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Art by Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman


“Blown About the Sky” 24 x 32 inches, oil and egg tempera on aluminum, 2022
 
“Baby 3K34” 7 x 5 inches, oil and egg tempera on linen, 2022
 

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 are a palimpsest that employs the imposed history and lore of the "girl" in empowering femininity. Her young women find their strength in a multitude of potentialities and sexualities. The iconography and simulacra in her transcendental works emerge from someplace subliminal. These elements reflect her view of the world and have metaphorical meaning through investigation of identity, gender, otherworldly narratives, and mythical animal personas. She often uses her dream journal as inspiration, exploring the collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and esoteric such as alchemy and the tarot. She paints using a modified oil and egg tempera Renaissance technique.


Sullivan-Beeman lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and Vancouver, Canada. While she has a BFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California, she is a self-taught artist. Her work has been exhibited in notable galleries and museums such as KP Projects (Merry Karnowsky Gallery) in Los Angeles, CA; Haven Gallery in Northport, NY; 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. Sullivan-Beeman has participated in art fairs such as Scope Immersive 2020, Aqua Art Miami, and Pulse Art Fair in Miami, FL; Seattle Art Fair in Seattle WA: LA Art Show in Los Angeles, CA; Art! Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Sullivan- Beeman has had three solo exhibitions at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She has been named a Finalist in the Imaginative Realism category by the Art Renewal Center three times.


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