Beverley Mastrianni is an artist who lives and works in Saratoga Springs, NY. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1976 and received her MA from the University of New York at Albany in 1979.

Regionally her artwork has been exhibited at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and the Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, the Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Albany, the Albany Institute of History and Art, Adirondack Community College, and the Southern Vermont Arts Center as well as in many private galleries. She collaborated with two other artists on the artwork for the Saratoga Train Station. Recent work was shown at SeaFair in Miami, ArtPalm Beach, and Art SantaFe.

Her work is in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

 

Past Boards and Arts Organizations

  • At Skidmore College, she was a part-time member of the faculty, a former advisor in the University Without Walls program, and long-term member of the Tang Museum National Advisory Council.
  • Board of the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa
  • Decentralization Panel of the Capital Region for the NY State Council on the Arts.
  • A founder and member of the Board of Saratoga Arts.
  • Founded and directed the Ann Grey Gallery of Art for the Saratoga History Museum and was Director of the George S. Bolster Photographic Collection where she co-authored the book “George S. Bolster’s Saratoga Springs”.
  • Founding member of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
  • Chair of the Urban Cultural Park Commission in Saratoga Springs when a major downtown building was renovated into the Saratoga Visitor’s Center with a NY State grant.
  • Board of the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy NY.
  • President’s Council at Sage Colleges.
  • Board of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

 

Current Boards and Organizations

  • Secretary, Xavior ”Sam” Mastrainni Educational Fund
  • Collections Committee at the Hyde Museum.
  • Board of the McCabe Foundation, Vero Beach, Florida.
  • Member and former president of the Guild of Adirondack Artists (since 1983).
  • Member of the Oakroom Artists in Schenectady, NY.

 

Awards:

  • City of Albany “Bring Home the Stars” 1987
  • Soroptimist International of Saratoga County “Woman of Distinction” 1991
  • Adirondack Girl Scouts “Woman of Distinction” 1997
  • Kathryn Starbuck Award for Outstanding Community Service 2002

 

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“Beauty and Power” are what Beverley Mastrianni so clearly achieves in her sculpture. While it might be thought that these are qualities every artist strives for, this is not in fact true. Artists more commonly try for other effects, and beauty and power have been relatively rare in recent years…Beauty occurs in Mastrianni sculptures in its graceful shapes, its harmonious and rhythmic arrangements, and in its delectable surface textures…Power, on the other hand, comes from the sheer energy quotient in art, something Mastrianni achieves through calculated contrasts of solids with voids, of graceful curves set against hard angles and sharp points, and through the contrast of surface textures, particularly her unlikely combinations of industrial materials with natural wood.
-James K. Kettlewell
Mr. Kettlewell earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harvard University in Museum Studies, was a Fulbright Fellow at the Courtauld Institute, London, and was on the Art and Art History Faculty at Skidmore College for forty years.

 

Her work is primarily in metal, wood and slate, welded into both silhouettes and monuments. Some surfaces are etched, some painted…her real strength is in construction, bolting and welding materials to each other.
-Susan Edelman Saratoga Living