Jarrod Beck lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently working on a series of projects that connect us to the meteorological, geological and political processes shaping the land we inhabit. He uses durational drawing and building processes to define a place on the edge of landscapes shaped by natural forces and as a means to assert constructive acts in a society searching for ways to regain their footing during and after times of crisis. The structures are prone, impermanent and are created by his hand as much as they are maneuvered by weather, light, wind and human contact.
His drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and he has created installations at the Socrates Sculpture Park, the South Street Seaport Museum, the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Provincetown Art Museum. In June 2010, he began a permanent installation on 5 acres of land in the Chihuahuan Desert near Terlingua, Texas. He has been a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and the MacDowell Colony. He received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and will be in residence at the Bemis Art Center and the Rauschenberg Foundation in 2013.