Lawrence Beck



Born 1962, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York

1980–1984 SUNY College at Purchase, NY
1982–1983 Columbia University, NY

2011 “Italian Gardens,” Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2009 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2007 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada
Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France
2006 QED Project Room, Los Angeles, CA
Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada
2005 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2004 Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2002 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Rodolfe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
August Sander Foundation (with Albert Renger-Patsch & la Fondation Arabe Pour l’Image), Cologne, Germany.
2001 Metropolis, Lyon, France
1999 Metropolis, Lyon, France
1998 Sonnabend Gallery (with Barry LeVa), New York

2009 Sonnabend Gallery Group Show, (Jan.-Feb.), NY
Sonnabend Gallery Group Show (Feb.-Mar.), NY
Pflanzenstudien von Karl Blossfeldt und verwandte Positionen, (Karl Blossfeldt, Plant studies and related works), Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
2008 Sonnabend Gallery, (Water lilies), New York
The Art Show, ADAA, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switerland
“Surprisingly Natural:  The Nature of the Bronx”, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Group Show, Projex Mtl Galerie, Montreal, Canada
2007 Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Complots, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France
Toronto Art Fair, Projex Mtl Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Sonnabend Gallery, (6 person show), New York, NY
Gallerie Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
Miami Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, NY  (December)
2006 Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery (Waterfalls), New York
Landscape X3, Projex Mtl galerie, Montreal, Canada
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Art Basel,, Berlin, Germany
Art Miami, Sonnabend Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 “Picturing Central Park”, Central Park Conservancy, New York
Art Basel, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
“Art in the Garden”, The Gallery at General Electric World Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
Art Basel Miami, Sonnabend Gallery, Miami, FL
2004 Sonnabend Gallery, (main show Hiroshi Sugimoto), New York
Sonnabend Gallery, (Main show Gilbert Zorio + Peter Moore), New York
“Images of Time and Place:  Contemporary Views of Landscape”,
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
“Best of – Blick in die Sammlung” August Sander Foundation, Cologne, Germany
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
“Visions of America”: Contemporary Art for the Essl Collection
& the Sonnabend Gallery, Sammlung Essl., Kosterneuburg, Austria
2003 Sonnabend Gallery (main exhibition Jean Prouve), New York
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Basel , Switzerland
Group Show, Metropolis Gallery, Lyon, France
“Bowery Ball”, Auction for the New Museum, New York
“Meander”, M% Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Cologne Art Fair, August Sander Foundation, Cologne, Germany
2002 Armory Show, Eyestorm, Inc. New York
“Vegetales”, Hall de l’Hotel de Ville, Villeurbanne, France
Group Show, Metropolis Gallery, Lyon, France
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, Base, Switzerland
Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
“From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection”,
The Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York,; Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State
University, Columbus, OH; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WS
The Brewster Project, Brewster, New York
2001 Group Exhibition (with Candida Hofer, Haim Steinbach, Keith Sonnier),
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Brussels Art Fair, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Basel Art Fair, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2000 “Retrospective: Sonnabend Reopening Exhibition”, Sonnabend Gallery, NY
“Lawrence Beck, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Hiroshi Sugimoto”,
Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
“Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Candida Hofer”,
Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“Parisfoto”, Galerie Metropolis, Paris, France
“FIAC”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
“Group Show”, Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1999 ”Art for Kids Sake Silent Auction”, Threadwaxing Space, New York
“Walking” Danese Gallery, New York, NY
“Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Hiroshi Sugimoto”, New York, NY
“Bernd & Hilla Becher, Lawrence Beck, Hiroshi Sugimoto”,
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
FIAC”, Pavillion du Parc, Paris Expo, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
“Cologne Art Fair”, Galeries Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
1998 “Works on Paper (Old Masters to Contemporary)”, The Park Avenue Armory, New York
1997 Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
“High Anxiety”, Miami-Dade Community College Center Gallery, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FLA  (curated by Joseph R. Wolin)
“Art for Kids Sake Silent Auction”, Threadwaxing Space, New York
“Works on Paper“ (Old Masters to Contemporary,
Samson Fine Arts, New York
1996 “Black and White:  UNFIXED”, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“High Anxiety”, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York
“Works on Paper (Old Masters to Contemporary”,
Samson Fine Arts, The Park Avenue Armory, New York
The Bedford Historic Center, Bedford, NY
“Atlanta 96”, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995 “Fantastic Imagery:  Lawrence Beck, Nancy Lawton, Dennis Masback”,
Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Black and White”, 123 Watts Gallery, New York


2008 Lesauvauge, Magali.  “Lawrence Beck.  Un photographe americain.”, Jan. 3, 2008.
2007 “Blindspot:  Issue 34”, Cover + feature article.
Guadagni, Walter.  “Stories  of the eye.” FMR-magazine, Volume 21.
2006 Viau, Rene.  “Promenades Entre Les Branche.”  Le Devoir, Oct. 14        + 15, p. E7.
2005 “Blindspot:  Issue 29”, New York.
Cone, Michelle.  “Lawrence Beck:  Sonnabend Gallery,” ArtNews, June, p.122
2004 “Visions of Americas“: Contemprary Art from he Essl Collection & the Sonnabend Collection, New York”, Klosterneuberg, Vienna, Austria
2002 Going about Town, The New Yorker, 18 March 2002, p. 32
Cash, Stephanie. “Summer Art Getaway, “Art in America, July 2002,
p. 17, 19
Bethemont, Hauviette. “Expo Hotel de Ville de Villeurbanne,
“Les petites affiches Lyonnaises, 11 July 2002
Stani, Chaine. “Expo Villeurbanne”. Lyon Poche, June
Myers, Holly. “When Nature is institutionalized.” The Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, p. E22
Linden, Thomas. “Kirschbaüme wie klagende Witwen.” Kölnische Runsdchau,
Friday, 20 September 2002, number 219
“Landschaftsbilder mit Tiefenschärfe”. Rheinische Post, 11 October 2002.
Haidu Rachel. “Lawrence Beck”, in From Pop to Now.
Selections from the Sonnabend Collection.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, pp. 152-153 & 164-165.
“Lawrence Beck: Photographies”, Musée l’Organe, Lyon, France
+ Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Sonnabend Editions.
2001 Tilliet, Pierre, “Une Rose nommée Playgirl.” Lyon Capital, June. Chaine, Stani. “Larry Beck”, Lyon  Poche. June.
Moreau Melanie. Le Progrès. August 9, 2001.
1999 “Un New-Yorkais à Lyon.” Le Figaro, September 15, 1999
Chaine Stani, “Larry Beck: Tulipes et Nympheas”. Lyon Poche, September 29 – October 5 1999.
H.B., “L’Arche de Larry Beck”. Libération, Wednesday 22, 1999.
H.B., Fleurs pour de Faux. “ Lyon-Capital, Wednesday 22, 1999.
Bethemont, Hauviette. “ Des Fleurs en série.” Petites affiches Lyonnaises. Septembre 18-21. 1999, p. 15
Pollack, Barbara. “Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sonnabend”. ArtNews, December 1999, pp. 173-174.
1997 Wolin, Joseph. “High Anxiety.” Photography Quartely.
N. 69, pp. 4-9, 13.
Hobbs, Sarah. “Black & White unfixed.” Art Papers, May-June, p. 51.
Meyer, James. “The Macabre Museum.” Frieze Magazine,
Jan./Feb. 1997, pp. 56-61.
Turner, Elisa.”Two exhibits at MDCC traverse three decades.”
The Herald, December 5, 1997.
1996 Cullum, Jerry. “Trompe l’oeil triumps.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution,
December 27, Friday 1996, p.11.
Lane Dakota. “Varieties of ambivalence.” Woodstock Times,
November 14, 1996, p. 10.
Cappa, Paula. “Samson Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale.” The Record Review,
August 9, 1996.
Charles, Eleonore. “Westchester Guide.” The New York Times, Westchester Section, August 4, 1996.
Haines, Angela. “Gynes creates a business out of Love of Art.”
The Record Review. August 2, Friday, 1996.
1995 Cullum, Jerry. “Weekend Preview – Visual Arts.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 31, 1995.


Summer 1994
NYU Program in Venice, Italy. Lecture on Photography.
Demonstration on reproduction photography.

Fall 2004
Museum of Fine Art, Boston. MFA Program.
Project: Critics and analysis of Graduates thesis work.