Education

2000           Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2000           MFANew Mexico State University

Painting, Landscape Studies Minor

1993           BFA   State University of New York, College at New Paltz

Painting

1989           School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Foundation Program

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions 

2017           A Phenology, The Phipps Center for the Arts at Croixdale Center, Bayport, MN

                    A Phenology, The Phipps Center for the Arts at Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI

2013           Nearer Than Eden, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI (with artist Roberta Shapiro)

2012           Intimate Distance, Bing Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA (Solo)

2011           Seven Paintings, No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (Solo)

2007           Vis-it, Locust Grove - Samuel F.B. Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY (Solo)

2001           The New Mexico Paintings, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY (Solo)

1999           The Visible and the Visual, Corbett Center Gallery, Las Cruces, NM (with artist Frank Rimbach)

Group Exhibitions 

2015           Arcadia: On the Contemporary Pastoral, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (Steve Locke, curator)

                    Artists on Site, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

                    39X17, La Galleria, LaMaMa, New York, NY

2014           Rising Waters 2.0, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

                    Zine! Zine!, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY      

2013           Land Ho!, Virginia Commonwealth University Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA (Ridley Howard, curator)

                    Farm to Table, Barter Town (Trading Post XI: The Magic Feathers), Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (Heather Hart, curator)

2012           Sativum ? Sativum, Barter Town (Trading Post X: Tomorrow-morrow Land), Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (Heather Hart, curator)

                    GO!, Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

                    Inspired Colleagues, Gallery 61, NYIT, NY, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

2011           Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York, NY (Matthew Farina and Rachael Wren, jurors and curators) (catalog)

                    Black & White, Gallery 61, NYIT, New York, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

                    Chain Mail, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

                    Winter, Gallery 61, NYIT, New York, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

2007           Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (catalog)

                    Cuchifritos Benefit Exhibition, Sarah Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

                    Site Of, a site-specific work, Queens, NY and LTDweb.org (Jonathan Santos, curator)

2003           Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (Lois Dodd, Harry Philbrick, and Mary Ryan, jurors)

2001           EAF Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY   

                    Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                   

                    Landscapes: Real and Imagined, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

2000           New American Paintings: The MFA Annual, Open Studio Press (Klaus Kertess, juror)              

                    Scene/Unseen, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico State University, Portales, NM (William T. Wiley, juror)

                    Bowery Gallery Annual Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York , NY (Joan Snyder, juror)        

                    M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1999           Contemporary Painting, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT (Andrew Forge, juror)

                    Brave New World, McCray Gallery, Western New Mexico State University, Silver City,NM

                    The Exchange, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

                    En Plain Air, Desert Crossing Gallery, El Paso, TX             

Residencies, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

2009           Resident, The Mac Dowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (January 7 - 21)

                    Fellow, Future Leadership Program, National Arts Strategies, Washington, DC                                                      

                    Resident, Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm NHS, Wilton, CT (May 18 - June 14)

2007           ResidentThe Mac Dowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (July 10 - August 10)

2006           Grant, For The Record, Beacon, NY

2004-03     Resident, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (September-July)

2001           Grant, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2000           Grant, Stobart Foundation Artist FellowshipStobart FoundationBeverly, MA                                                      

                    Scholarship, Rulon-Miller Scholarship Fund, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1999           Scholarship, El Paso Community Foundation

Presentations, Lectures and Critiques

2016           Artist presentation, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI Thursday, Sept. 29

2015           Artist Presentation, "Varieties of Nature Experience - a Monoblogue," Presenting at 17, New York, NY, July 26

2014           Graduate Critique, MFA Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, April 30

2013           Undergraduate Critique, Providence College, Providence, RI, March 21

2012           Gallery Talk, Bing Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA, January 12

2011           Gallery Talk, No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, December 3        

2010           Graduate Critique, MFA Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, April 20

2009           Artist Presentation, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT, June 10

2001           Artist Presentation, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, March 14

2000           Lecture, "The City as Wilderness in Early 20th Century Painting," Art and Environment seminar, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, Spring term

Teaching Experience

2017-16     MFA Mentor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2016-14     Faculty, Art New England, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

Landscape Into Art (A studio and critical discourse seminar, Summer 2016)

Landscape Into Art (A studio and critical discourse seminar, Summer 2015)

Landscape and Meaning (A studio and critical discourse seminar, Summer 2014)

2014-05    Adjunct Instructor, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Visualization 1 (Fall 2014)

Visualization 1 (Spring 2014)

Visualization 1 (Fall 2013)

Visualization 1 (Spring 2013)

Visualization 1 (Fall 2012)

Visualization 1 (Spring 2012)

Visualization 1 (Spring 2008)

Architectural Drawing and Visualization (Spring 2005)

2000-98     Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Introduction to Painting (Spring 2000)

Drawing II (Spring 2000)

Introduction to Painting (Fall 1999)

Drawing I (Spring 1999)

Introduction to Painting (Fall 1998)

Professional Appointments

2014-05     Director, 3D Fabrication Laboratory, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

2006-05     Sculpture Associate, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, East Madison, ME

2003-01     Dean, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, East Madison, ME

1998-97     Gallery Assistant, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Professional Service

2012           Panelist, Weir Farm NP Long Range Interpretive Planning Conference, Wilton CT

2011           Juror, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

                    Trail Renovation Crew, New York New Jersey Trail Conference, Bronx, NY

                    Litter Removal Crew, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

2008           Juror, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

2000           Landscape Designer, Habitat For Humanity, Las Cruces, NM

1999           Member, Art Acquisitions Committee, University Art Gallery, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

                    President, Art Graduate Student Organization, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

1994-93     Gallery Intern, Foster-Peet Gallery, New York, NY

Consultancies

2009           Program Consultant, Weir Farm National Historic Site Artist in Residence Program, Wilton CT         

Exhibitions Curated

2009           "Reaganography," No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, November 8 - December 6

Publications as Author 

The View as Enclosure,” Mound, (blog) Saturday, January 14

Storm King,” Mound, (blog) Saturday, June 14

Collect Pond Art,” Mound, (blog) Tuesday, August 11

High Time for the High Line,” Mound, (blog) Wednesday, June 3

The New Leisure: Looking at Manhattan,” Mound, (blog) Friday, May 8

99.44 Picturesque or Notes On Michael Pollan's "Against Nativism”,” Mound, (blog) Sunday, March 22

Bibliography

Emily Chapman, “In the Present Moment: Work by Frank Meuschke and Betsy Alwin,” Arches, Milwaukee, WI, October 6, 2016 (interview)

Shana Dumont Garr, "See it Before it's Gone-Arcadia: Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral," (review) Big Red & Shiny, September 17, 2015

Cate McQuaid, "Painter Locke Focuses Tension Between Natural World and Culture," (review) Boston Globe, Boston, MA, August 18, 2015

Cate McQuaid, exhibition announcement with image, Boston Globe, Boston, MA, July 8, 2015                

Steve Locke, "One Question," Art and Everything Thereafter, (blog), January 2014

Marie Viljoen, "Smellable Edibles: South Fork Garlic," Edible Booklyn, July 8. 2013

Mary Bakija, exhibition announcement, Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch, November 6, 2011                

Mike Sorgatz, "Grey Matter at the Painting Center," Art in New York City, June 22, 2011             

Elissa Gootman, "Prospect Park Condom Crew Picks Up After Others Cavort," New York Times,    May 31, 2011                     

Joy Wang, "Last Chance Foods," WNYC.org, May 27, 2011                  

Marie Viljoen, "Signs in Grey", 66 Square Feet (Plus), (blog), October 27, 2010          

Kevin Regan, "The US President That Just Won't Go Away," (review) Hyperallergic, November 11, 2009

Kate Murphy, "Lead Is a Concern for Urban Gardens," New York Times, May 13, 2009. Page D1, New York Edition