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Biography


Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
U. S. Citizen

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, School of Architecture, M.A. 1972
California State University, Art Department, B.A. 1969

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Colombia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Visiting Scholar, 2002
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized (Interdisciplinary) Study, January 1998 - 2001
Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor: 1998 - present.
Hunter College, City University of New York, Art Dept., Associate Professor, 1989-93
State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase, Assistant Professor, 3-D Media Department 1985-1990.
Professor of the Year Award, SUNY, The Purchase Student Union (1989).
University of California at Berkeley, Art Department, Instructor, 1976
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor, 1972-73

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

SHORE/LINES, Ontario, Canada, 2002-2003
STORIES GARDEN, Lexington, NY, 1997
LONGWOOD LAKE SERIES, Jefferson Township, NJ, 1994-98
BORDER CROSSING, Bohemian region: Austria, Germany and The Czech Republic, 1993
LOWER MANHATTAN STREET SIGN PROJECT, New York, NY, 1992
RIVER WALK, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, 1989
GROUND LEVEL, Sculpturesites, Amagansett, NY, 1983
OCEAN LANDMARK PROJECT, Atlantic Ocean — 40 miles beyond the New York Harbor, 1980
CABLE PIECE, Macomb, IL, 1977
POND PIECE (OVERLAPPING SPHERES), Naples, 1975
KANSAS CITY DRAG, Kansas City, MO, 1974
WIND PIECE, Naples, 1974
UNDERWATER PROJECT (Teddy Bear Island), West Hill Pond, CT, 1973

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Rochdale Art Gallery, Lancashire, England, 1989
55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY, 1987
The Performing Space, Cambridge, MA, 1986
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1984
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY, 1984
Site Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1981
Gallerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden, 1980
Forum, Middleburg, Holland, 1979

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada June-October 2003
Bibliotéca Nacional José Marti, Havana, Cuba, 2002
The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002
Transmediale.02 Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2002
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, 2001
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, 2001
The Art Center, Art & Culture Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 2001
Ota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
The Kunstbunker - Forum for Contemporary Art, Nuremberg, Germany, 2000
White Columns, New York, NY, 2000
P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1999
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 1999
United Nations, New York, NY, 1998
Center for Art and Earth, New York, NY, 1998
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1997
Z Gallery, New York, NY, 1996
Creative Time at Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, 1996
American Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY, 1995
Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, 1995
American Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY, 1994
Koln Art Fair, Germany, 1994
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 1994
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, 1994
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, 1994
Bea Voigt Galerie, Munich, Germany, 1993
Massimo Audiello Gallery, X-Art Foundation (Blast Auction), New York, NY, 1993
The National Art Club, New York, NY, 1993
Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
San Jose Museum of Art, CA, 1993
Exit Art, Apartment Store, New York, NY, 1992
Artists Space, New York, NY, 1992
The Queens Museum, NY, 1992
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, NYC, 1992
The P S 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY, 1991
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, 1991
Franklin Furnace, New York, NY, 1991
Stalinova Pomniku, Letenske Plani, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1990
Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT, 1990
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 1990
Municipal Art Society, New York, NY, 1990
PS1 Museum, Long Island City, NY, 1990
The Arsenal, Central Park, New York, NY, 1990
Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY, 1989
Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY, 1989
Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
Exit Art, New York, NY, 1988
Bronx River Gallery, New York, NY, 1987
Area, New York, NY, 1986
Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY, Purchase, New York, 1987
Herald Center, Atrium Space, New York, NY, 1987
Area, New York, NY, 1986
Visual Arts Gallery, S.U.N.Y., Purchase, New York, 1985
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1984
Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY,1984
Internacional de Muestras de Bilbao, Spain, 1983
Parsons Gallery, New York, NY, 1982
22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY, 1982
Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1981
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, PA, 1981
Nelson Museum, Kansas City, MO, 1980
Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1979
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1978
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, 1978
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, 1977
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, CT, 1973
Oakland Museum, CA, 1973
Art and Design Gallery, Brighton Polytechnic, Sussex, 1973
Camden Art Centre, London, England, 1972
Denver Art Museum, CO, 1972
Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1972
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, 1972

BIBLIOGRAPHY {Articles and/or reviews of my work are included in the following texts):

Sue Spaid, "Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies", at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ram Publications, 2002
Betty Beaumont Works 1969-2001, NY ARTS, International Edition, New York, NY, Vol.6 No.5, May 2001
Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Art In Review, "Dystopia and Identity in the Age of Global Communication", January 5, 2001
Diana Fuller, editor, Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California 1910-2000, U. C. Berkeley Press, 2001
Jeffrey Kastner, "Reel to Real", Ota Gallery catalog, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
Jo Anna Isaak, Gender in the Landscape, University of Manchester, England, 2000
Andrew Weinstein, zingmagazine, "Nobodies Home", Winter 1999
Tom Weaver, "Drip, Blow, Burn", catalog essay, Hudson River Museum, NY, March 1999
Peter Scott, "Nobody's Home", catalog contribution, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, March 1999
Georgette Gouveia, Journal News, Westchester, NY, "Water, wind, fire: Contemporary artists elemental approach", March 5, 1999
Jeffrey Kastner, editor, Land and Environmental Art, Phaidon Press Limited, London, October 1998
Christopher Payne, Journal of Utopian Studies, "The Work of Betty Beaumont: Creative Vision Through Dialogue and Connection", Winter 1998
Katherine Kormendi - http://www.libtree.org/News/kormendi.htm - Liberty Tree, NY, NY, "Ecological Art", May 1997
Peter Fend, "Newsroom Amsterdam", MM8 #2/3, 1997
Marilu Knode, zingmagazine, "Gardens", Winter/Spring 1996
Bea Voigt, "Art Culture Ecology", Voigt Galerie, Munich, Germany, 1995
Barbara and Howard Morse, Mapping, a Response to MoMA, American Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1995
Jeffrey Kastner, Art Monthly, London, England, "Garbage", April 1995
Maria Rosa Beozem & Philip Peters, Forum 1977-87, Holland, Kempen Publishers, Eindhoven, 1994
Gina Crandell, "Reconstituting Disturbance", Scholarly paper presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference - topic: Ecology, Aesthetics and Design, October 8, 1994
Marilu Knode, "Urban Artists and the Natural World", exhibition essay, Chapman College, Guggenheim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 1994
Lynette Holloway, The New York Times, "Art and History Prove a Volatile Mix", August 27, 1992
Kay Larson, New York Magazine, "The Wasteland", October 26, 1992
Elizabeth Hess, The Village Voice, New York, NY, "Gallery of Trash", October 6, 1992
Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times, "Art in Review, Ecology as Subject", Nov. 27, 1992
Barbara Matilsky, "Fragile Ecologies", Catalog essays, Queens Museum, NY, 1992
Jouke Kleerebezem, "Allocations 1992, art for a natural and artificial environment", Hague, Holland, 1992
Lucy Lippard, Z Magazine, Boston, MA, "The Garbage Girls", December 1991
Kim Levin, The Village Voice, New York, NY, "Art in Brief - Burning in Hell", Dec. 10, 1991
Chieko Mizuno, Vita Nova, Tokyo, Japan, "Our World Today, The World Tomorrow?", October 15, 1991
Robin Cembalest, ARTnews, New York, NY, "The Greening of the Art World", Summer 1991
Hawley Truax, Environmental Action Magazine, Washington, D.C., "Art for the Environment's Sake", July/August 1991
Kay Larson, New York Magazine, New York, NY, "Foreign Intrigue", May 20, 1991
Kim Levin, The Village Voice, New York, NY, "Choices - 'New York Diary...'" April 24, 1991
Beth Haber, The Binnewater Tides, Rosendale, NY, "Connections", Spring 1991
Sara Selwood, Art Monthly, London, England, "Public Art, Private Amenities", February 1991;
The Totalitarian Zone, Prague, CS (exhibition catalog) 1991
Barbara Bloemink, "A Natural Order", exhibition essay, The Hudson River Museum, NY, May 27-August 12, 1990
Amy Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal, New York, "New Sculpture: A Matter of Waste", January 30, 1990
Anita Wetzel, "Words and Images - With a Message", exhibition curated by Nancy Spero, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, exhibition essay, March 31-April 26, 1990
Steven Kolpan, Woodstock Times, New York, "Media of Immediacy", April 12, 1990
Hafthor Yngvason, On View, New York, "Reflections of a Year of Public Art Conferences", Summer/Spring 1990
Perry Bard, "Signals", exhibition essay, QCC Art Gallery, Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, March 12-April 27, 1989
Jill Morgan, Rochdale Observer, Lancashire, England, September 1989
Marilu Knode, "Changing Landscapes: Art in an Expanded Field", exhibition essay, Rochdale Art Gallery, England, August 26-September 23, 1989
Keith Wishnia and Ann Hess, WHY Magazine, New York, in "The Fight to Save Our Groundwater" (photo included), Summer 1989
Margo Lovejoy, Postmodern Currents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1989
Natalie Wivietsky, Communique, New York, "Technology and Art", April 1989
Robert Stefanotti, Speling, The Netherlands, "De Vormkracht Van Spiritualiteit", October 1988
Kim Levin, The Village Voice, New York, "Choices - 'The Debt'", June 28, 1988
Bomb Magazine, New York, Spring 1988
Nancy Princenthal, Heresies Magazine, New York, "Synthesizing Art, Nature, and Technology", Spring 1988
Victoria Geibel, Metropolis Magazine, New York, "Toxic Imagery", Jan., Feb. 1988
William Zimmerman, The New York Times, "A 'Living Version' of Heresies Magazine", Jan 3, 1988
Gary Indiana, The Village Voice, New York, "Strange Weather", October 20, 1987
Nancy Princenthal, Art Press, Paris, "Ordinateur et Creation", February 1987
Emily Rubin, Ear Magazine, New York, "VOCAL IMAGING - Betty Beaumont's Sonic Gateway Project", January, February, March 1986
Hiroaki Sato, Mainichi News, Tokyo, Japan: "The Positive and the Constructive", September 2, 1985
"Not Just Decorative Things", August 19, 1985
"The Work and the Site", July 29, 1985

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Panelist, "Into the Woods; Environmental Artists Who Work In the Landscape", Artist Talk on Art Series - Critical Dialogue in the Visual Arts, Phoenix Gallery, January 24, 2003
An Interview on Cuba TV - in Havana, Cuba, discussing my work in the "Toxic Landscape" exhibition at the Biblioteca National Jose Marti, as well as plans for future projects in Cuba, 2002
Panelist, "Strategies for Sustainability in the Global Economy", New Museum's Z Media Lounge, April 7, 2002
Observer, Columbia University Earth Institute Retreat, Arden House, Harriman, NY, June 11-12, 2001
Panelist, "Taking Nature Seriously", Artist as Visionary, Artist as Environmentalist, University of Oregon, Eugene, February 25-27, 2001
Presenter, "Ships to Save the Waters 2000" conference, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, July 1-2, 2000
Participant (Creative Director), "Collaborative Workshop", Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2000
Presenter, "Nurturing Collaborations for the Next Century", ArtSci99 Symposium, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York, NY, Nov. 13-14, 1999
Presenter, "Arts Workshop 2000", New York University, October 30, 1999
Cable TV Interview: The Hudson River Museum, NY, at the time of the installation of "A Night in Alexandria… The Rain Forest… Whose Histories Are They Anyway?", 1999
One of the artists interviewed in the video "Future Artists of the Goodwill Games", produced by Barbara Petersen, Center for Art & Earth, 1999
Contributor, zingmagazine, a forum of collaborative exchange, New York, NY, 1996
Member of the Board, Olive Cherrytree, Inc., a not-for-profit arts organization committed to sponsoring environmental video works, 1995
Cable TV Interview: my work in the Lower Manhattan Sign Project, "Reality Views", New York, NY, 1993
Cameraperson: "Women Tell the Truth", conference, keynote speaker: Anita Hill, Hunter College, 1993
Contributed to the chronology of Choice Histories catalog, Artists Space, NY, 1992
Member, REPOhistory (repossessing history), a collective of artists, writers, and historians based in New York City. Our purpose is to retrieve and relocate absent historical narratives at specific sites. 1991
Video Presenter, "Med-Art International, World Congress on the Arts & Medicine", New York, NY, 1991
One of the artists featured in the video "Totalitarian Zone" by Czechoslovakian film/video maker, Vaclav Kucera, 1991
Set/Prop Design (and production): The Living Theatre, "The Waste Project", a summer street spectacle with performances in ten different locations throughout New York City, 1991
Artists' Committee Meetings, Artists Space, NY (a series of discussions, by Artists Space Board, staff, and invited community members, about visual artists' changing needs in relation to current economics) 1990
An Interview on JAPAN RADIO - WMBS, in Osaka, Japan, discussing my current media projects, concepts and methodology. 1990
Experimental Video Juror, DCTV: (Downtown Community TV Center), New York, NY, 1990
Interview, RADIO MANCHESTER, England, discussing "Changing Landscapes: A Re-Visioning of Two Decades of Work by Betty Beaumont": a video installation at Rochdale Art Gallery; the performance work "River Walk"; my plans for continued work in the North with a three part project - an interactive video installation, a monument, and a sitework in the landscape. 1989 Video interview about the art installation "El Otro Sendero" at EXIT ART, New York, NY, for Channel 27's program: "Cultural Democracy", 1988
Member, Board of Advisors, Art & Technology Program, New York Hall of Science, NY, 1988
Set Design, "Saturday Night Special", for theatre artist Barneby Gale, London, England, 1986
Scenic Carpenter, NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation), Saturday Night Live and the Bill Cosby Show (Union productions) 1983-85
Interview discussing the OCEAN LANDMARK PROJECT, RADIO FOUR, London, 1984
Director: Art, Research, Collaboration, Inc. a NYC media based arts organization, 1983
Reader for Richar Kostelanetz's audio/film work: "Epiphanies", 1982
One of the artists featured in the film "Lives of the Artists" by New York filmmaker Fred Barney Taylor, 1982
Founder and Co-Director of DIVA, a non-profit arts organization whose function is to research, develop and produce art works and media works whose scale and/or scope is large and could otherwise not be realized. 1980
Contributed to ASSEMBLING, a collaborative anthology. 1980
Elected to the Board of Directors of Women Make Movies, an organization devoted to the development of a media which accurately reflects the lives of women. 1980
Interview: "This Planet Earth", WNYC - Radio, 1979
Film Production: "Harlen County, U.S.A.", with Barbara Kopple, Director, 1978
Collaboration with poet/linguist, Kyoko Iriye Seldon, Tokyo, Japan, 1978
Artist's Project, Cultural Council Foundation, New York, NY, 1978
Dancing Participation: Twyla Tharp, "Half the Hundreds", at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NY, 1977
Co-Director, Video Performance Workshop, NY, NY, a not-for-profit arts (media access) organization, 1977
Dancing Participation: Ann Halprin, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1976
Publication of an edition of prints by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1975
Publication of a series of handmade paper works with Don Farnsworth, CA, 1975
Film set construction for Andy Warhol at The Factory, New York, NY, 1974
Art Director, Studio Soust (an exhibition house), Los Angeles, CA, 1969-70
Visual Anthropology Research: Living with the Native American Hopi in Northern Arizona, sponsored by California State University, Northridge, 1969
Photographer, Theater Dept., California State University, Northridge, 1969
SCUBA diver with the Underwater Motion Picture Society, California, 1967-69

VISITING ARTIST / GUEST LECTURER / PANELIST

UNEAC, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba, 2002
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Participant, Advanced Studio VI, NY, NY, Spring 2002
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, MFA Seminar, Fall 2000
Columbia University, Architecture Department, Urban Design Studio, Fall 2000
Cooper Union, New York, NY, "Nurturing Collaborations for the Next Century", 1999
The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 1999
Connecticut College, New London, CT, (Spring Semester) 1998
Connecticut College, New London, CT, 1997
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, 1996
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, "Support Systems", 1995
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1993
Municipal Art Society, New York, NY, "Public Art in Public Places", 1992
Alternative Museum, New York, NY, "Artist as Catalyst for Change", 1992
Empire State College Studio Program, New York, NY, 1992
Great Lakes College Association, New York, NY, 1992
Artists Talk on Art, New York, NY, 1991: "TOTALITARIAN ZONE: Prague After the Revolution", "Eco-Logical, Eco-Feminist Art, Conscious and Subconscious"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, ARTTRANSITION '90: International Conference on Art, Science and Technology, 1990
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1990
State University of New York at Purchase, Women and the Arts Festival, 1990
Institute for Visual Artists, New Canaan, CT, "Censorship in the Arts", 1990
Liberty State Park Science Museum, Jersey City, NJ, "Exploring Natural Phenomena", 1990
SUNY, Albany, NY, "Art in New York City", 1990
Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, "On the Homefront: Art and the Environment", 1990
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, "Video Art", 1989
Manchester Polytechnic, England, "Landscape and Sculpture", International Symposium, 1989
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, "Performance Art", 1988
Columbia University, New York, NY, 1986
Edinburgh Arts Festival, Scotland, "Art & the Human Environment", International Conference, 1984
California State University at Sacramento, CA, 1981
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1981
San Francisco Art Institute, CA, 1981
Moore College, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
Western Illinois University, 1977
Maryland Art Institute, (Spring Semester) 1979
San Francisco Art Institute, CA, 1976
University of Kentucky, Lexington, (Fall Semester) 1976
Cleveland Art Institute, OH, 1975
Case Western Reserve University, OH, 1975
Kansas City Art Institute, (Fall Semester) 1974
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, CT, 1974
Naples School of the Arts, (Summer) 1973
Haystack School of Art, Deer Isle, Maine, 1973

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