KAREN D. BECKWITH
KAREN D. BECKWITH - Contemporary American Artist & Printmaker

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

The Biography of Karen D. Beckwith - Artist, Printmaker and Master Printer.

Karen D. Beckwith, Artist, Printmaker, Master Printer

KAREN D. BECKWITH - ARTIST, PRINTMAKER & MASTER PRINTER

Certain she needed to be an artist from the time she was a small child, Karen D. Beckwith graduated from the CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART in 1987 with a B.F.A in Printmaking and Illustration. In 1998 she became part of a premier group of printmakers who have successfully completed a TAMARIND INSTITUTE Master Printer Fellowship. This makes her one, of only a little over a hundred printmakers nationally, who has a registered chop mark with TAMARIND.

As a certified Master Printer and Professional Artist, Karen has worked collaboratively with well known artists. Karen’s personal body of artistic work has been widely exhibited and she is honored to be in prominent private and corporate printmaking collections across the United States. Karen has been dedicated to the creation of fine art printmaking for over thirty years and is as convinced today, as she was when she was a little girl, that a life as an artist is the only life for her!


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY    

  • 1998-Present Professional Artist, Comedic Illustrator & Printmaker, Ping Pong Press, Cleveland Heights OH

  • 2005-Present Master Printer, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 2005-2017 Master Printer, Technical Specialist, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

  • 1997-1998 Tamarind Master Printer Fellow, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

  • 1996-1997 Tamarind Printer Training Program, Student, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

  • 1991-1996 Assistant Studio Director, Hamilton Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 1989-1994 Production Coordinator and Creative Advisor, Hamilton Arts Rubber Stamp Co., Cleveland, OH

  • 1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

SELECT PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • BF Goodrich Corporation, Raleigh, NC

  • Canson-Talens Inc., South Hadley, MA

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL

  • Instituto Chileno Norteamericano, Santiago, Chile

  • Mid America Print Council

  • The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland OH

  • Southern Graphics Council, Statesboro, GA

  • The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, NM

  • Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Karen Beckwith, Artist and Printmaker

Karen shows her work at a handful of invitational or juried events each year. CLICK HERE to see her EVENT SCHEDULE.

  • 2018 Ramparts, W78 Street Studios, Cleveland, OH

  • 2017 Waterloo Arts, Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, OH

  • 2016 From The Ground Up, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

  • 2016 Re/Unite Archive Show, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 2015 ReDefine, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

  • 2013 Banshee Press Exhibition, Denver, CO

  • 2011 Bay Arts Essentials Annual Spring Show, Bay Village, OH

  • 2011 Morgan Conservatory Paper Bank Invitational Exhibition, Cleveland, OH

  • 2011 Northeast Ohio Print Invitational, Fawick Gallery, Berea, OH

  • 2010 Arts Quarter, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 2010 Brand, Re-Brand, De-Brand?, University of Delaware/Philagraphika, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2009 Monumental Idea, Miniature Book, 3 Year International Travelling Exhibition, Morgan Conservatory, Zhejiang Province – China, Edingurgh – Scotland, Granada – Spain, Savannah – GA, Chicago – IL, Athens – OH.

  • 2009 Under Pressure: Fine Art Prints, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

  • 2008 Surface To Surface: Contemporary Printmaking, Notre Dame College, Cleveland, OH

  • 2008 Trilogy Go Green, The Gallery at Trinity Commons, Cleveland, OH

  • 2007 All Women, All Print, All The Time: 5 Woman Show, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 2007 Local Girl Gallery Exhibition, Lakewood, OH

  • 2006 Annual Members Show, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

  • 2006 The Plain Dealer: Zygote Press Members Show, Cleveland, OH

  • 2005 Art All Around Town: Print Clubs of Cleveland, Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • 2004 Small Works Invitational, Art Metro Gallery, Cleveland, OH

  • 2004 Works on Paper: Solo Show, Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, Shaker Heights, OH

  • 2002 Northeast Ohio Print Show, Fine Arts Association, Willoughby, OH

  • 2001 Print Invitational, Dead Horse Gallery, Cleveland, OH

  • 2001 Retrovirus, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

  • 2000 Works on Paper, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH

  • 1999 A Presentation of Art in Fiber: National Juried Exhibition, American Crafts Gallery/Sylvia Ullman, Cleveland, OH

  • 1999 Cleveland Institute of Art Invitational Art Exhibit, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • 1997 Made in New Mexico: Lithographs from the Tamarind Institute, Instituto Chileno Norte Americano, Santiago, Chile

NOTABLE COLLABORATIONS AS MASTER PRINTER  

TOWELS - Series of Five 24x36 inch prints, Beth Campbell - Artist, Karen D. Beckwith - Master Printer

Karen has been the collaborating Master Printer for over twenty professional artists. The artistic products of these collaborations are in private and corporate collections across the Unites States.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

PLEASE CONTACT KAREN FOR A COMPLETE PROFESSIONAL RESUME AND A COMPLETE LISTING OF HER EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTIONS, and COLLABORATIONS.