Kevin Beasley (b. 1985, Lynchburg, VA) is anartist who lives and works in New York. Beasley’s practice traverses sculpture, photography, sound and performance. Beasley has activated and performed his sound-based sculptures and installations at venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018-2019); Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, TX (2017); The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2016); Lincoln Center, New York (2016); The Dallas Museum of Art (2015); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2014); The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2014); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2014); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012).
In the summer of 2019, the artist organized a series of sound and video-based performances presented by a select group of artists at The Kitchen, New York. His work is held in the permanent collections of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Art Institute, Chicago; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and TATE Modern, London.