• Michele Beck

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


    Over the past 10 years I have been working as a multidisciplinary artist using video, sound and performance.  My work utilizes performative strategies in order to articulate the internal body and to investigate the connection between the individual and his or her environment and self.

    I work with ideas that are difficult to articulate in words or images. For this reason, I know that the gap between concepts and materializing those concepts can be a formidable challenge. I see the classroom as a laboratory where students can experiment and find their own solutions to bridging this gap. Though learning technical skills, looking at artists’ work, discussion and critiques, I aim to give students the time, space and information they need to discover their own style and voice as videomakers.

    Degrees Held:

    BA, Art History, New York University
    MFA, Parsons School of Design

    Research Interests:

    Non-traditional storytelling techniques
    New technologies in media production
    Speech and the human body as tools for social interaction

    Awards and Honors:

    National Endowment for the Arts Grant: Special Opportunity Stipend
    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Manhattan Community Arts Fund
    New York State Council on the Arts, Residency Grant in Film and Electronic Media
    Detroit International Film Festival, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI- “Best of Show”
    Yaddo Residency Fellowship
    Babayan Cultural Foundation, Turkey, Travel and Study Fellowship

    Current Courses:

    Media Toolkit

    Media Toolkit

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Honors Thesis (Open Campus)

    Digital Video Production (Open Campus)

    Digital Video Production