Selected Monographs:



Lund, Karsten and Solveig Øvstebø, eds., A View of a Landscape, published by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL, 2023



Erickson, Ruth, Kevin Beasley, published by Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 2018


Selected Catalogues and Publications:



James, Ashley, ed., Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility, published by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2023, pp. 132 – 137 [ill.]

O’Doherty, John, Sam Will, Rose Eastwood, eds., WHAT DO YOU SEE, YOU PEOPLE, GAZING AT ME, published by Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, Germany, 2023, pp. 24 – 27 [ill.]



Phaidon editors, Prime: Art's Next Generation, published by Phaidon, New York, 2022, pp. 44 – 47 [ill.]



Delahunty, Gavin, ed., Psychic Wounds: On Art and Trauma, published by MW Editions, New York, NY, and The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, 2021, pp. 280 – 281 [ill.]

Keith, Naima J., and Diana Nawi, et al., Prospect.5 New Orleans: Yesterday we said tomorrow, published by Rizzoli Electa, New York, NY, and Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 2021, pp. 142 – 145 [ill.]



Enwezor, Okwui, et al., Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, published by Phaidon Press and New Museum, New York, NY, 2020, pp. 48 – 51 [ill.]

Sargent, Antwaun, ed., Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists, published by Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY, 2020, pp. 54 – 59 [ill.]



Elderton, Louisa and Rebecca Morrill, eds., Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art, published by Phaidon, London, UK and New York, NY, 2019, pp. 58 – 59 [ill.]

Mott, Laura, et al., Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality, published by Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2019, pp. 60 – 61 [ill.]



McCarthy, Sinéad, Kitty Scott and Sally Tallant, eds., Beautiful world, where are you?, published by Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, and Art Books Publishing, London, UK, 2018, pp. 173 – 175 [ill.]



Hoskote, Ranjit, Heidi Salaverría, and Richard Shiff, Between the Ticks of the Watch, published by the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017 [ill.]



Comer, Stuart, et al., Whitney Biennial 2014, published by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2014, pp. 50 – 53 [ill.]

Lax, Thomas J., et al., When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, published by The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 2014, pp. 36             – 37 [ill.]


Selected Articles and Reviews:


Simblist, Noah. “Kevin Beasley Threads Wires That Connect Los Angeles With the South.” Hyperallergic (June 1, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Zellen, Jody. “Kevin Beasley: ‘On Site;’ Infused with a Tragic History.” ArtNowLA (May 30, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Guilford, Lauren. “Pick of the Week: Kevin Beasley at Regen Projects.” Artillery (May 19, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Chiotakis, Steve and Lindsay Preston Zappas. “Artist Kevin Beasley looks at Black experience beyond gallery space.” KCRW (May 18, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Lieblein, Sofia. “Kevin Beasley: ‘On Site’ Exhibition Debut at Regen Projects, LA.” Flaunt (May 17, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Liou, Caroline Ellen. “Your Concise Los Angeles Guide for May 2022.” Hyperallergic (May 1, 2022) [ill.] [online]

Miranda, Carolina. “Tomorrow Is Today.” The New York Review of Books vol. 69, no. 8 (May 12, 2022) pp. 26 – 28 [ill.]

Morales, Miguel. “Artist’s Questionnaire: ‘I Always Feel Like I’m in the Middle.’” The New York Times (May 1, 2022) p. ST 3 [ill.]

Mitter, Siddartha. "An Artist Renews His Purpose.” The New York Times (January 9, 2022) p. AR 17 [ill.]



Cotter, Holland. “Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice.” The New York Times (February 19, 2021) pp. C8 – C9 [ill]



Beasley, Kevin. “Negroes in their prime.” The Brooklyn Rail (November 11, 2020)

Thomas, M., Alexandra. “Kevin Beasley’s Sculptures Evoke the Family Intimacy We’re All Missing.” Hyperallergic (October 13, 2020) [ill.] [online]

Fateman, Johanna. “Goings On About Town: Kevin Beasley.” The New Yorker (October 5, 2020) p. 5

Battaglia, Andy. “Disembodied Basketball Stars Feature in Newly Timely Artworks by Kevin Beasley.” ARTnews (July 15, 2020) [ill.] [online]
O’Toole, Sean. “Critics’ Picks: Cape Town: Kevin Beasley.” Artforum (March 2020) [ill.] [online]
Bestall, Lucienne. “What Remains: Kevin Beasley’s without a clear discernible image.” ARTTHROB (March 1, 2020) [ill.] [online]


Lopez Cassell, Dessane. “Best of 2019: Our Top NYC Art Shows: Kevin Beasley: A View of a Landscape at the Whitney Museum.” Hyperallergic (December 10, 2019) [ill.] [online]
Battaglia, Andy. “The Most Important Artworks of the 2010s.” ARTnews (November 29, 2019) [ill.] [online]
Marcisz, Christopher. “Looking at Sports as Powerful Modes of Expression: Fifteen artists offer a range of ways into “sports” as a concept.” Hyperallergic (August 19, 2019) [ill.] [online]
Desmarais, Charles. "Why is African American art having a moment? The reasons are as varied as the art itself.” The San Francisco Chronicle (June 2, 2019) [ill.]
Brown, DeForrest. “Afropunk Interview: Kevin Beasley.” Afropunk (March 2019) [ill.]
McClodden, Tiona Nekkia. “Black Mentifact and a Sense of Place.” Art21 (March 20, 2019) [ill.] [online]
Clayton, Jace. “Close-up: Breaking Point.” Artforum (March 2019) [ill.] pp. 184 – 187 [ill.]
Battaglia, Andy. “As It Whirs: Kevin Beasley on His Whitney Museum Performance Program, with a Cotton Gin At Its Core.” ARTnews (March 1, 2019) [ill.] [online] 
Alipour, Yasaman. “Kevin Beasley with Yasaman Alipour.” The Brooklyn Rail (February 2019) [ill.]
Wheadon, Nico. “Artist Kevin Beasley Has Repurposes the Cotton Gin to Give New Shape to the History of Slavery.” Artnet (February 27, 2019) [ill.] [online]
“Kevin Beasley’s Raw Materials.” Art21 (February 6, 2019) [ill.] [online]


Ellegood, Anne. “Kevin Beasley: A View of a Landscape.” L’Officiel (December 2018)
Zeiba, Drew. “Kevin Beasley’s Cotton Gin Motor in a Glass Box at the Whitney Evokes the Legacy of Slavery.” Vulture (December 17, 2018)
Adams, Amanda Dalla Villa. “A Conversation with Kevin Beasley.” Sculpture (July/August 2018) pp. 38 – 45 [ill.]
Loos, Ted. “Firing up Weird Science at the Whitney.” The New York Times (December 12, 2018) [ill.]
Lemon, Ralph. “Kevin Beasley.” Artforum (May 2018)
D’Souza, Aruna. “Kevin Beasley.” 4Columns (June 22, 2018) [ill.] [online]


Jones, Kellie and Andy Battaglia. “The ARTnews Accord: Kevin Beasley and Kellie Jones in Conversation.” ARTnews (June 13, 2017) pp. 24 – 29 [ill.]
Bourland, Ian. “Review: Kevin Beasley, Casey Kaplan, New York.” Frieze (June 3, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Trebay, Guy. “Leonardo DiCaprio Impersonators and a $40,000 Radio at Frieze.” The New York Times (May 8, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Valentine, Victoria. “What to See at Frieze New York: Don’t Miss New Paintings by Lorna Simpson, Works by Barbara Chase-Riboud and Kevin Beasley.” Culture Type (May 5, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Battaglia, Andy. “The Walls Can Hear: Kevin Beasley Sculptures Listen While You Look at Frieze.” ARTnews (May 4, 2017) [ill.] [online]
“Frieze New York 2017: Artistic Director Abby Bangser’s 9 Can’t-Miss Booths.” W Magazine (May 3, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Tenaglia, Francesco. “Conversations: Silence is not neutral: Kevin Beasley.” Mousse Magazine (May 2017) [ill.]
Droitcour, Brian. “Exhibitions: Kevin Beasley." Art In America (May 2017) [ill.] [online]
Sargent, Antwaun. “how the du-rag is being reclaimed by black artists and designers.” iD-Vice (March 28, 2017) [ill.] [online]
Kim, H. “St.Peter’s Basilica Meets the Black Panthers in a Contemporary Altarpiece.” Hyperallergic (April 17, 2017) [ill.] [online]



Schwendener, Martha. “What to see in New York Galleries This Week: inHarlem.” The New York Times (September 23, 2016) p. C19 [ill.]
Bouthillier, Rose. “Kevin Beasley. Energy Accumulates.” Cura (No. 22, Summer 2016) pp. 118 – 125 [ill.]
Picard, Caroline. “Critic’s Picks: Between the Ticks of the Watch.” Artforum (May 26, 2016) [ill.] [online]
Battaglia, Andy. “The Art of Curation.” V Magazine (Issue V99, Spring 2016) pp. 54 – 59 [ill]
Embuscado, Rain. “10 Black Artists to Celebrate in 2016.” Artnet News (February 13, 2016) [ill.] [online]



Beasley, Kevin. “Music: Interview: Hieroglyphic Being.” Bomb (December 3, 2015) [online]
Laster, Paul. “8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 25.” Observer (September 21, 2015) [ill.] [online]
“The Artists: Apollo 40 Under 40, USA.” Apollo (September 2015) p. 15 [ill.]
Beasley, Kevin and Fred Moten. “On Poetry and the Turntable.” Triple Canopy (August 18, 2015) [online]
Binlot, Ann. “Soluna Bridges the Gap Between Classical Music and Contemporary Culture.” Forbes (June 9, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Battaglia, Andy. “In Focus: Kevin Beasley.” Frieze (June – August 2015) pp. 156 – 157 [ill.]
Smith, Linda. “An Artistic Mold of Contemplation.” Theater Jones (May 15, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Patrick, Jonathan. “Artist Kevin Beasley Talks ‘Black Rocker,’ His One-Night-Only Sound Installation Debuting at the DMA.” Dallas Observer (May 15, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Tasman, David Andrew. “David Joselit: Aganist Representation.” (May 2015) [ill.] [online]
Scott, Andrea K. “Kevin Beasley.” The New Yorker (March 30, 2015)
Schriber, Abbe, “Critics’ Picks: Kevin Beasley.” Artforum (March 20, 2015) [ill.] [online]
Lax, Thomas J. “Openings: Kevin Beasley.” Artforum (January 2015) [ill.] 



Russeth, Andrew. “Kevin Beasley: Star Material.” W Magazine (December 2014) [ill.] [online]
Pepi, Mike. “In the Studio: Kevin Beasley.” Art in America (December 2014) [ill.]
Bishop, Claire. “A Year in Performace.” Artforum (December 2014) p. 149
Gassel, Henry. “Visual Identity: Kevin Beasley On How Sound Shapes His Art.” Fader (November 7, 2014) [ill.] [online]
Nakiska, Tempe. “A Cosmic Reality; Kevin Beasley.” HERO Young Art Week (October 8, 2014) [online]
Cotter, Holland. “The Stuff of Life, Urgently Altered.” The New York Times (August 28, 2014)



Mack, Joshua. “FORE.” Art Review (March 2013) pp. 142 – 143



Cotter, Holland. “Racial Redefinition in Progress.” The New York Times (November 30, 2012) [online]
“FORE, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem.” Studio Museum in Harlem (November 2012) pp. 6 – 7, 44 – 45
Kourias, Gia. “Five Dance Performances.” Time Out New York (February 23 – March 7, 2012) [Online] 



Wasacz, Walter. “Detroit Takes Manhattan: Artists Exhibit Regional Art Energy at Chelsea Gallery.” Model D (May 3, 2011)



Voss, Liz. “Making the book, self-publishing works.” Crain’s (2010)



Miller, Woody. “Detroit: Breeding Ground Exhibit Lives On In Print and Video.” (December 3 2009) [online]
“Detroit: Breeding Ground.” Publication for exhibition and panel discussion at MoNA, Detroit 
O’Neil, Megan. “Critics Pick: Sculpting a scene.” The Metro Times (September 2009) [online]
Wright, Travis. “The Cave: A Third Floor Cavern Exhibits Concepts and Confidence.” The Metro Times (September 16, 2009) [online]



“Kevin Beasley @ Motor City.” Detroit Arts (October 14, 2006 ) [online]
Mazzei, Rebecca. “Of Blogs and Bombs: The Politics of Non Political Art.” Metro Times (August 9, 2006) [online]