Lisa Beck
The Shinning Path, 1989
Huile sur toile
236 x 185 cm


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


1980 BA Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo exhibitions

Endless, Fort du Bruissin - Centre d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Looking Through, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna  
To Here Knows When, Feature Inc., New York 

Between Days, Feature Inc., New York  

To Everything, Feature Inc., New York

Superpositioning, Feature Inc., New York

Feature Inc., New York

Feature Inc., New York

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

To Here Knows When, Feature, New York

White Room, White Columns, New York

Selected group exhibitions

The Shining Path, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
X-tra, Lesley Heller Workspace, NY
Swing State, Jane Kim Gallery, NY 
I want that inside me, Features Inc., NY
LAT. 41°N., LONG. 72°, 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY
Diamonds, Diamonds, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

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

bodybraingame, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY  
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

Pull My Daisy, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
Daniel Hesidence Curates, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York
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 Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 

Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Le Magasin, Grenoble
Cave Painting: Installment #1, curated by Bob Nickas, Gresham’s Ghost (third location), New York 
Populate This Form, Feature Inc., New York
Group exhibition, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, New York 

Shit, Feature Inc., New York

Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, curated by Robert Nickas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s Amanda Lear, Envoy, New York
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, curated by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York 
The O Show, curated by MatCH-Art, Kresge Foundation Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

The O Show, curated by MatCH-Art, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ 
Seriality, curated by Stephanie Theodore and MatCH-Art, Axel Raben Gallery, New York

The sun rises in the evening, Feature Inc., New York

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Itsy Bitsy Spider, Feature Inc., New York
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, curated by Robert Nickas and Steve Lafreniere, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, New York

Fast Forward: 20 Years of White Rooms, White Columns, New York
Small-Scale Sculpture and Anonymous Tantra Paintings, Feature Inc., New York

Guide to Trust 2, curated by ANP, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Lisa Beck and Marisa Telleria-Diez, Rico, Brooklyn, NY

Not a. Lear,curated by ANP, Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA; Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
Timewave Zero / The Politics of Ecstasy, curated by Lionel Bovier and Jean-Michel Wicker, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Liste: The Young Art Fair (booth of Galerie Pia), Basel, Switzerland
Natural Wonders, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Another, once again, many times more, Feature Inc., New York
Een goed in de weg staande tafel, curated by Jack Jaeger, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam

Not a. Lear, curated by ANP, Art Process, Paris; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Torch Gallery, Amsterdam
Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Inc., New York
Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall, curated by Robert Nickas, Team Gallery, New York
ANP: City Projects, Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium
The End, Exit Art, New York
Liste: The Young Art Fair (booth of Galerie Pia), Basel, Switzerland
Bubbles, curated by Edith Doove, Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels
3ness, curated by ANP, Dike Blair, and Edith Doove, Musuem Dhondt-Dhaenens, Duerle, Belgium
Sex in the Country, Forde l’Usine, Geneva
Open the pod bay doors, Hal, Feature Inc., New York

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

Yoyogaga, Feature Inc., New York
Lisa Beck, Jason Fox, Bill Komoski, M du B, F, H & g, Montreal
Utz, Lennon, curated by Stephanie Theodore, Weinberg Inc., New York
Paintings (Lisa Beck, Bill Komoski, David Moreno, John Torreano), Feature Inc., New York

La Tradicion: Performing Painting, Exit Art, New York
Material Girls, curated by Harmony Hammond, Gallery 128, New York

Lisa Beck/Lucky De Bellevue, Feature Inc., New York
Ab Fab, Feature Inc., New York

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Feature Inc., New York
Joe’s Garage, curated by Stephanie Theodore, TZ’Art & Co., New York

Stussy, Feature, New York

Information, Terrain, San Francisco; curated by Robert Nickas
February 3–27, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
Red, curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie Christine & Isy Brachot, Brussels
Invitational Drawing Show, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York
Godhead, Feature, New York

Positive Show, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Romancing the Stone, Feature, New York
American Fine Arts, New York

The Four Corners of Abstraction, White Columns, New York

Credible/Incredible, curated by Lawrence Rinder, Four Walls Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston

Image/Abstract, curated by David Row and John Ford, Roughhouse, New York
White Room, White Columns, New York

July Group, Nature Morte Gallery, New York 


Nickas, Bob. Lisa Beck, Annual Magazine, issue n°6

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

Nickas, Bob. Catalog of the Exhibition, 2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles
Indrisek, Scott. “The Pleasures of the Prosaic at the Bridgehampton Biennial,” Modern Painters, posted 15 August
Rosenberg, Karen. «All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees are Backdrops for Art,» New York Times,
8 August C5 (reproductions)  
Miller, Michael H. “Learning from Bridgehampton,” New York Observer, 12 July  
Miller, Michael H. “So Long, Chelsea! Bob Nickas to Liven Up the Art World this Summer with Bridgehampton Biennial,” New York Observer, 1 July  
Johnson, Ken. Are You Experienced?: How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, Prestel Publishing, New York

Review of “Skulture,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 25 January, p.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, p.109

Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York
Smith, Roberta. Review of “To Everything,” New York Times, 19 June, p.C29 

Interview on

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

Smith, Roberta. Review of “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” New York Times, 16 July, E28  
Wilson, Michael. “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity,” Artforum, November, p.222

Johnson, Ken. “Alumni Return, Juxtaposing Past and Present,” New York Times, 28 November  
Wolfe, Charles T. “The Plasticity of Perception,” Flash Art, July–September, p.63–64 (reproduction)

Farquharson, Alex, “Timewave Zero/ The Politics of Ecstasy,” Frieze, March, p.87 (reproduction)  
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, p.104 (reproduction)  
Guide to Trust No. 2, exhibition catalogue, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (reproduction)

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

Andrews, Max and Dawn Fulcher. Preview of “Bubbles,” Contemporary Visual Arts, July/August, p.82 (reproduction)
Dams, Jimi. “Lisa Beck,” Purple 5 (Summer), p.272–3 (reproduction)
Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 11 January
Critics’ Picks, “Open the pod bay doors, Hal,” Time Out NewYork, 28 December, p.65
Liste 2000, The Young Art Fair, catalogue, Basel, Switzerland (reproduction)

Braet, Jan. “Koel Amerikaans,” Knack, 17 March, p.77 (reproduction)
Doove, Edith. “Verrasimgen uit Amerika,” De Standaard, 3 February, p.2
Jones, Jonathan R. Review of “Up Your Head,” Contemporary Visual Arts, November/December, p.67 (reproduction)
Lambrecht, Luc. “Americaans en Toch Niet,” De Morgen, 12 February, p.14
Popelier, Bert. “Jonge Amerikanen,” De Financieel Economische Tijd, 3 February, p.12
“Mob Rules” (Review of “Up Your Head”), NY Arts, December
“ANP: This Flight is Tonight,” Zingmagazine 10 (Autumn), p.170–1 (reproduction)

Cotter, Holland. Review of “Yoyogaga,” New York Times, 20 November, E43
Smith, Roberta, Review of “Utz,” New York Times, 22 February 
Recommended, Time Out New York, 12 April, p.12

Cotter, Holland. Review of “Material Girls,” New York Times, 31 October 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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