DEIRDRE SULLIVAN-BEEMAN

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary surrealist painter. She uses modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th century Old Masters to create works of magical realism that seem to glow from within.        Celebrating the hard-earned wisdom of childhood, Sullivan Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté and what lies beyond. The narratives, symbology, and illumination in her pieces emerge from someplace subliminal, a conjured realm of magic, mysticism, and mystery. She uses her personal dream journal to inspire her artwork, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and the esoteric, especially alchemy, the tarot, and spirit daemons.       

Sullivan-Beeman’s work has been shown at Aqua Art Miami, FL; C Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL; Corey Helford Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Stephen Romano Gallery and Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM; Merlino    Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; the Life Is    Beautiful  Music and  Art Festival in Las Vegas, NV; and Art! Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She holds a BFA, in Cinema/Television Production, from the University of Southern California, and splits her time between Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Girls,

Girls, Girls” (Nov. 3-28)

2016 Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Swallowing the

Stone” (May 5-29)

2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “One”

(Feb. 5-28)

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

“Life in This Ocean” (Sep. 13 – Jan. 7, 2019)

2018 Art! Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, “Pop+X”

Vancouver, BC, Canada (Apr. 20-22)

2018 Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA “Simpatico”

curated by Alix Sloan (Apr. 6 – May 26)

2017 GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Giant Robot Post-it

Show 1,” curated by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

(Dec. 2-10)

2017 “Crime on Canvas” at Life is Beautiful Festival, Las

Vegas, NV, curated by Jay Nailor and MiShell Modern of

M Modern Gallery (Sep. 23-25)

2017 Art! Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre,

Vancouver, BC, Canada; Hollyburn Gallery (May 25-28)

2017 Galleria Merlino Bottega d’Arte Contemporanea,

Florence, Italy, “IN MY HEAD: visionari contemporanei”

(May 16-24)

2017 The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Hive Gallery’s 12th

Anniversary Show” (Apr. 8-29)

2017 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

“Laluzapalooza 2017” (Mar. 3 – Apr. 2)

2017 The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Hive Tarot 8”

(Jan. 7-28)

2016 GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Giant Robot Post-it

Show 12,” curated by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

(Dec. 3-11)

2016 Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL; Phylogeny Contemporary, “A

Constellation” (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4)

2016 Greg Moon Art, Taos, NM, “New-Mexi-Low-Down”

(Oct. 1-29)

2016 “Crime on Canvas: Life is Beautiful Festival,” Las

Vegas, NV, curated by Jay Nailor, MiShell Modern of M

Modern Gallery (CUR8L8 & M Modern), and Jessicka

Addams (Sep. 23-25)

2016 Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA, “Fantastic

Feminist Figuration,” curated by Betty Ann Brown and

Wendy Sherman (Sep. 17 – Oct. 8)

2016 Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA,

“Memento Mori: Skulls & Bones in Art” (Sep. 24 – Nov.

5)

2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 4th

Annual Coaster Show & Mark Todd ‘Covered’” (Sep. 2 –

Oct. 2)

2016 The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Cratedigger: The

Lost Art of Album Cover Art” (Aug. 20 – Sep. 10)

2016 MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA, “We Choose Art/A Feminist

Perspective,” curated by Baha H. Danesh and Kristine

Schomaker (May 21 – Jun. 5)

2016 SugarMynt Gallery, South Pasadena, CA, “The Art of

Calm, Stillness & Serenity” (May 20 – Jun. 17)

2016 MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, CA, “Nude Survey 5,” curated by

Eric Minh Swenson (April)

2016 The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Hive Gallery’s 11th

Anniversary Show” (Apr. 9-30)

2016 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

“Laluzapalooza 2016” (Mar. 5-27)

2016 Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Nude Survey 4,”

curated by Eric Minh Swenson (Feb. 5 – Mar. 5)

2015 GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Giant Robot Post-it

Show 11,” curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson,

and Eric Nakamura (Dec. 5-13)

2015 The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Wishlist 3.0”

(Nov. 14 - Dec. 20)

2015 Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA, “Ink &

Clay 41” (Sep. 19 – Oct. 29)

2015 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 3rd

Annual Coaster Show & Harold Fox ‘Into Oblivion’”

(Sep. 4–28)

2015 The Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Wood, Metal,

Screw” (Aug. 22 – Sep. 19)

2015 Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Libertine”

(Jul. 18 – Aug. 13)

2015 Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, NM, “After Dark IV” (Jun.

6–27)

2015 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “VS” (May 23 – Jun. 5)

2015 Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Bunnymania,”

curated by Peter Frank and Delia Cabral for National

Museum of Animals & Society (Apr. 4–18)

2015 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

“Laluzapalooza 2015” (Mar. 6–29)

2015 C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, “ Fluent

Imprint Project,” curated by Lori Johns

2014 11:11acc Gallery, Tarzana, CA, “The 8x8 Show”

(Dec. 5 – Jan. 3)

2014 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The 2nd

Annual Coaster Show & Harold Fox ‘On the Fringe of the

Mundane’” (Sep. 5–28)

2014 11:11acc Gallery, Tarzana, CA, “In Dreams”

(Mar. 28 – Apr. 13)

2014 La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

“Laluzapalooza 2014” (Mar. 7–30)

2013 Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Shades” (Jul.

27 – Aug. 7)

2013 Studio C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “The Disciplines

Series 1, An Interpretative of Figurative Art by Eight

Women Artists” (May 18–19)

2013 Gallery Expo, Long Beach, CA, “People, Places &

Things,” (March)

2012 Art Renewal Center International, 2011/2012 ARC Salon

2011 ATX Group Show, Los Angeles, CA (July)

2010 LaFondrie Atelier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “LaBs”

(September)

2010 Brand Library & Art Galleries, Glendale, CA “BRAND

Exhibition” (August)

Curation:

2018 Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

“Life in This Ocean” (Sep. 13 – Jan. 7, 2019)

2018 Art! Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, “Pop+X”

Vancouver, BC, Canada (Apr. 20-22)

Awards:

2012 Art Renewal Center International 2011/2012 ARC Salon –

Finalist

Press

Reverberations Media – Dec. 1, 2017 – “La Luz de Jesus 31st

Anniversary Drawing Show”

www.reverberationsmedia.com/12-1-la-luz-de-jesus-31stanniversary-

drawing-show

Art and Cake – Nov. 13, 2017 – “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

presents “Girls, Girls, Girls” at La Luz de Jesus”

www.artandcakela.com/2017/11/13/deirdre-sullivanbeeman-

presents-girls-girls-girls-at-la-luz-de-jesus/

Whitehot Magazine – Nov. 3, 2017 – “Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman’s “Girls, Girls, Girls Evoke Dreams and Nightmares”

www.whitehotmagazine.com/articles/girls-girls-evokedreams-

nightmares/3832

Reverberations Media – Nov. 3, 2017 – “Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman — Girls, Girls, Girls”

www.whitehotmagazine.com/articles/girls-girls-evokedreams-

nightmares/3832

Beverly Press & Park Labrea News – Nov. 2, 2017 – “La Luz

de Jesus to host ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’”

www.beverlypress.com/2017/11/la-luz-de-jesus-to-hostgirls-

girls-girls

LA Weekly – Oct. 30, 2017 – “How Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

gets Her Surreal Paintings to “Glow””

www.laweekly.com/arts/deirdre-sullivan-beemanspaintings-

of-strange-girls-in-surreal-worlds-seem-toglow-

8774155

Arts Meme – Oct. 26, 2017 – “Strange times for women echoed

in the paintings of Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman”

www.artsmeme.com/2017/10/26/strange-times-for-womenechoed-

in-paintings-of-deirdre-sullivan-beeman

Fabrik – Oct. 23, 2017 – “Girl Power: Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman Luminous Girls, Girls, Girls”

www.thisisfabrik.com/girl-power-deirdre-sullivanbeemans-

luminous-girls-girls-girls/

Artillery Magazine – Oct. 22, 2017 – “Opening Reception for

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman’s Solo Exhibition “Girls, Girls,

Girls"”

www.artillerymag.com/events/opening-reception-deirdresullivan-

beemans-solo-exhibit-girls-girls-girls/

Billboard.com – Apr. 25, 2017 – "Chance the Rapper, Muse,

Gorillaz, Lorde Announced for 2017 Life Is Beautiful

Festival"

www.billboard.com/articles/columns/musicfestivals/

7768234/life-beautiful-lineup-2017-chancerapper-

muse-gorillaz-lorde

Disassociated – Mar. 30, 2017 – "Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman,

Los Angeles based surrealist figurative artist"

www.disassociated.com/2017/03/30/deirdre-sullivanbeeman-

los-angeles-based-surrealist-figurative-artist/

Cartwheel Art – Mar. 3, 2017 – "Save the Date & Preview:

Laluzapalooza 2017 at La Luz de Jesus"

www.cartwheelart.com/2017/03/03/save-the-date-previewlaluzapalooza-

2017-at-la-luz-de-jesus-march-3rd/

Santa Fe New Mexican: Pasatiempo – Oct. 7, 2016 – "Pop-

Surrealism at Greg Moon Gallery"

www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/exhibitionism

/pop-surrealism-at-greg-moon-gallery/article_b049be6da3b5-

598a-9467-50eb81d1b8e3.html

Diversions LA – Oct. 5, 2016 – "Groundspace Explores

Fantastic Feminist Figuration"

www.diversionsla.com/?p=4899

West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine – Sep. 2016 – "Los

Angeles-Based Painter Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Is Among

Featured Artists in “Crime On Canvas,” A Group Exhibition

Presented By The “Life Is Beautiful” Festival In Las Vegas,

NV"

www.westhollywoodlifestyle.com/los-angeles-basedpainter-

deirdre-sullivan-beeman-is-among-featuredartists-

in-crime-on-canvas-a-group-exhibitionpresented-

by-the-life-is-beautiful-festival-in-la/

Artillery – Sep. 2016 – "Fantastic Feminist Figuration,

Curated by Betty Ann Brown and Wendy Sherman"

www.artillerymag.com/events/fantastic-feministfiguration-

curated-betty-ann-brown-wendy-sherman/

Art and Cake – Sep. 29, 2016 – "Fantastic Feminist

Figuration at Groundspace Project"

www.artandcakela.com/2016/09/29/fantastic-feministfiguration-

at-groundspace-project/

Artful Amphora – Sep. 21, 2016 – "Woman Around Town"

www.artfulamphora.com/2016/09/woman-around-town/

Vegas Seven – Aug. 4, 2016 – "Crazy Beautiful: 'Crime on

Canvas' is a pop surrealist art festival-within-a-festival"

www.vegasseven.com/2016/08/04/crazy-beautiful/

VICE / The Creators Project – May 26, 2016 – “Magical

Paintings Bring an Ancient Art Form Back from the Dead” by

Tanja M. Laden

thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/meet-the-artistresurrecting-

an-ancient-artform-with-magical-paintings

DIONISOPUNK – May 14, 2016 – “Girls”

www.dionisopunk.com/2016/05/14/girls/

Phantasmaphile – May 5, 2016 – “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

show & more at Stephen Romano Gallery”

www.phantasmaphile.com/2016/05/deirdre-sullivanbeeman-

show-more-at-stephen-romano-gallery.html

Widewalls - Apr. 28, 2016 – “The End of Things – Stephen

Romano Gallery Presents a Fascinating Group Exhibition”

www.widewalls.ch/stephen-romano-gallery-groupexhibition/

Cartwheel Art Magazine – Feb. 26, 2016 – “Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman Ancient Technique, Dreams Make Magical Realism”

www.cartwheelart.com/2016/02/26/dierdre-sullivanbeeman-

ancient-technique-dreams-make-magical-realism/

Nuncalosabre - Feb. 25, 2016 -“Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman/Cuentos de Hadas”

www.nuncalosabre.com/2016/02/deirdre-sullivan-beemancuentos-

de-hadas.html

Discover Hollywood Magazine – Feb. 8, 2016 – “Lindsey Way

and Jessicka Addams Art Review”

www.discoverhollywood.com/Discover-Hollywood-

Blog/2016/February/Lindsey-Way-and-Jessicka-Addams-

Art-Review.aspx

Hi Fructose Magazine – Jan. 26, 2916 – “Deirdre Sullivan-

Beeman Adds Fairytale Charms to 14th Century Painting” by

Caro

www.hifructose.com/2016/01/26/deirdre-sullivan-beemanadds-

fairytale-charm-to-14th-century-painting/

West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine – Jan. 21, 2016 –

“Deirdre Sullivan-beeman To Open At La Luz de Jesus

Gallery”

www.westhollywoodlifestyle.com/deirdre-sullivanbeeman-

to-open-at-la-luz-de-jesus-gallery/

Mas y Mas - Jan. 2016 – “Paintings of fairytales by Deirdre

Sullivan-Beeman”

www.esosmasymas.blogspot.com/2016/01/pinturas-decuentos-

de-hadas-por.html

The Huffington Post - Aug. 27, 2015 – Huffpost Arts &

Culture “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman in the Optical Dimension”

by Shana Nys Dambrot

www.huffingtonpost.com/shana-nys-dambrot/deirdresullivanbeeman-

in_b_8040648.html

West Hollywood Lifestyle Magazine - Aug. 18, 2015 -

“Gun Girl” By Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Opening Saturday,

August 22

www.westhollywoodlifestyle.com/gun-girl-by-deirdresullivan-

beeman-opening-saturday-august-22

LA Art Party (featured artist) - Aug. 17, 2015

www.laartparty.com/index.php/upcoming-events/2171-

save-the-date-august-22-2015-gabba-gallery-presentswood-

metal-screw

LA Splash Magazine (featured artist) - Aug. 17, 2015

www.lasplash.com/publish/cat_index_art_and_books/woodmetal-

screw-2-opens-at-gabba-gallery-saturday-august-

22.php

KTR Promo (featured artist) - Aug. 16, 2015

www.ktrpromo.com/2015/08/saturday-august-22-2015-

gabba-gallery.html

Cartwheel Art (art featured) - Mar. 6, 2015

www.cartwheelart.com/2015/03/05/exclusive-previewphotos-

laluzapalooza-is-back-march-6-at-la-luz-dejesus/

The New York Optimist (cover story) - Oct. 31, 2014 –

“The Frightfully Beautiful Art Of Deirdre Sullivan Beeman”

www.thenewyorkoptimist.com/DierdreSullivanBeeman_Oct31

_2014.html

Creep Machine Magazine (art featured) - Sep. 15, 2014

www.creepmachine.com/events/the-2nd-annual-coastershow-

at-la-luz-de-jesus

The Palette Pages (featured artist) - Sep. 9, 2014

www.thepalettepages.com/2014/09/08/deirdre-sullivanbeeman-

interview/

Education:

BFA University of Southern California, Cinema/TV Production

Professional Experience:

1990-2007 Deirdre Sullivan Event Design

Owner of a successful event design company. Clients

included: Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal

Pictures, Getty Museum, Japanese American National Museum,

LA Magazine, Buzz Magazine, Conte Nash, Christies Auctions

House (Beverly Hills), Estee Lauder, American Express,

State of Texas, and others. Events were featured in:

InStyle Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Buzz Magazine and

Angeleno Magazine