Kevin Beasley

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    Kevin Beasley

    Untitled (petrified), 2017

    Polyurethane foam, resin, Redskins 1937 throwback speed helmets

    12 x 12 x 28" / 30.48 x 30.48 x 71.12cm

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Born 1985, Lynchburg, Virginia

Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION
2012

MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2007

BFA College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

RESIDENCIES
2016

Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL

2013/2014

ALLGOLD, PS1 entA, New York, NY

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2013

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (*Indicates Performance)
2017

Sport/Utility, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

*Movement V: Ballroom, CounterCurrent17, in collaboration with Project Row Houses and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, TX

Hammer Projects: Kevin Beasley, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016

inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Morningside Park, NY

2015

Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site, The High Line, New York, NY

Night (1947-2015), curated by Jordan Stein, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

2014

The Butcher’s Daughter, Detroit, MI

2012

Latency, The Butcher’s Daughter, Ferndale, MI

2009

Found Asleep Underwater, ORG Contemporary, Detroit, MI

2008

Non/Places, Neal Davis Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*Indicates Performance)
2017

That I am readings backwards and into for a purpose, to go on:, curated by The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2016

A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA

*The Beat Goes On, curated by Derrick Adams, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

Blackness in Abstraction, curated by Adrienne Edwards, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century, HOME, Manchester

*Between the Ticks of the Watch, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Surrogates, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, British Columbia

A Moment of Grace, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

A Shape That Stands Up, The Hammer Museum at Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA

Winter 2015: Collected Works, Rennie Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia

Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY

2015

*Many things brought from one climate to another, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Toronto

Greater New York, MOMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2014

The Global Africa Project-Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

Cut to Swipe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Rockaway!, PS1 MOMA, New York, NY

Material Histories, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA*

The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York*

Harold Ancart, Kevin Beasley, Mateo López, Casey Kaplan, New York*

2013

Queens International 2013, Queen Museum of Art, New York*

Realization is Better Than Anticipation, Museum of Contemporary Art,

Cleveland, OH

6<<<>>> Part I, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY*

2012

Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY*

Some Sweet Day, Museum of Modern Art, New York*

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

An All Day Event, The End, Danspace, New York, NY

2011

Live from Detroit, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York, NY

New Departures and Transitions, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

2010

Paycheck to Paycheck, The Butcher’s Daughter, Ferndale, MI

2009

Shameless Nameless Recycled, POP Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Detroit: Breeding Ground, Museum of New Art (MoNA), Pontiac, MI

Kevin Beasley and Vanessa Merrill, MoNA, Pontiac, MI

:Wellness: Film premier, Cave, Detroit, MI

Change: Its all There Already, University of Michigan Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

2008

This and There, Somewhere, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Detroit-Toledo Exhibition, Secor Gallery/Detroit Industrial Projects, Toledo, OH

Still Moving, Cave, Detroit, MI

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

2007

Stag, Cave, Detroit, MI

Exhibiting Group Show, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI

Black and White, Cave, Detroit, MI

Selections IX, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2006

Even Clean Hands Leave Marks and Damage Surfaces, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI

Selected Works by Deb Garlick and Kevin Beasley, Neal Davis Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Black and White, Neal Davis Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

* PERFORMANCES
2017

Movement V: Ballroom, CounterCurrent17, in collaboration with Project Row Houses and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, TX, April 22

2016

Listening Room, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, September 15

Visual Artists at the Atrium: Michael Auder and Kevin Beasley, David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, June 2

Kevin Beasley: Movement II: BEATEN-FACE/ TOMS/ ARMS, TIES & LEG/ FLOOR/ BODY/ BASS, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 25

Your face is / is not enough, 2016, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 24

2015

Scaffold Room, The Kitchen, New York, NY, November 3 – November 10

Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site, High Line at the Rail Yards, New York, NY, September 22, 23, 24

An Evening with Kevin Beasley, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, June 26

Black Rocker, presented by SOLUNA and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, May 15

Movement IV, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, March 28

Movement IV, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, February 26

2014

New Forms Festival 14, Vancouver, Canada, September 18

Whitney Biennial, New York, NY, May 14, 16, 17

Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, April 26

And in My Dream I Was Rolling on the Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, April 12

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. In conjunction with Sound Horizon curated by Jim Hodges, May 8

From Ashy to Classy Mix I (Valley of Ashes), Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, November 17

2013

…all different: for I do, I suppose, partake of multitude, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY, June 22

2012

I Want My Spot Back, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Special Projects
2014-2015

ALLGOLD, PS1 MoMA, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS

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PRESS KIT

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