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     Beck+Col are a Los Angeles based artist duo who have been working exclusively in collaboration since 2014.       

 

     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. They are the current Virtual Artists in Residence at UNLV.    

 

     Beck received an MFA from CalArts in 2019 and Collin received an MFA in New Genres from CSULA in 2014.

Education
Beck (b. 1987)                Col (b. 1985)
BA UCLA 2010               BA CSUN 2010
MFA CalArts 2019          MFA CSULA 2014


Solo
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

Group
2021        Horror Without End! parasitic symbiosis, Kleur Bekennen at PLAY room, Zaandam, Netherlands
                Virtual Exhibition at Coastline College, Newport, CA
                Collaboration with Renee Reizman for LADOT residency program

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         Future Ghosts, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
                 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
                 Pink Lumphoma, CalArts Booth Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, CA    
 
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
                The Monstern, Screening, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
                Monstern Saloon, Videohouse 3, Human Resources LA, Los Angeles
                Monstern Saloon, Videohouse 3, Deslave, Tijuana, Mexico
                Monstern Saloon, Videohouse 3, 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
 
2016        Monster Mass, In Real Life: Studio, Hammer Museum
                Rainbow Face Live!, Gong Show CLUB PRO Edition, Club Pro Los Angeles
                Rainbow Face Live!, Third Shift Festival, St. John, NB, Canada
                Monster Mass, Global Village 2016, Landshut, Germany
                Monster Mass, KunstSalon, Kasteel Daelenbroeck, Netherlands
                Rainbow Face, MANPOWER Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
                Rainbow Face Live!, REDCAT, Los Angeles
                Rainbow Face, Daughters of Onion.Land, Jan Brandt Gallery, Illinois

2015        Monster March, Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
                Monster Smash, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Residencies
2021        Virtual Artist in Residence at UNLV, 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

Publications + Grants
2021         SCVTV interview and feature for their Finding Art series

2020         Rema Hort Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

                 Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
                 Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists 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 for Monster Romp
                 Rainbow Face Live!, Emergency Index, Vol. 6


Workshops, Lectures and curatorial
2021        Artist Lecture Coastline Community College

2020        Performing Arts Workshop for 18th Street Arts Center
                Artist Lecture at Craft Contemporary Sculpture Class
                Artist Lecture at Victor Valley Community College

2019        Coordinated CalArts MFA graduate exhibition with 35 artists at JOAN, Track16 and the Bendix 
                    Building, Los Angeles, CA
                Costume workshop for Hammer Museum Arts Party
                Organized exhibition at the Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica
                Organized screening in conjunction with exhibition at the Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica
                Printmaking workshop for Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA 
                Painting workshop for Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA 
                Coordinated the Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series, CalArts (2018-2019)

2018        Organized video screening with 10 artists as part of exhibition The Monstern! Live at Human 
                    Resources LA

2017        Monster Life Drawing workshop at Annenberg Community Beach House
                Mask making workshop at Annenberg Community Beach House
                Instrument making and performance workshop at Annenberg Community Beach House