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Lisa Beck Biography

Born in New York City in 1958

Lives in Brooklyn, New York


1980Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; BFA

One-Person Exhibitions

2014Feature Inc., New York
"Observatory" Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris, France

2012"Endless," Le Fort du Bruissin Contemporary Art Center, Francheville, Grand Lyon, France
“Looking Through,” Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna

2009“To Everything,” Feature Inc., New York

2006“superpositioning,” Feature Inc., New York

2002Feature Inc., New York

1997Feature Inc., New York

1993“Never Say Never to Always,” Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York

1992“To Here Knows When,” Feature, New York

1985White Room, White Columns, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014No Ground but Say Ground,” Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2013“The Shining Path,” Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
“LAT. 41° 7´ N., LONG. 72° 19´ W.,” Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY; organized by Bob Nickas
“I want that inside me,” Feature Inc., New York
Swing State,” Jane Kim, New York
“Diamonds, Diamonds,” Gallery Diet, Miami; curated by Daniel Feinberg
“X-tra,” Lesley Heller, New York

2012“Thing,” West Cornwall, CT; an outdoor sculpture show curated by Susan Jennings
“Creature from the Blue Lagoon,” Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas
“Cancer,” Galerie de Multiples, Paris
“Tell the Children,” La Salle des Bains, Lyon, France

2011“bodybraingame,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
“The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial,” Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas
“We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting,” Martos Gallery, New York
“Lisa Beck / Philippe Richard,” Theodore: Art, New York

2010“Pull My Daisy,” Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Vienna
“Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
“Daniel Hesidence Curates,” Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York
“Lisa Beck / Olivier Mosset,” Bell Street Project Space, Vienna; curated by Lisa Ruyter
“Wall-to-Wall,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
“Skulture,” Feature Inc., New York
“Townie,” Foley Gallery, New York
“Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste,” Le Musee des Beaux Artes, Chaux les Fonds, Switzerland

2009“Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste,” Le Magasin, Grenoble
“Cave Painting: Installment #1,” Gresham’s Ghost (third location), New York; organized by Bob Nickas
“Populate This Form,” Feature Inc., New York
Group exhibition, Martos Gallery, New York; curated by Bob Nickas

2008“Shit,” Feature Inc., New York

2007“Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction,” de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich; organized by Robert Nickas

2006“Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Amanda Lear,” Envoy, New York
“An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; organized by Robert Nickas

2005“The O Show,” Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ; Kresge Foundation Gallery,
       Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ (2006); curated by MatCH-Art
“Seriality,” Axel Raben Gallery, New York; curated by Stephanie Theodore and MatCH-Art
“The sun rises in the evening.,” Feature Inc., New York

2004Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
“Itsy Bitsy Spider,” Feature Inc., New York
“Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York; curated by Robert Nickas and
       Steve Lafreniere

2003“Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms,” White Columns, New York (catalogue)
“Small-Scale Sculpture and Anonymous Tantra Paintings,” Feature Inc., New York

2002“Guide to Trust 2,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; curated by ANP(catalogue)
“Lisa Beck and Marisa Telleria-Diez,” Rico, Brooklyn, NY

2001“Not a. Lear,” Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA; Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; curated by ANP
“Timewave Zero / The Politics of Ecstasy,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; curated by Lionel Bovier
       and Jean-Michel Wicker (catalogue)
Liste: The Young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (Galerie Pia)
“Natural Wonders,” Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
“Another, once again, many times more,” Feature Inc., New York
“Een goed in de weg staande tafel,” Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam; curated by Jack Jaeger

2000“Not a. Lear,” Art Process, Paris; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Torch Gallery, Amsterdam;
       curated by ANP
“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral,” Feature Inc., New York;
“Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall,” Team Gallery, New York; organized by Robert Nickas
“ANP: City Projects,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
“The End,” Exit Art, New York
Liste: The Young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (Galerie Pia)
“Bubbles,” Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels; curated by Edith Doove
“3ness,” Musuem Dhondt-Dhaenens, Duerle, Belgium; curated by ANP, Dike Blair, and Edith Doove (catalogue)
“Sex in the Country,” Forde l’Usine, Geneva
“Open the pod bay doors, Hal,” Feature Inc., New York

1999“Cookie Snow Feature,” Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
“curious.parking@stupendous.strawberry,” Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
“BmW,” ANP, Antwerp, Belgium
“Up Your Head,” Feature Inc., New York

1998“Yoyogaga,” Feature Inc., New York
“Lisa Beck, Jason Fox, Bill Komoski,” M du B, F, H & g, Montreal
“Utz,” Lennon, Weinberg Inc., New York; curated by Stephanie Theodore
“Paintings (Lisa Beck, Bill Komoski, David Moreno, John Torreano),” Feature Inc., New York

1997“La Tradicion: Performing Painting,” Exit Art, New York
“Material Girls,” Gallery 128, New York; curated by Harmony Hammond

1996“Lisa Beck/Lucky De Bellevue,” Feature Inc., New York
“Ab Fab,” Feature Inc., New York

1994“Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” Feature Inc., New York
“Joe’s Garage,” TZ’Art & Co., New York; curated by Stephanie Theodore

1991“Stussy,” Feature, New York

1990“Information,” Terrain, San Francisco; curated by Robert Nickas
“February 3–27,” Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
“Red,” Galerie Christine & Isy Brachot, Brussels; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)
Invitational Drawing Show, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York
“Godhead,” Feature, New York

1989“Positive Show,” Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
“Romancing the Stone,” Feature, New York
American Fine Arts, New York

1987“The Four Corners of Abstraction,” White Columns, New York

1986“Credible/Incredible,” Four Walls Gallery, Hoboken, NJ; curated by Lawrence Rinder
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

1985“Image/Abstract,” Roughhouse, New York; curated by David Row and John Ford
White Room, White Columns, New York

1983“July Group,” Nature Morte Gallery, New York


Projects, Publications, and Reproductions of Artwork

2012Davis, Jeff. Foundations of Design, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, Boston, 104 (reproduction)
“Upfront,” Feature Inc., New York

2011“Upfront,” Feature Inc., New York

Selected Bibliography

2014 Lequeux, Emmanuelle. "Observatory," Le Monde,26 January

2013 Saltz, Jerry. “MoMA’s Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That Light Mighty Selectively,”
      vulture.com, 6 January >link
Morais, Pedro. “Accidents Geometriques,” Les Inrockuptibles, 30 January
Pernet, Hugo. " Lisa Beck Endless," Zero Quatre, spring 2013

2012Kazakina, Katya. “Art in the Hamptons,” Bloomberg.com, 1 August  >link
Miller, Michael H. “Bob Nickas Curates Summer Show in Bridgehampton One Last Time,” GalleristNY.com,
      22 May  >link
Fessler, Anne Katrin. Review of "Looking Through", Der Standard, 20 June  >link

2011Rosenberg, Karen. "All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees are Backdrops for Art," New York TImes,
      8 August C5   >link
Miller, Michael H. “Learning from Bridgehampton,” New York Observer, 12 July  >link
Miller, Michael H. “So Long, Chelsea! Bob Nickas to Liven Up the Art World this Summer with Bridgehampton
      Biennial,” New York Observer, 1 July  >link
Johnson, Ken. Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art,
       Prestel Publishing, New York

2010Smith, Roberta. “Varieties of Abstraction,” New York Times, 6 August, C21  >link
Review of “Skulture,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 25 January, 12
Rubin, David S., ed. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, with essays by David S. Rubin,
      Robert C. Morgan and Daniel Pinchbeck, San Antonio Museum of Art in association with MIT Press,
      Cambridge, MA, 33, 109

2009Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York
Smith, Roberta. Review of “To Everything,” New York Times, 19 June, C29  >link

2008Interview on myartspace.com  >link

2006Sheets, Hilarie. “Where Magic Mushrooms Bloom,” Artnews, February, 120–1

2004Smith, Roberta. Review of “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” New York Times, 16 July, E28  >link
Wilson, Michael. “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” Artforum, November, 222

2003Johnson, Ken. “Alumni Return, Juxtaposing Past and Present,” New York Times, 28 November  >link
Wolfe, Charles T. “The Plasticity of Perception,” Flash Art, July–September, 63–64 (reproduction)

2002Farquharson, Alex, “Timewave Zero/ The Politics of Ecstasy,” Frieze, March, 87 (reproduction)  >link
Olson, Marisa S. “Guide to Trust No. 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,” Artweek, May
Perret, Mai-thu, “Lisa Beck and John Tremblay ,” Frieze, January/February, 104 (reproduction)  >link
Guide to Trust No. 2, exhibition catalogue, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (reproduction)

2001Cotter, Holland. “Another, Once Again, Many Times More,” New York Times, Listings,11 May, E38
Ivy, Angus. Review of “3ness,” Zingmagazine 14 (Winter), 210–11

2000Andrews, Max and Dawn Fulcher. Preview of “Bubbles,” Contemporary Visual Arts, July/August, 82 (reproduction)
Dams, Jimi. “Lisa Beck,” Purple 5 (Summer), 272–3 (reproduction)
Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 11 January
Critics’ Picks, “Open the pod bay doors, Hal,” Time Out NewYork, 28 December, 65
Liste 2000, The Young Art Fair, catalogue, Basel, Switzerland (reproduction)

1999Braet, Jan. “Koel Amerikaans,” Knack, 17 March, 77 (reproduction)
Doove, Edith. “Verrasimgen uit Amerika,” De Standaard, 3 February, 2
Jones, Jonathan R. Review of “Up Your Head,” Contemporary Visual Arts, November/December, 67 (reproduction)
Lambrecht, Luc. “Americaans en Toch Niet,” De Morgen, 12 February, 14
Popelier, Bert. “Jonge Amerikanen,” De Financieel Economische Tijd, 3 February, 12
“Mob Rules” (Review of “Up Your Head”), NY Arts, December
“ANP: This Flight is Tonight,” Zingmagazine 10 (Autumn), 170–1 (reproduction)

1998Cotter, Holland. Review of “Yoyogaga,” New York Times, 20 November, E43
Smith, Roberta, Review of “Utz,” New York Times, 22 February  >link
Recommended, Time Out New York, 12 April, 12

1997Cotter, Holland. Review of “Material Girls,” New York Times, 31 October  >link
Levin, Kim. “Work in Progress – Art and Exhibitionism in Soho,” Village Voice, 22 April
Rubinstein, Raphael. “On Broadway: Studios Without Walls,” Art in America, June

1996Levin, Kim. Village Voice, Choices, 6 March
Moody, Tom. Review of “Ab Fab,” Art Papers, November/December
Short List, New Yorker, 11 March

1994Hess, Elizabeth. “Garage Sale,” Village Voice, 20 December
Levin, Kim. “Garage Sale,” Village Voice, Choices, 20 December
Nickas, Robert. “Split Screen,” BOMB , Summer (reproduction)

1992Cotter, Holland. “Lisa Beck and Peter Dudeck,” New York Times, 19 June
Schwartzman, Alan. Review of “Lisa Beck and Peter Dudeck,” New Yorker, 15 June

1990Red, exhibition catalogue with texts by Robert Nickas and Xavier Douroux, Galerie Christine & Isy Brachot,
       Brussels (reproduction)

1989Brenson, Michael. Review of “Positive Show,” New York Times, 24 February
Smith, Roberta. Review of American Fine Arts group exhibition, New York Times

Grants and Awards

2012–13Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Residency

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