Selected Monographs:



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


Selected Catalogues and Publications:



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]