BFA,Washington University; MFA, California Institute of the Arts
Over her three-decade career, Ericka Beckman’s playful yet formally demanding films challenge traditional aesthetic, and cultural values, that mix games with fairytales to create hybrids with new rules. Beckman uses play in every sense to shape her message.
Beckman’s work has been shown at festivals, museums, and galleries around the world. Her one-woman shows include: the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, Washington,D.C., and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. She has been in three Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Amongst the numerous awards received for her work are: Two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, two New York State Council on the Arts grants, and one from Massachusetts Council on the Arts.
Her works are in the film collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, plus the British Film Institute, as well as The Walker Art Center Media Collection.
BFA, Film, Animation, Video, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
Tammy Marie Dudman, who exhibits under the name T. Marie, is a trans-disciplinary, time-based media artist and animator.
She is recognized for developing and honing a process that manipulates the intrinsic properties of a pixel to create moving images she terms, Time Based Pixel Paintings and Time Based Pixel Drawings. Her works have screened and exhibited worldwide at such venues as the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, including twelve films with world premieres at the preeminent Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013 – 14, T. Marie was awarded a Radcliffe-Harvard Film Studies Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Studies at Harvard University, where she was supported for her pioneering work with moving images. In 2014, while at Radcliffe, T. Marie launched her first solo exhibition titled, Liminal Pixels, and had a public presentation of her work at the Harvard Film Archive.