Beck grew up in Colorado
and now lives in Pittsburgh, where she works and teaches at Carnegie Mellon.
She works in a range of media such as drawing, print and installation to survey
architecture and landscape. Meditations on weeded lots, street signs, gas station
banners, pieces of lawn and sidewalk urge a reconsideration of the built
environment, bringing the banal and everyday into focus. Her work has been
shown at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, and on the High Line in
NYC and is included in the collections of Agnes Gund, the Philbrook Museum of
Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art, among
others. Read more at idealcities.com.