Albuquerque Museum proudly hosts UNM Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist Gina Beavers who will give a lecture that describes her practice, influences, and interests, and brings in her experience with work in the Albuquerque Museum permanent collection.
This lecture is held in conjunction with the April 3rd Thursday event, and is free and open to the public.
About the Artist Gina Beavers
Gina Beavers creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high Acrylic relief. Series include paintings based on the creative realms of body painting, social media user's photos of their meals, make-up tutorials, memes, and body builder selfies. Gina lives and works in New York City. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (1996), an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College (2005).
About the Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist Program
Beginning in 2017, through a generous gift from the Frederick Hammersley Foundation, the University of New Mexico Department of Art launched the program that invites prominent contemporary painters from around the world to come live and work in Albuquerque. The mission of the visiting artist program is to honor the legacy of Frederick Hammersley and expand awareness of his life and work through the establishment of links to some of the most visible painters working today. The visiting artists are provided a beautiful studio to work in close proximity to Department of Art graduate students. In addition to conducting studio visits with MFA candidates, the visiting artists have several points of contact with UNM students and the local community, including a public lecture, workshops, and an open studio event.
IMAGE: Gina Beavers, "Crystal Pink Lip," 2017, acrylic on panel with wood frame, 73 x 73 in