Jane Beckwith

Jane Beckwith is a printmaker, painter and photographer and art educator. Her art practice is focused on the ecology of agriculture and other environmental concerns. She holds an MFA in Painting and Art History, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY 1970 and an M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC. As Associate Professor of Art and Associate Chair of the Art Department at St. Joseph’s College, she has taught studio art and art history courses since 2001.

She works between Brooklyn, New York and Italy, mainly Venice and Florence.

Recent Exhibitions
In July, 2018,  she presented a solo show of etchings and photographs at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica (Venice) featured an artist’s book on the Canticle of the Sun (St. Francis of Assisi), renowned as an early environmentalist; and a display of recycled water barrels used for irrigation on farms with texts quoting ancient Greek and Roman advice to farmers by writers including Virgil, Cato the Elder and De Rerum Natura, a first-century didactic poem by poet and philosopher, Lucretius.

Between April 2017 and October 2018 she took part in a traveling exhibit of scrolls sponsored by the Venice Calligraphy and design organization, Venetia Incipt Scriptorum (VIS). Volumen et Rotulus was shown in Venice, Rome and Starzano, (GO), Italy, and Vienna Austria. Scroll title: (we are) The Sea Monsters.

From fall, 9/1/2018 through 8/31/2019 she has participated in group shows, affiliated with or in The Blue Mountain Gallery, which she joined in 2018.
Pop-up Holiday Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery December 26-28, 2018
Artists Choose Artists, Invitational, Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY , February 15 – March 17,  2019
Blue Mountain Gallery Artists and Friends, An Exhibit in Brooklyn  April 2-28, 2019

In Summer, 2019, she participated in the VIS show, Towers, with an artist’s book, Tower of Bees.

Residencies in Printmaking, Summer 2019:
The Florence School of Fine Arts, Casa Vasari, Florence, Italy 6/1 – 7/1
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy 7-2 – 8/15

Upcoming exhibits:
The ImMigration Project, organized by Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Curated by Mary Sherwood Brock
October 3-30 2019 at SG Gallery, Venice.
Jane Beckwith’s portfolio of recent prints can be viewed on the Website, Artsy
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