Gina Beavers

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Biography

Gina Beavers (b. 1978, Athens) currently lives and works in New York. She has a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology and an MFA in Painting and Drawing. The primary source of her work is contemporary visual culture that has been rapidly transformed by the omnipresence of the social media, which she addresses in her thickly layered relief-like acrylic compositions. Working before with references taken from the original pop movement of the 1950’s, Beavers evolved to paint the ‘current pop’, starting to search on social media posts for image templates to her extravagant canvases. 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, etc. In tune with the eccentricity of her artistic process, Gina Beavers maximizes the visual potential of her medium, taking tridimensionality to its higher possible level and bringing painting closer to 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.

Permanent collections:
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (USA)
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel)
Whitney Museum of American Art (USA)



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Solo Exhibitions

2020

Friends and Friends of Friends - Artistic Communities in the Age of Social Media, Schlossmuseum, Linz (Austria)

World War Me, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (USA)


2019

Humble but hungry, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Gina Beavers - The Life I Deserve, MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

Hilarisad, Carl Kostyál, Milan (Italy)


2018

Gina Beavers, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles (USA)


2017

Tennis Ball Yellow, Carl Kostyál, London (UK)

AMBITCHOUS, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)


2015

Popography, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles (USA)


2014

Re - Animator, Clifton Benevento, New York (USA)

Saturdate, Retrospective, Hudson (USA)


2013

Family Style, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland (USA)


2012

Palat, Clifton Benvento, New York (USA)

USA Body Work it, James Fuentes, New York (USA)

Le Sigh, Nudashank, Baltimore (USA)


Group Exhibitions

2020

Next of Kin, VSF Seoul, Seoul (South Korea)

Image Power, Museum Frans Hals, Haarlem (Netherlands)


2019

Für Christa – Christa Dichgans mit Freunden, Zeitgenossen und Verehrerinnen, CFA, Berlin (Germany)

Portraits, Foxy Production, New York (USA)

PAINTING/SCULPTURE, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Chelsea (USA)


2018

Concrete States of Animation, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (Sweeden)


2017

Call me’ Summer show, Kostyal, Stockholm (Sweeden)

American Genre: Contemporary Painting, ICA Maine College of Fine Art (USA)

Look At Us!, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Vitel Tonné, THE POOL NYC, Venice (Italy)

We might not have a planet left soon, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (Germany)


2016

Gina Beavers and Becky Kolsrud - The Whispering Eye, JTT, New York (USA)

Summer School, The Flag Art Foundation, New York (USA)

Reconstructive Memory, Galerie chez Valentin, Paris (France)


2015

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

Stirring Still, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York (USA)

Panting, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami (USA)


Residencies

2018

Matera Artist Residency, Masseria Fontana di Vite, Matera (Italy)