ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carrie Beehan is a New Zealand-born, established, international multi-media artist residing in New York City, combining music, paint, performance and video. Her paintings, art installations & multi media work has shown in exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Prague, Jerusalem, Seoul, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland and Arizona among others. Her performance art work has been included in the New Museum Ideas City New York 2011 and 2013; the Žižkov Television Tower and Art Gallery for Children (GUD), Prague; Fusion Arts Museum-Fountain Art Fair at the New York Armory; Queens Museum, AVIFF Festival Cannes; Shalom Neuman's: TALKING AT YOU at the Prague National Gallery, Veletžní palace, Berlin’s Chameleon Theater and European Film Awards, Babelsberg Studio, Potsdam and more. With recent group or solo shows including La MaMa Galleria in Noho, Agency Catch-24 Design,Chelsea, ORA-NY Gallery, Chelsea, Gallery Center with Farago Art in Soho and Satellite Arts Center in Berlin, Germany 2016.
An established recording artist/songwriter,from her 1998 Berlin-based album debut Tryst/Tryst (BMG/Universal), to the current album, “Alazon In The Quiet Room” (BNS/Cargo Records UK), Carrie chronicles an autobiographic journey over three decades of working in both experimental film, music and video, and as a video editor for German TV news and documentary. Her paintings, music and performance-art speak of displacement and resettlement.
Beehan’s soundtrack collaborations with animation artist Hye Rym Lee are in museum collections in Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai, SeMa Seoul, Waterfall Mansion, New York, and University of Auckland. Her art-music films, directed by Clinton Curtis Querci, Folk Tales of The Monarch (2011), and musical Rusty Whetted Whistle with the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theater (2012), are part of the Cannes Art Video Festival AVIFF permanent catalogue.
Following the theme of displacement, Carrie Beehan’s paintings are currently at ORA Gallery, Chelsea April 5 - 29 andmulti-media theater performance “Alazon In The Quiet Room - Displaced” May 4 at Culture Hub/La MaMa 47 Great Jones Street, NY.