Education:

BA UCLA 2010
MFA CALARTS 2019

Bio/Affiliation:

Beck+Col have performed at numerous venues including the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and JOAN Los Angeles. They have had multiple solo exhibitions at Human Resources and their work has been exhibited worldwide including the Royal College of Music in Sweden, Colección AMALITA in Buenos Aires and at Biquini WAX EPS in Mexico City. Beck+Col have received multiple FCA grants and were nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging artist grant in 2019. They have been invited to host art education workshops and lectures with the Hammer Museum, the Craft Contemporary Museum,18th Street Art Center and the City of Santa Monica.

In Spring of 2020, Beck+Col were the artists in residence for the San Diego International Airport Performing Arts Residency and represented LACE at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair. Cohosts of ART TALK Talk talk, created while Beck+Col were in residency at UNLV in 2021. B+C were one of LAPP's Research and Development artists in Residence in 2022. In 2023, they had solo shows at Woodbury University, The Art Room and Angels Gate Cultural Center.

Their first feature length film Red Night was screened at Festival de Sci-Fi Terror y Fantasía in Bogota, Columbia, Another Hole In the Head Festival in San Francisco, CA and Bizarroland Festival in Orlando, FL in 2023, and had its Los Angeles Premiere presented by LACE in 2024.

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Awards/Honors:

Beck+Col have performed at numerous venues including the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and JOAN Los Angeles. They have had multiple solo exhibitions at Human Resources and their work has been exhibited worldwide including the Royal College of Music in Sweden, Colección AMALITA in Buenos Aires and at Biquini WAX EPS in Mexico City. Beck+Col have received multiple FCA grants and were nominated for a Rema Hort Mann Emerging artist grant in 2019. They have been invited to host art education workshops and lectures with the Hammer Museum, the Craft Contemporary Museum, CALARTS, 18th Street Art Center and the City of Santa Monica. In Spring of 2020, Beck+Col were the artists in residence for the San Diego International Airport Performing Arts Residency and represented LACE at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair. They were the Spring 2021 Artists in Residence at UNLV. In 2024 they installed a public art piece commissioned by the City of Las Vegas, NV.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

Solo

  • 2024
    • Red Night, Screening presented by LACE at the Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles
    • Red Night Screening, OxyArts, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2023
    • Red Night, The Art Room, Los Angeles, CA
    • Part Two! a shadow out of the light, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
    • Part One! a shadow out of the dark, Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, Los Angeles
  • 2021
    • The Revolting Lumpen! lumpen station, Adams Square Gas Station, Glendale, CA
  • 2020
    • The Revolting Lumpen! a smaller classical opera, presented by LACE at ALAC, Los Angeles
  • 2019
    • The Revolting Lumpen! a classical opera reboot, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
    • The Revolting Lumpen! a classical opera, D300 CalArts, Valencia, CA
  • 2018
    • The Monstern! Live, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
  • 2017
    • Monster Romp! Live, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
    • The Monstern! Live, D301 CalArts, Valencia, CA
  • 2015
    • Monster Mash!, Project Space 2920, Inglewood

Selected Group Exhibitions+ Performances

  • 2024
    • Cantadora Shamana de Cabaret, Collaboration with Carmina Escobar, LACE, Los Angeles
  • 2023
    • Red Night Portals, OOZE, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
    • Part Two! a shadow out of the light, PAA Fringe Benefit, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
  • 2022
    • Triad Revolutions to Gurdjieff, Tertium Organum, Center for Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
    • REDCAT Gala, REDCAT, Los Angeles
  • 2021
    • Bend, ESMOA, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA
    • Horror Without End! doubling portals, Geffen Playhouse Lobby, Los Angeles
    • Horror Without End! doubling, Performance at Torrance Art Museum
    • Horror Without End! parasitic symbiosis, Kleur Bekennen at PLAY room, Zaandam, Netherlands
    • Virtual Exhibition at Coastline College, Newport, CA
  • 2020
    • Malignant Accumulation, S.O.S fundraiser to get out the vote, Track16, Los Angeles, CA
    • Horror Without End! trespass, CALARTS Halloween Alumni showcase
    • Horror Without End! Parasitic Symbiosis, Operational Statements booth, OPAF, Los Angeles
    • Monstern Saloon, Dramas de Otro Mundo, Colección AMALITA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2019
    • The Revolting Lumpen! a procession, COAST, Santa Monica, CA
    • Spectre of Lost Futures! an undead aria, Haunts, JOAN Gallery, Los Angeles
    • Lumpy Song, Elliot Reed Brunch Construct: Shifting Variable Options Welcome, 123 Astronaut Gallery, Los Angeles
    • Lumpy Song, 18th St Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
    • Monstern Saloon, Video in Site: The Action Film, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
    • Lumpy Scream, Project Scream (link), curatorial sound project by Carmina Escobar, Fy and Tom Leeser
  • 2018
    • Passively Rotting Mass, Super Flexible, graduating MFA group show, CalArts
    • Runaway Puppet!, Hallow's Eve Artists Maze, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Los Angeles
    • Pink Lumphoma, Fundraiser for Swing Left, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
    • Rainbow Face! on Vacation, Desert Daze Music+Art Festival, Lake Perris, CA
    • Monstern Saloon, Videohouse 3, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles; Deslave, Tijuana, Mexico and Biquini WAX EPS, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Nah Oblivion (collaboration with Elliot Reed), Touch Me Cut Me Feel Me Volume II, Wild Embeddings, Brooklyn, NY​
  • 2017
    • Monstar Smash, Desert Daze Music+Art Festival, Joshua Tree, CA
    • Rainbow Face!, Coast Festival, Santa Monica, CA
    • Monster Mass, Third Shift Festival, St. John, NB, Canada
    • Monstar, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden
    • MonsterRock, Tote Your Float, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
    • Monster Romp Live!, In Real Life: Studio, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Residencies

  • 2022
    • Los Angeles Performance Practice Research & Development Residency
  • 2021
    • ART TALK Talk talk, UNLV Virtual Artist in Residence, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2020
    • Davyd Whaley Foundation Desert House Residency Grant, Joshua Tree, CA
    • The Revolting Lumpen! a series, San Diego International Airport Performing Arts
    • Residency, San Diego, CA​
  • 2017
    • Rainbow Face! on Vacation, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA

Film Festivals

  • 2023
    • Red Night, 3rd Place Terror Feature Film, Festival de Sci-Fi Terror y Fantasía, Bogota, Columbia
    • Red Night, Another Hole In the Head Festival, San Francisco, CA
    • Red Night, Winner Golden Tentacle Award, Bizarroland Film Festival, Orlando, FL
    • Red Night, quarter finalist, Zed Film Festival, Burbank, CA

Publications:

Press, Publications + Grants:

  • 2024
    • 10 Offbeat Art Events During LA's Fair Week - Hyperallergic
  • 2023
    • Ruffled muppet slaughterhouse? Another Hole in the Head still stocks the campiest of gore - 48hills SF
    • 10 Art Shows to See in LA This June - Hyperallergic
    • Meet The Mannerist Monsters of Beck+Col - LAWEEKLY
  • 2022
    • Beck+Col Bathe Their Critique of Capital in Buckets of Blood - Hyperallergic
  • 2021
    • SCVTV interview and feature for their Finding Art series
  • 2020
    • Rema Hort Emerging Artist Grant Nominee
    • Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
  • 2019
    • Haunts, CalArts MFA 2019 Graduate Catalog
    • CalArts Interdisciplinary Grant
    • The Monstern!, Emergency Index, Vol. 8
  • ​2018
    • Interview for Third Shift Catalogue
  • ​2017
    • Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
    • Rainbow Face Live!, Emergency Index, Vol. 6

Clients/Employment History:

  • 2021
    • Present, Part-time Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2020
    • Part-time Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts