Ross Palmer Beecher | Resume

Born in 1957, Greenwich, CT. Resides in Seattle

EDUCATION
1975-78
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence: painting, printmaking, illustration

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014
Quilts, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

2008
Black Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA curated by Sandra Jackson Dumont

2003
AMERICANA: Quilts, Flags and Famous Folk, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

2000
The Great Film Directors, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
The Great Film Directors, Bank of American Gallery, Seattle

1998
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1997
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA

1995
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1994
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1990
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1989
San Francisco Airport Exhibition, San Francisco
Espiritu Gallery, New York

1988
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1987
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1986
Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle

1979
Merry X-mas, Love, America, Roscoe Louie Gallery, Seattle

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Cut & Bent, Bainbridge Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

2015
Americana, Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Washington

2009
Finds Refined, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Eco Art, Sammamish City Hall, Sammamish, WA

2008
Fathom, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2006
Art of Recycling, Hallie Ford Museum , Salem Oregon
Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy , Austria
Java Divas, Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA
Art: Renew, Recylcle, Recreate, Kirklannd City Hall, Kirkland, WA

2005
West Edge Invitational Sculpture Show, Seattle WA
Faces For Life, Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA Henry Bash, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington

2004
VEXED, Kittredge Gallery, the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, curated by Esther Luttikhuizen

2003
Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy , Denmark

2002-03
Hero/Anti Hero, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

2002
High Art: Art of the Bank at America Tower, Bank of American Gallery, Seattle
States of the Union: Before and After, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Sweet and Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
The Portrait Project, Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts, Seattle Center
Skeleton Art Gallery, Santa Fe

2001
Dis-Figured, Seattle Art Museum, curated by Tara Reddy, Assistant Curator, Modern Art

2000
Sheen of Silver, Weight of Air: Contemporary Aluminum, Schneider Museum of Art, Distant Echoes, Greg Kucera Gallery
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
The Art of Protest, Seattle Asian Art Museum, WA

1999
From Head to Toe, Graystone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Good Eye: Artists at the Ball Park, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle

1998
Testimonies: The Art of Ross Palmer Beecher and Barbara Thomas, Seattle Art Museum
Memories, Secrets, Dreams, Northwest Building Corporation, Seattle, curated by Mahler Fine Arts
Local Press, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

1997
20th Century Block Prints, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Celebrity: Fame, Fortune, Heroism, and Infamy, Olympic Room, Seattle Center
West Coast Painting and Sculpture 1997, Oceanside Museum of Art, CA
Surrogacy, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1997
Civil Progress: Life in Black America, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
Civil Progress: Life in Black America, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1996
TEXtures, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum

1995
Surface Design 1995, D.O.T. Gallery, Portland, OR
Pinocchio: Sculpture Made of Carved and Painted Wood, Department of Art Gallery, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, curated by Sean Elwood
The Traditional Impulse, Greg Kucera Gallery (catalog)
Curatorial Eye of James Archer, Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Beyond Traditions, Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

1994
Glories of the Game: The Art of Baseball, SAFECO Plaza, Seattle

1993
Screams with Laughter: Storytelling in Northwest Craft, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center

1992
For the Birds, Outside-in, Los Angeles
Carnival Art, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Invitational, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle
Games, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle

1991
The Artist in the Art: Self-Portraits, Bumbershoot 1991, Seattle Center
National Governors’ Association Exhibit, Convention Center, Seattle
American Folk and Outsider Art, Outside-in, Los Angeles
Collaborators, Tacoma Art Museum
Celebrations and Ceremonies, Security Pacific gallery, Seattle
Metaphor from the Every Day, University of Washington School of Art Gallery, Seattle
View from the Edge, Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

1990
God and Country, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Imagination Celebration, Seattle Center House

1988
The Foot Show - Art, History and Ethnology, Community Arts, Inc., Los Angeles (catalog)
Olympia & York/O’M & M Associates, Los Angeles
In the Folk Tradition: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, The Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, IL (catalog)

1987
Pacific Northwest Textile Show, The Public Art Space, Seattle, Center
Homes for the Arts, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle

1986
La Muerte, Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio
Pacific Northwest Juried Art Show, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
Seattle Sub-Culture Underground Mail Art Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
Pacific Northwest Arts Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

1985
Day of the Dead, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
Neo-York/Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle

1983
Western Washington Fair Exhibition, Puyallup, WA

1982
Pacific Northwest Arts Exhibition, Bellevue, WA
Ronald and Nancy Show, Greenwood Gallery, Seattle, curated by Ruby Montana

1978
Pacific Northwest Arts Exhibition, Bellevue, WA

AWARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND GRANTS
2005
Artist Trust/WSAC Fellowship Recipient
Ellensburg School District, Washington State Arts Commission
Ellensburg High School

2002
Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum
Selected Public and Corporate Collections

1998-99
Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium, Seattle

1997
Seattle Artist, Seattle Arts Commission

1996-97
Installation, Harborview Medical Center, King County Arts Commission

1995
Seattle Artist, Seattle Arts Commission

1992
Commission for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Port of Seattle

1989
Tacoma School District, Delong Elementary School, Washington State Arts Commission

1987
Homes for the Arts, 9-1-1 Arts Center, Seattle

1983-85
Community Psychiatric Clinic, Seattle

1984
First Place, Bear Skin Rug Crazy Quilt, Western Washington Fair, Puyallup, WA

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Boeing Headquarters, Chicago
Bailey-Boushay House, AIDS Housing of Washington, Seattle
Bellevue Downtown Association, Bellevue, WA
City of Seattle, Water Department
Dain Bosworth, Inc., Minneapolis
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Northwest Building Corporation, Seattle
Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
SAFECO Insurance, Seattle
Seahawks Stadium, Seattle
Seattle Arts Commission, City Portable Works Collection
Seattle Arts Commission, Special Northwest Collection
Seattle Art Museum
Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Walker, Richer & Quinn, Seattle
Washington State Arts Commission, Shoreline School District
Washington State Arts Commission, South Kitsap School District
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia School District
Winston & Strawn, Chicago

INSTALLATIONS
1993-94
Vashon Island Landfill, 1% for Art Project, Vashon Island, WA

1992
Water Clock Installation, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
1993 to present
Bailey-Boushay House; AIDS Housing of Washington, Seattle

1992
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

VIDEO/DOCUMENTARIES
2007
Laughing Dog Pictures for Washington State Arts Commission

2006
Seattle Art Museum