Jeffrey Becom

BIOGRAPHY

Jeffrey Becom Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal

Born 1953, Shelbyville, Indiana; based in Central California since 1978.

BA in Architecture, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art & Architecture, 1977.

 

Collections

Amblin Entertainment

Amnesty International

Apple Computers

Bank Boston

Chubb & Son Inc.

Compaq Computer

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

The Dayton Art Institute, OH

Delta Airlines

Eli Lilly & Co.

Hewlett Packard

Mandarin-Oriental Hotels International

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Lucas Film Enterprises

J.P. Morgan

Microsoft

Monterey Museum of Art

The Octagon Museum of the American Institute of Architects

Photographic Archives, University of Louisville, KY.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame

University of California at San Diego

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Colors of India, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA.

 

2013

Since Before the Moon Appeared: The Painted Legacy of Latin America, Museum of Monterey, Monterey, CA.

 

2011

Colors of India, Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA.

Becom's World of Color, Jennifer Katz Gallery, Los Angeles.

In the Footsteps of Father Serra, 1750-1758: The Five Folk-Baroque Mission Churches of Mexico's Sierra Gorda. Carmel Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio, Carmel, CA.

Mirage: Images of India, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX.

 

2009

Painted Shadows: Images of India; Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA.

 

2007

Mexico Revisited; John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX.

En Vista Llana / In Plain Sight: Weston Gallery, Carmel, California.

 

2006

New Color: Mexico & Peru, Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma.

 

2005

In Peruvian Time, Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Outside of Time: New Work from Peru, Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA.

The Art of Travel: Photographs and Paintings, The Overlook Gallery, Nicholson Ranch / Barry Singer Gallery, Sonoma, California

Treinta Momentos: New Photographs from Peru, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas

Peruvian Tales: New Work, Weston Gallery, Carmel

 

2004

Nuevas Vistas: New Photographs and California Oil Paintings, Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA.

Near from Afar: New Paintings, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove,CA.

Fotoseptiembre: Maya Color, Rendon Photography & Fine Art, San Antonio, TX.

 

2003

Mediterranean Color Revisited, Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA.

Architect of Colors, Color Photographs and Oil and Wax Paintings by Jeffrey Becom, Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

From the Mediterranean to Mexico, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX.

 

2000

The Maya and their Color Cosmos, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN.

Jeffrey Becom: Twenty Years-From the Mediterranean to Mexico, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1999

Santos y Almas (Saints and Souls): Recent Images of Devotion, John Cleary Gallery, TX.

Mexico Central: 25 New Images, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1998

Maya Color: House/Church/Tomb, American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C.

So That the Souls May Sing, Center for Photographic Art, CA.

Devotion: New Works, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1997

Maya Color: Inaugural Exhibition, Weston Gallery, CA.

Maya Color, Lee Marks Fine Art, IN.

 

1996

Old World / New World Color, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1995

New Photographs: Mesoamerica, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1994

Images of Veracruz, Weston Gallery, CA.

 

1993

Architectural Journeys for the Colors, Octagon Museum, Washington, D.C.

Architect of Color, G. Gibson Gallery, WA.

 

1992

Jeffrey Becom: Color Photographs, Root Gallery, Tokyo.

 

1991

Paredes Pintadas: New Photographs and Paintings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, CA

 

1990

Mediterranean Color, Evans Gallery, ME.

Mediterranean Color, Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA.

 

1988

Photographs & Watercolors, Susan Spiritus Gallery, CA.

 

1986

Frescoed Walls: Recent Watercolors, Gallery Site 311, CA.

Introductions'86, Photographer's Gallery, CA.

 

1985

New Photographs: Portugal, Spain, Italy, David Scott Meier Gallery, CA.

 

1983

Italian Walls, Recent Watercolors, Gallery Site 311, CA.

 

1982

Watercolors of European Architecture, The Bruised Reed Gallery, CA.

Jeffrey Becom: Aquarellen, Galerie de Vries & Roeloff, Rotterdam.

 

1981

Watercolors of European Architecture, Philippe Bonnafont Gallery, CA.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

New Works Catalog Exhibtion, Carmel Art Association, CA.

Image Makers at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

Contemporary Realism, New Oil & Wax Paintings, with Pamela Carroll, Carmel Art Association, CA.

 

2016

Loteria Series, ambrotype in the 8 x 10 Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel.

 

2014

In the Footsteps of Legacy, Carmel Art Association at the Museum of Monterey, CA.

Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA (catalogue).

@MOM: Imagemakers at the Museum of Monterey.

Color Squared, New Oil & Wax Paintings, with Melissa Lofton, Carmel Art Association.

 

2013

Figures Studied, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM.

 

2012

Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media; Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA.

 

2011

About Face: Peculiar Portraits; Garvey/Simon Art Access & Lee Marks Fine Art, Carmel, IN.

Fur, Fins & Feathers; Columbus Museum of Art, OH.

6IX, with Lucas Blok, Charlie Craddock, Nancy Rawls Roberts, Meredith Stricker and Thom Cowen, M42 Studio/Gallery, Carmel Valley, CA.

Horizons 20/21, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN.

 

2010

Saturated with Color, with photographers Maggie Taylor and Nevada Wier, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM.

 

2009

Yesterday & Tomorrow: Issues in Contemporary Photography, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis.

Luminosity: The Art of Image Making, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

 

2008

Photographs: In Conversation with Robinson Jeffers, curated by Kim Weston, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

 

2007

Forty Years of Fine Art Photography, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel.

 

2006

Alternative Processes: Tintypes, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

 

2002

Dias De Los Muertos, with mixed media artists, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

 

Publications

2009

In the Footsteps of Father Junipero Serra: The Five Folk-Baroque Mission Churches of Mexico's Sierra Gorda; with photographs by Jeffrey Becom, drawings by Richard Perry and text by Dr. Julianne Burton (Anthony's Gate Publications, Monterey).

 

2003

One Planet (Lonely Planet Publications, Victoria, Australia), selected images.

 

1997

Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica (Abbeville Press, NY) co-authored with Sally Jean Aberg; French edition: Villages peints des Mayas (Paris).

 

1992

Mediterranean Color Postcard Book (Abbeville Press, NY).

 

1990

Mediterranean Color (Abbeville Press, New York), with foreword by Paul Goldberger

 

Films

2012

Interview subject of the Mark Baer film "100 Stories Project," for Museum of Monterey, CA.

 

2010

Interview subject of the Douglas Ethridge video "The Colors of Culture," for Verve Gallery of Photography.

 

2009

Subject, writer and narrator of a segment in the hour-long documentary "Craco: Journeys Through Time," produced by The Craco Society.

 

1990

Subject, writer and narrator of the hour-long BBC/PBS documentary "For the Colors, A Journey Through Italy.”

 

Awards

2012 

Juried into the legendary Carmel Art Association as a painter.

 

2002

Pacific Grove Heritage Society Architectural Design award, Craftsman cottage, 115 14th Street.

 

1999

Outstanding Achievement award, City of Pacific Grove Arts Commission.

 

1998

Lowell Thomas gold award for "Best Travel Book, 1997," Society of American Travel Writers.

 

1995

Rotarian Arts and Humanities award, Shelbyville, Indiana.