Associate Professor Beth Blake earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984 and her MFA from Ohio University in 1992. She has taught at East Carolina University since 1999 and became the Painting Area Coordinator in 2009.
Trained as a painter, Blake has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She has had solo exhibitions at Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pa; Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD; Morehead State University in Morehead, KY; and Emerge Gallery in Greenville NC. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI; Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH; Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem NC.
Her paintings are narrative reflections of her daily activities influenced by her environment and societal exposure.