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Jeffrey Beebe
updated: 05/30/2013
website: jeffreybeebe.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Map of Western Refractoria
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: Persistent Material)
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: The Vast Nonsense)
Standard Flags, Standards and Badges of Western Refractoria
Map of Indianapolis
Map of Indianapolis detail: Thelonious Plaza
Map of Chicago (City of Rilke)
Map of Chicago detail: the Vanessa Perplexity
Celestial Map of Refractorean Northern Hemisphere
Lost Caverns of the Queen of Ropes
King of Smothered Rainbows (Family Tree of Blandess the First)
The Copper Palanquin
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Queen of the Vast Nonsense, Princess Anaïs.)
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Bucket Spirits, Prime Minister of Hate Jazz, etc.)
Copper Palanquin (Detail: the Trilobite Guard)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, fantasy, narrative, dreams, figurative, memory, surreal, childhood, obsessive, psychological
 
 
Map of Western Refractoria by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Western Refractoria
Ink on watercolor paper
2010
36.75 " x  46.25 " 
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: Persistent Material) by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: Persistent Material)
Ink on paper
2010
32 " x  41 " 
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: The Vast Nonsense) by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Western Refractoria (Detail: The Vast Nonsense)
Ink on paper
2010
32 " x  41 " 
Standard Flags, Standards and Badges of Western Refractoria by Jeffrey Beebe
Standard Flags, Standards and Badges of Western Refractoria
Ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
2010
48" 9.5 " x  72" " 
Map of Indianapolis by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Indianapolis
Watercolor, ink, gouache on paper
2011
36.75 " x  46.25 " 
Map of Indianapolis detail: Thelonious Plaza by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Indianapolis detail: Thelonious Plaza
Ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
2011
36.75" x  46.25" 
Map of Chicago (City of Rilke) by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Chicago (City of Rilke)
Ink on torn watercolor paper
2011
60" " x  48" " 
Map of Chicago detail: the Vanessa Perplexity by Jeffrey Beebe
Map of Chicago detail: the Vanessa Perplexity
Ink on torn watercolor paper
2001
60" x  48" 
Celestial Map of Refractorean Northern Hemisphere by Jeffrey Beebe
Celestial Map of Refractorean Northern Hemisphere
Ink and watercolor on tea-stained watercolor paper
2011
46"" x  46"" 
Lost Caverns of the Queen of Ropes by Jeffrey Beebe
Lost Caverns of the Queen of Ropes
Ink on tea-stained studio-made graph paper
2012
48"" x  29"" 
King of Smothered Rainbows (Family Tree of Blandess the First) by Jeffrey Beebe
King of Smothered Rainbows (Family Tree of Blandess the First)
Ink on tea-stained watercolor paper
2012
16" x  43" 
The Copper Palanquin by Jeffrey Beebe
The Copper Palanquin
Ink on watercolor paper
2011
44 " x  90 " 
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Queen of the Vast Nonsense, Princess Anaïs.) by Jeffrey Beebe
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Queen of the Vast Nonsense, Princess Anaïs.)
Ink on watercolor paper
2011
48" x  96" 
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Bucket Spirits, Prime Minister of Hate Jazz, etc.) by Jeffrey Beebe
Copper Palanquin (Detail: Bucket Spirits, Prime Minister of Hate Jazz, etc.)
Ink on watercolor paper
2011
48" x  96" 
Copper Palanquin (Detail: the Trilobite Guard) by Jeffrey Beebe
Copper Palanquin (Detail: the Trilobite Guard)
Ink on watercolor paper
2011
48" x  96" 

Artist Statement
Over the last fifteen years, I have created the world of Refractoria, a comprehensive imagino-ordinary world that is equal parts
autobiography and pure fantasy.

Artist Bio / CV

JEFFREY BEEBE

Born 1971 Indianapolis, Indiana
Lives and works in Queens, New York

EDUCATION
2006 School of Visual Arts, MFA, New York, New York
1999 American Academy of Art, BFA, Chicago, Illinois

SOLO & TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2013 Aron Packer Gallery, Adventures in Refractoria, Chicago, Illinois
2008 Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, The Ape Machine, New York, New York
2006 Lisa Boyle Gallery, Always Stuck With Leaving, Chicago, Illinois
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Something Like Tiamat, New York, New York
2003 ARC Gallery, The Plague Idiots, Chicago, Illinois
2002 ARC Gallery, Married to the Sea, Chicago, Illinois

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 BravinLee Programs, 100 Little Deaths, New York, NY
2012 Reverse Space, Spectrum Vision, Williamsburg, NY
2011 Southwick Gallery, Never Records: London, London, England
Context Gallery, Never Records: Derry, Derry, Ireland
Religare Art, Iconoclasts & Iconodules, New Dehli, India
curated by Ombretta Agro Andruff
2010 McNeill Art Group Project Space, A Separate Peace, New York, NY,
curated by Anna Ortt and Shane McAdams
Never Can Say Goodbye, Never Records Installation, Former Tower Records store,
New York, New York, curated by Ted Riederer
2008 Morris Museum, Timeless: The Art of Drawing, Morristown, New Jersey
curated by Ann Aptaker
Alberto Peola Gallery, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Turin, Italy
curated by Ombretta Agro Andruff
2007 Lisa Boyle Gallery, A Drawing Show, Chicago, Illinois
Carbon County Cultural Project, Transformation, Jim Thorpe, PA
2006 David Zwirner, A Delicate Arrangement by Dan Cameron, New York, New York
Visual Arts Gallery, Baditude by Bob Nickas, New York, New York
2005 Lisa Boyle Gallery, Group Show, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Lisa Boyle Gallery, New Works on Paper, Chicago, Illinois
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 2004 Biennial, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2003 Zg Gallery, As Small As Possible, Chicago, Illinois

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES
2013 The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Spring 2012 & 2013 residency
2002 Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP Grant), Chicago, Illinois

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2009 Vision Magazine, Bejing, China, September 2009
2008 Time Out New York, T.J Carlin, July 2008