Jenna Beasley (b. 1987, Terre Haute, IN) is a visual artist living and working in Queens, NY. Beasley holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University and an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. She has recently exhibited work at No Place Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Always Fresh, New York; NO Foundation, Toronto; Winston Wachter Gallery, New York; and 3434 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2021 Floral foam and acrylic on panel 91 x 53 x 8 cm / 36 x 21 x 3 in
Jenna Beasley’s work investigates moments of perceptual in-betweenness, unsettling binaries such as nature/culture, familiar/strange, real/artificial, and image/object. Operating in a recombinatory fashion, her symbol-laden works emerge from a semiotic playfulness, provoking polyvalent and uncanny readings. Utilizing diverse and often unorthodox materials, Beasley’s work digs into themes of catastrophe, ecology, alienation and intimacy, popular fantasy, and non-human agency.
2021 Floral foam and acrylic on panel 107 x 46 x 10cm / 42 x 18 x 4 in
2020 Floral Foam and acrylic on panel 41 x 46 x 8 cm / 16 x 18 x 3 in
This spring, the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will graduate 26 artists who completed their degree over the challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These talented MFA Thesis Candidates are exhibiting their work in six group exhibitions at 205 Hudson, in addition to this online spotlight hosted by Hauser & Wirth. At time when the public audience for in-person exhibitions has been limited by the pandemic, we are excited to provide this digital platform to the emerging artists from Hunter College’s MFA Program in Studio Art.
Images: Photo: Néstor Pérez Moliére