County: King County
Saul Becker received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). In addition to Horton Gallery / SUNDAY L.E.S., NYC, his work has been featured in solo projects at Artists Space and Volta NY. He was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting in 2010, and a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship in 2005, as well as a Washington State Arts Award. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, NY Arts Magazine, and The Seattle Times, among others.
Saul received a 2012 GAP funding to complete Copper Plants/Growth Stunted, a group of three multimedia sculptures that rely heavily on the fabrication of plexiglass vitrines, metal bases, and electronic components for lighting and audio elements. Saul collects plants from unlikely sites and electroplates them in copper. By developing a system of electroplating each plant sample, he archives what is overlooked, undocumented and generally stepped on or built over. The grant enables him to finish this project and begin sharing it with the community.
Saul also received a 2002 GAP.
Oblivion, watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper, 40"x60", 2010.
Cornucopia, oil on linen, 39"x44", 2010.
Newfoundland (detail), electroplated plants, speaker, audio equipment, and illuminated pedestal, 61"x20"x18", 2012.
Plusquamperfekt, electroplated plants and mixed media, 40"x40"x40", 2010.