Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist in Providence, Rhode Island where she teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design and New Hampshire Institute of Art's MFA program. She has a M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Iowa and a Graduate Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book.
As a photo-based artist, she combines research about historical and contemporary women’s lives with historical photographic processes; often including sculpture, papermaking, and artist books in her work. Inspired by the ways in which contemporary American society views women, she investigates how women lived in the past, drawing parallels and contrasts between women's lives then and now. Both through presentation and subject matter, she connects the viewer to the past and how it reflects today’s political and social culture. She aligns her work with photographers past and present, as well as connects her imagery to photographic history, how it was practiced, developed and presented by early photographers.
She has shown at national museums, galleries & universities, including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Danforth Art Museum, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Priebe Gallery. She was featured on New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Lenscratch, Don't Take Pictures, LensCulture, Light Leaked, and published in Diffusion, Art New England, The Hand, View Camera and 500 Handmade Books Volume Two. In 2016, she was a Finalist for Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 200, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and earned a travel grant from Duke University.