Creative Fusion Outcomes, Karen Beckwith Residency in Taiwan
After nominating Taiwanese artists for the Creative Fusion program for more than four years, Bamboo Curtain Studio of Taipei has selected Karen Beckwith for a two-month residency there. The Taiwanese Government will fund the residency. Karen was selected for both her work as a Master Printer in the Printmaking Department of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and for taking inspiration from the environment in which she lives. Karen is a cyclist, often using her bicycle as transportation–which gives her the ability to interact with the surroundings more intimately. The bicycle itself has become inspiration for new work, which takes into consideration how people travel from place to place, and what resources we consume to do so. “I am ecstatic for the residency opportunity at Bamboo Curtain Studio and I am beyond honored to represent the Cleveland in this cultural exchange,” she says. Karen will be in Taipei in July and August 2016.