Helen Beekman, sculptor and painter, works and lives in New York City.
She grew up in Menlo Park and Inverness, California and received her B.A. in Art (focusing on sculpture) from Mills College in Oakland, California. In 1976, Beekman drove a U-Haul truck across the country to New York City where she worked, married, raised a family and continues to work and live with her husband in their SOHO loft.
Beekman has studios in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts where her art and multimedia works are created. Beekman's bronze sculptures, two-dimensional HAYWORKS sculptures, composite works, drawings and paintings have been in exhibitions across the country and are in museums as well as corporate and private collections.
In addition to her sculptures, paintings and other works, Beekman created SYNESTHESIA, a multimedia interactive installation of sight and sound, which was exhibited at HERE in New York City and at St. Andrew's Art Gallery in Middletown, Delaware. Currently, Beekman concentrates on working in bronze and hay as well as more traditional artistic mediums.
In 2015, Beekman had a Visiting Artist Residency at the American Academy in Rome where she concentrated on Hellenistic, Roman and Renaissance sculptures at the Vatican, the Museo Centrale de Montemartini and the Museo Capitoline.