“I make art by dreaming up alternative solutions and approaches. Always answering the question ‘What if?” drives my inventing. Dissolving the boundary between work and play is a personal touchstone. Creating a life as an artist and making art all my life is my goal.”
Bebe Beard earned her BFA in 1976, her MFA from Mass College of Art’s Studio for Interrelated Media in 1996. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, St Botolph’s Club Art Foundation, and the Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance; held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, MacDowell Colony and the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY. She has exhibited in galleries, alternative spaces and theaters throughout New England, the Southwest and in Chicago and New York. Her single channel work made in collaboration with Lou Cohen has been screened in festivals locally and worldwide in cities such as Auckland, London, Seoul and Puebla, Mexico.