Erik Beehn

Erik Beehn is an artist and educator working out of Las Vegas. Beehn received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago (’15) and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Beehn’s work employs painting, photography, printmaking and installation to investigate an arc of mark making techniques throughout the 20th century, and the evolution of observational painting into abstraction.

Beehn is the founder and director of Test Site Projects, a fine art publishing house located in Las Vegas.

The book mentioned in the interview is titled Composition in Retrospect by John Cage.
Beehn_FTG2020 For the Gram 2020 Acrylic, Ink and Solvents on Archival Inkjet Print 28″ x 22″
Beehn_GBSIII #Getbettersoon_III 2019 Acrylic, Solvents, Graphite and Pigmented Ink On Photo Paper 44″ x 60″
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  1. […] Erik Beehn lives and works in Las Vegas. Currently he maintains a private studio practice as well as running a printing press publishing house from his studio called Test Site Projects. The onset of the pandemic gave him time to catch up on projects for the publishing house and a chance to reflect more than make. At the same time, Beehn is working on a series of new paintings that are more personal than his typical work which he says is a result of this quarantine-induced reflection. Trained as a photographer, the medium has always influenced his paintings. About five years ago he began depicting found images and this continues into his current series, co-mingling with more personal layers. To hear more about his work and more, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Erik Beehn lives and works in Las Vegas. Currently he maintains a private studio practice as well as running a printing press publishing house from his studio called Test Site Projects. The onset of the pandemic gave him time to catch up on projects for the publishing house and a chance to reflect more than make. At the same time, Beehn is working on a series of new paintings that are more personal than his typical work which he says is a result of this quarantine-induced reflection. Trained as a photographer, the medium has always influenced his paintings. About five years ago he began depicting found images and this continues into his current series, co-mingling with more personal layers. To hear more about his work and more, listen to the complete interview. […]