Last updated: December 2022. Contact us for the latest version.
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Harlem, NYC
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS (public and private)
Museum of Arts and Design
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Museum at FIT
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Amistad Research Center
The Museum of Modern Art Library
Stonewall National Museum & Archives
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library
Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence
Debbie Harry of Blondie
Sarah Dash (recording artist)
Vanessa A. Williams
Carole Gist (Miss USA 1990)
Glenn Jones (recording artist)
Stacey McKenzie (model)
Anne L. Stone
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Ball gala 2022)
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Beau McCall: Buttons On!, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, April 2024-January 2025.
The Conversation, Columbia University/The Langston Hughes House, New York, NY, June 2017.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Craft Front & Center, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, February 2023.
Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style, The Museum at FIT, New York, NY, February 2023-April 2023.
Newark Arts Festival: Artful Healing, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ, October 2022.
Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties, The Museum at FIT, New York, NY, January 2022-April 2022.
Newark Arts Festival: Dionne Warwick: Queen of Twitter, Hahne & Co., Newark, NJ, October 2021.
Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion, and Joy Through Fashion, Nordstrom, New York, NY, September 2020-October 2020.
Supernatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen, Irwin House Gallery, Detroit, MI, September 2018-January 2019.
Oh You Fancy! Black Hair & Fashion, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, June 2018-January 2019.
i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, January 2018-April 2018.
i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, October 2017-November 2017.
i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston, TX, March 2017-April 2017.
The Button Show, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, January 2016-March 2016.
i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, October 2016-January 2017.
Stax: Visions of Soul, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TN, July 2015-December 2015.
Untitled, Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence, New York, NY, June 2015.
i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY, September 2014-January 2015.
eMerge 2.0: Melvin Van Peebles & Artists on the Cusp, Strivers Gardens Gallery, New York, NY, September 2013-November 2013.
Motown to Def Jam, multi-venue exhibition: Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, and Strivers Gardens Gallery, New York, NY, June 2013-July 2013.
Art Enology: Philadelphia, Vivant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, May 2013.
Sculpture Now 2013, Honfleur Gallery, Washington D.C., March 2013-April 2013.
Lasting Legacy: An AARP Exhibition, Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York, NY, February 2013-April 2013.
Art Enology, Art in Flux Harlem, New York, NY, December 2012-February 2013.
eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp, Strivers Gardens Gallery, New York, NY, August 2012-November 2012.
Unveiled, Unlocked, The City College of New York, September 2012-November 2012.
Beau McCall, REWIND: MEMORIES ON REPEAT (Newark, NJ: SHINE Portrait Studio@ Express Newark, Rutgers University-Newark, 2021).
American Craft Council Magazine, “Material Matters: Button Man,” June 2018.
The Houston Chronicle, “Identity and inspiration on display in 'i found god in myself,'” March 2017.
The Associated Press, “Buttons as Contemporary Art, Reimagined in NYC Exhibition,” January 2016.
New York Daily News, “Harlem artists team up for new Schomburg exhibit honoring the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s poetic monologues,” October 2014.
NBC’s TheGrio.com, “Eyes on the Wall: 40 African-American Artists to Watch,” January 2014.
The New York Times, “Evening Hours” (Bill Cunningham), November 2013.
TV One, “Life After” (Season 5), October 2013.
The New York Times, “On the Street” (Bill Cunningham), September 2013.
WNBC, “Positively Black” September 2013.
NBC’s TheGrio.com, “Legendary filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles makes visual art debut at Harlem gallery,”
NY1 News, “Motown Sounds Inspire Harlem Galleries Exhibit,” June 2013.
The Philadelphia Gay News, “Beau McCall: Of Buttons and Bottles,” May 2013.
WNBC, “NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough,” July 2012.
EBONY.com, “Artists’ Diary: Beau McCall and Shirley Nette Williams,” July 2012.
BlackEnterprise.com, “8 Works of Art from Everyday Objects,” July 2012.
NY Amsterdam News, “Singer Ledisi Finds Beauty and Beau McCall is Visual Artist of the Month,” July 2012.
RollingOut.com, “Artist Beau McCall Creates Chic Fashion and One-of-a-Kind Mosaics with Buttons,” June 2012.
BlackEnteprise.com, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decoded,” January 2012.
Women’s Wear Daily, “Buttons and Beau,” July 1992.
PBS, “George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum,” February 1991.
Peabody Essex Museum, Guest Teaching Artist, September 2022.
Museum of Arts and Design, Guest Teaching Artist, November 2021.
Newark Museum of Art, Guest Teaching Artist, November 2018.
Harlem Arts Alliance, Guest Teaching Artist, July 2012.
The New York Public Library, Guest Teaching Artist, June 2012.
REWIND: HISTORY ON REPEAT, on view June 2, 2023 through September 8, 2023 at Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library.
Artist: Beau McCall