Lachenmann Art

Drew Beattie lives and works in New York

born 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia / USA

Ben Shepard lives and works in Shanghai 

born 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina / USA

Solo Exhibitions          


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego in San Diego, USA

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in San Francisco, USA

Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, USA
Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, USA
Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, USA
San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, USA

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M.F.A.  School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston and Medford/USA, MA

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Drake University in Florence, Italy

B.F.A.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC



Office Riot, Lachenmann Art, Konstanz, Germany * 


Purple Cycle One, The Chimney, New York, NY *

DBBS, Storefront Ten Eyck, New York, NY *


Betty re Testers, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY Betty re Testers 2, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, New York, NY


stair Z, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY


My Cookie, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY


gescheidle, Chicago, IL

Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC ** Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA ** Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA **

Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA **

Jeffrey Hartz Gallery, St. Louis, MO ** Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA **

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC ** White Room, White Columns, New York, NY **

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA ** Matrix/ Berkeley 164, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA **

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA ** Germans Van Eck, New York, NY **

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA **

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA **

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA



Salon, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

Your Bad Self, Arts & Leisure, New York, NY 

The Jewel Box Review, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY 

Billpost 4, Eli Ping, New York, NY Salon Zurcher, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, France Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Martos Gallery, New York, NY 

Assembly, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY Snowclones, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY 

Born to Die, Secondhome Projects, Berlin, Germany Portable Caves, HKJB, Long Island City, New York, NY 

Forgotten in the Smile, Envoy, New York, NY Bad Graphic Design, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY 

art club, gescheidle, Chicago, IL Sharkstock 2, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL Faculty Exhibition, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

Psycho Ideology, Roebling Hall, New York, NY Darling Project, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL Year_06 Art Projects, Wendy Cooper Gallery, London 

Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY Drawn Out, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL White Box Benefit, White Box, New York, NY 

Painting Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA ** 

Inside Scoop (by design), Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Terrible Beauty, Satellite, a division of Roebling Hall, New York, NY 

25th Anniversary Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY Afflicted, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY Artist to Artist, ACE Gallery, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, New York, NY Faculty Small Works, Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, NY 

Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA Pulp Fictions, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 

Faculty Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY ** 

25th Anniversary Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA Dystopia, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY ** 

Art from Around the Bay: Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA** Summer Group Show, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; traveled to: Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Museo Universitario Contemporáneo de Arte, Mexico City; Auditorio de Galicia and Iglesia San Domingos de Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, Spain ** Matrix/Berkeley: 20 Years, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA ** 

Prosthetic Garden, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY ** Allegory, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** Testwall: The Chalkboard Chronicles, TZ’ Art & Co., New York, NY ** NU-GLU, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** 

In the Flow: Alternate Authoring Strategies, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY ** Far Out, View Room Exhibitions, New York, NY ** Explosion in a Tool Factory, Hovel, New York, NY ** San Francisco Art Institute: Illustrious History 1871 - Present, Salander O’Reilly Galleries, New York and Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco, CA ** Summer Group Show, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY ** Exposure, SOMA Gallery, San Diego, CA ** Views from a Golden Hill: Contemporary Artists and the American Academy in Rome, The Equitable Gallery, New York, NY ** 

Radical Ink, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH ** Transformers, Palazzo dei Priori, Fermo, Italy ** ETransfers, xit Art / The First World, New York, NY ** Update


White Columns, New York, NY ** Pasted Papers: Collage in the 20th Century, Louis Stern Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA ** Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy ** New Acquisitions, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA ** 

Drawing to the Nth Degree, Baxter Art Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME ** unSuccess Story, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY * P.S. 1 Studio Artists 1994

P.S. 1 Museum, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York, NY ** I Could Do That, Kenny Schachter, New York, NY ** Can You Always Believe Your Eyes: Contemporary American Drawings, The Museum of Contemporary Art De Beyerd, Breda, Netherlands ** Pre-Existing Condition, Kenny Schachter, The Puffin Room, New York, NY ** 

43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC ** Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC ** The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (traveling exhibition) ** Group Show, Germans Van Eck, New York, NY ** Selections/Spring '93, The Drawing Center, New York, NY ** 

One By Two, Artists In Collaboration, Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA ** 

Four California Painters, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA 


Contemporary Artists: Selections from the High Museum's Collection, The High Museum at Georgia Pacific Center, Atlanta, GA Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, New Work by Gallery Artists The Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Recent Etchings From Made In California Young Bay Area Artists, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 

Recent Figurative Works, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Bay Area Artists Small Works Invitational, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CAThe House in Contemporary Art, California State University Art Gallery, Stanislaus, CA 

Skowhegan: A Ten Year Retrospective, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NYSelections From the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Process/Prints, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

Pro Arts Annual Exhibition, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA Faces: Identity and Ritual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

West Coast Realism, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA, (traveling exhibition) 

Critic's Choice, Eaton/Schoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA Works on Paper, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute and California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, CA 

Architectural References, Boston Museum School Gallery, Boston, MA 

New Acquisitions, Claremont Colleges, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 

Gallery Group Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, New York, NY 

New Talent, Touchstone Gallery, New York, NYChilde Hassam Purchase Fund Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 

Berkshire Art Association Exhibition, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA 

North Carolina Artists Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Raleigh, NC 

* DBBS, collaboration with Ben Shepard  
** Beattie & Davidson, collaboration with Daniel Davidson (1989-1998)


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

San Francisco, CA 
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,

San Diego, CA 
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC 
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Privat collections


In conversation with Zachary Keeting, Christopher Joy for Gorky's Granddaughter
Drew Beattie and Ben Shepard in conversation on Purple Cycle One, The Chimney, New York, NY

Sonia Coman, "The Jewel Box Review at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden," NYArts Magazine, December 7

Damian Sausset, "La Scene New-Yorkaise S’installe Chez les Zurcher," Le Quotidien de l’Art, October 20
Chris Bors, "Drew Beattie/Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden," Artillery, April/May

David Humphrey, Blind Handshake, Periscope Publishing
Elizabeth Thomas, MATRIX / Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Josh Tyson, Time Out Chicago, April 12
Paul Klein, "On view in Chicago," Art Letter, March 17

Jessica Hough, "In the Spirit of Collaboration," Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, The Aldrich Contemporary Museum and Green Cardamom
David Cohen, "Gallery-Going,” The New York Sun, June 30
Ian Green, "Between You and Me: “Life and Limb” at Feigen Contemporary," NY Arts Magazine, June

"Artist to Artist,” The New Yorker, May 27

Lawrence Rinder, “Cars without Shadows: Recent Paintings by Beattie & Davidson,” Beattie & Davidson, Smart Art Press
"Weedy Snowball: David Humphrey Talks with Beattie & Davidson,” Beattie & Davidson, Smart Art Press
Lawrence Rinder, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson,” Matrix / Berkeley, Twenty Years 1978-1998, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Peter Frank, "Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, Vol. 28, June 5
Kenneth Baker, "Hexagons Create Puzzle at Wirtz," San Francisco Chronicle, February 12

Grace Glueck, "Art Guide,” The New York Times, November 14
Kim Levin, "Voice Choices: Beattie & Davidson," The Village Voice, November 25
Robert Pincus, "Out of this World," San Diego Union-Tribune, June 18
Stuart Servetar, "NU-GLU at Joseph Helman," Artnet Magazine, March
Kim Levin, "Voice Choices: NU-GLU," The Village Voice, February 11

Reagan Upshaw, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson at Joseph Helman," Art in America, September
Daniel Georges, In the Flow: Alternate Authoring Strategies, (Interview with Beattie & Davidson),     
Sarah Borruso, "Double Vision," HotWired

"Self Portrait," The New Yorker, April 1, 1996.
Tom Sokolowski, "Of Traces and Tracing, Views from a Golden Hill: Contemporary Artists and the American Academy in Rome," (exhibition catalogue), American Academy in Rome, March
David Bonetti, "Gallery Watch," San Francisco Examiner, March 6
Kenneth Baker, "Confounding Creations," San Francisco Chronicle, February 27

Richard Schindler, "Radical Ink," (exhibition catalogue), Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Frank Green, "Radical Ink," Cleveland Free Times, November 22
Kristi York, "Real Enough," Edge Magazine, November 11,
Roberta Smith, "Art in Review: ‘Transfers,’" The New York Times, October 27

Kenneth Baker, "Deflating the Myth of the Artist," San Francisco Chronicle, September 21
Roberta Smith, "For the New Galleries of the ‘90’s, small (and cheap) is Beautiful," The New York Times, April 22
Howard Risatti, "43rd Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art," Artforum, March
Robert G. Edelman, "Report from Washington, D.C., The Figure Returns," Art In America, March
Jean Lawler Cohen, "43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painting,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artnews, February

Jeff Kelley, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson," Artforum, November
Kenneth Baker, "Contemporary Painting Celebrated in D.C.," San Francisco Chronicle, November 7
Terrie Sultan, "The Themes That Reflect Us," 43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting(exhibition catalogue), The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Maria Porges, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson," 43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting(exhibition catalogue), The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
David Humphrey, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson at Germans Van Eck," Art Issues, September/October
Kenneth Baker, "Sketch Artists' Raves," San Francisco Chronicle, August 22
Kim Levin, "Voice Choices: Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson," The Village Voice, June 29

Marlene Tait, "One By Two: Artists in Collaboration at Sonoma State University," Artweek, May 7
Mark Blumberg, "The Joy of Joint Authorship, Artists Who Work in Pairs," Artweek, May 7
Kenneth Baker, "Shows Illustrate the 'Why' and 'How' of Painting," San Francisco Chronicle, March 14

Frank Cebulski, "Drew Beattie & Daniel Davidson," Artweek, July 19
Kenneth Baker, "Painters Team Up on Playful Canvases," San Francisco Chronicle, June 16

Catherine Fox, "California Artist Explores His Past in Local Exhibit," The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 22

Carol Wood, "Skowhegan: A Ten Year Retrospective," New Art Examiner, April
Kenneth Baker, "Eerie Faces Limned with Beauty," San Francisco Chronicle, January 8

Hope Werness, The House in Contemporary Art, (exhibition catalogue) University Art Gallery, California State University
Alexandra Mochary, "Bay Area Art: Take Another Look," Fine Arts and Antiques, December

Skowhegan: A Ten Year Retrospective, (exhibition catalogue), Leo Castelli Gallery
Jacqueline Brody, The Print Collector's Newsletter, November/December

Pro Arts Annual Exhibition, (exhibition catalogue), Pro Arts
Pam O'Connell, East Bay Express, December 27
Jamie Brunson, "Seeking the Personal," Artweek, October 26
Kenneth Baker, "New Beattie Paintings No Joke," San Francisco Chronicle, September 6

Lynn Gamwell, West Coast Realism, (exhibition catalogue), Laguna Beach Museum of Art 
Mark Van Proyen, "Seeking Out the Picturesque," Artweek, December 24
Jeff Kelley, "New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture," Vanguard, April

Christopher Brown and Judith Dunham, New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture, (exhibition catalogue), Squeezer Press
Thomas Albright, "New Bay Area Painting and Sculpture," Artnews, December 25
William Wilson, “Recycling of New And Neo,” Los Angeles Times, November 7
Suzaan Boettger, "An Eclectic Group of Works of Art on Paper," San Francisco Chronicle, June 2
Frank Cebulski, "Gestures and Freedom," Artweek, May 15

Peter Frank, "To Be Young and Gifted, and Avant-Garde: IV," The Village Voice, July 31


Columbia University, New York, NY

Pocket Utopia, The Anxiety of Painting, New York, NY

Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, Drew Beattie and David Humphrey in Conversation, New York, NY

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hunter College, New York, NY

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

New York University, New York, NY 
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

Columbia University, New York, NY 
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC 

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 

University of California, Los Angeles, CA 
University of California, Berkeley, CA 


Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, New York, NY

Visiting Associate Professor, Hunter College, New York, NY

Lecturer in Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Assistant Professor, University of ChicagoChicago, IL

Visiting Assistant Professor, Hunter College, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Visiting Assistant Professor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA

Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Assistant Professor, Scripps College & Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

Instructor, Tufts University, Medford, MA



President, Society of Fellows, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy 

Society of Fellows Council, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy 

Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy  

The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1, International Studio Program, New York, NY  Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Studio Space Program, New York, NY  

Eureka Fellowship in Painting, Mortimer Fleishacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA


Ben Shepard wurde 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA geboren.

Von 2003 bis 2008 sudierte er an der Universität von Chicago und schloss sein
Studium mit dem B.A Philosophy ab.

Über seine Arbeit sagt Ben Shepard folgendes:

›Im März 2008 haben Michael Yong und ich am Design Laboratory der University of Chicago ›Linda‹ kreiert, ein Performance-Stück über eine postapokalyptische, rein weibliche utopische posthumane Gemeinschaft. Im Mai desselben Jahres erschufen wir mit ›Midway Free City‹ eine weitere temporäre Performance einer utopischen Gemeinschaft. Yong und ich haben dann zwei Drehbücher geschrieben,› The Periscope‹, eine Komödie über die Zerstörung der linearen Zeit, und ›Nobody Will Understand Your Pain‹, ein Horrorfilm über anhaltende Erregungsstörungen im Genitalbereich.

Yong und ich wurden von einem Produzenten der bekannten TV -Produktionsfirma Bad Robot in Los Angeles rekrutiert, um ›Coachella‹ zu schreiben, das als ›The Hangover für Mütter‹ lanciert werden sollte. Unser Drehbuch endet mit einer Sequenz, in der heldenhafte Mütter Säcke mit Kokain in den Windpark Coachella werfen und das gesamte Tal unter Drogen setzen. Das Drehbuch wurde nicht verfilmt.

Im Jahr 2012 kehrte ich nach Chicago zurück und begann eine experimentelle pädagogische Wohngemeinschaft namens Home School Three in Zusammenarbeit mit Laura Shaeffer und Andy Wong. Während meiner Zeit an der Home School Three begann ich, die Geschichte des Hyde Park und der South Side von Chicago zu erforschen. Das Ergebnis war das Projekt ›Kanye For Mayor 2014‹, das vorschlug, Kanye West (amerikanischer Rapper, Musikproduzent und Modedesigner, Anm. d. Übersetzers) in einer Kampagne zur Bürgermeisterwahl von Chicago als Anarcho-Kommunismunistischen Kandidaten aufzustellen. Das Projekt begann zunächst als Mundpropaganda-Kampagne, dann als Website, dann als virale Meme im Internet. Bedauerlicherweise wurde nicht Kanye West, sondern Rahm Emanuel zum Bürgermeister von Chicago gewählt.

Im Herbst 2013 begann ich mit Drew Beattie in den kürzlich geräumten Hunter College MFA Studios in Hell‘s Kitchen, New York, zusammenzuarbeiten. Diese Wahlverwandtschaft funktionierte gut, und wir brachten eine schöpferische Kraft zur Welt und nannten sie DBBS. Im Frühjahr 2014 zogen wir in den erweiterten Atelierraum neben dem Atelier von Drew in Bushwick um und begannen mit der Arbeit an großformatigen Gemälden im Hochformat. Im Bereich der Gemälde gibt es bestimmte Untergruppen: die Regalbilder, die Sandwichbilder, die Chartgemälde und diejenigen, die zu weniger namhaften Themen gehören.

DBBS war unsere erste gleichnamige Show in Storefront Ten Eyck im Juni 2015. In diesem Sommer haben wir auf mega-skaliertem Boden, welchen Drew in seinem Outdoor-Studio im Bundesstaat New York produziert hatte, die Gemälde gemalt, die im November 2015 im ›The Chimney‹ zu Purple Cycle One wurden. In Shanghai habe ich an einer Fernsehsendung über die nahe Zukunft mitgearbeitet, mich für einen Metapark eingesetzt, der vom Bund entlang des Suzhou Creek bis zum Tai-See reicht, und mit Job Zheng unter dem Namen ›Mushroom Tintoretto‹ Wandmalereien und Werbegrafiken geschaffen.“


Ben Shepard was born in 1984 in Charlotte, NC

From 2003 to 2008 he graduated from the University of Chicago and completed his Study with the B. A. Philosophy.

Ben Shepard says the following about his work:

›In March 2008 at the Design Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Michael Yong and I created Linda, a performance piece about a post-apocalyptic all-woman utopian posthuman community. In May of that year, we created Midway Free City, another temporary performance of a utopian community. Yong and I then wrote two screenplays, The Periscope, a comedy about the destruction of linear time, and Nobody Will Understand Your Pain, a horror film about persistent genital arousal disorder.

Yong and I were recruited by a producer at Bad Robot in Los Angeles to write Coachella, pitched as The Hangover but for moms. Our script ends with a sequence where the heroic mothers release bags of cocaine into the Coachella wind farm and dose the entire valley. The script was not produced.

In 2012, I returned to Chicago and began an experimental educational residential commune called Home School Three in collaboration with Laura Shaeffer and Andy Wong. While at Home School Three, I began to research the history of Hyde Park and the South Side of Chicago. The result was the 2014 Kanye For Mayor project, proposing that Kanye run on a campaign of municipal anarcho-communism. The project first began as a word of mouth campaign, then a website, then a viral meme around the Internet. Regretfully, Rahm Emanuel, and not Kanye West, became the mayor of Chicago.

In the fall of 2013, I began to collaborate with Drew Beattie at the recently vacated Hunter College MFA Studios in Hell‘s Kitchen, New York. The elective affinities worked out right, and we gave birth to a creative force. Call it DBBS. In the spring of 2014 we moved our operations into expanded studio space adjoining Drew’s studio in Bushwick and started to work on a body of paintings in a large-scale vertical format. Within the range of paintings, there are certain subsets: the shelf paintings, the sandwich paintings, the chart paintings, and those belonging to less namable subjects.

DBBS was our first eponymously titled show at Storefront Ten Eyck in June of 2015. That summer, on mega-scaled grounds that Drew had produced in his outdoor studio in upstate New York, we made the paintings that became Purple Cycle One at The Chimney in November of 2015.

In Shanghai, I‘ve been collaborating on a television show about the near future, advocating for a metapark to run from the Bund along the Suzhou Creek all the way to Lake Tai, as well as creating murals and commercial art with Job Zheng under the name Mushroom Tintoretto.‹

DBBS     Drew Beattie / Ben Shepard

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