becca van k
beccavank@gmail.com
instagram: @beccavank

Born 1991, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Germantown, NY

EDUCATION
2013       
B.A. in Art History, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019

We’ve never met before today with Andrew Phillip Cortes, Sou’wester Lodge, Seaview, WA (on view through Nov 3)
Comfort Zone immersive installation with Christin Ripley, 24-HOUR DRONE, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY
2018     
i'm here for you, solo exhibition, HiLo, Catskill, NY
Plush Zone with Christin Ripley, No Theme Performance Festival, Cocoon Gallery at the Cunneen-Hackett Art Center,
Poughkeepsie, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019

Earthly Delights, curated by Susan Jennings, Julie Torres, and Ellen Letcher, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY (on view)
feel me, curated by Kelsey Renko, Collar Works, Troy, NY (forthcoming August 30)
Lobster Dinner: A Show of Small Works, curated by Will Hutnick, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pocket Object, curated by Noel Morical, Forage Modern Workshop, Minneapolis, MN
UPSTREAM, The River House Project, Hudson, NY
Baba Yaga Group Show, curated by Scott Keightley, Grand Buffet & Pulver’s Glass, Hudson, NY
Pocket Object, curated by Noel Morical, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago, IL
Reality Hunger, curated by Ken Habarta, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
GATHER, curated by Elizabeth Ibarra and Casey Taylor, ARTBAR Gallery, Kingston, NY
Scintilla Art Box Project, curated by Sarah Swist, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
How to respond to an emergency with CPR Gallery, Incident Report, Hudson, NY
HOLE, curated by Dylan Languell, 10014 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA
2018
Big Holiday Show, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Afterimage, PARADICE PALASE, Brooklyn, NY
Chain Chain Chain, curated by Maxwell Taylor-Milner, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Spatial Oddities, curated by Julie Torres, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Small Works, curated by Sharon Louden, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Jack Walls & the Bright Future Group: Works on Paper, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
The Creek Flows Into the River, curated by Richard Saja, Walnut Hill Gallery, Hudson, NY        
Cave Castle: Dish Rag Magazine Launch, Monk Space, Los Angeles, CA
Being Alive, curated by Kelsey Renko and Michael Valiquette, The Church, Troy, NY
Design Hudson, Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson, NY
Medium Mode Range, curated by Chelsea Cater, Vicki Island's Dollhouse, Newburgh, NY
Her Environment #8: Small Living, curated by Allie Shyer, September Gallery and 190 Fairview Ave., Hudson, NY
2017      
Patricia Field ArtFashion Show, Joe's Garage, Catskill, NY
The Bright Future Group Show, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY
chashama 2017 Gala, 4 Times Square, New York, NY
Stop and Smell the Roses, curated by Becca Van K and Elbert Perez, The Mothership, Woodstock, NY
Neoteric Abstract V, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
Emerging Artists, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015      
Geek Shows I & II, 533 Warren St., Hudson, NY
Neoteric Abstract III, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2014      
Neoteric Abstract II, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2019
Shell House Arts Winter Artist Residency, Roxbury, NY
Sou’wester Lodge Artist Residency (in conjunction with exhibition), Seaview, WA
2018     
Sou'wester Lodge Artist Residency, Seaview, WA
Drop Forge & Tool Artist Residency, Hudson, NY
Wave Farm Administrative Fellowship, Acra, NY

SOCIAL PRACTICE
2019
Contributing artist, Catskill Mountain Foundation Annual Benefit Party: Imagine!, Hunter, NY
Contributing artist, GCCA’s 31st Annual Beaux Arts Ball, Hunter, NY

Contributing artist, Art for Trees, Saugerties Village Tree Commission, Saugerties, NY
2018      
i’m here for you pillows donated to the children’s area at the Hudson Area Library, Hudson, NY
Contributing artist, True Blue Benefit: Supporting Democracy in the Town of Kinderhook, The School | Jack Shainman Gallery,
Kinderhook, NY
Contributing artist, Sister Inmate Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
Contributing artist, Her Environment Fundraiser: NIGHT LIGHT, Digital Art Demo Space, Chicago, IL
Contributing artist, Catskill Mountain Foundation Annual Benefit, Hunter, NY
Contributing artist, WAAM Beaux Arts Gala, Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties, NY
Contributing artist, Lil' Deb's Oasis Commitment Ceremony Silent Auction, Hudson Lodge, Hudson, NY
2017     
Contributing artist, Neighborly, 190 Fairview Ave., Hudson, NY
Co-curator (with Elbert Perez), Stop and Smell the Roses, The Mothership, Woodstock, NY
Contributing artist, ACT 1 at Rally in the Valley, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY
Contributing artist, Nasty Women Hudson Valley, Instar Lodge, Germantown, NY
             
Continual fundraising (2017-present) for non-profits through artwork sales and donations. Currently 10% of each my hands swell when i hike needlepoint sale supports the Navajo Water Project.
Artwork donations and sales have also provided funding for: Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center, Utah Diné Bikéyah, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Black & Pink.

STOCKISTS

Fashion Plants at Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, Hudson, NY
Needlepoints from my hand swell when i hike, Corduroy Shop, Catskill, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019
Digitalize, Again and Again: Becca Van K and Nash Bellows, Ghost Omaha, online exhibition curated by Ian Treadway
2018     
Afterimage’ at Paradice Palase, Brooklyn,” ARTnews, Nov 30
Becca Van K, "No Photos: A Eulogy for the Rave Cave - The Output Years 2013-2015," Dish Rag Magazine, Issue 0 | Fall 2018
Joan Grubin, "A Rural Artist-Run Gallery in Upstate New York Works to Start a Scene," Hyperallergic, Aug 9
Creature Comfort, PLEAT Gallery, online exhibition curated by Bethanie Irons
"Studio Visit: becca van k," interview with Bethanie Irons, PLEAT Gallery blog, July 6
Friend of the Artist Vol. 6, June 16
"Exclusive Interview: Becca Van K, The Artist Taking Needle-pointing To The Next Level", interview with Daniel Spielberger, Dish
Rag Magazine Blog
, June 5
Average Art 21, April
WOTISART? #12, March
"Purple House: Fort Vine, Becca Van K," radio interview with Robert Tomlinson, WGXC Acra, February 6
"'i'm here for you' Art Opening at HiLo in Catskill // Interview with the Artist", interview with Jenny Ghetti, imby.com, Feb 1

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Studio Assistant to Nicole Cherubini
2019 Studio Assistant to Jason Middlebrook
2018-2019 Freelance Bead Weaver/Fiber Arts Consultant to Jeffrey Gibson
2018-2019 Media Arts Assistance Fund Program Assistant to Wave Farm
2013-2018      Production Manager (2017-2018) & Studio Assistant (2013-2017) to Jeffrey Gibson
2016-2017      Studio Assistant to Nicole Cherubini
2015-2016      Studio Assistant to Beverly Semmes  
2010-2013 Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College Program Assistant/Work Study


Comfort Zone collaborative 24-hour immersive tactile airstream exhibition with Christin Ripley
in conjunction with Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE festival, Hudson, NY, 2019

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Shell House Artist Residency final day open house
Roxbury, NY, 2019

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Plush Zone collaborative exhibition with Christin Ripley
No Theme Performance Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2018

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i'm here for you, solo exhibition, 2018
HiLo, Catskill, NY

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the "comfort zone" at chashama gala, 2017
4 Times Square, NYC

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