Lisa Beck works with a variety of mediums  and modes, including painting, sculpture and installation (often in combination), involving inner and outer space, landscape, reflection, and the paradoxical relationship of something and nothing. 

Since the 1980s, her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally in venues including Feature Inc. (NYC), Elizabeth Dee Gallery (NYC), Anton Kern Gallery (NYC),  Galerie Samy Abraham (Paris),  Circuit, (Lausanne), PS1 (Long Island City),  White Columns, (NYC),  MAMCO – Museé d’ Art moderne et contemporain (Geneva), and the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT).  

In 2013, “Endless”,  a survey show of works from 1986-2012, was presented at the Fort du Brussin, a hors le murs exhibition by La Salle de Bains, in Lyon, France.

Lisa’s work has been included in publications including  Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting by Bob Nickas,(2009, Phaidon Press) and Are You Experienced? by Ken Johnson (2011, Prestel).  In 2015, The Middle of Everywhere, a monograph on her work, was published by Galerie Samy Abraham  and La Salle de Bains.  

Lisa was a recipient of the 2012-13 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Studio Residency in Brooklyn. 

Lisa Beck received a BFA from RISD. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 



Always Now, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI
Send and Receive, The Gallery at the St. Kate, Milwaukee WI

New Works, May 68, NY
Solo presentation at Art Verona with Vin Vin at Ruyter, Vienna

Rising and Falling
, Elizabeth Dee, New York
New small works, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris 

The House of Eternity, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris 

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

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

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

Between Days, Feature Inc., New York  


VERTIGO, Baahng Gallery, New York
Masterpieces, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris
Social Photography VII, carriage trade, NYC
Thirty Years of Dutch Courage, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, NYC

Le Bon Cout, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
Polarities, TOTAH, NYC
The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 2: The Rings of Saturn, organized by Bob Nickas, Kerry Schuss Gallery, NYC
Lisa Beck and Ranier Lericolas, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris

Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York
EDGE: Lisa Beck, Eric Brown, Rachel Hellmann, Mary Judge, Marilyn Lerner, Douglas Melini, Ann Pibal, Kate Shepherd, Cary Smith, Li Trincere, Jan van der Ploeg, Philip Slein Gallery St. Louis, MO
Thought Forms, Lisa Beck, Lydia Dona, Joan Waltemath, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD 
Color Block, Triple V, Paris
Playground, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris
Vagary of Abstraction, LMAK  Gallery, New York
Doomtown, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Beyond Black and White, Westbeth, NY, curated by Henry Brown and Li Trincere 

GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion, Organized by Andrea Pollan and Curator’s Office, Washington DC 
Strange Abstraction, Fredericks and Freiser, NY
ALL OVER, curated by Samuel Gross, GALERIE DES GALERIES , Galeries Lafayette, Paris
GVA< > JFK, MAMCO (Musee de lArt Moderen et Contemporain), Geneva, curated by Lionel Bovier
that old school dystopia, Theodore:art, Brooklyn, curated by Stephanie Theodore & Wendy Cooper
Non Figuratif : un regain d’intérêt , Centre d’art contemporain Meymac, France  

First Exhibition, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York  
Kevin Larmon/ Lisa Beck, CB1 Los Angeles


The Painter of Modern Life, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, curated by Bob Nickas 
Fertility, 33 Orchard, New York
Iterations, Theodore:Art, Bushwick   
Improvised Showboat, 55 Washington St, Brooklyn
Choices Paris, with Galerie Samy Abraham, curated by Alfred Pacquement, Paris 
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
Thirty Shades of White, Praz-Delavallade, Paris

Real Estate, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY
No Ground But Say Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY   
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St, New York
Inhabiting Ten Eyck, Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick Brooklyn, curated by Karin Bravin
Das Optische Unbewusste / The Optical Unconscious, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
curated by Fred Fischli and Niels Olsen, in collaboration with Bob Nickas
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  
Let’s Go Let Go – In Memoriam Hudson, 33 Orchard, New York
Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock ‘n’ Roll Trolley, envoy enterprises, NY  
Dark Map, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
The Egg, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA 

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

THING, group exhibition 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, curated by Hudson
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas  
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, curated by Carl d’Alvia
Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Le Musee des Beaux Artes, Chaux les Fonds, Switzerland 


GVA< >JFK, MAMCO Journal , edition No1, p 28
Scott, Andrea K., “Strange Attractors,” The New Yorker, October 16  

“One Question, One Answer: Lisa Beck”, Romanov Grave  
Butler, Sharon. “Lisa Beck: So-called opposites“, Two Coats of Paint
Saltz, Jerry. “The 10 Best Art Achievements of 2017”   
Halle, Howard. “Lisa Beck: Rising and Falling”, Time Out New York
Elizabeth Dee Exhibits Lisa Beck’s New Paintings., 

Saltz, Jerry. Critic’s Pick, that old school dystopia, July 4,
Soyez-Petithomme, Caroline, ed.The Middle of Everywhere, essays by Samuel Gross, Bob Nickas, Caroline Soyez-Petithomme, La Salle de Bains, Galerie Samy Abraham 
Lescaze, Zoë. Critic’s Pick: The Painter of Modern Life, Artforum  

Chang, Chris. “Five Points with Bob Nickas”, Art in America 
“5 Must See Gallery Shows in New York”, Art Info
Halle, Howard. “The Painter of Modern Life”, TIme Out New York, April 1 

Goleas, Janet. ART REVIEW: “Another, Once Again, Many Times More” on the North Fork,
Hamptons Art Hub, posted 9 August, 2014 
Hollingsworth, Dennis. “This One’s Opptimistic: Pincushion.”
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. “Observatory,” Le Monde, 26 January 

Saltz, Jerry. “MoMA’s Inventing Abstraction Is Illuminating—Although It Shines That Light Mighty Selectively,”
New York Magazine, January 14,, 6 January 
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  
Crest, Russ “.Lisa Beck’s Rorshach Installations”, Beautiful Decay 

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  
Kazakina, Katya. “Art in the Hamptons,”, 1 August  
Miller, Michael H. “Bob Nickas Curates Summer Show in Bridgehampton One Last Time,”, 22 May  
Fessler, Anne Katrin. Review of “Looking Through”, Der Standard, 20 June  

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 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, 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

La Musee de Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY USA

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