Saturday, June 14, 2014

New Post, New Painting

Bride the Gap, oil on canvas over panel, 40" x 60". 2014

If you're local, and would like to see this in person, stop by Opus at 87 Washington Street, Salem MA along with ten other oil paintings. The show is up for the month of June!


Wow. Sorry about that. 

I've been working towards deadlines for the past year and a half. I had my show at HallSpace and then a show at Montserrat College of Art to prepare for. I was also feverishly working to apply to graduate school. 

I'm happy to report that the hard work paid off and I will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts) this Fall to earn my MFA in Painting.

I don't have any painting deadlines right now and while it feels strange, I am allowing myself to leave the studio and hang out with friends and experience springtime on the North Shore one last time before heading down south. 

Below are images for you to look at and hopefully enjoy. I realized I never posted photos of my show in Boston. I'll be back to blogging soon. I've got stuff to say.

You're the best, the absolute best. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Field Work

The White Mountains: Remembered 22" x 30" Oil on canvas 2011

Field Work
March 19th - April 5th, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20th 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 26th 11:30am

I hope you can join me for the opening of my latest solo show, Field Work. All events take place at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


 Settling In Charcoal on Canson Edition white, 22" x 30" 2014
Those Homes are Gone Charcoal on Canson Edition white, 22" x 30" 2014

I like making these - despite the accompanying mess. 

As of February 1st, I have moved out of Porter Mill and back into my home studio. It's a smaller space but the light is wonderful and I have a small porch that I can stand on when I need a break. 

I am in the library right now and it's silent except for someone eating chips. It's driving me insane. Would this bother any of you? Is it just me? 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Events

I am excited to be working towards a solo exhibition in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery at Montserrat College of Art. This exhibition will be on display from March 15th - April 6th.

Below are a few corresponding events. All take place at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street Beverly MA 01915. 

Contemporary Cocktail - Februrary 28th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
What dynamic forces insert themselves into the creative process? The artistic impulses of control, surrender, perfection and illusion are explored in conversation by visiting artists Masako Kamiya, Bea Modisett, Antoniadis & Stone and curator Leonie Bradbury.

Opening Reception - March 20th, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Public Artist Talk - March 26th, 11:30am - 12:15pm

I hope you can make it to the exhibition or one of the talks!

Back to painting,

Friday, December 20, 2013

Website Update

Image courtesy of HallSpace

I just updated my website with images of all my 2013 paintings and a few install shots of my current solo exhibition. These paintings are on view in By Way of Bangkok at HallSpace through January 25th.

See you soon alligator,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Bea Modisett
By Way of Bangkok
December 7th - January 25th
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th 3:00 - 6:00pm
950 Dorcester Avenue Boston MA 02125
Thoughts of Kith and Kin, oil on canvas over panel, 2013. 16" x 20"

"By Way of Bangkok" features the paintings Modisett has created since March 2013 when she returned from an extended solo backpacking journey through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma.

Bea Modisett received her BFA in painting from Montserrat College of Art in 2007. She received fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Modisett has exhibited at the Kingston Gallery, Boston, Endicott College Center for the Arts, Beverly, HallSpace, Boston, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Parks, Lincoln, and many other venues throughout New England. Bea Modisett was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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