Bianca Beck: Body Double
Bianca Beck was born in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio. Beck is an artist whose work begins with the body — from the imagined internal spaces of veins and organs to the dynamics of identity and expression. Her most recent show, Body Double at Rachel Uffner Gallery, considered the expansion of the individual in relation to collectivity, creativity, and partnership. This installation evoked a crowd of colossal figures, as though the human scale had been psychically amplified by its potential, love, pride, and power to connect. Writer David Everitt Howe (Art in America, February 2019) described Beck's sculptures as "nightlife denizens . . . ab-ex washy, bearing fluorescent doodles and brushstrokes and frenetic striations of color, like de Koonings rendered 3D with swagger and attitude."
Beck has participated in exhibitions at Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, Germany; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; and the FLAG Art Foundation, White Columns, and Cheim and Read in New York City; among others. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Helen Winternitz Award for Excellence in Painting at Yale University, The Ox-Bow School of Art fellowship, and she was selected as artist-in-residence at Surf Point Foundation. Her work is included in the public collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. Beck earned a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.F.A. from Yale University.