Beckman is the director of Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh, PA. AIR is an artist-run organization that serves as a printmaking studio, an exhibition venue, and an educational printmaking and projects resource for local artists. Beckman has also taught at Carnegie Mellon University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad, including the Pittsburgh Biennial; Silver Eye Photo Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, NY; Pratt Graphics Center, Brooklyn, NY; Trumbell Art Gallery, Warren, OH; C.A.G.E Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; and Communale E’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, among others.
Robert Beckman received his BFA in Studio Printmaking from Kent State University. He holds a MFA in Experimental and Traditional Printmaking; Photo / Screen / Electrostatic / Intaglio from Kent State University and has been working as a printmaker and artist for over 30 years.