Karen Rich Beall













Born 1964, West Palm Beach, Florida
Lives and works in Lebanon, PA


1995     MFA, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
1986-88     Post Baccalaureate, University of Florida (Gainesville)
1986     BFA, University of Florida (Gainesville)
1984     Richmond College-Kensington Campus, London


    Artist Residency, A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, LA

    Finalist, Public Art Commission, Public Art for Public Schools Program, Department of Education, City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs, NY.

    Artist-in-Residency, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

    Nominee, Emerging Artist Award, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

    Nominee, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

    Public Art Commision, Airport Art Program, Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E

    Artist's Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

    Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
    Materials and Jurors Awards, Variety of Visions, Ewing Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    Buck Ewing Graduate Scholarship, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  • Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA.

  • "Natural Phenomena," Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA.

  • "Fruiting Bodies," Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
  • "Caught Up," Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • "A World Within A World," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • "The Dark Side of Beauty," Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA

  • "After Life," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • "Underpinnings," Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

  • "Karen Rich Beall," Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Spartenburg, SC

  • "He loves me, He loves me not," Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

  • "The Shining Daffodil Dead," Obscura Gallery, Portland, OR

  • "The Living Will," Ewing Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • "The Shining Daffodil Dead," Gallery 1010, Knoxville,TN
  • "Identity Revisited," Belleza Salon, Knoxville, TN

  • Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
  • "21st Century Landscape Reconstructing Identity," Bank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC

  • "Garden Improvement," Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

  • "So Atlanta," Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  • "Running Rampant," Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Tender Landscape," The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • "Metamorphosis," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

  • "Ooey Gooey," DiRT, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Fathoming," Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
  • "Georgia Triennial," City Gallery East, Atlanta; Georgia Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA; Telfair MuseuT?m of Art, Savannah, GA; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
  • "Out There: The Off-Center Vision of Six Atlanta Artists," Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

  • "Georgia Crossroads: Intersections in a Changing Landscape," Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA (brochure)
  • "Towards the Organic," Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL (brochure)

  • "House and Garden: Twists on Domesticity," Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL (brochure)
  • "Do It," Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • "Karen Rich Beall and Judi Werthein," Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
  • "Karen Rich Beall and Gregor Turk," Biggin Hall Gallery, Auburn University, AL

  • "Unraveled," City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
  • "Gilded Lilies: Recent Works by Kenson Pound, Karen Rich Beall, and Christy Hansford Baker," Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta

  • "Atlanta Biennial," Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
  • "Departures in Portraiture," Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • "Small Wonders," CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • "Art and Science," The Mariboe Gallery, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

  • "Florida National 1996," Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (catalogue)
  • "The Body," Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, MI
  • "Sum of Its Parts," Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

  • "'95 Juried Exhibition," Soho 20, New York, NY

  • "Variety of Visions," Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  • "A Site Specific Installation of Nine Artists," OT?ld City/Inner Space, Knoxville, TN
  • "Form and Forum," Ewing Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • "Women Artists," The Printer's Mark, Knoxville, TN


    Kuntz, Melissa. "A Fe Gallery show finds new directions for clay," Pittsburgh City Paper, April 10.
    Strauss, R.B. "Art in August," University City REVIEW, August 2.
    Juriga, Vanessa. "Karen Rich Beall: Caught Up: Duality and the Spider's Web," More Cowbell, Summer.

    Marx, Jonathan. "Organic forms inspire Cheekwood show," The Tennesssean, August, p.45.
    Johnson, Ken. "Odes to Nature, Grand and Demure, at Two Bronx gardens," The New York Times, July 14.

    Byrd, Cathy. "Karen Rich beall at Solomon Projects," Art In America, December, p.153.
    Fox, Catherine. "Small world: nature manifests its metaphoric side." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 5, p. L3.

    Turri, Scott. "Running Rampant," Dialogue, May/June, p. 52.

    Cochran, Rebecca Dimling. "Karen Rich Beall: Natural Dualities," Sculpture, November, p. 20-21.
    Reckitt, Helena. "The Dark Side of Beauty," exhibition catalogue, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia.
    Cross Sections News Magazine, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA, Spring (cover).
    Klimchak, Arme. "Fathoming," Sculpture, January/February, p. 75-76.
    Millet, Ann. "Fathoming," Sculpture, January/February, p. 45.

    Myers, Holly. "Ooey Gooey," Los Angeles Times, October 25.
    Fox, Cathy. "Human Nature," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 31, p.Q6.
    Feaster, Felicia. "Unnatural Deflection," Creative Loafing, June 5-11, p.59.
    Byrd, Cathy. "Usual Suspects," Creative Loafing, April 24.
    Cullum, Jerry. "Six artists show what's 'Out There' in plain sight," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 19, p.Q6.
    Fox, Cathy. "The Art of the State," The Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 12, p.1 & p.4.
    Georgia Triennial 2002/2003 (catalogue). Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA , p.11-12.
    Reckitt, Helena, narrator and Corone, Angela, producer. "Studio Visit," Public Radio, WABE, Atlanta, JanuarT?y 3.

    Cullum, Jerry. "Hot Spots: Georgia," Art Papers, July-August, p. 30-33.
    Fox, Catherine. "Capturing Georgia," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 13, p. Q8.
    Hall, Marjorie. "Crossroads: New exhibit looks at Georgia's landscape," Marietta Daily Journal, June 22, p. 1D (photograph).
    Tully, John. "Towards the Organic, mixes material with messages", Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, January 31, 2001.

    Byrd, Cathy. "Karen Rich Beall, Solomon Projects" Sculpture, December 2000.
    Fox, Cathy. "From Elton John to Jellyfish, a Feast for the Eyes," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 10, p. L5.
    Byrd, Cathy. "Following Directions," Creative Loafing, October 7.
    Moos, David. "Twists on Domesticity," brochure, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL, September.
    Anspon, Catherine D. "Art á la Carte," Papercity, July.
    Fox, Catherine. "Beall Knows Dual Nature of Beauty," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 17, p. Q8.

    Byrd, Cathy. "Women's Work," Creative Loafing, June 19, p. 37-38.
    Davis, Allison. "Gilded Lilies: Swan Coach House Gallery hosts exhibit of local artists," The Northside Neighbor, August 26.
    Cullum, Jerry. "Entering a garden of insights," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 18: Q8.
    Fox, Catherine. "Making a point: Sense of humor permeates crafters' works," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 7: Q8.
    Bernat, Robin. "Unraveled," Art Papers, January/February: p. 50.

    Feaster Felicia. "Shrinking Violets Prettiness reigns at Gilded Lilies," Creative Loafing, October 3.

    Resnicow, Ruth. "Studio Visit: Karen Rich Beall," Art Papers, January/February: p. 38-40 (illustrated).
    Lamb, Rebecca. "fresh art," Atlanta Press, September 18-24: 14.
    Byrd, Cathy. "Departures in Portraiture," Art Papers, September-October: p. 42.
    T?Cullum, Jerry. "1997 Atlanta Biennial," Art Papers, July-August: p.40.

    Easley, Michael. "The body exhibited," Pyramid Newsletter, June.

    "In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90's" (catalogue), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center: Women's Caucus for Art/NYC Chapter, p. 90.

    Church, Susan. "Salon's exhibition allows artist and clients to revisit identities," The Knoxville News Sentinel, November 30 (photograph).

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