Rick Beck is a studio artist living in North Carolina. He began working in glass at Hastings College in Nebraska where he received his BA. He received an MFA from Southern Illinois University. In 1994, Rick was awarded a visual arts fellowship by the North Carolina Arts Council, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation in 1995. His work has been widely exhibited across the US, and is included in numerous private and public collections. Rick Beck is known for his large-scale cast glass sculpture depicting industrial, everyday objects and the human figure.