new works by
Curated by Sloan Fine Art at Bert Green Fine Art
8 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60603
Reception: Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 5-7pm
Exhibition runs through August 26.
About the Exhibition
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a contemporary surrealist painter born out of the 3rd Wave of Feminism. She came into her own in Los Angeles in the 1990s alongside cultural movements like Riot Grrrl, Queercore, and DIY. As a self- taught artist, Sullivan-Beeman utilizes many DIY ethics and methods. Her paintings employ the history and lore of the “girl” in empowering femininity. The iconography and simulacra in her transcendental works reflect her view of the world and have metaphorical meaning through investigation of identity, gender, otherworldly narratives, and mythical animal personas, which she paints using a modified oil and egg tempera Renaissance technique. Sullivan-Beeman lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and Vancouver, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including KP Projects (Merry Karnowsky Gallery) in Los Angeles, CA; Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA; WMOCA, Wausau, WI: The Belskie Museum of Art & Science in Closter, NJ; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM; Merlino Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy; Galerie Bruno Massa in Paris, France. She has been named a Finalist in the Imaginative Realism category by the Art Renewal Center three times.