LISA BECK BIO

Born in New York City in 1958
Lives in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

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

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (September)

2015

The Middle of Everywhere, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland, curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme

2014
Observatory, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris  > link
You Are Here, 33 Orchard, New York  >link

2012
Endless, off site project of La Salle de Bains at Fort du Bruissin, Lyon, France  >link
Looking Through, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna  > link
To Here Knows When, Feature, New York  > link

2011
Between Days, Feature Inc., New York  > link

2009
To Everything, Feature Inc., New York  > link

2006
superpositioning, Feature Inc., New York  > link

2002
Feature Inc., New York

1997
Feature Inc., New York

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

1992
To Here Knows When, Feature, New York

1985
White Room, White Columns, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Organized by Andrea Pollan and Curator's Office , Washington DC  >link
Strange Abstraction, Fredericks and Freiser, NY  >link
ALL OVER, curated by Samuel Gross, GALERIE DES GALERIES , Galeries Lafayette, Paris >link
GVA< > JFK, MAMCO (Musee de lArt Moderen et Contemporain), Genève, June 1.2016 - Sept 4.2016 , curated by Lionel Bovier >link
that old school dystopia, Theodore:art, Brooklyn, curated by Stephanie Theodore and Wendy Cooper >link
Non Figuratif : un regain d’intérêt ? Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, France >link
Kevin Larmon/ Lisa Beck, CB1 Los Angeles (November)

2015

The Painter of Modern Life, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, curated by Bob Nickas  >link
Fertility, 33 Orchard, New York  >link
Iterations, Theodore:Art, Bushwick   >link
Improvised Showboat, 55 Washington St, Brooklyn
Choices Paris, with Galerie Samy Abraham, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Paris  >link
Unexpected Pieces, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
Deep End, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
30/130 Thirty Years of Books and Catalogs, etc.  Bob Nickas at White Columns, White Columns, New York  >link
Thirty Shades of White, Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2014
Real Estate, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY
No Ground But Say Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY   >link
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St, New York
Inhabiting Ten Eyck, Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick Brooklyn, curated by Karin Bravin  >link
Das Optische Unbewusste / The Optical Unconscious, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
     curated by Fred Fischli and Niels Olsen, in collaboration with Bob Nickas   >link
This One's Optimistic: Pincushion, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT , curated by Cary Smith
Another, Once Again, Many Times, More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY   >link
Let's Go Let Go - In Memoriam Hudson, 33 Orchard, New York
Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock 'n' Roll Trolley, envoy enterprises, NY  >link
Dark Map, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
The Egg, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA

2013
X-tra, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY  > link
Diamonds, Diamonds, Gallery Diet, Miami, curated by Daniel Feinberg  >link
Swing State, Jane Kim Gallery, NY  > link
The Shining Path, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris  >link
LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York   > link

2012
THING, group exhibition curated by Susan Jennings, West Cornwall, CT
Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY   > link
Exposition d'artistes né(e)s entre le 22 juin et le 22 juillet, Galerie de Multiples, Paris  > link
Tell the Children, La Salle des Bains, Lyon, France   > link

2011
bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, curated by Hudson
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas   > link
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   > link
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
Daniel Hesidence Curates, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York    > link
Lisa Beck / Olivier Mosset, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna
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; curated by Bob 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
The O Show, Kresge Foundation Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ; curated by MatCH-Art

2005
The O Show, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ; 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

2004
Galerie 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 Bob Nickas and Steve Lafreniere

2003
Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, White Columns, New York (catalogue)curated by Lauren Ross
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
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 (CCNOA), 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
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

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Saltz, Jerry. Critic's Pick, that old school dystopia,July 4, nymag.com >link

2015
Soyez-Petithomme, Caroline, ed.The Middle of Everywhere, essays by Samuel Gross, Bob Nickas, Caroline Soyez-Petithomme,
      La Salle de Bains, Galerie Samy Abraham  >link
Lescaze, Zoë. Critic's Pick: The Painter of Modern Life, Artforum  >link
Chang, Chris. “Five Points with Bob Nickas”, Art in America  >link
"5 Must See Gallery Shows in New York", Art Info >link
Halle, Howard. "The Painter of Modern Life", TIme Out New York, April 1 >link

2014
Goleas, Janet. ART REVIEW: “Another, Once Again, Many Times More” on the North Fork,
        Hamptons Art Hub, posted 9 August, 2014  >link
Hollingsworth, Dennis. "This One's Opptimistic: Pincushion."  http://www.dennishollingsworth.us >link
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. "Observatory," Le Monde, 26 January >pdf

2013
Saltz, Jerry. “MoMA’s Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That Light Mighty Selectively,"
New York Magazine, January 14,  vulture.com, 6 January >link
Morais, Pedro. “Accidents Geometriques,” Les Inrockuptibles, 30 January
Pernet, Hugo. " Lisa Beck Endless," Zero Quatre, spring 2013
Depuis 1999, Premier catalogue rétrospectif de La Salle de bains
Nickas, Bob. Annual Magazine, issue n°6  >link

2012
yes, no, something, nothing, never, always, Feature Inc, New York- catalog of selected works by Lisa Beck 1985-2010,
interviews with Hudson and Bob NIckas  >link
Kazakina, 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

2011
Nickas, Bob. Catalog of the Exhibition, 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles (reproduction)
Indrisek, Scott. “The Pleasures of the Prosaic at the Bridgehampton Biennial,” Modern Painters, posted 15 August  > link
Rosenberg, Karen. "All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees are Backdrops for Art," New York TImes,
8 August C5 (reproductions)  > 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

2010
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

2009
Nickas, 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

2008
Interview on myartspace.com  > link  > pdf

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

2004
Smith, Roberta. Review of “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” New York Times, 16 July, E28   > link
Wilson, Michael. “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” Artforum, November, 22 >link    >link

2003
Johnson, 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)

2002
Huck, Brigitte. “Timewave Zero/ The Politics of Ecstasy," Artforum, March >link
Farquharson, 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)

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

2000
Andrews, 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)

1999
Braet, 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)

1998
Cotter, 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

1997
Cotter, 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

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

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

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

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

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