American Artist

Storm ,10 x14 " monotype

Storm, 10 x 14 ” monotype.  Collection of Paris Barclay.


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Artist Statement 2019


George Billis Gallery, NY (2018 to present)

Travis Hansson Fine Art, Beverly Hills- New York (2005 to present)

Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, Washington.  (2017 to present)

Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (2010 to present)

Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA (2015 to present)

The Vault Gallery, Cambria, California (1994 to present).




























Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, May 2019 Opening.

Seattle Art Fair 2019, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, August 2019

George Billis Gallery, NY Fall 2019 Show.

Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA.  “American Narratives” shows August 1st – 30, 2018.

Seattle Art Fair, New Work by Mark Beck, Shows August 1st – 3rd.

Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA.  Shows July 14 – 31, 2018.

Sue Greenwood Fine Art, “Untold Stories” shows April 18 – May 28th, 2018.

Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA.  25th Anniversary Show, Opens December 2017.

Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA.  Opens May 2017.

Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA.  Opens July 1, 2017.

Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Opens May 5, 2016.

Trees Place Gallery, MA.  Opens June 22, 2016.

Trees Place Gallery, MA.  Opens June 22, 2015.

Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.  Opens May 5, 2015.

Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.  Opens June 4, 2014.

2013Tyranny of Beauty, New Paintings by Mark Beck, June – August 2013,

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA.

2012San Luis Obispo Museum of Art: Mark Beck Painting Live.

Construction of large landscape painted on site

with museum collectors.

2011New Paintings. Opening for the artist, July 16th, 2011,

The Vault Gallery, Cambria, California.
New Work by Mark Beck, opening November 3, 2011,

Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2010Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.

Reception for the artist, Thursday, December 2, 2010.

2008Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Opening June 5, 2008.
2007J. Cacciola Gallery, NY, New York
December 1- January 7, 2008.
2006Exhibit 208, Silent Monuments, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2005Cline Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA
2004Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA.
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA.
2003J. Cacciola Gallery
Peter Blake Gallery
2002Peter Blake Gallery
Vault Gallery
2001J. Cacciola Gallery
Peter Blake Gallery
2000Peter Blake Gallery
Vault Gallery
1999J. Cacciola Gallery
Peter Blake Gallery
The Arts Fund Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA Solo Exhibit
Vault Gallery
1998Peter Blake Gallery
1997Peter Blake Gallery
Vault Gallery
1996Mendenhall Gallery – Pasadena, California
1995Mendenhall Gallery
Vault Gallery
1994Mendenhall Gallery
1993Gallery Hanku, Osaka Japan
Just Looking Gallery, San Luis Obispo, California
Mendenhall Gallery
1992Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1991Diane Nelson Gallery
1990California State University, Julian A. McPhee Gallery, San Luis Obispo, California
Diane Nelson Gallery






Rovzar Gallery, Seattle WA.  25th Anniversary Group Show. December 2017.

Oceanside Museum of Art, CA.  “Home” Opens May 2017.

Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Palette to Palate Invitational, Opens June 2017.

For Real? Magical Realism in American Art, April 3 – June 27, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2013Albuquerque Museum of Art, 23rd Annual Miniatures and More Juried Exhibition.  Beck selected as both “Miniatures” and “More” Artist.
2010“Painting From Life” the works of Mark Beck, Brian O’Connor and Leo Neufeld. Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque. Opening May 13- June 25th at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
Los Ranchos Studio Art Tour, November 6th and 7th, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mount Desert Island Invitational, Opening Reception: August 7, Bar Harbor, Maine
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, California
The 2010 Los Angeles Art Show
2009“24 Square”, Exhibit at Tom Paul Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CaliforniaLA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center
Santa Barbara Individual Artists Award, Santa Barbara, California
The Santa Barbara Individual Artists Awards, “Reflections and Projections” show, on display in Santa Barbara, California, Channing Peake Gallery.
2008Toronto International Art Fair, Canada; LA Art Show, Santa Monica California.
2007LA Art Show at Barker Hangar, Los Angeles, CA
J. Cacciola Gallery, Winter Group Show
US Artists, Philadelphia
2006Chicago Art
J. Cacciola Summer Group Show
US Artists
2005J. Cacciola Gallery
US Artists
2004Chicago Art at the Navy Pier
Klaudia Marr Gallery, Realism Invitational, Santa Fe, New Mexico
US Artists
2003Albuquerque Museum, 11th Annual Juried “Albuquerque Contemporary”
Millicent Rogers Museum. 14th Annual Juried Portrait Show, Taos, NM
Peter Blake Gallery, 10th Anniversary Show
Vault Gallery
2002Peter Blake Gallery
Vault Gallery
1999Long Beach Museum of Art, “Under One Roof” group show with Robert Cottingham, Long Beach, CA.
Peter Blake Gallery
Vault Gallery
1997Santa Barbara Printmakers Association – Juried Show, Honorable Mention.
1996Pasadena Twin Palms Gallery, California, “The Pasadena Bridge Show featuring Mark Beck and Richard Bunkell.”
1994Diane Nelson Gallery “Three California Realists”
1993Chicago Art at the Navy Pier
1992Tokyo International Art Show, Tokyo
1990Diane Nelson Gallery


American Art Collector Magazine, July 2018 Issue.
American Art Collector Magazine, July 2017 Issue.
Marin Magazine – Extraordinary Living, June 2008, Cover of Magazine – Painting: “Cape Wind- Wellfleet”
American Art Collector Magazine, December 2007 Issue and July 2006 Issue
Coast Magazine, April 2005 Issue. Collector Barclay Butera Interior Design featuring Mark Beck paintings, pg. 88.
Country Home Magazine, Sept. 2005 issue. Hollywood Sequel, A Vintage Los Angeles Home becomes an elegant backdrop…” pgs. 73-75.
Southwest Art Magazine, Dec. 2004 issue, cover story, The Homing Instinct: Painting Houses and Other Structures Allows Mark Beck to
Comment on the Human Condition, by Editor Bonnie Ganglehoff. Pgs. 92-95.
Crosswinds Weekly, Albuquerque, NM, August 14, 2003, pg. 26, Art Scene review by L. Polisar.
Albuquerque Journal, August 17, 2003, page F6, Art Review by Wesley Pulkka.
Albuquerque Alibi, August 21, 2003, pg. 25, Art Review by Steven Robert Allen.
Southwest Art Magazine, March 2001 issue. – Named “Top Contemporary Realist” with feature article.
Metropolitan Home Magazine, Della Robia Italia, ad campaign, May 2003, May 2002, Issues. Featured painting: “Industrial Building.”
Coast Magazine, Cover, May 1999 Issue. Featured painting on Cover: “House by the Sea.”
Los Angeles Times, (with TV series NYPD Blue) December 8, 1997. Interview with Director Paris Barclay. Barclay requested permission to
film a painting he owns of Beck’s for his TV series finale and was photographed with this painting for the LA Times interview. Featured
painting: “Remote Facility.”
Pasadena Magazine, cover, Winter 1996 Issue and Art Review of Twin Palms show, Pasadena Bridge. Painting: “Contemplating Suicide Bridge.”
Orange County Magazine, June 1992 issue. Feature article “Spectacular Homes of Orange County,” Painting: “Industrial Building.”
Better Homes and Gardens, April 2005 Issue- The West Coast Collector, page 152
Painting featured in HBO’s “In Treatment” with Gabriel Byrne, Painting titled “Truro Barns” used in two episodes – April 2009.


First Place, Painting, Santa Barbara Arts Fund Individual Artists Award, juried competition, 1999
First Place, Painting, Bank of America Achievement Award, 1974