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)
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