Link to movie covering Beverly's Life work  6 min.

CIRICULUM VITAE and

ARTIST STATEMENT

Life is a river.

In the years since 2005, I have been living a somewhat contemplative although not reclusive life. I left electronic media and sought to combine my buddhist studies with my earlier training in Chinese brush painting with Shiou-Jang Hsieh and Tseng ta-yu. It may seem a radical transition from the electronic media to pastels on paper, but the underlying aesthetic current through all these permutations has been gestural movement and poetic literary allusion.

Now I’m combining my enjoyment of the imagery of Zen Koans, not to mention their poetry and psychological import, with the color, textures, tonality and gestural possibilities of pastels on paper. Some of these ”Koans” are in fact passages from Sting and Gary Snyder that I considered akin to contemporary Koans. I’m hoping that this pairing of the ancient with the contemporary will lend a sense of continuity and transition to life through Art.

This year I’m using images of the Raven and Osprey as a metaphor for disquieting thoughts of mortality, a theme often found in Zen. I like Ravens especially because they are not pretty birds, they are obtrusive, disruptive, disturbing birds, meant to be listened to.

 

Present work:

ZEN KOANS, PASTELS ON PAPER, at Devi Jacobs’ Out Back, Temple of Venus

Ashland, Oregon and Berkeley, Ca, 2015 to present.

And at Sage Community Gallery, Sheridan, WY.

http://www.beverlykleiber.com

 

http://prologuetothespiritual.com/

 

Between 2006 and 2015 I dropped out of the Gallery world to pursue my Buddhist studies.

interactive Multimedia Installations Using Sound, Video, and Computer Graphics:

HOPEANDFEAROMETER, a commissioned video/computer work for Burning Man Festival, collaboration with Mark McGothigan, 2006

WHAT DO YOU DESIRE?  a Commissioned video/computer installation for Burning Man Festival asking the question : WHAT DO YOU DESIRE?  Collaboration with Mark McGothigan and Milton Fabert, 2004

Vital Journey / Virtual Heart: a walk-in interactive multimedia installation for Exploration Place, a children’s science museum in Kansas, which takes children on a virtual journey through the human circulatory system, lungs and brain. Visitors complete the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange using life-size video capture and interactive game technology. In collaboration with Gyroscope, Inc., and Vivid Group opened in April, 2000.

private_loves/public_opera: A walk-in video “garden” with website which collects love stories, allows you to add your own love story. The web site at was http://www.ylem.org/private_loves/public_opera/, and at the San Francisco Art Institute, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA Dec.- Jan. 1996-1997.

Que Viva Tu Recuerdo: Altars and Offerings for the Days of the Dead An altar/ installation dedicated to the memory of Remedios Varo, Oakland Museum, CA, Oct. -Nov 1995, a collaboration with Lucia Grossburger Morales

The Following are Collaborations with myself,

Hans Reiser, and Bill Fleming :

VOICE GARDEN: LABYRINTH OF LOVE, LABYRINTH OF DESIRE, an interactive multimedia CD-ROM

Come, Human, spin in my Web! – A ride thru an A.I.’s personaAn A.I. sends an invitation out to Humans to visit the “web”. If they take up the invite, they adventure into either the “Cerebral Cathedral” or the ” Feral Forest”. Eventually they arrive at one of four possible endings having altered their own “data structure” or the environment

Temple of the Goddesses – A virtual sacred space. As the visitor moves thru the shrine complex they are engaged in various episodes (depending on the visitor’s response) by goddesses Venus, Nemesis, the Psychedelic Cyber Pagan, etc. There are four possible endings with numerous episodes along the way.

The Phosphorescent Samurai and the Geisha Snail – A surrealistic fable: Two inter-species mutants start on their ‘hero’s journey’ and, depending on choices made by the viewer along the way, are transformed accordingly. There is a final revelation unique to each of the eight possible endings.

2DO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEO Y ARTES ELECTRONICAS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996

INTEGRATED HEMISPERES: Woman/Art /Technology, Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA, May – June 1996

BURNING MAN FESTIVAL, South of Market Arts Center, San Francisco, Aug. 1995, 1996, 1998

INTERACTIVE COMMUNITIES, SIGGRAPH 95 Conference , Los Angeles, 1995

JUPITER AND THE COMETS, a program/event produced by the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics, UC Berkeley, 1994

THE UBIQUITOUS ART ZONE, the ACM’s Multimedia ’94 Conference, San Francisco, Ca, USA, Oct. 1994

PLEASE TOUCH ! , VIDEO SCULPTURE, Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Jan, 1994

THE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE, INTERACT ’93, conference of ACM’s SIG Computer Human Interface and INTERACT ( European ), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1993

LIFE ON A SLICE, tour of German University Art galleries, Feb.-May, 1992

SIGGRAPH ART SHOW ’92, Chicago, July, 1992

IMAGES DU FUTUR ’92, LA CITE DES ARTS ET NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES DU MONTREAL, Canada

TOMMOROW’S REALITIES: HYPERMEDIA, SIGGRAPH, Las Vegas, 1991

INTERACTIVE ART, Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics, NASA, U.C. Berkeley

AMERICAN LIGHT ART, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan, 1989-90

NEO-NEON, One Market Plaza, Art Programs Inc., San Francisco, 1987

EXPANDED VISION: NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN ART, Jack Gallery, New York City, 1985

Interviews, Articles, & Books:

Art & Technology at the Mining Co. web site, featured artist in Mindscapes on 11/06/97

LEONARDO, (the cover of) Journal of the International Society for Arts Sciences and Technology, MIT Press, Vol. 29 #1, 1996

Microsoft’s magazine, feature: Art on the Internet: Rare Birds in Cyberspace, by Dominic Gates, http://home.microsoft.com/reading/features.asp, Feb. 26,1997

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ELECTRONIC ARTS ’96, CD ROM produced & distributed by MultiArtDisc, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1996

ARTWEEK, article on art & technology by Barbara Fisher, Jan., 1996

 SIGGRAPH ’95 MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM, a publication of the ACM ‘s SIGGRAPH, 1995

COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS , Pergamom Press , and the IEEE’sCOMPUTER GRAPHICS ,Special supplement joint issue edited by Carl Machover, “Aesthetic Considerations Unique to Interactive Multimedia” , May,1995

NEW SCIENTIST, “Netropolis”, “An Elephant Dancing” by Claire Neesham, April,1994

ARTISTS DATABASE CD-ROM , Project Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, 1993,1994,

ART IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE, by Frank Popper, pub. by Harry N. Abrams,1992, Paris, France

LEONARDO, Journal of the International Society for Arts Sciences and Technology, San Francisco, CA, Jan, 1994

TECH-NATION, interview by Dr. Moira Gunn , National Public Radio, Aug, 1993

GD3D, GRAPHIC DESIGN IN THE THIRD DIMENSION, Ken & Leigh Cato, published by Graphic Sha, Tokyo, 1992

VERBUM, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AESTHETICS, San Diego, CA, Dec. 1991

LET THERE BE NEON !, Vol. II, by Rudi Stern, NY,NY, 1991

CONTEMPORARY NEON, by Rudi Stern, NY, NY, 1992

NEW YORK TIMES, Business Section 3, The New Hollywood, Sept. 1991

COMPUTER GRAPHICS, Magazine of the I.E.E.E., Art in Virtual Reality, May, 1992

CYBER ARTS, published by Harper- Freeman, ed. by Linda Jacobson,

Summer ,1992

Offices & Awards:

President of Ylem/ Artists Using Science and Technology, PO box 749, Orinda, CA, 94563, 1985-1999, An artist’s grass roots organization with a newsletter, forums, a yearly artists directory, and ongoing program of art shows.

Advisory Board Chair, International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, San Francisco, CA, 1989-2000

MicroTimes Magazine on it’s “MicroTimes 100”, their list of 100 people who’ve had a significant influence on the computer industry Dec., 1995

designer / co-founder / director (until 1999) of Ylem’s Art on the Edge, the first art gallery on the world wide web  http://www.ylem.org/

External Advisory Panel member to Xerox PARC Artist-in Residence Program, 1993

Honorary Distinction in Interactive Art, PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria, 1992

Formal Education:

BA at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA, 1968

MA  at San Francisco State, thesis Project in Museum Studies/ Art Education under Ted Cohen Oakland Museum Exhibits Designer:

Organizing a Flat Glass Collection for the Oakland Museum’s Permanent Collection