Printmakers In Conversation I
May 8 - June 8, 2013
Since the 1970's Beckman has captured the daily life of Stonington, where she lives, and surrounding Downeast fishing communities, in her accomplished black and white wood engravings. In addition to a significant number of images that reflect her rootedness in Maine, the exhibit will include several prints of the American west accomplished since 2000, during numerous artist-in-residences positions at some of the nation's most spectacular western parks and monuments.
Beckman earned a BA in art history from Lake Forest College in Illinois, and after 15 years as a self-taught wood engraver, she received an MFA from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, in 1992. She has taught workshops on Eagle Island and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and has been an Assistant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine in Orono. Her highly admired prints and handmade books are in the permanent collections of Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, Bates and Wellesley colleges, the University of New England, the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland and the Portland Museum of Art.