THADDEUS BEAL

 

 

 

Education

1989     School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Diploma and Fifth Year, Boston, MA

1973     Stanford Law School, JD, Palo Alto, CA

1969     Yale College, BA, New Haven, CT

 

Career Background

1981-84  Senior Partner, Peabody and Brown (now Nixon-Peabody), Boston, MA

1975-81  Associate lawyer, Peabody and Brown, Boston, MA

1973-75  Criminal Prosecutor, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston, MA

 

One Person Exhibitions

2017     Narrative Lines, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, M<A

2014     Meantime, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

2010     Strings, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

2009     Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

         EO art lab, Chester, CT

2008     Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

2007     O’H+T Gallery, Boston, MA

         EO art lab, Chester, CT

2005     Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

2004     OZ Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2003     O’H+T Gallery, Boston, MA

         New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2001     O’H+T Gallery, Boston, MA

1999     Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1995     Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1991     Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     Becoming, Hotchkiss School Art Gallery, Lakeville, CT

         Mathematics and Art, Suffolk University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2016      Shady Hill Art Show 2016, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

2015     The National Weather Biennale, National Weather Center, Norman, OK

         With Marjorie Forte, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

              Blanche Ames Annual, Ames Mansion, North Easton, MA

         Annual Juried Exhibitions, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2014     An Exhibition of Fine Art Printmaking, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

         Personal Terrain, Contemporary Mapping, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

         Blanche Ames Annual, Ames Mansion, North Easton, MA

2013     Salon Exhibition, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

         Big + Small, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

2012     Fragile Navigation, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

         ReThink INK, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

         Blanche Ames Annual, Ames Mansion, North Easton, MA

         Proof of Purchase, Samson Gallery Boston, MA

         Chronos & Kairos, 20th European Artists Symposium, Essen, Germany

         Off The Wall, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2011     Action Abstraction, Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ

         Back Gallery, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

         Synesthesia, EO art lab, Chester CT

         Chain Letter, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA

2010     BOS at GASP, Gasp Gallery, Brookline, MA

         Relationship: A Print-A Painting, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

         Shared Response, EO art lab, Chester, CT 

2009     Give and Take, EO art lab, Chester, CT

         Art in the Round Barn, Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT

              Group Experiment, EO art lab, Chester, CT

2008     Group Dynamics, EO art lab, Chester, CT

         Natural Acts, Massachusetts Convention + Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

          On Drawing, New Art Center, Newton, MA

         Painted Visions, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, MA

         Synethesia, Sulloway + Hollis Gallery, Concord, NH

         Group Therapy, EO art lab, Chester, CT        

2007     Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

         Painted Visions, Paintings by Award-Winning Massachusetts Artists, 

              MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

         Speaking In Tongues, EO art lab, Chester, CT

2006     American Artists in Rural Ireland: the Ballinglen Experience, Concord Art

               Association, Concord, MA

         Second Annual MCCA Art Program [large works], Boston Convention &

               Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

         Open Call/Size Matters [small works], RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA

2005     Drawing Show, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

         White, Black, and Inbetween, O’H+T Gallery, Boston, MA

2004     Project Room, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

         Spiritual Geometry, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2003     Project Room, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY

         Energy,  (juried by Carl Belz], CAA University Place, Cambridge, MA  (Best of

              Show)

         10th Annual Juried Show 2003 (juried by Jock Reynolds), Essex Art Center,

              Lawrence, MA

         To Ballinglen and Back: Boston Artists in Rural Ireland, Boston City Hall,

              Boston, MA

         Bruce Barry and Thaddeus Beal, Markings, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

         New Year/New Work, O’H+T Gallery, Boston, MA

2002     Workshop Artists, The Assilah Forum Foundation, Assilah, Morocco

         Fifth National Juried Exhibition (Charlotta Kotik, juror), Ceres Gallery, New

              York, NY

         New Blood II, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN

2001     Workshop Traditions: Printmaking in Boston since 1960, Boston University

              Art Gallery

2000     National Prize Show (curated by Carl Belz), Cambridge Art Association,

              Cambridge, MA

         Picture Perfect, New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA

         Blue (curated by Cheryl Brutvan), Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

              (second place)

         Best Talent From Boston (curated by Karen Moss), New Arts Gallery,

              Bantham, NY

         Group Show, Acacia Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2000     Gallery Artists, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA                            

1999     Ninth Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

         Merged Realities, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ

         Paperworks 99, Ridgefield Guild of Artists Galleries, Ridgefield, CT

         New Directions ‘99, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

1998     Searching, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA  

1998     Cheap Thrills, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

         Milton Creates-Milton Collects, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

1997     The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

         Cloning and Ghost shows, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1996     DNA Group Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA                            

         Summer Show, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1995     Trustman Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA                                          

         The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

         Grand Opening, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

         Symmetry + Asymmetry, CAA University Place, Cambridge, MA  (Juror’s Choice)

1994     Pure Intention/Pure Accident, Gallery 28, Boston, MA

         Painters’ Drawings, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA

         Summer Show, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1993     Deck the Walls, Andrea Marquit Fine Arts, Boston, MA

         Art About Architecture, Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA

         Drawing, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

1992     Symphony of Prosperity, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

         Anything But Paper, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

         Salon, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

         New England/New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

1991     Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

         Invited Guests & Gallery Artists, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA

         Prismatic, Boston Visual Artists’ Union, Federal Reserve, Boston, MA

         Summer Show: Forms of Abstraction, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

         Nuclear Solstice, Boston Center for the Arts/Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

         Selections from Boston Galleries, Bank of Boston, Boston

1990     Contrasts, Boston Visual Artists’ Union, Boston, MA

         Small Works for Giving, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

         The Artists Foundation Office Exhibition for Fellowship Recipients, Boston, MA

         Selections from the South Street Galleries, Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

         Summer Show, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA

         Thaddeus Beal, Hans Evers, Tim Murdoch, Akin Galley, Boston, MA                                                                                               

Honors & Awards & Fellowships

2016     Finalist Grant Recipient (in drawing), Massachusetts Cultural Council

2014     Finalist Grant Recipient (in drawing), Massachusetts Cultural Council

         Living Room Host Project, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

2012     School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Traveling Fellowship

         Invited Artist, 20th European Artists Symposium, Essen, Germany

2006     Artist Grant Recipient (in painting), Massachusetts Cultural Council

2002     Artist Grant Recipient (in painting), Massachusetts Cultural Council

         Invited Artist and Fellow at the Assilah International Cultural Festival, Assilah,

              Morocco

2001     Fellowship at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

2000     Winner of The Open Studios 1999/2000 Northeastern Competition (juried by Terrie

              Sultan, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran, Washington, DC),

              resulting in inclusion in New American Painting, Number 26

1999     Award of Excellence, Paperworks 99 (Richard S. Field, Yale Curator, Juror)

1996     Fellowship (in drawing), New England Foundation for the Arts

1994     Finalist, James Hubbard Traveling Scholarship

1990     Fellowship (in painting), Massachusetts Artists Foundation

1989     Dana Pond Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

1988     Boit Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

1987     Dana Pond Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

1986     Boit Competition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

 

                                                                 

Selected Bibliography

2015     Cate McQuaid, “Obscured by Clouds,” The Boston Globe, March 11

2012     Cate McQuaid, “Prints That Connect Artists and Communities,” The Boston Globe, July 4

         Elaine Mehalakes, “ReThink INK: 25 Years At Mixit Print Studio, Boston Public Library,”

              Art in Print, Volume 2, Number 2, July/August

         Alicia Faxon, “Off The Wall,” Art New England, July/August

2009     Anne Krinsky, “Thaddeus Beal: Rhythm and (Re)Emergence,” Art New England, Oct/Nov

2007     Cate McQuaid, “Thaddeus Beal: New Paintings,” The Boston Globe, Jan 18

         Arthur Whitman, “Big Bang! Abstract Painting For The 21st Century,” Big, RED &

              Shiny #61, Apr 8

         Charles Giuliano, “Painted Visions at MCLA’s Gallery 51,” Bershire Fine Arts, Oct 10

2006     Charles Giuliano, “Burger -- Laying Down the Law,” Maverick Arts Magazine #226,

              Feb 11

2005     Charles Giuliano, “Beer and Burgers with...Gerry Bergstein,” Maverick Arts Magazine               #175, Feb 28

2004     Randi Hopkins, “Showing I.D.,” The Boston Phoenix, Jan 30

2003     Cate McQuaid, “Controlled Chaos,” The Boston Globe, October 10

         Meredith Fife Day, “Thaddeus Beal: Painting Over Time,” ART New England,

              October/November

         William Corbett, “Balancing Chaos and Order,” artsMEDIA, June

         Cate McQuaid, “Painting a New Career,” The Boston Globe, May 30

2002     Shawn Hill, “Thaddeus Beal: Works on Paper and Paintings,” ART New England

              Dec/Jan ‘02     

2001     Norma S. Steinberg, “Prints in Boston, 2001,” Contemporary Impressions, Journal of

              the American Print Alliance, Vol. 9, No. 2, Fall ‘01                                     Cate McQuaid, “Some Views on the Visual Frontier,” The Boston Globe, September 20

         Lisa Falco, “Gallery Gallery,” artsMEDIA, October 15 - November 15

         Cate McQuaid, “Season Opens with Some Old Favorites at New Addresses,” The Boston

              Globe, Sept. 6

2000     Cate McQuaid, “Belz Curates Strong Show,” The Boston Globe, May 2

         Jamie Farrell, ”Cambridge Art Association--Lowell Street Gallery and University Place       Gallery,” ART New England, April/May                                 

     Cate McQuaid, “Picture Perfect,” The Boston Globe, March 2

         Charles Giuliano, “Picture Perfect,” catalogue essay, New England School of Art and Design

              At Suffolk University, Boston, MA

1999     Mary Sherman, “Take Concrete Look at Triennial’s Abstracts,” The Boston Herald,                    September 26                                                                         Christine Temin, “Abstract For All Seasons At The Fuller Triennial,” The Boston Globe,             October 8

         Cate McQuaid, “Beal’s abstract universe...,” The Boston Globe, June 3

         Miles Unger, “Celebrating Local Artists,” ARTnews, June

         “Thaddeus Beal: New Work at the Andrea Marquit Gallery,” The Newtown Bee, May 21

1998     Cate McQuaid, “Of Innocence, life’s mysteries, and boring bread,” The Boston Globe,

            February 26

1997     Photo of piece for The Ceramic Project, The Boston Globe, November 30

1996     Christine Temin, “Area Artists Make a Show of Industrial Strength,” The Boston

            Globe, August 14

1995     Cate McQuaid, “Elemental , Poignant Drawings at BCA,” The Boston Globe,

            December 21

         Nancy Stapen, “Paintings That Fuse Art, Science,” The Boston Globe, February 2

1994     Interviewed, “Boston Uncovered,” BU/COM TV, April 23

1993     Tom Grabosky, “Packing a Wallop - Drawing at Akin Gallery,” Bay Windows, February 18

1992     Miles Unger, “Fitchburg Art Museum/New Talent,” Art New England,

            August/September

         Nancy Stapen, “Critic’s Tip: Exhibits: Talent Search,” The Boston Globe, June 11

1991     Nancy Stapen, “Striking Images in a World of Their Own,” The Boston Globe, May 23

         Joyce Kulhawik, review of Contrasts show, WBZ/TV Evening News, January 29

1990     Mary Sherman, “Thaddeus Beal, Hans Evers, Tim Murdoch,” The Boston Globe, March 8

 

 

 

 

Collections

 

         Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Department of Prints & Drawings)

         Nature Publishing Group

         Massachusetts Convention + Exhibition Center (commissioned)

         Fidelity Investments

         Simmons College collection

         Liberty Hotel

         The Boston Stock Exchange

         Beth Israel Hospital

         In numerous law firms, corporations and private collections around Boston