450 Harrison Avenue, Studio  #401B
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Bearippel@aol.com

http://www.beverlyrippel.com

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I paint as a ritual for expression, exploration and communication. I am seduced by the visual world and all that resonates beneath its surface.

The conception of a work happens when I am physically stopped by something that fascinates me. I study it with new eyes, and recast it in paint with a new awareness. I paint from life, and also intuitively in the abstract especially after a walk in Nature or by the sea. 

I maintain a studio practice in Boston’s South End, as well as in the former Boot Factory by the Stoughton Train Station, 2 Canton Street. 

A career highlight for me was to have “Pink Cap Gun I”, a monumentally-sized toy pistol, included in the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial with a Review by Pulitzer Art Critic, Sebastian Smee. In 2015, my paintings were selected for the Poets and Artists Magazine’s “50 Memorable Painters”, and in 2016, my work was featured in Artscope’s “10 Artists for the 10th Anniversary” Edition. After a two year long project, I continue to paint the changing light on the Iconic Prudential Building complex as seen from my studio perch on the 4th floor of 450 Harrison Ave. This ongoing “Pru Skyline, Boston” Series of 36, 7” x 5” paintings has been shown at The Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and can be seen in my Boston studio/gallery.

I received a BA degree from the University of Maine in Orono with a Major in Fine Arts and a Minor in Anthropology, and continued studies at Rhode Island School of Design as well as the Fuller Museum of Art. I studied piano and music theory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA where I received my Preparatory Certificate. My work springs from these experiences including many years devoted to raising a family.

Series works are included in the collections of Nokia, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MIT, and in private collections internationally. I have received awards of recognition from curators from MOMA and The Guggenheim, NYC; Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at The Rose Art Museum @ Brandeis, and Malcolm Rogers, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts/Boston among others.

My South End studio is open for “First Fridays”, for SOWA Special Events, many Sundays, and by appointment