Bio

img12Lawrence C. Beck

Born: 1962, New York, NY

Lives and works in New York

1980-84, SUNY,
College At Purchase, NY

1982-1983, Columbia University, NY (Studies in Film, French Language and Culture)

One person ehibitions

2017
“The Thickets Revisited”, Art3, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Sonnabend Gallery, NY, NY (with Elger Esser)

2013
“Gardens”, Morgan Stanley Headquarters for Global Wealth Management, Purchase, NY
Sonnabend Gallery (Italian Pictures), New York

2012
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2011
Sonnabend Gallery (Italian Gardens), New York

2009
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2007
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada
Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France

2006
Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada

2005
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2004
Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Botanical Gardens”, The Horticultural Society of New York, NY

2002
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Rodolfe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
August Sander Foundation (with Albert Renger-Patsch &la Fondation Arabe Pour l’Image), Cologne, Germany

2001
Metropolis, Lyon, France

1999
Metropolis, Lyon, France

1999
Sonnabend Gallery (with Barry LeVa), New York

Selected group exhibitions

2017
Singapore Contemporary Art, Eugene Gallery/Irritum, Singapore

2016
“The Billboard Project”, Lisbon, Portugal

2015
“Il Fascino e il mito dell’Italia: dal Cinquecento al Contemporaneo”, Villa Reale di Monza, Italy

2014
“From Rauschenberg to Jeff Koons”, Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy
“Beyond the Classical”, National Academy Museum, NY, NY

2013
“Benefit Auction for the Glass House”, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT
“The Sonnabend Collection”, Ca Pesaro, Venice, Italy
“2013 Modern Masters of Photography Benefit Auction”, Aperture Gallery, NY, NY
“Elle Decor’s Designer Visions Showcase”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York NY, NY

2012
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2011
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
“Ileana Sonnabend: An Italian Portrait”, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2009
Sonnabend Gallery Group Show, (Jan.-Feb.), NY
Sonnabend Gallery Group Show (Feb.-Mar.), NY
Pflanzenstudien von Karl Blossfeldt und verwandte Positionen, (Karl Blossfeldt, Plant studies and related works), Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

2008
Sonnabend Gallery, (Water lilies), New York
The Art Show, ADAA, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switerland
“Surprisingly Natural: The Nature of the Bronx”, Wave Hill, Bronx,NY
Group Show, Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada
Watermill Summer Benefit, Watermill, NY

2007
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Complots, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France
Toronto Art Fair, Projex Mtl Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Sonnabend Gallery, (6 person show), New York, NY
Gallerie Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
Miami Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, NY (December)

2006
Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery (Waterfalls), New York
Landscape X3, Projex Mtl galerie, Montreal, Canada
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Art Basel, icono.tv, Berlin, Germany
Art Miami, Sonnabend Gallery, Miami, FL

2005
“Picturing Central Park”, Central Park Conservancy, New York
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
“Art in the Garden”, The Gallery at General Electric World Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
Art Basel Miami, Sonnabend Gallery, Miami, FL

2004
Sonnabend Gallery, (main show Hiroshi Sugimoto), New York
Sonnabend Gallery, (Main show Gilbert Zorio + Peter Moore), New York
“Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape”, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
“Best of – Blick in die Sammlung” August Sander Foundation, Cologne, Germany
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
“Visions of America” Contemporary Art for the Essl Collection &the Sonnabend Gallery, Sammlung Essl., Kosterneuburg, Austria

2003
Sonnabend Gallery (main exhibition Jean Prouve), New York
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel , Switzerland
Group Show, Metropolis Gallery, Lyon, France
“Bowery Ball”, Auction for the New Museum, New York
“Meander”, M% Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Cologne Art Fair, August Sander Foundation, Cologne, Germany

2002
Armory Show, Eyestorm, Inc. New York
“Vegetales”, Hall de l’Hotel de Ville, Villeurbanne, France
Group Show, Metropolis Gallery, Lyon, France
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Base, Switzerland
Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
“From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection”, The Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York,; Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WS
The Brewster Project, Brewster, New York

2001
Group Exhibition (with Candida Hofer, Haim Steinbach, Keith Sonnier), Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Brussels Art Fair, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2000
“Retrospective: Sonnabend Reopening Exhibition”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY
“Lawrence Beck, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Hiroshi Sugimoto”, Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
“Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Candida Hofer”, Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“Parisfoto”, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France
“FIAC”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
“Group Show”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1999
”Art for Kids Sake Silent Auction”, Threadwaxing Space, New York
“Walking” Danese Gallery, New York, NY
“Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Hiroshi Sugimoto”, New York, NY
“Bernd & Hilla Becher, Lawrence Beck, Hiroshi Sugimoto”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
FIAC”, Pavillion du Parc, Paris Expo, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
“Cologne Art Fair”, Galeries Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

1998
“Works on Paper (Old Masters to Contemporary)”, The Park Avenue Armory, New York

1997
Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
“High Anxiety”, Miami-Dade Community College Center Gallery, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FLA (curated by Joseph R. Wolin)
“Art for Kids Sake Silent Auction”, Threadwaxing Space, New York
“Works on Paper (Old Masters to Contemporary, Samson Fine Arts, New York

1996
“Black and White: UNFIXED”, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“High Anxiety”, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York
“Works on Paper (Old Masters to Contemporary”, Samson Fine Arts, The Park Avenue Armory, New York
The Bedford Historic Center, Bedford, NY
“Atlanta 96”, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995
“Fantastic Imagery: Lawrence Beck, Nancy Lawton, Dennis Masback”, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Black and White”, 123 Watts Gallery, New York

Bibliography

2008
Lesauvauge, Magali. “Lawrence Beck. Un photographe americain.” www.paris-art.com, Jan. 3, 2008.“Blindspot: Issue 38”

2007
“Blindspot: Issue 34”, Cover + feature article. Guadagni, Walter. “Stories of the eye.” FMR-magazine, Volume 21.

2005
“Blindspot: Issue 29”, New York. Cone, Michelle. “Lawrence Beck: Sonnabend Gallery,” ArtNews, June, p.122

2004
“Visions of Americas: Contemprary Art from he Essl Collection & the Sonnabend Collection, New York”, Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria

2002
Going about Town, The New Yorker, 18 March 2002, p. 32
Cash, Stephanie. “Summer Art Getaway, “Art in America, July 2002, p. 17, 19
Bethemont, Hauviette. “Expo Hotel de Ville de Villeurbanne, “Les petites affiches Lyonnaises, 11 July 2002
Stani, Chaine. “Expo Villeurbanne”. Lyon Poche, June Myers, Holly. “When Nature is institutionalized.” The Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, p. E22
Linden, Thomas. “Kirschbaüme wie klagende Witwen.” Kölnische Runsdchau, Friday, 20 September 2002, number 219
“Landschaftsbilder mit Tiefenscharfe”.Rheinische Post, 11 October 2002.
Haidu Rachel. “Lawrence Beck”, in From Pop to Now. Selections from the Sonnabend Collection.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, pp. 152-153 & 164-165.
“Lawrence Beck: Photographies”, Musée l’Organe, Lyon, France + Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Sonnabend Editions.

2001
Tilliet, Pierre, “Une Rose nommée Playgirl.” Lyon Capital, June.
Chaine, Stani. “Larry Beck”, Lyon Poche. June.
Moreau Melanie. Le Progrès. August 9, 2001.

1999
“Un New-Yorkais à Lyon.” Le Figaro, September 15, 1999
Chaine Stani, “Larry Beck: Tulipes et Nympheas”. Lyon Poche, September 29 – October 5 1999.
H.B., “L’Arche de Larry Beck”. Libération, Wednesday 22, 1999.
H.B., Fleurs pour de Faux. “ Lyon-Capital, Wednesday 22, 1999.
Bethemont, Hauviette. “ Des Fleurs en série.” Petites affiches Lyonnaises. Septembre 18-21. 1999, p. 15
Pollack, Barbara. “Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sonnabend”. ArtNews, December 1999, pp. 173-174.

1997
Wolin, Joseph. “High Anxiety.” Photography Quartely. N. 69, pp. 4-9, 13.
Hobbs, Sarah. “Black & White unfixed.” Art Papers, May-June, p. 51.
Meyer, James. “The Macabre Museum.” Frieze Magazine, Jan./Feb. 1997, pp. 56-61.
Turner, Elisa.”Two exhibits at MDCC traverse three decades.” The Herald, December 5, 1997.

1996
Cullum, Jerry. “Trompe l’oeil triumps.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 27, Friday 1996, p.11.
Lane Dakota. “Varieties of ambivalence.” Woodstock Times, November 14, 1996, p. 10.
Cappa, Paula. “Samson Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale.” The Record Review, August 9, 1996.
Charles, Eleonore. “Westchester Guide.” The New York Times, Westchester Section, August 4, 1996.
Haines, Angela. “Gynes creates a business out of Love of Art.” The Record Review. August 2, Friday, 1996.

1995
Cullum, Jerry. “Weekend Preview – Visual Arts.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 31, 1995.

Lectures

Summer 1994
NYU Program in Venice, Italy. Lecture on Photography.
Demonstration on reproduction photography.

Fall 2004
Museum of Fine Art, Boston. MFA Program. Project:
Critics and analysis of Graduates thesis work.