"For the images I produce as an artist, I have conducted research in Niger, West Africa, where I lived for three years. My art involves an exploration of the Nigerien landscape, the Djarma and Fulani cultures and the art forms they create. This abstract work portrays ritual and tradition in Nigerien culture.
To create my imagery, I work from a variety of references. Relationships among color, shape, and texture come together to form fluid and grid like compositions. Color dominates the images and dictates the media employed to produce them. This series of art pieces combines mixed media and collage together to create vibrant tapestries of imagery."
Gretchen Beck served as Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department, Curator and on the faculty at Concordia University, Irvine, CA, for eleven years. Currently, she is a professional artist.
Recently, she created a series of exhibitions at the following galleries: Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, Wales; FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA; Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; and Stadler Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kingfield, ME. She will have upcoming exhibitions at the following galleries: Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH; and Farnham Gallery, Simpson College, Indianola, IA. She exhibits and discusses her work in group and solo exhibitions in galleries, on national and international levels. For further information about her work in the visual arts you can view her website at: www.gretchenbeck.com and or please contact her at email@example.com
Gretchen Beck, M.F.A.