BIO+CV  

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. Cohosts of ART TALK Talk talk, created while Beck+Col were in residency at UNLV in 2021. Were one of LAPP's Research and Development artists in Residence in 2022.

 

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

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

OTIS COLLEGE Part-time Faculty

 

Solo

2023          Manifest, Lauren Powell Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2023          Horror Without End! doubling cathedral 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
2022        Cantadora Shamana de Cabaret, Collaboration with Carmina Escobar, LACE, Los Angeles

              Triad Revolutions to Gurdjieff, Tertium Organum, Center for Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

                Cute Gloom, Lauren Powell Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                REDCAT Gala, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

 

2021        Bend, ESMOA, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA
                Horror Without End! doubling portals, Geffen Playhouse Lobby, Los Angeles, CA
                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


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


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

 

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
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