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Beatrice Modisett – Feeding Sugar to the Stump

Frame 301 Gallery

November 16, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Gallery Hours

Beatrice Modisett utilizes highly physical processes both in and out of the studio to explore geologic phenomenon, personal histories, erosion as a means of creation and the systems humans create in an attempt to navigate, control and contain landscapes. Modisett earned her BFA in Painting from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA in 2016. She has had solo and group exhibitions at Maier Museum of Art (Virginia); Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT); HallSpace (Dorchester, MA); Queens Museum (Queens, NY); and Present Company (Brooklyn, NY) among others. She has participated in residency programs around the world, most recently Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy. In 2020 she was nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and was named by Artsy’s Alina Cohen as one of “11 Emerging Artists Redefining Abstract Painting”. Beatrice was a Fellow at Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace in Bronx, NY until COVID-19 required she vacate her studio.
Modisett was born in Washington DC and currently works, reads, tends plants and runs through cemeteries in Queens, NY.


Beatrice Modisett & Kaveri Raina in Conversation

Painters Beatrice Modisett and Kaveri Raina both investigate the potential of material to convey meaning, the crevices between representation and abstraction and that which exists in the in-between. In this casual conversation they will discuss the role of drawing in their practices, the embrace of failure as a fruitful and generous space and the importance of work that happens outside the walls of the studio.

Moderated by Lydia Gordon, Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum and recent Montserrat Faculty.


Sensing Growth in the Cracks: Beatrice Modisett at Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Lydia Gordon, Boston Art Review

Every Flower Touched, Handmade charcoal, commercial charcoal and wood ash on Fabriano, 80.5″ x 199″, 2020