|(Born)||1974 in Athens, Greece|
|(Based)||The Oranges, NJ, USA|
Gina Beavers first gained attention in the early 2010s for thickly painted, relief-like acrylic images of food, cosmetics techniques and bodybuilders appropriated from Instagram snapshots and selfies found using hashtags such as #foodporn, #sixpack and #makeuptutorial. Her later work has continued to recombine these recurrent subjects, as well as explore memes, irreverent conflations of genres or art history and kitsch, identity, fandom and celebrity-worship. In 2019, New York Times critic Martha Schwendener described her paintings as “canny statements on contemporary bodies, beauty and culture … [that] tackle the weirdness of immaterial images floating through the ether, building them up into something monumental, rather than dismissing them.”
Beavers has exhibited at institutions including MoMA PS1, New York, NY USA, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen, Germany; the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY USA; and KMAC Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY USA; and the Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria, among others.