GINA BEAVERS, (B. 1974, ATHENS, GREECE; LIVES/WORKS ORANGE, NJ), creates drawings, paintings, installations, prints and sculptural editions inspired by photos culled from the internet and social media and rendered in high acrylic relief. Her series have included paintings based on body painting, social media snapshots of food, make-up tutorials, memes, nail art, and bodybuilder selfies.
“BEAVERS IS MOST INTERESTED IN PUSHING THE LIMITS OF PAINTING’S PLASTICITY, BUILDING UP HER SURFACES WITH ACRYLIC GEL UNTIL THEY QUALIFY AS RELIEFS AND ADDING UNORTHODOX ELEMENTS IN THE PROCESS.” – The New Yorker
SHE HAS PRESENTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT MOMA PS1 IN NEW YORK (2019), NEUER ESSENERKUNSTVEREIN IN ESSEN, GERMANY (2021), Marianne Boesky, New York; Various Small Fires, Seoul; Carl Kostyal, London and Milan; GNYP Gallery, Berlin among others. Her work has been included in group presentations at the Barns Art Center, the Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria; Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands; Nassau County Museum of Art, New York; Flag Art Foundation, New York among others. Her shows have been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Frieze, Artforum, Art in America among others. She is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Kistefos Museum in Norway, the ICA Miami, MOCA Los Angeles and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others