Beverly Rippel is an artist whose work is influenced by the visual world and all that resonates beneath its surface. She studied classical ballet and music, receiving a Preparatory Certificate from The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She earned a BA from the University of Maine in Orono, with a Major in Fine Arts and a Minor in Anthropology, and continued to study art at Rhode Island School of Design. The themes she explores spring from this collective background, often in series.
Beverly began teaching creative drawing and painting in 1989 to children and adults ages 7-90. She received several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to help support an art class for the Council on Aging in her home town of North Easton, MA where she taught for 15 years.
She is presently teaching a class for painters on the ‘interpretation of color’ at the Felos Memorial Art Center in Stoughton, MA., where she also maintains a studio. She has acted as juror for a number of exhibitions including “Art Under The Influence of Women”, a national exhibition at Vincent’s Gallery in Mansfield, MA, and “Survival 2000″, an exhibition at the Milton Art Museum (MA), where she was guest curator.
Beverly is a juried gallery artist at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, The Cambridge Art Association, The South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, and S+R Gallery, formerly at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts. She is affiliated with SOWA Artists’ Guild in Boston, Women’s Caucus for Art/Boston, and the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum’s Corporate Exhibitions Program. She was the Founder of the O.A.M.H. Painters’ Workshop Studio in North Easton, MA, a Founding Member of the Artists’ Circle of the Fuller Museum of Art in Brockton, MA, and a Founding Member of New England Wax, a group of artists who use the ancient art of encaustic painting.
Beverly has exhibited her work regionally and nationally, and has received awards from Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University; Cora Rosevear, Curator from The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., and Susan Cross from the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. In 1998 she was honored with a solo show at The Fuller Museum of Art (now Fuller Craft), Brockton, MA. She won “Best of Show” in The Cambridge Art Association first National Prize Show juried by Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Rogers selected Rippel’s “Just Once” from over 4000 works. In 2004 she was given a juror’s award (for her water pistol series) by Mara Williams, independent curator and partner of Artsbridge of Vermont and NYC who was curator of “Andy Warhol- Intimate and Unseen” at the Brattleboro (VT) Museum.
In 2010 Beverly’s Blue Cap Gun series was selected for the I – 95 Triennial Exhibition / Bangor to Providence @ the UMMA Museum of Art in Bangor, ME. Her oil and encaustic painting, Pink Cap Gun I was included in the Portland Museum of Art Biennial 2011.
Beverly’s work is in private and corporate collections internationally, with series paintings in the collections of Nokia Corporation, Burlington, MA, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and MIT University Park, Cambridge, MA