Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus
Jeff Beall is an artist whose work has taken a variety of forms over the years. His work has been exhibited in an irregularly regular fashion since 1987. While formally varied, Beall’s conceptually driven work consistently uses techniques of veiling/revealing to heighten the experience of looking. The subject matter of his work in recent years has included a memorial to lives lost in the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, watercolor flowers, and encryption technology. This Suspended Moment (These Are the Good Old Days) was exhibited in the Los Angeles edition of Warren Neidich’s Drive-By Art exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center in May 2020. The work commented upon the tenuousness of aesthetic experience in these uncertain, socially distanced times.
Beall’s work is included in the public collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Berkeley Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Oakland Museum of Art, Orange County Museum of Art, and Portland Museum of Art. Beall has also been co-publisher of X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly since 2002 and serves on the board of Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism. He earned an MFA at CalArts in 1987, and a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1983.