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 (To be titled) two-person exhibition and collaborative works with Andrew Phillip Cortes, Sou’wester Lodge, Seaview, WA
(forthcoming August)
2018      Plush Zone, two-person exhibition with Christin Ripley, No Theme Performance Festival, Cocoon Gallery at the Cunneen-
                 Hackett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
              i'm here for you, solo exhibition, HiLo, Catskill, NY

Group Exhibitions
2019 Reality Hunger, curated by Ken Habarta, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (forthcoming March)
GATHER, curated by Elizabeth Ibarra and Casey Taylor, ARTBAR Gallery, Kingston, NY (forthcoming March)
Scintilla Art Box Project, curated by Sarah Swist, Hastings College, Hastings, NE (forthcoming March)
How to respond to an emergency with CPR Gallery, Incident Report, Hudson, NY (forthcoming March)
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 (February 16 - March 3)
Sou’wester Lodge Artist Residency (in conjunction with exhibition), Seaview, WA (August)
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, GCCA’s 31st Annual Beaux Arts Ball, Hunter, 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, 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
             
Fundraising for Planned Parenthood and First Nations non-profits (2017-present) through online auctions of personal artworks

Stockists

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

Bibliography
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 | Caves
              Joan Grubin, "A Rural Artist-Run Gallery in Upstate New York Works to Start a Scene," Hyperallergic, Aug 9
              Creature Comfort, PLEAT Gallery, 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,
                  February 1

Artist Assistance
2018-present Freelance bead weaver/fiber arts consultant to Jeffrey Gibson
2013-2018      Production Manager & Studio Assistant to Jeffrey Gibson
2016-2017      Studio Assistant to Nicole Cherubini
2015-2016      Studio Assistant to Beverly Semmes 

 

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

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the "comfort zone" at chashama 2017 gala, 2017
all works by becca van k
4 times square
new york, ny

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stop and smell the roses - may 2017
the mothership, woodstock, ny
curated by becca van k & elbert perez
artists - scott vander veen, adelaide ruff, jenny ghetti, lauren barnes, sonia
 corina, chelsea cater, anna wheeler, elbert perez, and becca van k