1974 · United States
Borrowing the images of the internet age to serve as the foundation of her artistic explorations, American artist Gina Beavers transforms the attractive into the monstrous as a means of pointed critique regarding both objectification through photography and the distinctions of low and high art.
The larger message of Beaver’s works, which vary from scenes of amplified body-builders to close-cropped grotesque vignettes of parts of the body that assume frightening proportions, is a commentary on the nature of images and art in our modern world. Realizing the prevalence of such imagery across all aspects of daily existence, Beavers works in her art to subvert the roles these images have played in the past to make them a beacon of new meaning for our consumerism in the digital age.
Born in Athens, Greece, in 1978, Beavers earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently based in New York. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a solo showcase at MoMA PS1 in 2015. Additional solo exhibitions include those at GNYP Gallery in Berlin, Germany; Carl Kostyal in London, England; and Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York.