Jarrod Beck (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Albany, NY. His works — massive, fragile structures and performances in landscapes prone to inundation and erosion — are sited along the borders our society has drawn in the landscape. Beck’s solo exhibitions include Strike Slip, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE (2013); Cinerum, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA (2012); and Duende, Instituto Cervantes, NY (2011). His group exhibitions include Fact of the Matter, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, NY (2014); and Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2012). Beck’s awards and residencies include Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, MA, (2011–2014); Smack Mellon “Hot Picks” Artist, NY (2013); Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, FL (2013); Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, NE (2013); and MacDowell Colony, NH (2012). He received his B.ARC. and M.ARCH. from Tulane University and his M.F.A. in Studio Art from University of Texas at Austin.

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