Virginia Beahan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a BA degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, Wellesley College and is currently Senior Lecturer in Photography at Dartmouth College.

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D. C.
Smithsonian American Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
The Art Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Polaroid Corporation Collection, Cambridge, MA
Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Exhibitions

Elegy for an Ancient Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2015
The Magic Medium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-16
Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, 2013
Water Ways, 2015; Looking Back on Earth, 2012; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
View Find: Photography, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2013, 2012
CUBA:  Walker Evans to Now, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Close to Home, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 2011
The Altered Landscape, Nevada Musuem of Art, Reno, NV, 2011
In Focus:  The Landscape, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-09
A Shared Vision, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, 2008
Cuba Now, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA, 2007
Where We Live; Photographs of America, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2006/07
Family:  Photographs From Home, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
Common Ground, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., 2004-05

No Ordinary Land, Burden Gallery, New York, NY, 1999, traveling to:  Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, 1999
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 2000
Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001-02
Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 2002; McDonough Museum, Youngstown, Ohio, 2004
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Sam Noble Museum, Norman, OK, 2005 (solo)

The Country Between Us, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY, 2002 (solo)
All The Dust, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2002

Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 2015
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
International Center of Photography, NY
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Apeiron Photos, Athens, Greece
Addison Gallery, Andover, MA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England
Photokina, Koln, West Germany
Tianjin Fine Arts College, Tianjin, China
Instituto Chileno Norte Americano, Santiago, Chile
Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
Museum Mensch und Natur, Munich, Germany

Grants & Fellowships

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Neukom Institute Faculty Grant, Dartmouth College
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College
New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant
Polaroid Corporation Artists Support Grant
Mellon Foundation Grant