Curriculum Vitae

Beck Levy
becklevy at gmail dot com
becklevy.com

Education

2015     Mills College, Oakland, CA
BA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with minors in Journalism and Book Art

Performance & Exhibition

2017     Special selections from HGJ vs. USA, solo reading, Red Onion Records, Washington, DC
2017     Test Editions, group exhibition, Black Spring Coffee Company, Oakland, CA
2016     Ragnar Kjartansson's Woman in E, performer, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
2016     Taffety Punk's An Iliad, composer & accompanist, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC
2016     Aunty's Tea Party, exhibitor, Open Studio DC, Washington, DC
2015     Peoples Secret History, EM Wolfman Bookstore, Oakland, CA
2015     Common Prism, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2015     Language on the Page, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2015     Mandatory Divination, solo exhibition, Black Spring Coffee Company, Oakland, CA
2015     Visions of Arrakis, Bergeron’s Books, Oakland, CA
2015     Mapping, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2014     Artist Takeover, featured artist, Chromatic Coffee, San Jose, CA
2014     Radical Relief, solo exhibition, Sub Rosa, Santa Cruz, CA
2014     Artifactual Modulations, performer and exhibitor, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2014     Book Art Minor Show, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2013     Telegraph-ing, performer and exhibitor, Mills College, Oakland CA
2013     Visible Language, performer and exhibitor, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2012     DC Zine Fair, featured artist, The Fridge, Washington, DC
2008     Artomatic, performer, Washington, DC

Lectures & Panels

2017     Visiting Artist Lecture, George Washington University, Washington, DC
2016     Demystifying Medicine, panelist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2016     Visiting Artist Lecture, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
2016     "Book Art Towards a World Without Prisons," College Book Art Association, Nashville, TN
2013     "Against Policing of Ecological Activism," facilitator, George Washington University
2012     "The Future of Occupy," facilitator and panelist, George Washington University
2012     "LGBTQ Sex Positivity," panelist, George Washington University
2012     "We Will Demand Nothing," Eckles Library, George Washington University
2012     "Intricate Identities," panelist, LGBTQ Studies Symposium, George Washington University

Published Art

2015     Cover art for Feminist Formations, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, MD
2014     "Therapists I Have Known" for Miserable & Worthless, pub. Bassen & Eyth, Brooklyn, NY
2014     "Days of Dayquil, Nights of Nyquil" for Animal Kingdom Anthology 2, AK Pub, Philadelphia, PA
2013     "Justify Your Existence" for Animal Kingdom Anthology 1, AK Pub, Philadelphia, PA

Bylines

Antigravity Magazine
The Campanil
Cash Music
Maximum Rocknroll
The Media
She Shreds
Washington City Paper
Women in and Beyond the Global

Discography

2016      War is Hell, Hand Grenade Job, digital, self-released, Washington, DC
2013      Winter Demos, Hand Grenade Job, digital, self-released, Washington, DC
2012      Hand Grenade Job, Hand Grenade Job, cassette & digital, self-released, Washington, DC
2011      Mostly in Sickness, The Gift, vinyl LP & digital, Amor y Lucha Records, Washington, DC
2010     The Gift, The Gift, cassette & digital, self-released, Washington, DC
2009     Split with Pygmy Lush, Turboslut, vinyl LP & digital, Exotic Fever Records, Riverdale, MD
2008     Order of the Turboslut, Turboslut, cassette & digital, self-released, Washington, DC

Press

2016     Washington Post, "For Hand Grenade Job, everything is site-specific," November 3
2016     Smithsonian Institution Eye Level, "Five Questions + Two with Hand Grenade Job," October 25
2016     Washington Post, "In ‘An Iliad,’ the epic glory and terror of war," October 11
2016     Washington City Paper"One Track Mind: Hand Grenade Job," June 16
2016     Impose Magazine, "Hand Grenade Job Breathes Eeriness into New Work," June
2015     Oakland Magazine"The Printing Press Is Hot in Oakland," December
2014     The Media, "Fan Club: An interview with Beck Levy," Issue 28
2013     Antigravity Magazine, "Toil and Trouble with Hand Grenade Job," March
2012     Washington City Paper"One Track Mind: Hand Grenade Job," October 18
2011     Washington City Paper, "One Track Mind: The Gift," July 8
2011     Washington Post, "Album review: The Gift’s ‘Mostly in Sickness,'" June 23
2009     Washington City Paper, "One Track Mind: Turboslut," February 13

Additional Training

2014     Text, Image, & the Narrative, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
2011     Advanced Letterpress Techniques, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
2009     Intro to Letterpress, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

Honors/Awards

2015     Rosalind Keep Award for Excellence in Book Art, Mills College, Oakland CA
2015     Queer Studies Essay Prize, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2015     Women's Studies Essay Prize, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2015     Ardella Mills Prize for Literary Composition, Honorable Mention, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2013     Nicole Paul Endowment for Feminist Activism, George Washington University, Washington, DC
2012     Eckles Research Prize, first place, George Washington University, Washington, DC
2010     Women’s Studies Achievement Award, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD
2010     Writing in the Disciplines Award - Ethics, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD
2010     Winner, Regional Community College Ethics Bowl, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

Collections

Penn Women's Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.