginner and Advanced Watercolor
1985
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
AAS Interior Design
1971
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
BA, Elementary Education & French

Awards & Honors

2017
Honorable Mention for Lift Off Installation, Ashland University Coburn Gallery, Ashland OH
Honorable mention for Arbor Pulse, Baum Art School Group Show, Allentown PA

Residencies
2019
Christine Chateau Campadieu Residency, Ille –sur-Tet, France
Artist in Residence, Allentown School District Foundation, Allentown, PA
What is Sculpture? Spring and Fall Semesters
2018
Artist in Residence, Baum School of Art, Roberto Clemente Charter School, Allentown PA
Sculpture teacher

Bibliography

2020
Interview with featured artist Francis Beaty,
Inspirational Magazine #34, January 2020
2019
Global Art Project. Crossing Borders. Edited by C. Heyward and R. Weijers. 2019. Exhibition Catalogue.
2017
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
2016
“Francis Beaty.” Bethlehem House Gallery. January 2016.
Piccione, Steve: “Art| Francis Beaty”, Lehigh Valley Style (review), vol. 17, issue 7, July 2016, p. 16

Collections

2016
Healing Stick No. 3, IF (International Fusionism) Museum, Easton PA
Primordia 5&6, Gallery 415, Catasauqua, PA
Exterior Sculpture

Commissions
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

2019
Group Exhibition Crossing Borders, Ghent, Belgium
Member, Global Arts Project
2017
Hatching Installation, Community Project
PA Trajectory Heart Residency Project, Thomas Mann, Allentown, PA
Guest artist

Exhibitions

Solo
2020
FLUX, Mill Studios Main Gallery, Manayunk, PA
2017
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
Installation
2016
Square on Grid Outdoor Exhibition, City Center Park, Allentown PA
Building Textures and Dimension, Blink Optical, Allentown PA
Environments, Gallery 724, Allentown PA
2015
New Textures, Cigar Factory Allentown PA
Installation
Spring Show Cigar Factory, Allentown PA
2000
Petro's Solo Show, Allentown, PA
1999
Baum School, Allentown PA
Installation
1997
Baum School, Allentown PA
Installation
1994
Fox Optical, Bethlehem, PA
1993
Touchstone Theater, Bethlehem, PA
1992
Acorn Gallery, Allentown, PA
Technicolor Salon, Bethlehem, PA

Group
2020
Crossing Borders 2, Global Art Project, JPG Gallery, Lafayette, CA
Growth Determined, HOT∙BED Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Spring Up, PII Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019
Christine Chateau Campadieu Residency, Ille –sur-Tet, France
Crossing Borders, Global Art Project, Ghent, Belgium
Invisible Landscapes, NoBa Artspaces, Bala Cynwyd, PA
2018
Contemporary Renaissance Women, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2017
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
2016
Love Is in the Air Gallery 724, Allentown, PA
Bethlehem House Winter Show, Bethlehem House Contemporary Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
2015
Open Studios, Cigar Factory, Allentown, 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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