Photo: 1 of 3 panels/painting on wood. In Progress.
Caroline Beasley-Baker has done large-scale installation projects for Creative Time (New York City), The Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), Connecticut State University and the 'late/great' BACA downtown + other art organizations. Dance environments done in collaboration with choreographer Bebe Miller were presented at the Joyce Theater, Danspace and 92nd Street Y/Harkness Dance Series in New York City and at the Kennedy Center, the Boston Ballet, and the Wexner Center for the Arts among other venues across the US and Europe. In November 2017, a new version of the set design for for Bebe Miller Company's 'Hendrix Project' premiered for showcase performances at Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges.
Her work has been supported with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Ford Foundation and Artists Space. The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University collected her dance environments and drawings for their Performing Arts Archives.
Education: Master of Fine Arts degree, Syracuse University, during which time she studied for a year in London. Prior to her MFA, she completed 2 years of graduate work in Myth & Folklore at the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, OH.
Caroline Beasley-Baker has published 2 books of poetry with Pelekinesis, a small, independent publisher in Claremont, CA: For Lack of Diamond Years (2013), and in March 2018, Ariadne / Dark Dark Shine.
Note: For those who are curious about these things, I have an MFA in Painting and Sculpture from Syracuse University. Simulanteous to this degree, I studied for a year with George P. Elliott, poet/writer/essayist and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse. Prior to that, I did 2 years of graduate work in Myth & Folklore with folklorist Ray B. Browne at Bowling Green State University/Center for the Study of Popular Culture.
My poems have been published in Annandale Dream Gazette, Fovea, Late Night Library, The MOM Egg Review, MungBeing, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Trickster and a handful more places onine and in-print.