My paintings portray the built environment, often carving out private moments within public space. They are often of places where work is performed, though the exact type of labor or study might remain unclear. Mirrors or glass cases often frame the space presented, affecting the viewer’s relationship to it. We are partially looking in, but partially also - by implication - standing among. I aim to highlight a kind of attention in my work: momentarily arrested by something curious, possibly something reminiscent of past experience.
Beth Livensperger is a painter who lives and works in Queens, NY. She holds a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union (2001) and an M.F.A. from Yale (2008), and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SUNY Purchase. In 2010 - 11 she was an Artist in Residence at the Abrons Art Center in Manhattan. She has exhibited in numerous venues, including The Icebox in Philadelphia, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, and Gallery 4 Walls in Seoul.