Paige Beeber’s mixed-media paintings relay a sense of compulsion and urgency that address the uncertainty of living in the wake of a global pandemic. Utilizing her studio as a place of refuge and respite throughout lockdown Beeber’s recent body of works echo the vivid interiority of her process. Each painting is an instinctual, methodical, and layered construction of gestures and mediums. Beeber’s playfully “kitchen sink” ethos prioritizes chroma and obliterates all hierarchies between the oil paint, acrylic, ink, dye, pastel, or spray paint she employs. While lush pours, impetuous gestures, and meditative mark making denote the enigmatic passage of time.
Beeber received her BFA from Alfred University in 2015. Soon after graduation she relocated to New York City where her work has garnered her recognition through solo exhibitions at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in 2018, Arts+Leisure in 2020, and her current solo exhibition at Freight+Volume in 2021. Beeber’s paintings have also been shown nationally and internationally in group exhibitions such as: Velvet Ropes, Soulland, Copenhagen in 2019 - SRISA Gallery, Florence, Italy in 2014, and the Walt Whitman Museum in 2011. Beeber has participated in the 2019 and 2020 DNA Residency as well as the Vermont Studio Center Residency where she received the VSC Merit Grant in 2016 and 2019.