Justin Beachler


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Down Home Threadin’, Granite City Art and Design District, Granite City, Illinois
2017 Babalon Working, Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 OLD & IN THE WAY, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri
Creepin On Ah Comeup, Hidden Temple Gallery and Storage, Kansas City,
2015 Enterface, Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri/Second Life
2014 Reconstruction Obliteration, Hown’s Den, Kansas City, Missouri
Spolia, Bank Projects, St. Louis, Missouri
2013 Visually Sound: (In)Formal Compositions, Vinyl Renaissance, Kansas City,
Srimary Ptructures, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Direct Sunlight, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Beyond Bounds, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County, Kansas

2018 Anxious Abstraction, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County, Kansas
Recess/ed: Texture, Sound & vision, Living Arts of Tulsa, tulsa Oklahoma
2017 OPEN HOUSE, 3402 Harrison, Kansas City, Missouri
ATTACH FILES, 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 Help Wanted, No Place Gallery, Columbus Ohio
Now That’s A Conspiracy (with artist Tim Brown), Granite City Art and Design
District, Granite City, Illinois
Flat File Show, H&R Blochspace, Kansas City, Missouri
SCUM RIGS (with artist Tim Brown), Terry Radio at Linquist Press, Kansas City,
2015 Vape Lounge (with artist Tim Brown), Negative Space, Kansas City, Missouri
Form (as Fat Mark Hamill Productions LLC), The Luminary, St Louis, Missouri

2014 Re-Feed (with Chris Daharsh and Annie Woodfill) Paragraph Gallery, Kansas
City, Missouri
Head Shop (with Tim Brown and Dean Roper) Charlotte Street open studios,
Kansas City, Missouri (tumblr work in tandem with Hi Res, Plug Projects,
Kansas City, Missouri)
Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Bloch Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri

2013 4 X 6, Front Space, Kansas City, Missouri
Thanks For The Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
ARTS 2013, Roger Mathews Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2012 $100 Art Sale, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
2012 Juried Exhibition, curated by Peter Frank, UMKC Gallery, Kansas
City, Missouri
XOXO, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2011 Dossier 3.1 show, UMKC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Grumpy Slug, Base Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
New Work by Justin Beachler, Chris Johnson, Julie Wallace, Base
Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Hellaween Reduxx, FOKL Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas

2010 2010 Juried Exhibition, curated by Cara Megan Lewis, UMKC Gallery,
Kansas City, Missouri

2009 2009 Juried Exhibition, curated by Barbara O’Brien, UMKC Gallery,
Kansas City, Missouri

2005 Guerilla Tactics, Outland Ballroom, Springfield, Missouri

2002 Surrogate Body, Kansas City Art Institute Painting Gallery, Kansas City,

2018 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art


2018 Schulman, Blair, “Anxious Abstraction at Nerman Museum of Contemporary
Art”, WHITEHOT MAGAZINE, August, 2018
2017 Thrun, Neil, “Justin Beachler: Babalon Working”, KC Studio Magazine, July 12,
2016 Borusky, Jessica, “Happening, Not Yet: Justin Beachler’s Vibratory post/pre
Performance Objects”, Informality, October 17th, 2016
Schulman, Blair, “Fuck the Lollipops, Justin Beachler Hasn’t Got Time for
Suckers”, Informality, September 22, 2016
Abeln, Tracey, “Meet The Past” The Pitch Vol. 35 No. 7, August 11-17, 2016
2015 Schulman, Blair, “Reuse and Replenish:The Turn Toward Environmentally
Conscious Art” Hyperallergic, May 29, 2015
Abeln, Tracey, “Random-Access Memory”, The Pitch Vol. 34 No. 34, February
19-25, 2015
2014 Schulman, Blair, “The Cultural Evolution of Art and the Net” Huffington Post,
December 22, 2014
Civilian 1st issue (Image), Front Space Gallery, Summer 2014
2013 Thrun, Neil, “Art Review ‘Srimary Ptructures’ at Dolphin tells a story through
trash” Kansas City Star, May 9, 2013
Artcore Journal, “Installed Justin Beachler at Dolphin”, May 2013
Schulman, Blair, “Justin Beachler, an Homage to Minimalism, A Hunter-
Gatherer Aesthetic”, Cupcakes in Regalia, April 2013
Hyperallergic: A View From The Easel, studio shot/description, April 2013

2012 Schulman, Blair, “Justin Beachler’s Smut Compositions” Juxtapoz Magazine
Erotica, online, September 2012

2011 Dossier Magazine Dossier 3.1 (Image)


2020 Bad at Sports top V weekend picks for Direct Sunlight show at LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Guest artist lecture, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County, KS
2016 Guest selection panel, Flesh Crisis performance art symposium, Kansas City,
2015 Guest artist lecture, University of Missouri Kansas City
2014 Alt Lecture #7, Studios INC, Kansas City, MO
2013 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident
Guest Artist Lecture, University of Missouri Kansas City
Artspeak Radio, KKFI Guest Artist, Kansas City, MO
Artist INC, One of 25 selected to participate, Artist INC, Kansas City, MO

2012 Critique Night, Plug Projects, Kansas City, Missouri

2011 UMKC chair’s office selection, University of Missouri Kansas City

2009 Second Place, Juried Exhibition, curated by Barbara O’Brien, UMKC,

Published Writings

2013 “The Contemporary is Standardized, Typed, and Printed.” 8.5 x 11, Issue #1,
2013, Fall/Winter

2010 “Relief: Review of This Is Us, Joey Grimm and Jordan Johnson Understanding Our
Relationship.” Review. 2010, August 24.

“More Pain Please: Commentary on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great
Artist.” Review. 2010, June 30.

“Aggressively Eloquent: Review of Elana Herzog: Dewarped and Unweft.”
Review. 2010, April 29.

“Diary of a Funny Man: A Review of Sean Landers: 1991-1994, Improbable
History. Review. 2010, April 9.

Curatorial Projects

2013 Anomalous (Investigating the Science Fiction Aesthetic) – Matt Borruso,
Jonah Criswell, Ari Fish, Colin Leipelt, Book collection courtesy of Timmy
Fisher. UMKC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO
2016 Ashley Ariel, Room 39
Tim Brown, Room 39
Dick Daniels, Room 39
Stephen Proski, Room 39
2015 Timothy Amundson, Room 39
2014 Dennis Helsel, Room 39
Tom Matt, Room 39
Charlie Painter, Room 39
2013 Dick Daniels, Room 39
Chris Johnson, Room 39
Allan Winkler, Room 39
2012 Paul Allen, Room 39

University of Missouri Kansas City, Bachelor of Arts, Art History, 2012
Kansas City Art Institute, 2001-2003