Whateverbeing at Present Company
This past August I was happy to be included in:
Work by recent MFA graduates of VCUarts Painting + Printmaking
Curated by Owen Duffy
August 26 - September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 26 (6-8pm)
Image: Divergent Boundary, Oil on Canvas, 71" x 65.5', 2017
I will be better at updating this page with news as it comes...but follow my Instagram for more frequent updates!
Residency in Iceland
I spent the month of May as an artist in residence at SIM. For images from this trip visit my Instagram page!
Thesis Exhibition up at VCUarts' Anderson Gallery
My thesis exhibition is on view at the VCUarts Anderson Gallery through Sunday, April 24th. Hope you can make it!
907 West Franklin Street Richmond VA 23220
Hi Friends! I'm heading to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts) this Fall to earn my MFA in Painting. Stay tuned for updates!
I hope that you will be able to stop by my upcoming solo exhibition, Field Work to take place in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at Montserrat College of Art. Field Work will be on view from March 19th - April 5th with an opening reception from 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursday, March 20th. I will be giving a public artist talk on Wednesday, March 26th at 11:30am. All events take place at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915. Find the Facebook event page here.
Upcoming Solo Exhibition/Events
I am excited to be working towards a solo exhibition in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at Montserrat College of Art. This exhibition will be on display from March 15th - April 6th.
Below are a few corresponding events. All take place at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915.
Contemporary Cocktail - Februrary 28th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
What dynamic forces insert themselves into the creative process? The artistic impulses of control, surrender, perfection and illusion are explored in conversation by visiting artists Masako Kamiya, Bea Modisett, Antoniadis & Stone and curator Leonie Bradbury.
Opening Reception - March 20th, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Public Artist Talk - March 26th, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Interview with Temporary Land Bridge
I had a blast working with Andrea and Kirk over at Temporary Land Bridge to put together this interview. Head over to the site for some new works/words!
Two Upcoming Solo Exhibitions
I haven't been doing very well at updating this website. Three weeks ago I returned from a two month backpacking trip through SE Asia and have recharged my batteries. I'm working towards a solo show at HallSpace in Dorchester for this December and will be painting, painting, painting in preparation. I update my blog more than this site so you can go there for a dose of Bea: www.beamodisett.blogspot.com.
Thanks for hanging in there, I'll get better, I promise.
I've been accepted to Kingston Gallery at 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA as an Associate Member. Membership begins in January 2011 and a group exhibit of Associate Members is planned for August 2011.
On a separate but related subject - I have been invited by Barbara Moody to exhibit work alongside her in the Kingston Gallery Invitational titled "Dialog" to open in January 2011.
Details on both fronts to follow!
My Return From Hambidge
I have returned from one of the best experiences of my life!!! The Hambidge Center provided me with a private studio/cottage for five weeks in the mountains of Georgia. Myself and six other artists enjoyed independence and solitude to pursue our work. I am very excited about the developments my work made while I was in residence, and happy to say that momentum has continued since my return. I will be posting new work on my website soon, but in the meantime visit www.beamodisett.blogspot.com to review my time down south. It was a blast and a half.
I have a few other projects and developments happening soon too which I will keep updated on my blog and here. Things are happening my friends!
Thanks for stopping by.
This Collective Pull and Art*Throb
This Collective Pull has been featured on the online arts publication Art*Throb. Visit www.nsartthrob.com for the full story! Just search for "This Collective Pull" at the top of the page!
This Collective Pull : A Mass Collaboration
This Collective Pull : A Mass Collaboration
Feburary 6th - Feburary 28th
Opening Reception: February 6th
Curated by Bea Modisett and Julie O'Boyle
This Collective Pull is an artist initiated, Beverly based movement formed to raise awareness of Boston area artists while working to encourage a strong, collaborative community. Started in May 2009 by Bea Modisett, This Collective Pull began as a small, one night only exhibition hung in a local apartment. Now in it's third incarnation, more artists have joined the cause and we are pleased to be installing the work of Massachusetts artists for a month long exhibition at fivesevendelle, an alternative gallery space in Mission Hill. Join us for a fabulous evening to meet the artists, find new collaborators, view the artwork and learn how to get involved with This Collective Pull and fivesevendelle. The opening reception is February 6th, 6:00 at fivesevendelle. 57 Delle Avenue, Boston MA. The exhibit will be on display, by appointment, until Feburary 28th. For more information email Bea Modisett at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thiscollectivepull.blogspot.com. Also, find This Collective Pull and fivesevendelle on Facebook. We hope to see you at the opening!
The Hambidge Center
If you have been following my blog you would know that I have been anxiously awaiting a decision letter from The Hambidge Center for quite some time now. The Hambidge Center is an artist residency program located in Rabun Gap, GA. I have been eyeing this program for quite some time now because of the amazing cottage/studio they provide to each of the eight artists in residence, and also because of the focus on solitude during the creative process. I am happy to say that I have been ACCEPTED for a five week residency starting in March!! I am so excited about this opportunity! To learn more about the program visit www.hambidge.org and follow my blog! www.beamodisett.blogspot.com
The second installation of This Collective Pull was a wonderful success! For pictures and details check out my blog at www.beamodisett.blogspot.com
If you live in the North Shore area and would like to participate in the next exhibition, please email me email@example.com.
This Collective Pull II + Interview
This Saturday is the opening for the second installment of "This Collective Pull." I am co-curating with Julie O'Boyle and Chris Sharp. This show is bigger and better than the last with 11 participating artists, a longer guest list, and already booked venues for future shows. If you'd like to stop by, please drop me a line. The opening is August 22nd starting at 5:00pm in Beverly. Below is the press release:
Beverly artists and curators Bea Modisett, Julie O’Boyle and Chris Sharp are happy to announce the launch of the second “This Collective Pull,” a one night only art exhibition, opening on August 22nd at 5:00 pm. Modisett, a 2007 graduate of Montserrat College of Art, conceptualized and initiated the first “This Collective Pull” last June, in an effort to unite local area artists. This initial exhibition spurred O’Boyle and Sharp to jump on board for the second incarnation which will feature the painting, photography, drawing and sculpture of Justin Bothwell, Peter Brefini, Steven Carvalho, David McCoy, Mary Bucci McCoy, Bea Modisett, Julie O’Boyle, Shawn Salinger, Chris Sharp, Sarah Smith, and Adria Sutter. These exhibitions are hung in alternative venues throughout the area in an effort to raise awareness of, and create a stronger collaborative community within, the artists of the North Shore. The momentum of this second show has proven to be successful with the offer of two venues for the future installations of “This Collective Pull.”
For more information on the concept, opening location (it has a roof deck!), or to participate in the next show please email Bea Modisett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Collective Pull
This Friday is the opening for a curatorial project I have been working on called "This Collective Pull." This show will feature the work of a number of local artists who have been working in their studios, but not showing their paintings/drawings/photographs. For one night only we will be taking over the walls of a friend's apartment. I hope this project will bring people together to talk about what is happening right here in Beverly, and let people from outside of Beverly know that exciting, artistic things are happening here. This is the first opening of many shows to come. The night will consist of great art, food, wine and lots of music and tons, TONS of dancing. The show will be taking place at 66 Dane Street, Beverly MA on Friday, June 12 beginning at 7:00. I hope you can make it, and please contact me if you have any questions!
Small Works '09
I am happy to announce that two of my small drawings were accepted into "Small Works '09" hosted by Experimental Art Gallery and Studio on Artists' Row in Salem, MA. Untitled 1 (From the Mental Vault Series) and Untitled 2 (from the Mental Vault Series) will be on display.
I will post information regarding the opening as soon as it become available to me.