I hope that the pleasure, fulfillment and the peace I received in the creation of this body of work, will somehow be experienced by those who view it. My works are almost seductive in their appeal, generating a soft clarion call to enter and partake.

Contact Information:
Email: gkebeck@yahoo.com,
Phone: 868-637-4814 (Trinidad), 347-731-3531(NY),
954 227 5024 (Florida).

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Guy Kingsley Edward Beckles

Guy Kingsley Edward Beckles

Trinidadian Guy K.E Beckles is the only practicing Kinetic artist in the English-speaking Caribbean. Beckles, is a graduate of Dartmouth College, USA. It is at that institution that he met and formed a liaison with world renowned designer/artist Peter Minshall. This relationship would span the next three decades. Beckles has been producing his majestic Kinetic work for thirty-three years.

A high school teacher for twenty-six years, Beckles now pursues his craft fulltime. He has travelled extensively throughout North India, North Africa, Western China and Europe and has exhibited in London, New York, Washington DC, Boston and Toronto.

About The Artist

NAME: Guy K. E. Beckles

ADDRESS: 6 Sanora Park

Point Cumana, Carenage, Trinidad, West Indies

TELEPHONE: (868) 637-4814 (Trinidad)

954-227-5024 ( Florida )

347 731 3531 ( New York)

(868) 370-7728 / 476-7333 (Mobile)

facsimile: (868) 633-6191

e-mail: gkebeck@yahoo.com

EDUCATION:* DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

New Hampshire, U.S.A

-Received B.A. Degree, June, 1977 with a Major in Art

-Graduated with Honors

-Senior Art Project graded A.

-Studied Spanish at the University of Granada, Spain, under a Dartmouth language study programme.

-Travelled throughout Europe, North America, North

India, West China and North Africa.

* QUEEN’S ROYAL COLLEGE (1965-1973)

WORK HISTORY:1977 – 2003 – Art teacher at Secondary/High School in Trinidad & Tobago.

  • 2003 – Retirement from teaching profession.
  • 2004 – Present – Full-time pursuit of Kinetic Art

Also To His Credit

SET DESIGNS AND INSTALLATIONS

  • Stage Design – Astor Cinema, Trinidad & Tobago- 1988
    “Valentino and Friends”
  • Stage Design – Queen’s Hall, Trinidad & Tobago- 1990
    “All Stars Steel Orchestra in Concert”
  • Booth Design – Trinidad & Tobago Trade Exposition

“Expo ’90″- 1990

  • Stage Design – Concert – Queen’s Royal College“Celebration of Excellence”- 1996
  • Installation – 20-ft Kinetic center-piece mounted at the
  • Centre of Excellence, Trinidad & Tobago, (commissioned
  • by NIHERST –The National Institute of Higher Education,
  • Research, Science & Technology. – 2004
  • Installation – Outdoor Kinetic Installation on façade of
  • NIHERST Complex, D’Abadie, Trinidad & Tobago.- 2006

RESIDENCIES :

VSC – Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, U.S.A(Mar. – Apr.) – 2001

AWARDS

  • Trinidad & Tobago, Art Society- Certificate of Excellence In The Field of Painting- 1984
  • Winning Entry-TATIL’s (Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Ltd.) Inaugural Mural Competition- 1987
  • Runner Up-Mural Competitionby Central Bank, Trinidad & Tobago- 1989

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE :

BWIA – British West Indian Airways Ltd.(BWIA)

Artist’s Interview and Works:
  - Highlighted on In-Flight Video-Nov. 2000 – Jan. 2001

INTERNATIONAL CREDITS :

“Confounding Categories: The Global and the Local in the Process of a Caribbean Art” – by Philip Scher

Small Axe – A Journal of Criticism: The Art School – Editor: David Scott

“Searching for a Way Out” – by Christopher Cozier

GALERIE – The Art and Design Magazine of the Caribbean

- Editor: Geoffrey MacLean

“The Art of Trinidad and Tobago”-by Sastri Maraj

Visual Arts for Secondary Schools -Caribbean Educational Publishers

“Trinidad and Tobago Through the Eye of the Artist:from Cazabon to the Millennium” – Exhibition at the Commonwealth Institute, London, Oct. 28, ’97 – March 29, ’98. Published by Independence Cultural Committee for 35th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Trinidad &Tobago:Producer: Patrick Edwards, Trinidad & Tobago Deputy High Commissioner, London, England.