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Birthplace
Winchester, England

Birth year
1964

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Statement

JOHN BEECH

 

1964      Winchester, England

1986      B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California

Solo Exhibitions

2012      ‘Time Expanded,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘The Space Surrounding,’ Peter Blum Soho, New York, New York

‘Likelihood / Unlikelihood,’ Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris, France

2011      85-87 FBG. St. Martin (with Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire), Paris, France

‘Door to the Window,’ Haus Der Kunst, Solothurn, Switzerland

John Beech, ‘A Selection of Recent Work,’ Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

John Beech, Portland Art Museum, (Curator: Bruce Guenther) Portland, Oregon

‘The State of Things,’ Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York

2010      ‘John Beech: Works for a Wall,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2009      ‘Incidents: Drawings and Sculpture,’ Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid

John Beech & John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

2008      ‘Obscure / Reveal,’ John Beech & Edward Albee, Peter Blum Soho, New York, New York

‘Nohow,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium          

2007      ‘That and This: New Work,’ Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York

        Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2006     ‘John Beech New Work,’ Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

                ‘John Beech: Project Space,’ G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

‘John Beech New Work: Sculpture and Drawings,’ Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2005          ‘Recent Sculpture and Large Scale Drawings,’ Peter Blum, New York, New York

‘New Sculpture made on Site and Drawings,’ Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

2004      ‘John Beech Works 1989 – 2004,’ Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

‘John Beech from the Collection,’ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

‘John Beech New Work,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘John Beech – New Sculptures and Paintings’ (with John Meyer – Drawings),

Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2003      Peter Blum, New York, New York

Archive Inc. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

‘Brooklyn Container,’ Brooklyn Central Public Library, New York

(+ Collaborative Drawings 1998 –2003 with Simon Lee and Christopher Lesnewski)

2002      Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001      ‘Rotating Paintings,’ Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California 

2000          ‘John Beech: New Work,’ Stark Gallery, New York , New York

                Alexander Nagel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                ‘Built on Site,’ TD156, San Francisco, California

1999      Petra Bungert Projects / CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

                Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1998          The Locker Plant, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

1997          Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

        Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

1996          Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1995          Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1994          Miles Bellamy-113 Crosby Street, New York, New York

1993          Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1992          ‘Sculpture Built On The Premises,’  Upaya Gallery, San Francisco, California

1991          Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1990          Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1989          Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

Group Exhibitions

2012       ‘Pink,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘Virtual Insanity,’ Fiedler Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

‘Drawing a Line in the Sand,’ Peter Blum, New York, New York

‘Eretai (John Beech, Lael Marshall, David Rabinowitch, Michael Voss),’ Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

2011      ‘Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards,’ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

       San Francisco, California

        ‘The Long Curve. 150 years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery,’

        The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

              ‘Carte Blanche à Clare Kenny: Odds and Ends,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Paper Variables,’ Dieu Donné, New York, New York

John Beech & Kathrin Kunz, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2010       ‘Thirty Years of Collecting: A Recent Gift to the Museum,’ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

‘Human Rites,’ (Curator Silvia Karman Cubïná & Steve Holmes) The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida

‘Living in Two Worlds,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

‘The Artist & The Photograph,’ (Curator: Clare Kenny), Ausstellungsraum Klingental,

Basel, Switzerland

‘Metropolis,’ Galerie M & R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

‘Reflection,’ Peter Blum Soho, New York, New York

                ‘My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble,’ (Organized by CCNOA, Brussels), La Station, Nice, France

‘Quantos Queres,’ Marz-Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

2009      ‘Des Mondes Voisins,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Common Ground: Color,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘Glissements de Terrain,’ Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris

             ’30 x 30 cm Project,’ Mcnay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

             ‘Yellow,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Projet 25 une exposition pour Gisèle,’ (Curator: Friederike Stangier), Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Art Unlimited 10, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland

                   ‘PS 1999-2009,’ PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Prints,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2008         ‘Miniaturization,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Paper,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Begin Again Right Back Here,’ (Curator: B.Wurtz), White Columns, New York, New York

‘Summer 2008,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection,’ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

  ‘My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble,’ (Organized by CCNOA Brussels), Sydney College of the Arts Gallery (SCA), Sydney, Australia

                     -traveled to: The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

                    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

‘+ de réalité,’ École Régionale des beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

‘Annual Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art,’ The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

2007       ‘Ahnlichkeiten – Hommage å Fortuny,’ Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

‘Rückblick Review: 10 years Berlin,’ M & R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

‘Summertime,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Pas de Soucis…,’ (Curator: Petra Bungert, CCNOA Brussels), Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette, France

  ‘Remix: Small Sculpture,’ (Curator: Claire Schneider), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

‘Der Zweite Blick,’ Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

‘Pierogi Flatfiling,’ Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany     

  ‘Off the Wall,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘Remix: Robert Therrien,’ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

   ‘March Madness,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘4 from New York,’ (Organized by John Beech) Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                ‘Dumpster,’ (video in collaboration with Einar Westerlund), Screen 1, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

‘The Photograph as Canvas,’ (Organized by Stephen Maine) The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

‘My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble,’ (Organized byTilman) Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands

‘Additiv Parallel Synchron Werke der Sammlung,’ Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

‘MinimalPop,’ Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Holland

2006      Weinachtsausstellung,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘Double Exposure,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium (November upcoming)

‘Bird Watching,’ Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

‘Two Step,’ (Organized by Petra Bungert) Hertfordshire University Galleries, Hatfield, England

‘Sculptures,’ Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York

‘Summertime,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘ststs : Rack 1 – 2006 Brussels,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

 ‘Ordnung und Verfuhrung,’ (Curator: Dorothea Strauss), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

‘Spring Fever,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘Two Step,’ (Organized by CCNOA Brussels/ Petra Bungert) Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

‘Eccentric Abstraction,’ (John Beech, Senta Connert, Wolfgang Ploeger), Galerie M+R Fricke, Dusseldorf, Germany

‘Minimalisms,’ Gallery W52, New York, New York

‘Painted Objects,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

‘Artists for Chinati,’ Phillips de Pury, New York, New York

2005          ‘Spectrum,’ (Organized by Kate Shepherd), Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

‘Painted Objects,’ (Organized by Petra Bungert / CCNOA Brussels, Belgium), PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘I Remain the Same: Changed,’ (Curator: Nolan Simon), Center Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

‘Extreme Abstraction,’ (John Beech Small Objects, including sculpture selected from the permanent collection by John Beech), (Curators: Louis Grachos, Claire Schneider),

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

‘The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection,’ Albright-Knox Art Gallery,

Buffalo, New York

‘Beyond Monochrome,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘MinimalPop,’ Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium

‘Variations on Yellow,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

‘Drawings,’ (John Beech, Christopher Lesnewski, Tilman), (Selected by John Beech),

Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

2004          ‘Molti Multipli,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

‘Von a bis 2: Editionen,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

‘20 Years: Multiples,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

“In Focus: Themes in Photography,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

‘John Beech / David Thomas, Foreign Affairs 3,’ Proximus, Bonn, Germany

‘MinimalPop,’ Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, New York  (Organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium)

‘Void,’ (Curator: David Gibson), Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, New York

‘Large Format Works on Paper,’ Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

2003          ‘Multiples,’ Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland                                                                                                               

‘Selections from the Natalie and Irving Forman Collection,’

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

‘24’, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas (Organized by John Beech, Eugene Binder)

‘Modelle des Konkreten,’ (Curators: Manfred Wandel, Gabriele Kuebler), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

‘Small Colours,’ (Curator: Christoph Dahlhausen), Galerie Eva Mack, Stuttgart, Germany

‘New Acquisitions,’ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

                ‘Real Red,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002      ‘Las Vegas Collects,’ Goodman-Duffy Collection, Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada

              Drawing Center 25th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, New York

             ‘Five,’ Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

             ‘XXL1,’ University Art Museum, Berkeley, California   

             ‘In a Silent Way,’ (Curator: Marion Wild), Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

             ‘Two Step, Video / Sound’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

                ‘Benefit Exhibition,’ Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, New York

2001      ‘Fifteen Years of Painting,’ Stark Gallery, New York, New York

             ‘Surfaces & Support Systems,’ 123 Watts, New York, New York

             ‘El Paisano Hotel,’ Rudolph Projects, Marfa, Texas

             ‘Anymore,’ (Curator: David Borawski), Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

             ‘Art Brussels,’ CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

2000      ‘From Idea to Matter. Nine Sculptors,’ (Curator: Edward Albee), Anderson

              Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

             ‘Minimalism, Then and Now,’ University Art Museum, Berkeley, California                   

‘Trajectories,’ (Curator: Marian Griffiths), Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, New York

                ‘The Art of Collaborative Printmaking: Smith Andersen Editions,’

                Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California

                     -traveled to Flanders Graphics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                     -traveled to Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

‘Industry,’ (John Beech, John Monti, Richard Thatcher) Thatcher Projects, New York

‘From Rags To Riches,’ (Curator: Petra Bungert), Foundation de la Tapisserie des Arts, Tournai, Belgium

1999      ‘Of  Ten,’ Thatcher Projects, New York, New York

‘Meaning and Message: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection,’ The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

‘Fetes de Saint Martin. Tourinnes-La-Grosse,’ (Curator: Javier Fernandez), near Brussels, Belgium.

   ‘Into the 21st Century.  Selections from the Permanent Collection,’ San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

‘John Beech & Christopher Lesnewski: Sculpture and Collaborative Drawings,’ 

(Curator: Marian Griffiths), The Sculpture Center, New York, New York

‘Do Paintings Dream of Veronese Green?’ (Curator: Maia Damianovic), Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, New York

 ‘Horizontal Vertigo,’ Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas

  ‘Material Issues: Recent Gifts from the Katherine and James Gentry Collection,’

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

1998       ‘The Art of Collaborative Printmaking,’ Smith Andersen Editions, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

                     -traveled to de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California  (1999)

  Permanent Collection Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (1998-1999)

            ‘9+1,’ Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium

‘All That is Solid,’ Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York

          ‘Blunt Object,’ (Curator: Courtenay Smith), The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois

‘Seven Year Itch,’ Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida

                ‘Here & Now,’ (Curator: Marian Griffiths), The Sculpture Center, New York, New York

                ‘Escape Velocity,’ Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York

                ‘The Flat Files: Drawings from Pierogi 2000,’ Vasser College, Poughkeepsie, NY

                     -traveled to Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY

                   -traveled to Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

1997      ‘Pierogi 2000: The Flat File Drawings,’ (Curator: Joe Amrhein), The Gasworks, London,

     -traveled to Cornerhouse, Manchester, England

                ‘Benefit Exhibition,’ Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

                ‘Aspects of Space,’ Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, New York

1996       John Beech & James Hyde,’ (Curators: Natalie and Irving Forman), Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995       ‘Painting outside Painting,’ The 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Curator: Terrie Sultan)

‘Gridluck,’ Marge Goldwater, Inc. New York, New York

‘Into a New Museum, Part II,’ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

‘Plastic,’ (Curator: Nancy Doll), Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1994      ‘20th Anniversary Exhibition,’ Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

‘Traction,’ (John Beech, Paul Dickerson, Richard Nonas), (Curators: Alison Green, Miles Bellamy), Stark Gallery, New York, New York

‘The Gluers,’ (Curator: Carrie Lederer), Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

1993       ‘Edward Albee’s Other Eye, Sculptural Objects from the Edward Albee Collections,’ Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, New York

                ‘Objecthood,’ Mills College, Oakland, California

                ‘Still Lives,’ Zen Center Hospice Guest House, San Francisco, California

1992       ‘SECA Award Exhibition,’ (John Beech, Hung Liu, Maria Porges) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

‘Re*Generation,’ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

1991      ‘Towards a New Museum,’ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

‘Gallery II: John Beech, Dawn Fryling, Paul Kos,’ Gallery Paule Anglim,

San Francisco, California

‘Selections: San Francisco Bay Area,’ (Curators: Larry Rinder, Enrique Chagoya),

The Drawing Center, New York, New York

     -traveled to Pro-Arts, Oakland, California

‘The Store,’ Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

‘Summer ’91,’ Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

‘(CON-TEXT),’ Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1989          ‘Re: Imperfect Affinities,’ (Gregory Adair, John Beech, Rene de Guzman) XS Gallery, Carson City, Nevada

‘Introductions ’89,’ Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

1988          ‘Chain Reaction IV,’ San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco California

1986       Graduation Exhibition, (John Beech, René de Guzman, Oriane Stender) The White Room, University of California, Berkeley, California

Awards

1999      The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

1998      The Chinati Foundation, Residency, Marfa, Texas

1992      SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

1985          Maybelle Toombs Award for Practice of Art, University of California, Berkeley

 

Print Making Projects / Editions

2012      ‘The Space Surrounding,’ Book with reproductions of 31 Collages made while traveling in India

and 17 b/w photographs, Peter Blum Edition, New York

2011      Dieu Donné, New York, New York

2010      Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

2008      ‘Obscure / Reveal,’ Book with Edward Albee, Peter Blum Edition, New York

2007      ‘Container Series Edition,’ Arber and Son Editions, Marfa, Texas

2001       ‘Dumpster Template Monotypes,’ Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

1997           ‘Car-Mat Print’ Edition, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

1994          Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

 

Selected Private Collections

Edward Albee, New York, New York

Pamela Anderson, Los Angeles, California

Agnes Bourne, San Francisco, California

Matthew & Nancy Browar, La Jolla, California

Natalie and Irving Forman, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ann Hatch, San Francisco, California

Michael and Roberta Joseph, Williamsville, New York

Marilyn Minter, New York

Verena and Niklaus Mueller, Zurich, Switzerland

Steven Oliver, San Francisco, California

Ms. Panza, Switzerland

Robert Storr, New York, New York

David White, New York, New York

Recent Exhibits

John Beech participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 "BLUE"
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard)
 
Jun, 2013 Unruly
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
 
Mar, 2013 Six Memos for the Next...
Magazin 4
 
Dec, 2012 30/30 – Image Archive Project | The CCNOA Collective Collection (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art)
Le Moins Un
 
Oct, 2012 Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition
Weatherspoon Art Museum
 
Aug, 2012 Time Expanded
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard)
 
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