John Beech

(b. 1964)

Born 1964 in Winchester, England

Lives and works in New York

Education

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Silent Articles, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

2016

Object in Place, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Paris, France

John Beech: New Work, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2015

Frieze New York, Peter Blum, New York

2014

Galerie M & R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

viewpoint, Haus Der Kunst St.Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

John Beech: Small Wall Objects, Concept Space, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Unique and Multiple: Selections from Smith Andersen Editions, the Legacy of Paula Z. Kirkeby, (Curator: Robert Conway) de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

2016

Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Radical: Monochrome Paintings from the Goodman Duffy Collection, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, California

Dumbball: David Ireland and his Circle,’Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015

Kabinettstücke / Sammlung Gabriele Kuebler, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

Peter Blum Edition: Books and Prints, Peter Blum, New York, New York

Retrospective Paule Anglim 1923- 2015, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Quand fondra la niege, où ira le blanc, (Curator: Bernard Marcelis), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

Concrete Post 3, raum2810, Bonn, Germany

Concrete Post 2, (Curator: David Thomas), PSSR Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,

2014

Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ellipse, (Curator: Erin Lawlor), A3 Municipal Gallery, Moscow, Russia

30 Jahre, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Regular John, (Curator: Jim Lee) Junior Projects, New York, New York

Traces, Peter Blum, New York, New York

CCNOA 30/30 Image Archive Project: A Collective Collection, A/B/Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland´

2013

Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Histoires et Géographies: Acquisitions récentes du Frac Bretagne, Frac Bretagne, Rennes, France

Coluna 2, Vienne, France

Unruly, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Six Memos for the Next…, Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

2012

CCNOA 30/30 Image Archive Project: A Collective Collection, 71BD Richard Lenoir, Paris

Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Hibernation, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Art on Paper 2012, (Curator: Xandra Eden), Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

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

 

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

1986 Maybelle Toombs Award for Practice of Art, University of California, Berkeley

 

Publications

2017

’John Beech. Works on Paper 1984 – 2017. 315 drawings, monotypes, and collages,’ Essay by Marcus Verhagen, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Germany

2015

’John Beech. An overview of 25 years of work, including new work made in Solothurn 2014,’ Essay by Kenneth Baker, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Germany / Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

2014

’Lone Rail. A portfolio of 13 lithographic prints and 6 individual lithographic prints,’ Essay by Steel Stillman, Arber & Son Editions, Marfa, Texas

’Bridged Field: Found-Photo Drawings. 92 drawings on discarded photographs by anonymous photographers,’ Foreword by Alexander Nagel, powerHouse

Books, Brooklyn, New York

2013

’IT IS. John Beech Photographs 1984 – 2013. 160 color and black-and-white photographs,’ Harrison Place Press, Brooklyn, NY

2012

’The Space Surrounding. 31 collages and 17 black-and-white photographs (all works made while traveling in India),’ Peter Blum Edition, New York

’Door tot he Window. Exhibition catalog in color,’ Text by Michael Babics, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

2008

’Obscure / Reveal. 40 Drawings on photographs with words by Edward Albee,’ Peter Blum Edition, New York

2005

’Works 1989 – 2004. Exhibition catalog in color,’ Essay by Gabriele Kübler, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany / Navado Press, Trieste, Italy

2000

’John Beech. An overview of recent sculpture and drawing,’ Interview by Alexander Nagel, Gallery Anglim, San Francisco / Stark Gallery, New York