Beata Wehr (Online Gallery)

GALLERY | BIO | ARTIST’S STATEMENT | SOLO EXHIBITIONS | GROUP EXHIBITIONS | PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
'In Between', mixed media with photograph made by Maria Harper, 1998. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.'Form I-485'. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.'There and back here and back there', mixed media book, 1998. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.'In Between Here and There', mixed media book, 1998. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.'In Multi-culti', mixed media book, 1998. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.'In Transit', mixed media book, 1998. All images are © the artist. They may not be used for any purpose without express permission.
Born in Warsaw, Poland
Lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.
5155 N. Avenida Primera
Tucson, AZ 85704 – 5801
(520) 408 2275
http://www.artmajeur.com/beatawehr/

 

Artist’s Statement

In my mixed media books I focus on issues related to my experience as a Pole living in the U.S. I came here 13 years ago with no intention to stay, but I am still here. Since my connection with Poland is very strong, I feel I am in between the two cultures. In my work, I address the problems of emigration with a view to both verbal and non-verbal communication, issues of adaptation, nostalgia, isolation, dislocation and identity. I have moved many times – I’ve had 11 homes – so I started to redefine for myself the idea and the meaning of the home, examining my own nomadic life. It is very hard to feel a part of the local culture if you move so often; lifefeels even more unstable; you experience transience much more strongly.

Individual Exhibitions

1991
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, People and Places

1994
Book Arts Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Finding Missing Images, Watercolors from Mexico

1995
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, Small Paintings from Mexico and Arizona

Main Public Library, Tucson, AZ, Recent Paintings
Phantom Galleries, Tucson, AZ, New Paintings from the Desert

1996
Artisimo Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Paintings

1997
Gallery at Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, AZ, Paintings

1998
Fine Arts Library Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, In Transit, Artist’s Books

Selected Group Exhibitions

1990
Artworks, Trenton, NJ, Juried Member Show
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, 2nd Annual Juried Small Works Show
Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ, Mercer County Artists ’90
Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 5th International Exhibition of Miniature Art

1991
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, 3rd Annual Juried Small Works Show
Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ, Mercer County Artists ’91

1992
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, Ellarsie Open XI
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, 4th Annual Juried Small Works Show
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ, Small Impressions 1992

1993
Shane House Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Women’s Invitational

1994
Temple Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Museum of Art Faculty Show ’94
Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’94
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, Art of the Gardens
Casa Grande Art Museum, Casa Grande, AZ, Small Wonders
New Doors of the Arts Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Celebration of the Senses
Book Arts Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Artists’ Books

1995
Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ, Paintings of Beata Wehr and Masks
Temple Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Museum of Art Faculty Show ’95
Biblioteca Provincial, La Coruna, Spain, Libros de Artista, Book Art Project (catalog)
Artisimo Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Artescapes, National Juried Exhibition
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’95
Sierra Art Foundation, Reno, NV, By the Book, Book Arts Exhibition
Casa Grande Art Museum, Casa Grande, AZ, Watercolor Invitational

1996
The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, 8th Annual Juried Small Works Show
Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson, AZ, Color My World, 2 person show
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Gallery Mix
Local 803 Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Wehr, Cleary, Chassels Jr., 3 person show
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’96
Oregon Book Arts Guild, Forest Grove, OR, Endangered, The 4th Oregon Book Biennial (catalog)
Seattle Arts Festival, Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA, Bambershoot Bookfair

1997
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Group Exhibition
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’97

1998
FACET, Taos, NM, The Artist Book II, National Juried Exhibition
Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ, Modern Narratives Reconstructing the Book
Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Persistent Scent of Time, 2 person show
Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, WA, Juried Book Exhibition
Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Tucson Collection ’98

Public Collections

Libros de Artista, Book Art Project Collection, La Coruna, Spain
Rare Books, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
School of Fine Arts Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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