Jerry Beck founder of The Revolving Museum an "itinerant avant garde showcase" of artworks by young artist was born in Hollywood, Florida. In 1957, Beck moved to Boston following completion of his BFA at Florida State University in Tallahassee. In 1983, he organized the Basement Gallery, an alternative space, and The Revolving Museum in 1984. His first site-specific installation, "From a Desert in Boston" which transformed an abandoned storefront basement into a desert terrain, serves as a point of departure for his installation at Artists Space. The first full-scale exhibition of The Revolving Museum, "The Little Train that Could...Show" involved the participation of twenty artists who installed their work in the cars of an abandoned train in downtown Boston. In addition to his work at abandoned sites, Beck has been included in exhibitions at the Helen Schlein Gallery, Boston, and the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, ad has performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Anita David's work has taken form of gallery installations, window installations and performances at such diverse locations as Hallwalls, Buffalo, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, the Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Franklin Furnace, New York. She currently lives in Chicago, where she attended the University of Illinois for a BA in sculpture, completed in 1974.
Audrey Glassman was born in 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota now lives in Minneapolis and has been based in the Twin Cities most of her life. Her often extended travels abroad provide the backdrop for her photographs which predominately captures the brilliance of Latin environments. Graduating with a B.S. in 1970 from the University of Minnesota, she has exhibited widely in the Twin Cities area with recent shows at the Thompson Gallery, The Walker Art Center and WARM Gallery, in Minneapolis; and at the Minnesota Museum of Art and Films in the Cities both in St. Paul. Her most recent exhibition at the Walker Art Center was accompanied by a brochure with an essay written by Marge Goldwater and will be reprinted in the Artists Space catalogue.
Sherry Markovitz has shown extensively in the Seattle area, with one-person shows at the Linda Farris Gallery in 1983, 1981 and 1979 and at and/or 1979. Her work has been seen in recent group shows at 911 Gallery, University of Washington Henry Gallery and Hodges/Bank Gallery. She has shown widely outside of Washington, including group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Born in Chicago in 1947, she received her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1975.
Patricia Thornley was born in 1961 in Birmingham Alabama. Patricia completed her BFA from Atlanta College of Art in 1984. That same year, she had her first one-person show at Nexus Contemporary Art Center and Gallery 413, both in Atlanta.