Beverly Buchanan


1940 – 2015



1969    Columbia University, M.P.H.

1968    Columbia University, M.S.

1962    Bennett College, B.S.




Beverly Buchanan: Low Country, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI


Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals, 1976-2013, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

And You May Find Yourself…, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of Beverly Buchanan, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

Home Place, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Response and Memory, Asheville Art Museum, NC & Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

Beverly Buchanan: Recent Work, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA

Beverly Buchanan: Southern Saddlebags and Shotgun Houses, Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Beverly Buchanan ‐ 6th Annual Masters Series, City Gallery East, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

Beverly Buchanan: Home is a Magnet, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY

Beverly Buchanan, Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT
Beverly Buchanan, The Rural South: Drawings and Sculptures, Opelika Arts Gallery, Opelika, AL & Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Beverly Buchanan, Mclintosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Beverly Buchanan, Visual Witnessing: Portraits of Shacks and Their Yards, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
Beverly Buchanan, Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Education, Charlotte, NC
Beverly Buchanan, Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA
Beverly Buchanan, American Architecture: The Shack, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Beverly Buchanan: ShackWorks, A 16 Year Survey, traveling mid-career retrospective hosted by The Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ




Room, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Southern Accent: Seeking The American South in Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
The Armory Show, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Haunts and Habitats, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Purple States & Cafe Dancer Pop-Up, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

African-American Voices, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
African American Artists From The Flomenhaft Collection, Flomenhaft Gallery, New York, NY

Mixing Metaphors: the Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art, Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, GA
Beverly Buchanan & Lillian Blades, Tubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Howard University BEWARE: Women Working at Flomenhaft’s, Flomenthaft Gallery, New York, NY
Recollection: The Past Is Present, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD




2011    Women’s Caucus for Art, Lifetime Achievement Award

2005    College Art Association Committee for Women in the Arts, Distinguished Honoree

2003    Visiting Artist, Spring Island, SC

2002    Anonymous Was A Woman Award, Anonymous Was A Woman, New York, NY
1997    Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Honoree, The Georgia Commission on Women and    the Georgia Women’s History Month Committee

1990    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

1980    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship




2015    McArthur, Park and Jennifer Burris Staton. Beverly Buchanan: 1978-1981. Mexico City:    Athénée Press.

2014    Lax, Thomas J., When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South. New             York: The Studio Museum in Harlem.




2016    Rosenberg, Karen, “Haunting ‘Ruins and Rituals’ Begins ‘A Year of Yes’ at Brooklyn          Museum,” The New York Times, November 10.

Maine, Stephen, “The Political Abstraction of Beverly Buchanan,” Hyperallergic,

October 29.

Gotthardt, Alexxa, “The Brooklyn Museum Gives Fiercely Independent Artist Beverly       Buchanan the Retrospective She Deserves,” Artsy, October 27.

Vogel, Wendy, “Beverly Buchanan Brooklyn Museum,” Artforum, October 21. Holland     Cotter, “In Art This Fall, Women Win in a Landslide,” The New York Times,

September 16.

2015    “Beverly Buchanan at Andrew Edlin,” Art in America, May 21.

2014    “Beverly Buchanan: Southern Vernacular,” Museum of Arts and Sciences, September 3.

2012    Son, Angela, “Interview with Beverly Buchanan,” Art Animal, Nov. 8.

2001    Dorian, Donna, “Telling Stories,” Southern Accents, Vol.24: No.1.

1998    Burchard, Hank, “Sculpting Women: Carving their Niche”, Washington Post, June 26.
Glueck, Grace, “Beverly Buchanan”, New York Times, Art Guide, March 6.
Iverem, Esther, “Sculpture Shaped from Time, Trouble and Triumph” Washington Post,   July 7.

1995    Donn, Jeff, “Athens artist turns southern shacks into her own personal      parthenons,” Savannah Morning News, March 10.
Sozanski, Edward, “Showing how a Shack can be a Work of Art,” The Philadelphia           Inquirer, June 2.

1994    Murphy, Anthony, “Portfolio,” American Visions, Vol.9: No.4.

1990    Slesin, Suzanne, “The Shack as Art and Social Comment,” New York Times, January 18.




Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Columbus Museum of Art, OH
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Morris Museum of Southern Art, Augusta, GA
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY