Gina Beavers culls images from the internet and social media that she renders in relief with layers of acrylic paint, transforming the digital into the painterly and the sculptural. Beavers’ transposes the limitless reproducibility of digital media into a handcrafted object, composing something material from the ether.

Gina Beavers (1974, Athens, Greece) lives and works in New York City. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (1996); an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2000); and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College, NY (2005).

Selected exhibitions include: MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (solo)(forthcoming); We Burn Our Dreams Just to Stay Warm, Capital, San Francisco, CA (both 2019); Condo New York, Foxy Production, New York, NY; Van Goddess and the Masturbakers, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA (solo) (both 2018); American Genre: Contemporary Painting, The ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (2017); Summer School, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY; The Female Gaze Part II: Women Look at Men, Cheim and Read, New York, NY (both 2016); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2015)



Selected Bibliography

Bortoluzzi, Giulia. "Gina Beavers.” L'Officiel Art 2019: 104-109.

Wolkoff, Julia. "Goulding the Lolly.” Art in America. July 2016.

Griffin, Jonathan. “Body Work.” Frieze Magazine. May Issue. 2016.

Beavers, Gina. "Interview with Gwendolyn Zabicki."Figure Ground. 15 Dec. 2015. Web.

Shannon, Thor. “Painting Continued, Gina Beavers,” Out Of Order Magazine Issue 50. Winter. 2015:148-153.

Mizota, Sharon. “The meaning of makeup in the Instagram age: Artist Gina Beavers stripes away the gloss.” L.A. Times. 14 Dec. 2015. Web.

Cotter, Holland. “10 Galleries to Visit on The Lower East Side,” The New York Times 16 Apr. 2015: C34.

Russeth, Andrew. “Eyegays, Ecstatic Painting and a Glorious Mess: Andrew Russeth on the Year in, and Beyond, the Galleries,” ArtNews. 30 Dec. 2014. Web.

Indrisek, Scott. “Gina Beavers: Food Porn, Instagram and painting.” Modern Painters Sept. 2014: 22.

Fiske, Courtney. “Gina Beavers.” Artforum. 26 Sept. 2014. Web.

Walsh, Brienne. “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento.” Modern Painters. Feb. 2013: 77.

“Gina Beavers at Clifton Benevento.” The New Yorker. 8 Dec. 2012.

Miller, Michael H., Rozalia Jovanovic, Dan Duray, Andrew Russeth, “The 15 Hottest Artists of the Summer.” Gallerist NY. 24 July 2012. Web.

Smith, Matt. “Le Sigh: Gina Beavers at Nudashank.” New American Paintings. 24 Feb. 2012. Web.

Russeth, Andrew. “Gina Beavers, ‘Tapestry Embrace’ at PACS Gallery.” 16 Miles of String. 1 Sept. 2011. Web.

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