Francis Beaty

Francis Beaty

    Contact Information

    francisbeaty@ptd.net

    Phone: (610) 554-1824

    https://www.francisbeatyart.com

    Studio & Gallery

    Mill Studios Studio #1 123 Leverington St Philadelphia PA 19127

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Installation

    Artist's 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.

    Selected 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

    Artist's 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

    Awards

    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

    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

    Other 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

    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