Gina Beavers’ primary source of inspiration is the ubiquitous contemporary visual culture, especially the one emerging from social media. Dealing initially with references taken from the original pop movement of the 1950s, Beavers evolved to paint the ‘current pop,’ starting to search on social media for image templates to her extravagant, thickly layered relief-like acrylic compositions. Beavers’ anthropological interest in society translates in paintings that explore the banality of internet: makeup tutorials, the so-called food-porn pictures, body builder selfies. In tune with the eccentricity of her artistic process, the artist maximizes the visual potency of her medium, taking tridimensionality to its higher possible level and bringing painting closer to some sort of sculpture.
In 2019 Beavers had a solo exhibition at MoMA PS1, and in 2020 she was part of a group show in the Frans Hals Museum, in Haarlem. She has a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology, and a MFA in Painting and Drawing. Her work is part of permanent collections, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (USA), The Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (USA). Born in 1978 in Athens, she currently lives and works in New York.