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

Clifton Benevento is pleased to present “Re-Animator”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by New York based artist Gina Beavers.

For her second show at Clifton Benevento, Beavers continues to explore what she describes as ‘the hands of other artists’ by tackling the diversity of photographs on social media platforms such as Instagram.  From a sneak peak behind the scenes at a museum gala to make-up tutorials to casual photographers documenting their art tourism, her paintings resonate with the inventiveness and accessibility of this burgeoning photographic form.

Drawn to images that pair arresting formal elements with narrative possibilities, Beavers seeks to unite them in conversation as well as insinuate them into the space of the viewer by animating the images in heavy layers of acrylic paint that casts its own shadow.

Among other works on display, Re-Animator introduces a new subset of figurative paintings based on photos cropped and spliced by the taker in third party ‘collage’ apps – programs that allow the user to artfully compare and capture the diversity of a subject, or to demonstrate a step-by–step technique.   The multiple frame suggestion of movement is further enhanced by Beavers’s treatment of the canvas surface through acrylic composite and paint.  As a result, her paintings seem to writhe within their supports on the wall as if provoked by uncanny forces.

Using photographs culled from the limbo of social media as her source material, Beavers re-animates not only the flat elements of the photograph, but also the virtual social space between the user’s eye and her device’s screen, seeking to continue the conversation.

Gina Beavers (b. Athens, Greece, 1974) is an artist based in New York, 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 exhibitions include Retrospective (Hudson, 2014) and Fourteen30 Contemporary (Portland, 2013). Recent group exhibitions include ’Don’t Look Now’ Zach Feuer (New York, 2014), ‘Cogwheels Carved in Wood’, Night Gallery (Los Angeles, 2014) and a two person show at Cooper Cole (Toronto, 2013).

The exhibition will run from September 6 – October 25, 2014; opening reception is Saturday, September 6 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located at 515 Broadway, New York, NY, Tue-Sat, 11am – 6pm.  For more information please contact Michael at

Courtney Fiske, “Re-Animator. Gina Beavers.” Artforum online. September 26, 2014.

“Re-Animator. Gina Beavers.” Cura. September 2014.

Andrew Russeth, “The Season Begins: A Rough Start in Chelsea, Joys Abound Downtown.” ArtNews. September 9, 2014.