Becky Beasley (b. 1975) is a Hastings-based artist who works in sculpture, installation and photography to delve into the ambiguities and essential opacity of human experience. Key to her working processes is the idea of burrowing: a digressive and exploratory practice focusing on everyday moments of intensity and private revelation.
From these moments, she slowly produces objects, images and environments that make perceptual that which is often at the limit of language: the overlooked, the minor or the silenced. Beasley’s endeavour has a quiet political charge, hopeful of enabling human beings to relate to one another in deeply private experiences of life and otherness, perhaps otherwise indescribable.
Beasley received a Paul Hamlyn Award in 2018. Solo exhibitions and performances include Plan B Gallery, Berlin; 80WSE Gallery, New York; Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; SKUC Public Gallery, Ljubljana; South London Gallery, London; Leeds City Gallery, Leeds; Spike Island, Bristol; Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London and Tate Britain, London. In 2018 Beasley published her writing, ‘Two Plants in Dip’, through the Artists’ Research Centre (ARC) Writers’ programme.