Born in 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA

Kelly BEEMAN

A self-taught artist, Kelly Beeman took to drawing as a hobby since a young age. Having been influenced by her artistic parents, she grew fascinated with the technique of applying watercolor, which propelled her to continue pursuing drawing as an interest after graduation. Her watercolor work caught the attention of the fashion house JW Anderson in 2015, and subsequently led her to a number of collaborations in the fashion industry including a Travel Book with Louis Vuitton in 2020. Now known for her watercolor and oil paintings, Beeman features nonchalant-looking subjects partaking in solitude or social leisure, characterized by clean fluid lines, fields of colors, and fashion ensembles as a recurring motif. Drawing inspiration from childhood nostalgia and the everyday, Beeman’s paintings invite contemplation of deeper layers of narrative and interiority.

education

BA in Sociology, Hunter College, New York

solo shows

2022
Wish, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea

group shows

2021
High Voltage Two, Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020
2020, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY, USA

2018
A Scratch in Time, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY, USA

  • April 2022
    Art in Culture — 2 PAGES

  • March 2022
    Harper's Bazaar — 3 PAGES

  • June 2020
    Juxtapoz — 7 PAGES