About

Dylan Beckman is an artist from Houston, TX. She makes objects based on unreliable memories and early experiences with moral instruction, as well as found imagery and archival research. She places these fabrications within photographic compositions that speak to desires for control and manipulation. Through sculpture and photography, she probes at the various ways that fun and play are mobilized to lure and distract, persuade and coerce. Her work is situated in the intertwined nature of instruction, allegory and the infinite interpretations of what it means to ‘believe’.

She received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2017 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2022. She is currently based in Charleston, SC where she teaches photography at the College of Charleston.

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Education

2022
MFA Photography, Yale School of Art
2017
BA History and Studio Art, Wesleyan University

Solo Shows

2017
Ersatz Goods, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Group Shows

2022
The Dark, Too, Blooms and Sings, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA
2022
Romance, Action, Mystery, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2021
10268#, Yale School of Art Second Year MFA Show, New Haven, CT
2020
No Masters, Yale School of Art First Year MFA Show, New Haven, CT
2018
Annual Membership Show, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

Fellowships/Awards

2021
Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Research Fellowship

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