Gina Beavers

Born 1974, Athens, Greece
Lives and works in New York, NY


2000    MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996     BA University of Virginia

Solo Exhibitions

Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA

Re-Animator, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Saturdate, Retrospective, Hudson, NY

Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

Palate, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
USA Body Work it, James Fuentes, New York, NY
Le Sigh, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

Selected Group Exhibition

Opals, Galerie Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway (Upcoming May)
Summer School, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (Upcoming June)
The Female Gaze Part II: Women Look at Men,  Cheim and Read, New York, NY (Upcoming June)
Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, New York, NY
Whispering Eye, Gina Beavers & Becky Kolsrud, JTT, New York, NY

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Let’s Get Figurative, Nicelle Beauchene, New York, NY
muscular, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
June, Simone Subal, New York, NY
Food, Shelter, Clothing, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, MA, Boston
Third Heat, CANADA, New York, NY
Stirring Still, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery , New York, NY
How To Tell If Your Krill Oil Supplements Are Ripping You Off, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

Panting, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Great Expectations,Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
12″, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Don’t Look Now, Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Purple States, Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Cogwheels Carved in Wood, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
If You’re Accidentally Not Included Don’t Worry About It, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
Multimedia Messaging Service, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Brucennial, New York, NY

Snail Salon, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
Draw Gym, 247365, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY
The Bathers, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
Gina Beavers & Devin Troy Strother, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
CHIAROSCURO, Novella, New York, NY
Human Drama, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
MONSALVAT, Bureau, New York, NY

Where My Cones At?, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Double Break, San Diego, CA
B-Out, curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Leave it to Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
Bad Girls of 2012, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Re:Re:Re:Leaf, Foyer, Brooklyn, NY
Dependent Art Fair, Nudashank (Baltimore, MD), Comfort Inn, New York, NY
VIP Online Art Fair, James Fuentes, New York, NY

Go Figure, curated by Eddie Martinez, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
The Death of Affect, curated by Francis Holstrom and Jeffrey Scott Mathews, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, NY
Art Book Club, Printed Matter Art Book Fair, PS1, Queens, NY
Blue Sky Sprites, video program organized by JD Walsh, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fresh Paint from Bushwick, curated by Debbie Brown, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Price Good Market Inc. Shop Installation project with Denise Kupferschmidt, Art Book Club Presents:, St. Cecilia’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
#notmaking #youmethem Zine-making performance, Art Book Club Presents:, St. Cecilia’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Black Sunday, curated by Saira McLaren, Art Book Club Presents:, St. Cecilia’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Tide Pool, curated by Ariel Dill and Denise Kupfershmidt, Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects
Curse of the Pharoahs, curated by Shaun Krupa and Lizzie Wright, St.Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing, The Exhibition Agency, Chicago,Il
Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Metallika, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY, NY
All the Splendors of the Earth Part II, Cave, Detroit, MI
Domestic City, Kidd Yellin, Brooklyn, NY
World’s Greatest, Daily Operation, Brooklyn, NY
Big Apple, presented by Apartment Show, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Folksmusic, Daily Operation, Brooklyn, NY

Giftland: Happy House, Apartment Show at Printed Matter, New York, NY
I wanna be somewhere, Daily Operation, New York, NY
Apartment Show at Envoy, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Queens, curated by Eddie Martinez, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Little Creatures, curated by Megan Hays, McCaig Welles, Brooklyn, NY
Extra, Extra, included in Jed Caesar’s project, China Art Objects, L.A., CA
XOXO, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
Everybody, curated by Ryan Schneider, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
Conversations, Callalilai, Brooklyn, NY


Jonathan Griffin, “Body Work,” Frieze Magazine, May Issue
Gwendolyn Zabicki, “A Conversation with Gina Beavers,” Figure/Ground, January 16
Alex Kitnick, “Greater New York,” Artforum, January, p236/37

Sharon Mizota “The meaning of makeup in the Instagram age: Artist Gina Beavers stripes away the gloss,” L.A. Times, December 14
Catherine Wagley, “Hamburger Eye,” L.A. Weekly,  December 9
“Consumer Reports: Gina Beavers,” Artnews, July 27
Eli Keel, “KMAC’s ‘Food Shelter Clothing’ exhibit is interactive, engaging and approachable,” Insider Louisville, June 1
Holland Cotter, “10 Galleries to Visit on The Lower East Side,” The New York Times, April 16, pC34
Thor Shannon, “Painting Continued, Gina Beavers,” Out Of Order Magazine, Issue 50, Winter, p148-153
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, “From museum guard to art collector at 35: How Ryan Kortman’s ‘Buying Friends’ came to be,” MLive, February 11
Susanne Dunne, “Michael Pollan’s ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma’ Focus Of Two Uconn  Exhibits,” CTNow, February 6
Kenneth Best, “Food is Art in Uconn Reads Exhibits,” Uconn Today, February 4

Andrew Russeth, “Eyegays, Ecstatic Painting and a Glorious Mess: Andrew Russeth on the Year in, and Beyond, the Galleries,” ArtNews, December 30
Steven Zevitas, “Must-see Painting Shows: October 2014,” Huffington Post, October 9
Courtney Fiske, “Gina Beavers,” Artforum online, September 26
“Re-Animator. Gina Beavers,” Cura, September
Scott Indrisek, “Gina Beavers: Food Porn, Instagram and painting,” Modern Painters, September
Andrew Russeth, “The Season Begins: A Rough Start in Chelsea, Joys Abound Downtown,” ArtNews, September
Elisabeth Sherman, “A Square Meal,” Art in America, September p 118-121
Andrew Russeth, “‘Purple States’ and ‘Cafe Dancer Pop-Up’ at Andrew Edlin Gallery,” GalleristNY, July 16
Scott Indrisek, “10 Must-See Summer Group Shows,” Blouin Art Info online, July 7
Scott Indrisek, “Gina Beavers Hits Pause on the Everyday World of Oversharing,” Blouin Art Info online, July 3
Catherine Wagley, “5 Arsty Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including Playground Clipping Games,” L.A. Weekly online, April 30
Andrew Russeth, “‘If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It’ at Zurcher Studio,” Gallerist NY, April 23
Thomas Micchelli, “Monster’s Ball: Peter Saul and the Company He Keeps,” Hyperallergic, April 19
Pauli Ochi, “Conversations | Jonathan Griffin,” ArtBlitz Los Angeles, April 18

“14 Artists (+2) to watch in 2014,” New American Paintings online, December
Leigh Silver, “The Coolest Art Booths at NADA Art Fair 2013,” Complex, December 6
Rachel Corbett, “Lower east Side flies South for NADA,” The art Newspaper online, December 5
Roberta Smith, “Brian Belott: Draw Gym,” The New York Times, September 26
John Motley, “Gina Beavers serves up dissonant banquet,” The Oregonian Live, August 1
Maika Pollack, “‘Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store – 1960-1962’ and ‘Mouse Museum / Ray Gun Wing’ at the Museum of Modern Art’ The New York Observer, May 1
Andrew Russeth, “New York Artists Now,” Gallerist NY, February 23
Andrew Russeth, “‘Monsalvat at Bureau,” Gallerist NY, February 7
Andrew Russeth, “Art Los Angeles Contemporary'” 16 Miles of String, February 7
Colby Chamberlain, “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento,” Artforum, February, p.246/247
Brienne Walsh, “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento,” Modern Painters, February, p.77

Yuxin Yang, “Gina Beavers at Clifton Benevento,” LifeStyle Magazine, December
“Gina Beavers at Clifton Benevento,” The New Yorker, December 8
Roberta Smith, “Gina Beavers: Palate,” The New York Times, December 7, p.C28
Howard Schwartz, “The good taste of Gina Beavers”,, December 2
Michael H. Miller, Rozalia Jovanovic, Dan Duray, Andrew Russeth, “The 15 Hottest Artists of the Summer,” Gallerist NY,July 24
Matt Smith, “Le Sigh: Gina Beavers at Nudashank,” New American Paintings Blog, February 24

Andrew Russeth, “Gina Beavers, ‘Tapestry Embrace’ at PACS Gallery,” 16 Miles of String, September 1
Andrew Russeth, “The Price Good Market Inc. at St. Cecilia’s Convent,” 16 Miles of String, June 13
Emily Nathan, “Brooklyn Local,”, June 13
Anne Doran, ‘Tide Pool,” Time Out New York, Jan 13-19, p39

Masayo Fukaya, ‘The Journal Gallery, comment with Gina Beavers’ +81 Magazine, Japan, May, p24

November 10 – December 22, 2012

Clifton Benevento is pleased to present “Palate” a solo exhibition by Brooklyn based artist Gina Beavers.

In Beavers’ latest body of paintings the artist appropriates photographs of food from social media and images taken by friends or acquaintances to create works querying notions of taste.

Using these images as source materials, Beavers re-creates the primary image, initially by layering and building areas in thick swathes of acrylic medium and finally finishing with a specific rendering of the object on the dried form’s surface. By layering her materials the artist creates paintings with an almost sculptural quality, these works can also be read as reliefs. Here, the physicality of Beaver’s paintings counteracts the finish-fetish often associated with contemporary painting. These works suggest an aesthetic influenced by both impressionism and craft-art more than a practice structured around the gloss of advertising.

While Beavers earlier work often veiled the original source materials, the artist’s current paintings leave intact the essence of their origins. By appropriating imagery, including photographs and in some cases paintings composed by others, the artist is able to forego much of fraught decision-making of creating an original painting, thus producing images that can both reflect, distance and underscore their relation to “the real”.

Evidencing a twin conversation about culture and formalism, Beavers’ “food paintings” magnify and distort elements of her source materials, her representations of food may appear plastic instead of organic. Here, tomatoes and potatoes take on a near translucence and suggest, via the title of the exhibition, parallels between literal and artistic taste.

Gina Beavers (b. Athens, Greece, 1974) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (1996), an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College (2005). Recent solo exhibition include PACS (Brooklyn, 2011), Nudashank (Baltimore, 2012) and James Fuentes (New York, 2012). Recently projects include Leave it to Beavers, Gallery Diet (Miami). Beavers is a founding member of Art Book Club In June, 2013 Beavers will be featured in a two person show with Devin Troy Strother at Cooper Cole (Toronto, Canada).

Scott Indrisek, “Gina Beavers Hits Pause on the Everyday World of Oversharing,” Blouin Art Info online. July 3, 2014

Colby Chamberlain, “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento”. Artforum. February 2013, p246/247.

Brienne Walsh, “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento”. Modern Painters. February 2013, p77.

Yuxin Yang, “Gina Beavers, Clifton Benevento”. Life Style Magazine. December 2012, p36-37.

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

Roberta Smith, “Gina Beavers: Palate”. The New York Times. December 7, 2012, p. C28.

Howard Schwartz, “The good taste of Gina Beavers”. December 2, 2012.