Pati Beachley MFA

 
 
Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Art Program
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2001
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Soccer, Rollerskating, mushroom hunting
Academic Areas of Interest: Metal casting Foundry Sculpture

Education

  • MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture, 1996.
  • BA, University of Maryland-College Park, Studio Art, Cum Laude, 1992.
  • Lacoste School of Art, Lacoste, France, 1991.

Publications

  • Bibliography(*review) *Vittorio Colaizzi, “Remarks on a Sculpture by Pat Beachley,” Fan-ta-si-a, V.1 No.4, May 1997. Nancy Princenthal, Washington Review, Mar/Apr 1997. Exhibition Catalogue. Jenny Gough, Washington Review, Mar/Apr 1997. Exhibition Catalogue. Tex Andrews, "Artifice and Nature", Artscape '94. Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc., 1994. Exhibition Catalogue. *Mary McCoy, "Sculptors Incorporated,” The Washington Post, March 26, 1994.
  • Bibliography(*review) *Alice Winn. "In Association: Associated Artists exhibition crosses wide territory," Pulp, June 26, 2003. *Kurt Shaw. "Small Gallery Limits Annual Associated Artists Exhibit," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 20, 2003. Laura Hoptman and Elizabeth Thomas, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 93rd Annual Exhibition, June 2003. Exhibition Catalogue. *Terry Young, "Art Reviews: Society of Sculptors," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 20, 2003. *Mary Thomas, "Art Reviews: Pediatrics ICU," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 8, 2003. *Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, “Seton Hill exhibit gives students a chance to see faculty’s work,” Greensburg Tribune-Review, February 15, 2002. *Deborah McLeod, “Anxious Assemblages,” Style Weekly, V.XVII, No.31/August 3, 1999.
  • Bibliography(*review) *Mary Thomas. “Sculpture Exhibition Showcases Faculty, Students,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2005. *Kurt Shaw. “Society of Sculptors Exhibition Includes Students Artworks,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, June 12, 2005. *Kurt Shaw. “Center for Arts Exhibits Range from Crude to Creative,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, Feb. 20, 2005. *Karen Z. Petley, “Moving Forward from Center,” Shady Ave, Spring 2005. *Kurt Shaw. “Associated Artists exhibit does Pittsburgh proud,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 11, 2004. Renee Stout. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 94th Annual Exhibition. July 2004. Exhibition Catalogue.
  • Bibliography(*review) *Mary Thomas, “Schenley grad’s work in Arts Festival lineup,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 12, 2008. “Punishing the Dummies,” Richmond Magazine, December2007. Barbara Klein, the Popular Salon of the People: Then and now,”Carnegie Magazine,Winter 2007. *Kurt Shaw, “ Touch of Glass,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, March 8, 2007. *Mary Thomas, “Project Weaves Industry and Art,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 28, 2007. *Mary Thomas, “Concurrent Shows Offer Variety of Artistic Expression,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2007. Inside + Outside \ Big & Small. Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2006. Exhibition Catalogue. *Jennie Klein, Art Papers, January, 2005. *Mary Thomas. “Creative ‘Gestures’ Exhibit Drawing National Attention,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2005. *Kurt Shaw. “Beyond Small ‘Gestures’,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, December 29, 2005.
  • Bibliography (*Review) http://www.artsfestival.net/2008/05/makeshift.html http://www.art-iculate.org/index.cfm?context=3&subcontext=12&obj=events&meth=display&id=35&type=event *Guz, Savannah, “Three Rivers Arts Festival gets the most out of its Shipping Containers-cum- Galleries,” Pittsburgh Citypaper, June 19, 2008. *Kurt Shaw, “Some ‘Contained’ Exhibitors make the most of the Space,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, June 12, 2008. *Kurt Shaw, “‘Contained’ Galleries roll into Market Square,” Pittsburgh Tribune –Review, June 5, 2008. *Bill O’Driscoll, “Three Rivers Arts Festival tries something new: single-artist galleries in curbside shipping containers,” Pittsburgh Citypaper , June 5, 2008. *Mary Thomas, “Inside the Box,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1, 2008.
  • Publications Beachley, Pati. Foreword in Clark, Vicky. The Popular Salon of the People. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2007. Beachley, Pati. "The Familiar and the Not so Familiar," Flights from Fancy, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, 2003. Catalogue Essay. Beachley, Pati. “Take the P from Purrfect,” Emerging Artist Exhibition, Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001. Catalogue Essay.
  • Bibliography (*Review) Brode, Carol. “The Question Marker Project,” Holcaust Education in the 21ST Century: Religious and Cultural Perspectives, 2010. *Lanigan, Chuck. “Variety Keeps the Associated Artists Show Interplay interesting,” Pittsburgh City Paper, August 12, 2010. * Shaw, Kurt. “Associated Artists display works from members, mentored youth,” PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Sunday, April 11, 2010. *Reeger, Jennifer, “Space Invaders Speak Squonk at Seton Hill,” Greensburg Tribune-Review, Oct. 10, 2008.

Awards

  • Awards and Honors Tillie S. Speyer Sculpture Memorial Prize, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 93rd Annual Exhibition, 2003. Summer Grant, Seton Hill University, 2003, 2005, 2007. Instructional Development Grant, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts Grant, 1994-97. Colonel James P. Wharton Award. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1992. University Honors Citation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1992. Arts and Humanities Scholar, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1990.

Organizations

  • Affiliations Sculptors, Inc., Baltimore, MD. (Until 1998) College Art Association (1997-Present) Queer Caucus for Art (2000-Present) Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (2002-Present) Pittsburgh Sculpture Society (2003-Present)

Presentations

  • Casting Workshops Visiting Artist Workshop, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 2004. Visiting Artist Workshop, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002. Host, Middle Tennessee State University First Annual Iron Pour Workshop, Murfreesboro, TN, 2001. Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee Christmas Iron Pour, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2000. Visiting Artist, Fall Iron Pour, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 2000. Studio Session, Iron Pour Demonstration, SECAC Richmond 1997 and SECAC Miami 1998. Workshop Assistant, Spring Iron Pour, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1996. Workshop Assistant, Spring Iron Pour, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1995.
  • Panelist Presenter, “The State of Sculpture,” The State of Sculpture Conference, Cleveland Institute of Art, November 6, 2010. Panelist presenter, “The Question Marker Project: Why another Holocaust Memorial: a case study,” National Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University, Oct. 26, 2009. Visiting Artist Lecture, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, 2004. Visiting Artist Lecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002. Visiting Artist Lecture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2000. Visiting Artist Lecture, Denison University, Granville, OH, 2000. Artist Lecture, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, 1999.

Performances

  • Commissions Bronze Gong, Richmond Children’s Museum, Spring 2000. Two memorials to the Flood of 2004, Rogers Elementary School and Shaler Middle School, Spring 2005.
  • 1996 M. F. A. Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juried Student Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror: Andrea Pollan. 1995 New Work, New Artists, James Center, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibition. Sculpture, Citizen Gallery, Richmond, VA. Invitational. 1994 New Work, New Artists, James Center, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibition. Artscape Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Artifice and Nature, Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, Baltimore, MD. Curator: Tex Andrews. South Baltimore Relief Fund Benefit, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Curator: Barbara Cooper-Sullivan. Emerging Artists, Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, Pikesville, MD. Group Exhibition. Reconstructions, Third Floor South, Baltimore, MD. Group Exhibition. Sculptors, Inc. at Washington Square, Washington, DC. Curator: Tex Andrews.
  • 1999 Collaborative Exhibition, School 33, Baltimore, MD and Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA. Curators: by Peter Dubeau and Kristen Hileman. 1998 National Juried Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror: Ivan Karp. 1997 Juried Exhibition, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA. Juror: Jack Rassmussen. Critics Choice Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. Curators: Nancy Princenthal and Barry Schwabsky. Variable Degrees: A Discourse in the Art of Casting, Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA. Curator: Carol Garmon.
  • 2002 Faculty Exhibition, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. 2001 Five Artists, Five Cities, Acme Art Company, Columbus, Ohio. Curator: Christopher Gose. Burning Banjos Art Festival, Nashville, TN. Invitational. 2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Richmond Children’s Museum, Richmond, VA. Invitational.
  • 2004 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 94th Annual Exhibition, Regina Miller Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University. Juror: Renee Stout. AAP New Members Exhibition, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Sculpture Society Juried Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Robert Metzger. 2003 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 93rd Annual Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Jurors: Laura Hoptman and Elizabeth Thomas. (Award Received) Pittsburgh Sculpture Society Juried Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Katherine Talcott. Bridges, University of MD, College Park, MD. Curator: Jefferson Pinder. Queer Migrations, Campbell-Soady Gallery, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, NY, NY. Group Exhibition.
  • Selected Group Exhibitions 2005 Gestures, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Curators: Michael Olijnyk and Graham Shearing Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors’ Annual Exhibition, Traveling Show: Spinning Plate Gallery, Seton Hill University, and Mark Panza Gallery. Juror: Alice Synder. AAP Challenge Member’s Exhibition, 707 Penn Ave. (Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery), Pittsburgh, PA. Wine and Choclate Benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Terminal Buildings, Pittsburgh, PA. Curator: Gary Zak. Faculty Exhibition, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. Society of Sculptors’ Faculty/Student Exhibition, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Selected Group Exhibitions 2008 Contained, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. Proposal selection. Hide and Seek, Group A, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Michael Olijnyk Hot Metal, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Curator: Ed Parrish Faculty Exhibition, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. 2007 First Avenue Sculpture Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA. Curator: John Eastman Elements of Glass, Panza Gallery, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors Members' Exhibition, Millvale, PA. Pilot Project: Dielectric \ Fiberglass, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Invitational. 2006 Inside + Outside \ Big & Small, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Jeff Nathanson. Exhibition Catalogue.
  • Solo Exhibitions 2007 Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA. 2006 Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood, PA. 2005 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004 Prospectus 3, Brewhouse Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA. 1999 Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA. Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA.

Achievements

  • Professional Activities Gallery Committee Member, Brewhouse Artists’ Association, Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 2004-Fall 2005. Moderator, "Women in Art Symposium," Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, Fall 2003. Coordinator Women’s Studies Program, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, 2003-2006 Curator, Flights from Fancy, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, 2003. Co-curator, Emerging Artists Exhibition, Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2001. College Art Conference: Boston, 1996; Toronto, 1998; NYC, 2000; Chicago, 2001; Philadelphia, 2002; Atlanta, 2005; New York: 2003, 2007. Southeastern Art Conference: 1995, Washington, DC; 1997, Richmond; and 1998, Miami. International Cast Iron Conference: 1998, Johnson Atelier, NJ.
  • Professional Activities Juror, “Handmade along the Highway,” Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and the National Road Heritage Corridor Artisan Trail, April 2005. Editor, The Sculptin’ Times, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors’ Newsletter, 2005-current. Artist –in-Residence, Shaler School District in collaboration with the Mattress Factory, Spring 2005. Contributing Writer, The Front, Pittsburgh. PA, Fall 2004. Board Member, Chair of Public Relations committee, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, Fall 2004-current. President, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 2006-current. Board Member, Chair of Grant writing committee, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Fall 2004-current.