Edie Beaucage

 

Edie Beaucage, American and Candian, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010 and BA from Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. She also studied at Palazzo Spinelli, Centro per L'arte e Il Restauro, Florence, Italy. Beaucage has presented solo exhibitions at VOLTA New York, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CB1 Gallery, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art And Design, all in Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include Art Toronto Fair; UNTITLED Miami Beach; LAX-Los Angeles Airport; Piasa, Paris; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Appeals Gallery, Amsterdam; Woodbury University, Los Angeles; 2A Gallery, Los Angeles; and The Colburn Music School, Los Angeles. Beaucage has been featured in numerous publications, including The Los Angeles Times, Art and Cake, Beautiful/Decay, Artillery, Huffington Post, waterwheel.net, KCET.org, and Whitehot Magazine.

In 2016, art critic Annie Seaton wrote: "Beaucage conceptually captures the culture of today's electronic music scene just as Modernist Stuart Davis captured the birth of funk and jazz. Like Davis, who painted compositions of his time living in New York during the birth of the Jazz age and incorporated pop symbols, such as spark plug logos from the '20s and '50s, Beaucage paints from the experiential view of today's music festivals, such as Coachella, Burning Man, and the Electric Daisy Carnival. One half expects Beaucage's subjects to whip out their iPhones and furiously text one another or snapchat selfies when the gallery goes dark. Her abstract, gooey, melodious and loosely representational portraits of millennials are aptly titled with Euro pop names, such as Basil and Zeek, Otto in Pottsdam, Producer Bruno B, and DJ Ferdy Scholk. Hipsters sporting beards and mustaches inhabit this world on canvas. They sport beanies and pork pie hats. Multiple personality-driven works are über cool and seem to kick-back with one another, both painting to painting and within their own framed worlds. It is hip-hop fresh; it is whimsy; it is, to quote Prince, a "sign o' the times"."

 

Represented by Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles