Biography

  • 1964

    Winchester, England

  • 1985

    Maybelle Toombs Award for Practice of Art, University of California, Berkeley

  • 1986

    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California

  • 1991

    traveled to Pro-Arts, Oakland, California

  • 1992

    SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

  • 1998

    The Chinati Foundation, Residency, Marfa, Texas

    traveled to de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (1999)

    traveled to Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY

    traveled to Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

  • 1999

    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

  • 1997

    traveled to Cornerhouse, Manchester, England

  • 2000

    traveled to Flanders Graphics, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    traveled to Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 2008

    traveled to: The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

Solo Exhibitions
  • 1989

    Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

  • 1990

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 1991

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 1992

    Sculpture Built On The Premises,  Upaya Gallery, San Francisco, California

  • 1993

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 1994

    Miles Bellamy-113 Crosby Street, New York, New York

  • 1995

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 1996

    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

  • 1997

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

    Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

  • 1998

    The Locker Plant, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

  • 1999

    Petra Bungert Projects / CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 2000

    John Beech: New Work, Stark Gallery, New York , New York 

    Alexander Nagel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Built on Site, TD156, San Francisco, California

  • 2001

    Rotating Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 2002

    Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 2003

    Peter Blum, New York, New York

    Archive Inc. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Brooklyn Container, Brooklyn Central Public Library, New York

    (+ Collaborative Drawings 1998 –2003 with Simon Lee and Christopher Lesnewski)

  • 2004

    John Beech Works 1989 – 2004, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany 

    John Beech from the Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York 

    John Beech New Work, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

    John Beech – New Sculptures and Paintings (with John Meyer – Drawings),

    Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland 

  • 2005

    Recent Sculpture and Large Scale Drawings, Peter Blum, New York, New York 

    New Sculpture made on Site and Drawings, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

  • 2006

    John Beech New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California 

    John Beech: Project Space, G Fine Art, Washington D.C. 

    John Beech New Work: Sculpture and Drawings, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 

  • 2007

    That and This: New Work, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York 

    Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2008

    Obscure / Reveal, John Beech & Edward Albee, Peter Blum SoHo, New York, New York 

    Nohow, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2009

    Incidents: Drawings and Sculpture, Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid 

    John Beech & John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California 

  • 2010

    John Beech: Works for a Wall, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland 

  • 2011

    85-87 FBG. St. Martin (with Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire), Paris, France 

    Door to the Window, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland 

    John Beech, A Selection of Recent Work, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon

    John Beech, Portland Art Museum, (Curator: Bruce Guenther) Portland, Oregon 

    The State of Things, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York 

  • 2012

    Time Expanded, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    The Space Surrounding, Peter Blum SoHo, New York, New York 

    Likelihood / Unlikelihood, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

  • 2014

    Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany                                                                                   

    viewpoint, Haus der Kunst St.Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

    John Beech: Small Wall Objects, Concept Space, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan

  • 2015

    Frieze New York, Peter Blum, New York

  • 2016

     Object in Place, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

    John Beech: New Work, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland     

  • 2017

    Silent Articles, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

  • 2018

    Outside the Drift, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

    Under Way, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

  • 2019

    In Site, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

  • 2020

    Kenchis, Studio A03, Tokyo, Japan

    Ever, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions
  • 1986

    Graduation Exhibition, (John Beech, René de Guzman, Oriane Stender) The White Room, University of California, Berkeley, California

  • 1988

    Chain Reaction IV, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco California

  • 1989

    Re: Imperfect Affinities, (Gregory Adair, John Beech, Rene de Guzman) XS Gallery, 

    Carson City, Nevada

    Introductions ’89, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

  • 1991

    Towards a New Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    Gallery II: John Beech, Dawn Fryling, Paul Kos, Gallery Paule Anglim, 

    San Francisco, California

    Selections: San Francisco Bay Area, (Curators: Larry Rinder, Enrique Chagoya),

    The Drawing Center, New York, New York

    The Store, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    Summer ’91, Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    (CON-TEXT), Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, California

  • 1992

    SECA Award Exhibition, (John Beech, Hung Liu, Maria Porges) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    Re*Generation, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

  • 1993

    Edward Albee’s Other Eye, Sculptural Objects from the Edward Albee Collections,’ Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, New York

    Objecthood, Mills College, Oakland, California

    Still Lives, Zen Center Hospice Guest House, San Francisco, California

  • 1994

    20th Anniversary Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Traction, (John Beech, Paul Dickerson, Richard Nonas), (Curators: Alison Green, Miles Bellamy), Stark Gallery, New York, New York

    The Gluers, (Curator: Carrie Lederer), Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

  • 1995

    Painting outside Painting, The 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (Curator: Terrie Sultan)

    Gridluck, Marge Goldwater, Inc. New York, New York

    Into a New Museum, Part II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    Plastic, (Curator: Nancy Doll), Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1996

    John Beech & James Hyde, (Curators: Natalie and Irving Forman), Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 1997

    Pierogi 2000: The Flat File Drawings, (Curator: Joe Amrhein), The Gasworks, London, 

    Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

    Aspects of Space, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, New York

  • 1998

    The Art of Collaborative Printmaking, Smith Andersen Editions, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

    Permanent Collection Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (1998-1999)

    9+1, Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium

    All That is Solid, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York

    Blunt Object, (Curator: Courtenay Smith), The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois

    Seven Year Itch, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida

    Here & Now, (Curator: Marian Griffiths), The Sculpture Center, New York, New York

    Escape Velocity, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York

    ‘The Flat Files: Drawings from Pierogi 2000,’ Vasser College, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • 1999

    Of  Ten, Thatcher Projects, New York, New York

    Meaning and Message: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection, The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

    Fetes de Saint Martin. Tourinnes-La-Grosse, (Curator: Javier Fernandez), near Brussels, Belgium. 

    Into the 21st Century.  Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

    John Beech & Christopher Lesnewski: Sculpture and Collaborative Drawings, (Curator: Marian Griffiths), The Sculpture Center, New York, New York

    Do Paintings Dream of Veronese Green? (Curator: Maia Damianovic), Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, New York

    Horizontal Vertigo, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas

    Material Issues: Recent Gifts from the Katherine and James Gentry Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California 

  • 2000

    From Idea to Matter. Nine Sculptors,’ (Curator: Edward Albee), Anderson 

    Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

    Minimalism, Then and Now, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California                    

    Trajectories, (Curator: Marian Griffiths), Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, New York 

    The Art of Collaborative Printmaking: Smith Andersen Editions, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, California

    Industry, (John Beech, John Monti, Richard Thatcher) Thatcher Projects, New York, New York

    From Rags To Riches, (Curator: Petra Bungert), Foundation de la Tapisserie des Arts, Tournai, Belgium

  • 2001

    Fifteen Years of Painting, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

    Surfaces & Support Systems, 123 Watts, New York, New York

    El Paisano Hotel, Rudolph Projects, Marfa, Texas

    Anymore, (Curator: David Borawski), Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

    Art Brussels, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2002

    Las Vegas Collects, Goodman-Duffy Collection, Las Vegas Art Museum, Nevada

    Drawing Center 25th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, New York 

    Five, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

    XXL1, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California    

    In a Silent Way, (Curator: Marion Wild), Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Two Step, Video / Sound, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, New York

  • 2003

    Multiples, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland                                                                                                               Selections from the Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    24, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas (Organized by John Beech, Eugene Binder)

    Modelle des Konkreten, (Curators: Manfred Wandel, Gabriele Kuebler), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

    Small Colours, (Curator: Christoph Dahlhausen), Galerie Eva Mack, Stuttgart, Germany 

    New Acquisitions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    Real Red, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 2004

    Molti Multipli, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    Von a bis 2: Editionen, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    20 Years: Multiples, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    In Focus: Themes in Photography, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    John Beech / David Thomas, Foreign Affairs 3, Proximus, Bonn, Germany 

    MinimalPop, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, New York  (Organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium)

    Void, (Curator: David Gibson), Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, New York 

    Large Format Works on Paper, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California

  • 2005

     Spectrum, (Organized by Kate Shepherd), Galerie Lelong, New York, New York

    Painted Objects, (Organized by Petra Bungert / CCNOA Brussels, Belgium), PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    I Remain the Same: Changed, (Curator: Nolan Simon), Center Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

    Extreme Abstraction, (John Beech Small Objects, including sculpture selected from the Permanent Collection by John Beech), (Curators: Louis Grachos, Claire Schneider), 

    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    Beyond Monochrome, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    MinimalPop, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium 

    Variations on Yellow, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Drawings, (John Beech, Christopher Lesnewski, Til

  • 2006

    Weihnachtsausstellung, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Double Exposure, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium 

    Bird Watching, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    Two Step, (Organized by Petra Bungert) Hertfordshire University Galleries, Hatfield, England

    Sculptures, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York

    Summertime, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland 

    ststs : Rack 1 – 2006 Brussels, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    Ordnung und Verführung, (Curator: Dorothea Strauss), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland 

    Spring Fever, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Two Step, (Organized by CCNOA Brussels/ Petra Bungert) Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

    Eccentric Abstraction, (John Beech, Senta Connert, Wolfgang Ploeger), Galerie M+R Fricke, Dusseldorf, Germany 

    Minimalisms, Gallery W52, New York, New York 

    Painted Objects, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium 

    ‘Artists for Chinati,’ Phillips de Pury, New York, New York 

  • 2007

    Ähnlichkeiten – Hommage à Fortuny, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

    Rückblick Review: 10 years Berlin, M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

    Summertime, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Pas de Soucis…, (Curator: Petra Bungert, CCNOA Brussels), Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette, France

    Remix: Small Sculpture, (Curator: Claire Schneider), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    Der Zweite Blick, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

    Pierogi Flatfiling, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany                                                                Off the Wall, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Remix: Robert Therrien, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    March Madness, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    4 from New York, (Organized by John Beech) Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Dumpster, (video in collaboration with Einar Westerlund), Screen 1, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    The Photograph as Canvas, (Organized by Stephen Maine) The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut 

    My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, (Organized byTilman) Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands 

    Additiv Parallel Synchron Werke der Sammlung, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

    MinimalPop, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Holland

  • 2008

    Miniaturization, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Paper, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Begin Again Right Back Here, (Curator: B.Wurtz), White Columns, New York, New York 

    Summer 2008, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York 

    My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, (Organized by CCNOA Brussels), Sydney College of the Arts Gallery (SCA), Sydney, Australia

    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 

    + de réalité, École Régionale des beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, France 

    Annual Invitational Exhibition of Visual Art, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York

  • 2009

    Des Mondes Voisins, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Common Ground: Color, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Glissements de Terrain, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris 

    30 x 30 cm Project, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas 

    Yellow, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland 

    Projet 25 une exposition pour Gisèle, (Curator: Friederike Stangier), Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Art Unlimited 10, Art Basel 40, Basel, Switzerland 

    PS 1999-2009, PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Prints, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2010

    Thirty Years of Collecting: A Recent Gift to the Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

    Human Rites, (Curator Silvia Karman Cubïná & Steve Holmes) The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida

    Living in Two Worlds, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

    The Artist & The Photograph, (Curator: Clare Kenny), Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

    Metropolis, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

    Reflection, Peter Blum Soho, New York, New York 

    My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, (Organized by CCNOA, Brussels), La Station, Nice, France 

    Quantos Queres, Marz-Galeria, Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2011

     Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

    The Long Curve. 150 years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

    Carte Blanche à Clare Kenny: Odds and Ends, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Paper Variables, Dieu Donné, New York, New York

    John Beech & Kathrin Kunz, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2012

    CCNOA 30/30 Image Archive Project: A Collective Collection, 71BD Richard Lenoir, Paris

    Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

    Hibernation, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

    Art on Paper 2012, (Curator: Xandra Eden), Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

    Mais Que Cherchent-Ils…?, L’Orangerie, Espace d’Art Contemporain, Bastogne, Belgium

    Pink, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Virtual Insanity, Fiedler Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

    Drawing a Line in the Sand, Peter Blum, New York, New York

    Eretai (John Beech, Lael Marshall, David Rabinowitch, Michael Voss), Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

  • 2013

    Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

    Histoires et Géographies: Acquisitions récentes du Frac Bretagne, Frac Bretagne, Rennes, France

    Coluna 2, Vienne, France

    Unruly, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

    Six Memos for the Next…, Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

  • 2014

    Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

    Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

    Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Ellipse, (Curator: Erin Lawlor), A3 Municipal Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    30 Jahre, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

    Regular John, (Curator: Jim Lee) Junior Projects, New York, New York

    Traces, Peter Blum, New York, New York

    CCNOA 30/30 Image Archive Project: A Collective Collection, A/B/Contemporary, Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2015

    Kabinettstücke / Sammlung Gabriele Kuebler, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

    Peter Blum Edition: Books and Prints, Peter Blum, New York, New York                               

    Retrospective Paule Anglim 1923- 2015, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

    Quand fondra la niege, où ira le blanc, (Curator: Bernard Marcelis), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

    Concrete Post 3, raum2810, Bonn, Germany                                                                 

    Concrete Post 2, (Curator: David Thomas), PSSR Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne,Victoria, Australia, 

     

  • 2016

    Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland                                                 

    Radical: Monochrome Paintings from the Goodman Duffy Collection, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, California                                                                                                                

    Dumbball: David Ireland and his Circle, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, California   

  • 2017

    Brasserie, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland   

    Unique and Multiple: Selections from Smith Andersen Editions, the Legacy of Paula Z. Kirkeby, (Curator: Robert Conway), de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

  • 2018

    John Beech and Bernd Lohaus, Artissima, Turin, Italy

    Great & Small, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Subvert City, (Curator: Vincent Como), Minus Space, Brooklyn, New York

    21 Grenchen Triennale, (Curator: Reto Emch), Grenchen, Switzerland

    Discourse: Abstract, (Curator; Gayle Ruskin), Anita Rogers Gallery, New York, New York

    Backstage: The Rear Side (Die Rückseite), (Curator: Burkhard Brunn), Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany

    MK2: Zwolf Positionen Zeitgenossischer Malerei, (Curator: Martin Reukauf), Zeughaus Uster, Uster, Switzerland 

  • 2019

    Memento Mori, (Curator: Burkhard Brunn), Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

  • 2020

    A Space full of Drawings and a Drawing in Space, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany 

    Implicit Movement, (Curator: Burkhard Brunn), Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2021

    Cose Naturali / über das Wesen der Dinge, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin, Germany

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Porges, Maria, San Francisco Fax, Artissues, November 1991

Bonetti, David, Door-Opening Readymade, San Francisco Examiner, 17 September 1991

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Hirsch, Faye, Abstract Generations, Art in America, October 2005 

John Beech at Peter Blum, The New Yorker, September 12-18 2005

Nymphius, Friederike, Minimalpop, Peinture: Cinq Regards, Editions du Regard, catalogue essay, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, October 2005

Huntington, Richard, A Sampling of all Things Abstract – Old and New, The Buffalo News, August 13 2005

Maine, Stephen, The Photograph as Canvas, Art on Paper, September-October 2005

Buhmann, Stephanie, John Beech Recent Sculpture and Large Scale Drawings, The Brooklyn Rail, July-August 2005

Finch, Charlie, Buffalo Soldier, Extreme Abstraction, Artnet, August 2005

Huntington, Richard, To the Extreme, The Buffalo News Gusto, July 15 2005

Johnson, Ken, John Beech at Peter Blum, The New York Times, July 1 2005

Beech at Blum, Listing with image reproduced, Modern Painters, July 2005

Boykoff, Joan and Baron, Reuben M., The Forman Collection, Artcritical.com, July 2005

Huntington, Richard, Blues Clues, The Forman Collection, The Buffalo News Gusto, June 10 2005

Gassch, Cynnie, A Meditative Spirit, The Forman Collection, Buffalo AV, May 12 2005

Gassch, Cynnie, Monochromes, Buffalo AV, May 5 2005

The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Now May-June 2005

Lorent, Claude, Les Voies Multiples de l’Abstraction, La Libre Belgique, May 4 2005

King, Sarah, John Beech at Charlotte Jackson, Art in America, February 2005

MacAdam, Barbara, MinimalPop, ARTnews, February 2005

Dreher, Sabine, Subtiler Hinterhof-Charme, Reutlingen General-Anzeiger, January 13 2005

Zu Mecklemberg, Christina, @proximus, bonner initiative verbindet kunstwelten, Junge Kunst #61, January 2005

Loire, Cedric, Less is Pop, L’Art Meme, Paris, January 2005

McQuaid, Cate, From Ordinary to the Sublime, Boston Globe, October 26 2006

Dawson, Jessica, Beech at G Fine Art, Washington Post, September 30 2006

Benz, Marion, Ein Hauch von Sommer, Baz, Basel, Switzerland, July 20 2006

Baker, Kenneth, Beech at Anglim, San Francisco Chronicle, April 22 2006

Meister, Helga, Galerie Fricke Dusseldorf, Westdeutsche Zeitung, February 7 2006

Dressler, Christiane, Nicht vergessen!, Rheinische Post, February 2 2006

Ribas, Joao, Minimalisms, Brochure text. January 2006

Boucher, Brian, John Beech at Peter Blum, Art in America, December 2007

Pas de Soucis pour NOS, La Tribune, (France Sud), June 28 2007

Fate of Modernism, (series of photographs reproduced), Multitudes Magazine Online Paris, June 2007

Time Out New York, The High Line (2 images reproduced from Blum), April 2007

Collins, Tom, Messy Minimalism: 4 from New York Albuquerque Journal, February 16 2007

John Beech & Edward Albee: Obscure/Reveal, Time Out New York, November 2008

Albee, Edward, The Art of John Beech, Essay for Peter Blum Exhibition, October 2008

John Beech – Project Space: cover + 6 pages of images, ART LIES, #58, Summer 2008

Bouyiatiotes, Anastasia, John Beech – Nohow, New Europe, Arts and Culture, March 30 2008

Dubois, Colette, John Beech at CCNOA, H Art #33, Belgium, March 6 2008

Zarza, Victor, John Beech: Incident, Madrid, November 2009

Pozuelo, Abel H., John Beech: Incidents, El Cultural, Madrid, November 2009

Fazzolari, Bruno, John Beech and John Zurier, Stretcher.org, July 2009

Cummings, Mary, Combining the verbal talent of Edward Albee with the vision of John Beech, The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press, June 9 2009

Zyzzyva Literary Journal, 2 pages Artist Notebook drawings, Spring 2009 Edition, Volume XXV No.1

Fischer, Annina, Am Anfang war eine Fotografie, Baz, Basel, Switzerland, August 11 2010

HG, Die Grosstadt ist eine einzige Ausstellung, Taz.de, Berlin, Germany, July 7 2010

Thüring, Reto, Die Tiefe der Oberfläche, Baz, Basel, Switzerland, May 27 2010

Hybrid Dumpster Drawings, Azurebumble.wordpres.com, December 22 2011

Goodman, Jonathan, John Beech at Peter Blum Gallery, Sculpture Magazine, November 2011

Buhrfeind, Eva, Extra für dieses Haus geschaffen, AZ Median Der Sonntag #41, October 16 2011

Cabinet Magazine Issue 42 Forgetting, drawing reproduced, August 2011

A/Art Blog, August 2011

Motley, John, Artist finds Substance among the Scrap, The Oregonian, July 1 2011

Pollack, Barbara, John Beech at Peter Blum Chelsea, Art News, April 2011

Prison Photography Website, John Beech’s Dumpster Remix, March 5 2011

ArtCat, Top Pick, John Beech at Peter Blum Chelsea February 2011

Van Arsdale, Sarah, John Beech at Peter Blum, NY Institute of Photography Blog, February 17 2011

Gopnik, Blake, Daily Pic: Reutlingen Factory Yard #1, Blake Gopnik on art, January 21 2011

Irwin, Matthew, Time Expanded, Art Ltd, November 2012

Nathan, Emily, John Beech: The Space Surrounding, Artnet.com, April 2012

Babics, Michael, John Beech: Haus der Kunst St.Josef, Kunst Bulletin, October 2014

Buhrfeind, Eva, Der Ausstellungsraum als› Atelier und Ort der Inspiration, AZ Median Der Sonntag #37, 9.2014

Prasentation des neuen Buches John Beech, AZ Solothurn, Switzerland, June 23 2015

Derrien, Pierre-Quentin, John Beech, Object in Place, Art Absolument, Paris, France, September 2016

Chapuis, Frédérique, John Beech – Object in Place, Télérama, Paris, France, September 2016

Benoit, Guillaume, John Beech – Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Slash, Paris, France, September 2016

Hoffmann, Annette, Aller Anfang ist Grau, Basler Zeitung, Basel, Switzerland, June 25 2016

Nixon, Brian, Outside the Drift: A Discussion with British-American artist John Beech, Assist News Service, International Press Association, September 23 2018

Bamberger, Alan, John Beech at Anglim Gilbert Gallery, ArtBusiness.com, March 24 2018

Azzarello, Nina, Minimal Sculptures from Industrial Materials, DesignBoom, January 13 2018

Meixner, Christiane, Dreck machen, Tagesspielgel, Berlin, January 6 2018

BSH, Alles eitel, alles prekär, Tagesspielgel, Berlin, Germany, January 24 2019

Public Collections

Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 

Frac Bretagne,France

Manfred Wandel / Stiftung fur Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany

Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, California

The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington

Sidley and Austin, New York, New York

Pfizer Corporation, New York, New York

Bank of America, Los Angeles, California

Robertson Stevens & Co., San Francisco, California

Roche, Switzerland

Swiss Re, New York, New York

KFW Bank, Frankfurt / Berlin, Germany

Shoes or no Shoes? Ghent, Belgium

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Private Collections (selection)

Edward Albee, New York, New York

Pamela Anderson, Los Angeles, California

Alex Balkanski, Woodside, California

Agnes Bourne, San Francisco, California

Matthew & Nancy Browar, La Jolla, California

Minnie Driver, Los Angeles, California

Ann Hatch, San Francisco, California

Michael and Roberta Joseph, Williamsville, New York

Marilyn Minter, New York

Verena and Niklaus Mueller, Zurich, Switzerland

Steven Oliver, San Francisco, California

Maria Giuseppina Panza, Switzerland

Robert Storr, New York, New York

David White, New York, New York