For the images I produce as an artist, I have conducted research in Niger, West Africa, where I lived for three years. My art involves an exploration of the Nigerien landscape, the Djarma and Fulani cultures and the art forms they create. This abstract work portrays ritual and tradition in Nigerien culture.
Gretchen Beck served as Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department, Curator and on the faculty at Concordia University in Irvine, California, for eleven years. Currently, she is a professional artist.