Beck, Bielen & Michaud

New work by alumni Stephanie Beck, Stanley Bielen, and Nicole Michaud

The PAFA Alumni Gallery presents new work by Stephanie Beck (MFA '07), Stanley Bielen (Cert. '80), and Nicole Michaud (Cert. '12).

Stephanie Beck’s work is inspired by structures in spaces, and the changes that take place over time as we move through them. She will be exhibiting several sculptural pieces made out of white paper that can be construed as buildings, or building blocks that she uses to illustrate human frailties.

Stanley Bielen’s contemplative still life and landscape paintings convey a subtle infusion of light and texture. Bielen's work is part of the collections of the Hirshorn Museum, CBS Television and Goldman Sachs. He was the recipient of the 2003 Fred and Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited at The Harrison Gallery; Great River Arts Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont; and the National Academy of Design, New York.

Nicole Michaud’s paintings and mixed media pieces are intimate landscapes imbued with color and energy. Michaud was the 2011 recipient of the Benjamin West Prize - Special Notice, and the Second Place recipient of the 2009 Susan Eakins McDowell Figure Painting Competition at PAFA. She also holds a master's degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

To purchase any works in this exhibition and for more information contact Tish Ingersoll at (215) 391-4187 or TIngersoll@pafa.org.